"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back" – (Confucius) 欲知前方事,且问过来人 —— 孔子

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We are Linkren – Linkren is a UK student recruitment and support agency which was started by Chinese students in 2013.

Linkren came into existence because of 4 young Chinese students who decided to speak up for many other Chinese students across the UK who were unhappy at the way they had been treated (their words) by some of the universities they attended.

These students felt that they were a neglected group and that some UK universities and agencies did not provide the necessary level of care and support required or expected.

Our team have walked in their shoes!

Why you can work with us with confidence

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We are professional education consultants, providing a full agent service for international students who want to study in the UK as well as a crucial partner for any university wanting to recruit students from China and other areas in Asia. Our team members have studied in the UK and hold degrees from UK Universities. All of the experiences that a new Chinese student studying abroad would possibly encounter have already been experienced first-hand by our team in China.

Our Services

At Linkren, we work in close partnership with our UK, Chinese and Asian client institutions. With our extensive range of contacts from secondary and high schools to universities we are seen as a popular and trusted choice for students looking to study in the UK.

Our team have walked in their shoes and understand the issues that prospective students face in the application, admission and visa processes.

This unique shared understanding helps us work with individual clients to ensure a smooth transition into UK education which is directly aligned to individual client goals.


Meet Our Team

Our Team of educational professionals is headed up by Paul Parkinson a Senior Visiting Fellow of Lincoln Business School and Guest Lecturer. Paul has worked and lived in China & Hong Kong and has experience of doing business in China since 1999.

As well as managing this business Paul is a highly regarded business consultant who has managed projects for UK government and also global companies such as IBM and Huawei Technologies in China.

Our additional team members include several business and educational professionals who are supported by bright Chinese student interns and volunteers who understand the issues and experiences of Chinese students leaving home to study abroad.


With our extensive network of contacts in China and Asia we have an unrivalled and proven ability to attract students who wish to study in the UK.

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