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Embassy Mile End

Queen Mary University London

Our centre is located on the large modern city campus of Queen Mary University of London.

All students are staying in comfortable single en-suite rooms in one of the halls of residence in the student village, where students can find both shops and a sports hall. Our centre’s Zone 2 location ensures easy access to central London for students to explore.

Quick Facts

Location: Queen Mary University of London

Dates available: 14 Jun – 16 Aug

Ages: 12 – 17

Accommodation: Single room with en-suite

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978

Living

  • Single en-suite rooms arranged in flats of 5-9 rooms in each
  • Communal space in each flat
  • Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Rooms are cleaned weekly
  • Laundry available in residence building
  • All meals are served in a large dining hall on campus
  • Wi-Fi throughout
  • A deposit of £30 is required upon arrival, replacement of lost room key is £15

Food Options

Breakfast

Hot breakfast and continental available including juice, coffee, toast, cereal and fruit.

 

Lunch

Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option.
Packed lunches (provided at weekends): Water, fruit, sandwiches, crisps and biscuits

 

Evening Meal

Three courses, 3 options including vegetarian and halal option.

Snacks

Drinks and confectionery available at the campus shops.

Facilities

  • Large indoor multi-purpose sports hall on campus
  • There are both shops as well as cafes on campus

MEALS
All meals served in a large canteen on campus

Learning

  • Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
  • 20 x 45 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
  • Classrooms are a mixture of lecture theatres and standard style
  • Classrooms are located in various buildings across the Mile End campus
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate
  • Trinity exam preparation available

Programme Information

Arrival

Students will be welcomed upon arrival outside The Curve Cafe 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 centre, 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 the 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 every weekday, visiting places such as: the British Museum, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge experience,

FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS

  • Brighton: A vibrant, popular seaside resort with beautiful architecture, home to the Sea Life Centre
  • Canterbury: Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is one of the most visited cities in the UK with medieval buildings, notably the gothic architecture of Canterbury Cathedral
  • Cambridge: This iconic university city is famous for its colleges, where we will visit King’s College

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS/ACTIVITIES

  • Thorpe Park: A theme park full of extreme rides and attractions
  • Oxford: Home to the world’s oldest university, where we’ll visit Christ Church
  • Windsor Castle: the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world
  • London evening activities: Students can choose to go bowling, go to the cinema or a musical. They also enjoy the London Eye, Madame Tussauds and the River Thames cable car experience.

3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES

Extra

Each 14-night stay will include a total of 10 local accompanied visits to London with 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
Jun14 / Jul5 / Jul26Jun15 / Jul6 / Jul27Jun16 / Jul7 / Jul28Jun17 / Jul8 / Jul29Jun18 / Jul9 / Jul30Jul19 / Jul10 / Jul31Jul20 / Jul11 / Aug1
Morning
Arrivals/Departures or London visit with Walking Tour and Camden Market or optional trip to Thorpe Park
Testing/Induction
or Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
Full-day excursion to Brighton with walking tour and visit the Sea Life Centre or Cambridge with Walking Tour + King’s College
Afternoon
Westminster or other London Walking Tour
London British
Museum
Local walk or optional visit to Madame Tussauds/ Tower of London/ London eye
Tate ModernRiver Thames Cruise
EveningIndoor sports / Welcome gamesDisco
Indoor sports or
treasure hunt

Optional Bowling/ Cinema or Musical

Indoor sports or late night shopping at Westfield or optional cable car experience
DiscoFilm Night
Local WalkEgg DropKaraokeQuiz

 

WEEK 2/5/8SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun21 / Jul12 / Aug2Jun22 / Jul13 / Aug3Jun23 / Jul14 / Aug4Jun24 / Jul15 / Aug5Jun25 / Jul16 / Aug6Jun26 / Jul17 / Aug7Jun27 / Jul18 / Aug8
Morning
Arrivals/Departures or London visit with Walking Tour and Greenwich and Maritime Museum or optional trip to Windsor & Windsor Castle
Westminster or other London Walking Tour
London Natural
History Museum
Local walk or optional visit to Madame Tussauds/ Tower of London/ London eye
Science museum
Visit to St. Paul’s
Cathedral
Full-day excursion to Canterbury with walking tour and visit the Cathedral or to Brighton with walking tour and visit the Sea Life Centre
Afternoon

Testing/Induction or Lessons

Lessons
Lessons
LessonsLessons
EveningWelcome gamesDisco
Indoor sports or
international night

Optional Bowling/ Cinema or Musical

Indoor sports or late night shopping at Westfield or optional cable car experience
DiscoFilm Night
Indoor SportsFox and HoundsKaraokeQuiz

 

See sample programme

WEEK 3/6/9SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun28 / Jul19 / Aug9Jun29 / Jul20 / Aug10Jun30 / Jul21 / Aug11Jul1 / Jul22 / Aug12Jun2 / Jul23 / Aug13Jul3 / Jul24 / Aug14Jul4 / Jul25 / Aug15
Morning
Arrivals/Departures or London visit with Walking Tour and Canary Wharf and Docklands museum or Optional trip to Oxford and Christchurch
Testing/Induction
or Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsFull-day excursion to Cambridge with Walking Tour + King’s College or Canterbury with walking tour and visit the Cathedral
Afternoon

Westminster or other London Walking Tour

London National
Gallery
Local walk or optional visit to Madame Tussauds/ Tower of London/ London Eye
Leicester square and China town
Visit to the Tower Bridge Experience
Evening
Indoor Sports/
Welcome Games
Disco
Indoor Sports or
Dancing

Optional Bowling/ Cinema or Musical

Indoor Sports or late night shopping at Westfield/Oxford Street or optional cable car experience
DiscoFilm Night
Local WalkHuman PacManKaraokeQuiz

 

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