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Embassy Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth
Quick Facts
Our centre is located next to the seafront and is part of University of Portsmouth. Both the centre and accommodation are within a short walking distance of the city centre, the Historic Dockyard and the Clarence Pier.
The centre consists of modern facilities, comfortable single en-suite rooms and large common areas. The programme offers lots of opportunity to explore the dynamic city of Portsmouth and all it has to offer.
Location: 
University of Portsmouth
Dates available : 
21 Jun – 16 Aug
Ages: 
12 – 17
Accommodation: 
Single room with en-suite
Emergency Number: 
+44 7771 845978

Living
All students stay in single en-suite rooms in Rees Hall
Room furniture includes wardrobe, desk and chair
Rooms and bathrooms are cleaned weekly
Common areas are cleaned every other day
Linen is changed weekly
Laundry available in the residence, free of charge
Meals are served in a canteen located in Rees Hall
A deposit of £30 required upon arrival, replacement of lost room key is £35
Wi-Fi throughout
Food Options
Breakfast: 

Continental and cooked breakfast (depending on the day) including juice, coffee, toast, cereal and fruit.

Lunch: 

Two courses, three options including vegetarian and halal.

Packed lunch (provided at weekends): water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits.

Evening Meal: 

Two courses, three options including vegetarian and halal.

Snacks: 

There are several shops nearby for purchase of snacks, drinks and confectionery.

Facilities
Large common areas within the accommodation building
Nice courtyard and plenty of outdoor space in front of the residence
Indoor sports facilities within short walking distance at the main University Campus area
Outdoor areas for games and activities

MEALS

Meals are served in a canteen in Rees Hall.

Embassy Portsmouth Living Map

Learning
Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
20x45 minute lessons per week, morning or afternoon
Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
Maximum 15 students per class
Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
Spacious standard classrooms
Modern classrooms are located a short walk from the accommodation
Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate

Programme Information
Arrival: 
Students will be welcomed upon arrival at the Embassy office located in Rees Hall where they will register and get their room keys and 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 every evening all week and before or after lessons. These activities could be on-site or near to 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,  team games show, and team games
Getting to and From School Activities : 

Our students walk, travel by local traffic or private coach for activities and excursions outside the centre.


Excursions and Trips
HALF-DAY TRIPS
Our students get to explore exciting places such as Gunwharf Quays, The Isle of Wight and Arundel Castle, as well as local visits in the Portsmouth area
FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS
London: Visit this exciting capital city and take a walking tour of central London, and visit the National Gallery
Oxford: Explore this iconic university city and its famous colleges
Brighton: Enjoy this vibrant, popular seaside resort with beautiful architecture and visit the Palace Pier and the Sea Life Centre
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
Thorpe Park: enjoy extreme rides and attractions at this popular theme park
London: Madame Tussauds or Tower of London
Salisbury and Stonehenge: medieval cathedral city and iconic prehistoric stone circle
3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES
Extra
For each 14-night stay students will go on 8 local visits by foot, 2 half-days trips to local towns or attractions and two full-day excursions to London, Brighton or Oxford. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport. 
 
Student may have lessons either in the morning or afternoon in week 1, alternating weekly after that.

This programme is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to amendments or alterations.

 

WEEK 1/4SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun21/Jul12Jun22/Jul13Jun23/Jul14Jun24/Jul15Jun25/Jul16Jun26/Jul17Jun27/Jul18
MorningArrivals/ Departures
 
Testing and Induction or Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons

Full-day trip to London - Walking tour and National Gallery
Afternoon

Local Visit - Millenium Walk 

Local Visit to Historic Dockyard
Local visit to Southsea Castle 
Half-day trip to Beaulieu and Motor MuseumLocal Visit to Gunwharf Keys
EveningWelcome Games and Team BuildingWelcome DiscoMurder Mystery 

Mini Olympics / Lip Dub

Football TournamentMixed Sports / DanceFilm Night
Mixed sports / DanceMixed sports DancePokemon GOX-FactorKaraokeClarence Pier

 

WEEK 2/5SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun28/Jul19Jun29/Jul20Jun30/Jul21Jul1/Jul22Jul2/Jul23Jul3/Jul24Jul4/Jul25
Morning
Arrivals/Departures
or activities on-site
or optional trip to
Salisbury and
Stonehenge
Local visit and Lord
Nelson Trail
Local visit to
Southsea Model
Village and Albert
Road Shops
Local visit to D-Day
Museum
Half-day trip to Isle
of Wight by
hovercraft
Local visit to
Portsmouth City
Museum and
Victoria Park
Full-day trip to
Brighton - Palace
Pier and Sea Life
Centre

 
Afternoon

Testing & Induction or Lessons

Lessons
Lessons
LessonsLessons
EveningWelcome Games and Team BuildingWelcome DiscoGames/Casino 

British Universities Q&A with Staff

Football TournamentMixed Sports / DanceFilm Night
Mixed sports / DanceArts and CraftsMake your own movieFashion ShowKaraokeClarence Pier

 

WEEK 3/6SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul5/Jul26Jul6/Jul20Jul7/Jul21Jul8/Jul22Jul9/Jul23Jul10/Jul24Jul11/Jul25
Morning

Arrivals/Departures
or activities on-site
or optional trip to
Thorpe Park
Testing & Induction or Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons

Full Trip to Oxford and Museum
Afternoon

Local visit to South Parade Pier

Local visit to Spinnaker Tower
Local visit to
Portsmouth Natural History Museum 
Half-day trip to Arundel CastleLocal visit - walking tour and Commercial Road and Cascade Mall
EveningWelcome Games and Team BuildingWelcome DiscoGames/Casino 

Egg Drop

Football TournamentSuperhero DiscoFilm Night
Mixed sports / DanceKahoot QuizArts & Crafts/ DanceTalent ShowMixed SportsClarence Pier

 

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
Trafalgar Medical Group. 25 Osborne Road Portsmouth PO5 3LR, Tel: +44 2392821371
 
LOCAL HOSPITAL
St. Mary's Hospital Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6DW
 
LOCAL DENTIST
Hampshire Terrace Dental Care, 4 Hampshire Terrace, Portsmouth PO1 2QF, Tel: +4423 9282 3779
 
INSURANCE
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
c/o University of Portsmouth
Rees Hall Southsea Terrace Southsea
PO5 3AP
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