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Embassy Mile End

Queen Mary University London
Quick Facts
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.
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 1/4/7 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Arrivals/Departures
or London visit with
Walking Tour and
Camden Market or
optional trip to
Thorpe Park
Testing/Induction
or Lessons
LessonsLessons LessonsLessons
Full-day excursion
to Brighton with walking tour and visit the Sea Life Centre or Cambridge with Walking Tour+ King’s College 
 Afternoon
Arrivals/Departures
or London visit with
Walking Tour and
Camden Market or
optional trip to
Thorpe Park
Westminster or
other London Walking Tour
London British
Museum
Local walk or
optional visit to
Madame Tussauds/
Tower of London/
London eye
Tate Modern River Thames
Cruise
Full-day excursion
to Brighton with walking tour and visit the Sea Life Centre or Cambridge with Walking Tour+ King’s College 
 
 EveningIndoor sports/ welcome games/ Local walkDisco
Indoor sports or
treasure hunt/ Egg Drop 
Optional Bowling/
Cinema or Musical/ Karaoke
Indoor sports or late night shopping
at Westfield or optional cable car
experience
DiscoFilm Night/ Quiz 

 

 WEEK 2/5/8 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Arrivals/Departures
or London visit with
Walking Tour and
Greenwich and
Maritinme 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
Arrivals/Departures
or London visit with
Walking Tour and
Greenwich and
Maritinme Museum
or optional trip to
Windsor & Windsor
Castle

Testing/Induction
or Lessons
 
LessonsLessons Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion
to Canterbury with walking tour and visit the Cathedral
or to Brighton with
walking tour and visit the Sea Life
Centre 
 EveningWelcome games/ Indoor Sports Disco 
Indoor sports or
international night/ Fox and Hounds
Optional Bowling/
Cinema or Musical/ Karaoke 
Indoor sports or late
night shopping at
Westfield or optional
cable car experience 
DiscoFilm Night/ Quiz

 

 WEEK 3/6/9 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 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
Lessons Lessons LessonsLessons
Full-day excursion to Cambridge with Walking Tour + King’s College or Canterbury with walking tour and visit the Cathedral
 
 Afternoon
Arrivals/Departures
or London visit with
Walking Tour and
Canary Wharf and
Docklands museum
or Optional trip to Oxford and Christchurch
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 Full-day excursion to Cambridge with Walking Tour + King’s College or Canterbury with walking tour and visit the Cathedral 
 Evening
Indoor Sports/
Welcome Games/ Local Walk
Disco 
Indoor Sports or Dancing/ Human PacMan
Karaoke/ Optional Bowling/ Cinema or MusicalIndoor Sports or late night shopping at Westfield/Oxford Street or optional cable car experienceDisco Film Night/ Quiz

 

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 a 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 HOSPITAL
XX place Health centre, Mile End Hospital site, Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, Tel: +44 2071672828
 
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 Conference Office
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS