About us

More than just guardians.

Oxbridge Guardians pride themselves on their extensive knowledge of UK Education and passion for student safeguarding and development. This combination allows us to guarantee the highest possible service to our students, allowing them the ongoing support and guidance to meet their own personal academic goals.

Highly trusted

We’re accredited by AEGIS, certified by BSA and have a proven record of successful guardianship

Quality Schools

Our longstanding work with trusted UK School partners helps us to guarantee student success

Effective Communication

Bilingual staff allow us to efficiently provide clear and concise communication to all partners

24 Hour Support

Our dedicated team are available at any time to offer assistance to students, parents, schools and hosts

AEGIS Gold Standard Accreditation is the most prestigious accolade that a guardianship organisation can hold and signifies the highest standards of safeguarding and care in the guardianship of international students.

Our BSA Certification reassures students, parents and schools of our quality service. 

As a trusted and respected Guardianship provider, we’re happy to undergo quality control checks with both BSA and AEGIS to continue to demonstrate our excellent Guardianships which meet all UK requirements. 

Personalised support

We believe that the effective relationship between guardianship and education is crucial to student success.  We tailor our services to best meet the needs of the individual, offering a bilingual personal support officer to help with any cultural, academic or personal issues to ensure a conducive learning environment.

Academic focus

Our staff come from highly academic backgrounds, with years of experience working with intelligent students to meet their potential. With the academic knowledge, and experience of the UK Education system, we can support schools and students effectively, whilst communicating this with parents and agents in China.

Our ethos;

'Your success,
our pride.'

This underlines everything we do at Oxbridge Guardians. We ensure that students can work effectively, with a safe and supportive learning environment. Our experience in education and welfare is truly beneficial to each student’s journey whilst our communications and organisation allow for clarity and support for all other parties.

You can rest assured of our quality of service, as we’re accredited by AEGIS (Association for Educational Guardians for International Students in the UK), certified by BSA (Boarding Schools Association) and have a strong history of successful work with a range of excellent schools.

Meet our team

Oxbridge Guardians have an excellent team of staff, with years of experience in education, welfare and business. The core management team lead the successful delivery of our services across the different areas of the UK and China, with each area vital for our success.

Helen Wu

Founder and Director

As the Founder and Director of Oxbridge Guardians, Helen uses her wealth of experience to benefit each student’s journey with us. Helen founded this company to ensure that excellent Educational Guardianship was provided for every student. Due to her previous experiences as an international student in the UK, Helen is able to relate to the students we provide Guardianship for and assist with the cultural changes that students may experience. Helen’s worked in the international education industry for over a decade, after graduating from Leeds University with her Masters in Business.

Steph Gilbert

UK Director & DSL

Steph’s worked with international students for over a decade, in a variety of roles including student welfare, administration and operations. With her specialism in policy, compliance and safeguarding, she ensures that Oxbridge Guardians are continually exceeding the requirements of a successful Guardianship Company, ensuring that we’re meeting the legal, safeguarding and educational requirements for all relevant parties. As the Designated Safeguarding Lead she works with schools, parents, host families and other agencies to ensure the best possible support for our students. Steph manages our team of highly trusted Host Families, ensuring that they meet our requirements to provide the best environment for our students to live in.

Guoxun Qi

Business Development Manager

An accomplished Business Development Executive with experience in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China, Guoxun has been instrumental in the success of Oxbridge Guardians. Recently relocated to the UK to support his family, Guoxun will now be more involved in visiting our School Partners and engaging with client families during their visits to schools in the UK. With two children attending UK independent boarding schools, he brings a wealth of firsthand experience to share.


Marketing Manager

As the Marketing Manager for Oxbridge Guardians, responsible for overseeing all marketing initiatives and social media operations, Susie is dedicated to amplifying our gold standard provision accredited by AEGIS and BSA. With a passion for leveraging digital platforms to engage our audience, she brings a wealth of experience in crafting compelling narratives and executing impactful marketing strategies. Collaborating closely with the team at Oxbridge Guardians, she aims to elevate our brand presence and foster meaningful connections with our stakeholders.


Student Support

Zoey graduated from Huazhong Normal University with a degree in English and subsequently secured a postgraduate degree on a full scholarship. Initially, she worked as an instructor for international English examinations, where she honed her skills in effective communication and student support, helping learners achieve their academic goals. In 2013, Zoey pursued a Master’s in Translation and Interpreting in the UK, and later served as a study abroad consultant in China, gaining an extensive understanding of the British education system. Her expertise lies in appreciating students’ perspectives and utilising her professional experience to assist them in devising the best strategies for academic success. As a mother, Zoey empathises with parents’ expectations and is committed to facilitating seamless communication between parents and students.


Student Support

After graduating from university, Vector first worked at the boarding section of a British international school in China, accumulating rich experience in student management, parent-school communication, handling special situations, and establishing pastoral regulations. He moved into Guardianship and has brought his experiences from Boarding with him. Vector is one of our Student Liaison Officers with specialism in pastoral care and academic guidance.


Accounts Administrator

Lily graduated from University of York and then got her Masters degree from University College London. During her time at University, she served as an international student ambassador, providing international students with support in life and study. At Oxbridge Group, Lily has a dual role as Accounts Administrator, and Support Officer for some of our students. She has a wealth of guardianship experience, and supports with general administration also.

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