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Academic Success 2020-04-09T12:16:01+00:00

Supporting our Students

Maximising their Achievement

We have a throughput of up to 500 international students a year undertaking full degrees and long and short courses at universities and colleges in the UK

(Mick with Asian students at Magdalene college, University of Cambridge)

(Exchange students at London College of Fashion from South America)

Even the best students find adapting to an unfamiliar learning environment tricky. Suddenly they have to write essays and reports, and find and read an immense amount of material. There are lectures, and there are seminars. There’s group work, collaboration, and very soon, there are exams.

We offer a highly personalised, quality study management service that ensures that our clients are fully guided and supported throughout their learning journey. We offer help with planning, target setting, study skills and mentoring.  And when things really go wrong, we make timely and suitable interventions when they are needed.

(International event for our students in Cambridge)

Welfare

Νηστικό αρκούδι δεν χορεύει. – A hungry bear can’t dance.

Greek proverb: if you’re not eating, how can you perform?

We strive to help our students make the most of their precious time in the UK.
We let nothing hold them back from attaining their full potential.
We stay in touch regularly with students, and while we adhere to legal guidelines on data protection, we are always able to protect and reach out when things seem difficult.
We deal with homesickness, making friends, managing sleep, and understanding about proper diet and exercise.
We ensure that our students feel supported, and know where to go for help, whenever they need it.
Our contact staff are fully trained and highly experienced, and can spot issues before they become problems, and get our students back on their feet, and even dancing!

(Pre departure meeting with South American students bound for the UK)

Our Services

Given the highly sensitive, unique and personal nature of these services we never identify our clients. But please contact CIGL directly if you’re interested in how we can support you. We will be delighted to talk to you in strictest confidentiality.

  • Supervision of International students
    University placement, induction tours and welcome parties, regular F2F monitoring, report and information management, advice and guidance, target setting and competency training. We work with many students from around the globe studying at UK HEI’s in a wide range of disciplines across the whole of the United Kingdom.

(Celebrating graduation with our students at Cardiff University)

  • High Net Worth Individuals and VIP management
    Over the years we have taken care of members of Royal families and children of high profile individuals; ensuring anonymity and discretion and providing for their additional personal, domestic and academic needs.

  • Welfare & Counselling Services
    We provide a comprehensive support network of highly experienced councillors and NHS health workers, as well as brilliant coaching staff to assure the mental and physical well being of our clients during their time in the UK, with absolute discretion and anonymity assured.
  • Language Tutoring
    Online or face to face, all tutors are Cambridge based experts. We specialise in IELTS preparation and in English for Academic Purposes, for everything from proof reading to PhD, project and dissertation support.

  • Study and Relocation Mentoring & Guidance
    Everything from finding schools and nursery places for the kids to arranging hot air balloon rides. We have done it all. We aim to ensure that our clients do not struggle with the problems of day to day life in a foreign country while they should be studying.
    Current services include working a Premier League Player Mobilisation Service (providing language and relocation cultural support scheme for young players and their families transferring into Premier League football teams) and Derbyshire County Council (providing language and basic life competency skills to young refugees under the UK Government National Transfer Scheme for Unaccompanied Refugee minors).
  • Mediation, Representation and Advocacy
    Things can go wrong.
    Our staff have over 20 years experience of supporting clients when things don’t go to plan with their studies, from attendance issues to securing exam support for students with disabilities and managing grade appeals.
  • Legal Advice
    CIGL’s legal partners specialise in immigration and education law and are experienced consultants on all aspects of UK immigration law.
  • Transport and Relocation services
    We have a team of Tactical Support Group trained drivers (formerly Royal Family and politician escort duties) who are our airport chauffeurs, and a team of Blue Badge guides who take care of bespoke familiarisation tours of London and all areas of the country for our clients and their families. We have a network of taxi and minibus transfer services which cover the whole of the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland.

(We support  [government scholarship students] at universities in the UK)

Relevant experience:

  • Since 2002 – Placement of a large number of GCC students at universities throughout the UK. Managing their pre university Foundation Year programmes and assuring the logistics of their progression onto their university degrees.

  • Since 2008 – Placing and managing GCC students’ applications and relocation to Universities in the UK

  • Since 2011 – Recruitment and direction of a large number of South American students on semester scholarships at universities in the South East Region of the UK. Compiling attendance, progress reports and managing welfare programme and arranging parties and receptions at the relevant Embassy and Houses of Parliament.

  • Since 2012 – Overseeing the progress of a large number of GCC force personnel at four universities in the UK over a one year language and technical training stage of their training. Managing their families and education as part of the long term supply of technical expertise.