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Embassy South Bank

London South Bank University
Quick Facts
Our centre is located on the campus of South Bank University close to the river Thames, London Bridge and London Eye. This is the ultimate location for students who wants to explore the city of London as much as possible.
The campus has comfortable single en-suite rooms in halls of residence a short walk from the main University building with teaching facilities and centeen.
Location: 
London South Bank University
Dates available : 
21 Jun – 16 Aug
Ages: 
13 – 21
Accommodation: 
Single room with en-suite
Emergency Number: 
+44 7771 845978.

Living
Students stay at McLaren House residence in single en-suite rooms arranged in flats of 5-8 students in each
Communal space in each flat
Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
Rooms cleaned weekly
Laundry available in the residence building
Meals are served in a large self-service dining hall
Large communal space on the ground floor with reading corners, board games, ping pong table and foosball table
Wi-Fi available throughout
Food Options
Breakfast: 
Continental including juice, coffee, toast, cereal and fruit.
Lunch: 
2 courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option.
 
Evening Meal: 

2 courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option.

Facilities
Indoor multi-purpose sports hall available once a week
Local park used for games and activities
Laundry is available in the residence builing, cleaning and drying £3 per load
Cash machine (ATM)
MEALS
Meals served in large self-service dining hall (spread across 2 floors) in the main University building.

Learning
Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
20 x 45 minute lessons per week - 3 hours per morning or afternoon, 5 days per week
Placement test on first weekday to ensure students in appropriate level
Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
Maximum 15 students per class
Modern classrooms with projectors and teacher internet access to use online resources
Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
Materials included as well as an end of course report and a certificate

Programme Information
Arrival: 
Students will be welcomed upon arrival at McLaren House where they will register and get their room keys so that they can check-in to their rooms.
 
Welcome: 
On the first evening there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet staff and other students and get to know more about the campus, its facilities and useful information which will help them during their stay.
 
Activities: 
Activities are organised on days when there are no trips and during evenings, these activities take place either on-site or near the centre.
These may include:
  • Sports such as football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball
  • Daytime activities such as scavenger hunts and drama workshops
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show, and team games

Excursions and Trips
HALF-DAY TRIPS
Our students get to explore exciting places around London 5 times a week, they visit places such as: The British Museum, The Museum of London, Tower Bridge experience, Thames River cruise and The National Gallery.
FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS
Brighton: enjoy this vibrant popular seaside city with beautiful architecture and visit The Sea Life Centre and The Palace Pier
Canterbury: visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most visited cities in the UK with medieval buildings and enjoy the gothic architecture of Canterbury Cathedral
Cambridge: visit this iconic University city famous for its colleges and explore King’s College
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS/ACTIVITIES
Thorpe Park: enjoy extreme rides and attractions at this popular theme park
Windsor Castle: explore the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, second home to the Queen
Oxford: explore this iconic University city and visit the famous Christ Church college
London evening activities: Bowling, cinema, musical, The London Eye experience and Madame Tussauds
3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES
Extra
Each 14 night stay will include a total of 10 local accompanied visits to London with visits/activities and 2 full-day excursions to other major cities such as Cambridge, Brighton and Canterbury. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.
 
Students may have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon in week 1, alternating weekly after that.
 
The programme is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to amendments or alterations.
WEEK 1/4/7SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun21/Jul12/Aug2Jun22/Jul13/Aug3Jun23/Jul14/Aug4Jun24/Jul15/Aug5Jun25/Jul16/Aug6Jun26/Jul17/Aug7Jun27/Jul18/Aug8
Morning
Arrivals/departures or visit Camden market and Primrose Hill or optional trip to Oxford and Christchurch College
Testing/Induction or Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
Full-day excursion to Cambridge with walking tour and visit to King’s College or Canterbury with walking tour and visit to the Cathedral
Afternoon

Westminster or other London Walking Tour

London British Museum
Indoor Sports or Local Activities
Visit to Tower Bridge Experience
Museum of London or optional Madame Tussauds/ London Eye/ Tower of London
Evening
Welcome and Team Games
 Disco
Optional Cinema/
Bowling/Musical

Karaoke

Late night shopping Westfield or Oxford St
Disco
London-by-night walk
Sports in ParkQuizFilm NightTalent Show

 

WEEK 2/5/8SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun28/Jul19/Aug9Jun29/Jul20/Aug10Jun30/Jul21/Aug11Jul1/Jul22/Aug12Jul2/Jul23/Aug13Jul3/Jul24/Aug14Jul4/Jul25/Aug15
Morning
Arrivals/departures or visit to Greenwich and Maritime Museum or optional trip to Thorpe Park
Westminster or other London Walking Tour
London British
Museum
Indoor Sports or Local Activities
Thames River
Cruise
Science Museum or optional Madame Tussauds/ London Eye/ Tower of London
Full-day excursion to Brighton with walking tour and visit to Sea Life Centre or Cambridge with walking tour and visit to King’s College
Afternoon

Testing/Induction or Lessons

Lessons
Lessons
Lessons
Lessons
Evening
Welcome and Team Games
 Disco
Optional Cinema/
Bowling/Musical

Karaoke

Late night shopping Westfield or Oxford St
Disco
London-by-night walk
Sports in ParkTreasure HuntFilm NightFashion Show

 

WEEK 3/6/9SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul5/Jul26/Aug16Jul6/Jul27/Aug17Jul7/Jul28/Aug18Jul8/Jul29/Aug19Jul9/Jul30/Aug20Jul10/Jul31Aug21Jul11/Aug1/Aug22
Morning
Arrivals/departures or visit Harrods and Hyde park or optional trip to Windsor
Testing/Induction
or Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
Full-day excursionto Canterbury with walking tour and visit to the Cathedral or Brighton with walking tour and visit to Sea Life Centre
Afternoon

Westminster or other London Walking Tour

London Natural
History Museum
Indoor Sports or
Local Activities
Visit to St. Paul’s
Cathedral
Leicester Square + China Town or optional  Madame Tussauds/ London Eye/ Tower of London
Evening
Welcome and Team Games
 Disco
Optional Cinema/
Bowling/Musical

Karaoke

Late night shopping Westfield or Oxford St
Disco
London-by-night walk
Sports in ParkScavengerFilm NightImternational Night

 

STUDENT WELFARE
We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy summer centres so you can rest assured students are well looked after. Members of staff are available 24 hours a day.
Student Services:
Our student support staff can help you with:
Accommodation
Airport transfers
Information about local services
Assistance with individual and personal problems
Emergency contact
Medical
If a student needs medical attention an Embassy staff member will help make an appointment. Group leaders must accompany the student to an appointment. An Embassy staff member will accompany any student that is not part of a group.
 
LOCAL DOCTOR
2 Princess Street, London SE1 6JP
 
LOCAL HOSPITAL
St. Thomas’s, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH, Tel: +44 207 188 7188
 
LOCAL DENTIST
305 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JH
 
INSURANCE
If a student does not have insurance to cover their time abroad, If a student does not have insurance, guard.me insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.
 
SAFE
A safe will be available for the storage of passports, travel documents and deposits.
In Case of Emergency
A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:
+44 7771 845978
Office Address
Embassy Summer Schools
South Bank
University McLaren House
1 St. George’s Circus
London SE1 0AP
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