Robert Green and Emma Finch formed Greenfinch Guardians in 2016. Greenfinch Guardians believe that in order for a young adult to spread their wings, they must first feel confident and secure in their ability to question the world around them. As well as offering guidance and support, Greenfinch Guardians assist students in gaining valuable personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) life experience in order to fulfill their full potential while studying in the UK.
Greenfinch Guardians conduct a one to one Development Tutorial each School Term. Providing a written report to parents, focusing on the student’s social, personal and professional development.
The Greenfinch House offers home stays 30 mins from Central London. Greenfinch Guardians can also organise travel for students family members in the UK and the rest of the World.
Robert Green BSc, PG Dip (Counselling), MA (Design Studies – Central Saint Martins)
Robert is a Londoner by birth, but has lived overseas and has travelled extensively. He has more than 20 years experience in Further and Higher Education, including 15 years at University of the Arts London (www.arts.ac.uk) and 2 years as Head of School at International School of Creative Arts
Since 2005 Robert has been Director of University of the Arts London’s International Summer School for 16- 18 year olds http://www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea/courses/short-courses/search-by-subject/fine-art/ual-international-summer-school/ – UAL’s only London based residential Summer School.
Robert has led a number of residential student visits. Residential visits offer students an opportunity for cultural exploration, the appreciation of art and architecture, the application of design, and its relevance to the natural environment, as well as a valuable opportunity for social and organisational bonding.
Robert brings with him a wealth of experience in looking after the aspirations, welfare and development needs of young adults.
Emma Finch BSc, MA (Higher and Professional Education – University of London)
Emma has lived in London for over 25 years and has travelled widely in Africa, Asia and Europe. Her travels led her for a period to manage a tourist hostel in Pretoria, South Africa. This included operating their travel centre.
Emma now works as a higher education professional, with 15 years experience in the sector. She is currently the Research Operations Manager at Kingston University, London and previously worked at UAL.
Robert and Emma are a husband and wife team who own a house in Wimbledon, South West London; 1 minute walk to Wimbledon Chase Station and close to Wimbledon town centre. As well as having a lovely garden, and all modern facilities, the Greenfinch House offers two large bedrooms available to students for overnight or longer stays. – see Service & Price List