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Embassy Oxford

Oxford Brookes University
Quick Facts
Oxford is a historic University City with beautiful college buildings and stunning architecture. Thanks to the Universities, there’s an international atmosphere in the city that attracts students from all over the world.
Our centre is located on the Headington campus of Oxford Brookes University, a mix of old and modern buildings set on a large campus with plenty of outdoor space within short walking distance from the city centre.
Location: 
Oxford Brookes University
Dates available : 
21 Jun – 9 Aug
Ages: 
12 – 17
Accommodation: 
Single room with en-suite / Standard single room
Emergency Number: 
+44 7771 845978

Living
Single en-suites and single standard rooms in flats of 5-6 in each
Located across several residence buildings at the Headington Campus
Communal kitchen areas in each building
Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
Rooms are cleaned weekly, bathrooms and common spaces are cleaned every other day
Laundry available in each residence building for a small fee
Linen are changed every week, students must bring their own towel
Meals are served in a large self-service dining hall
Wi-Fi available across the campus
Food Options
Breakfast: 
Cooked (depending on day) and continental – pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, toast, cereal and fruit.
 
Lunch: 
2 courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option.
 
Packed lunches (provided at weekends): water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits/cake
 
Evening Meal: 
2 courses, 3 options including both a vegetarian and Halal option.
 
Snacks: 
There are several shops on campus where students can purchase snacks, confectionery and drinks.
Facilities
Large multi-purpose sports hall
Park nearby for games and activities
Mini supermarket and several cafés
Cash machine (ATM)
Shared common area in each flat , there’s plenty of more social space for students across the campus
MEALS

All meals are served in a modern dining hall in Henry Brookes building.
Embassy Oxford Living Map

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
Modern classrooms with interactive whiteboards
Classrooms are located in the John Henry Brookes and Gibbs buildings
Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate

Programme Information
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 during evenings and in between 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, and team games

Excursions and Trips
HALF-DAY TRIPS
Our students get to explore exciting places such as Bourton-on-thewater in the Cotswolds, Woodstock and Blenheim Gardens and a selection of Oxford Museums and Colleges.
FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS
London: visit this exciting capital city and take a walking tour of central London visit the National Gallery
Stratford-upon-Avon: discover the beautiful home town of Shakespeare steeped in history and culture
Warwick Castle: explore this spectacular medieval royal castle once owned by Queen Elizabeth I
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
Thorpe Park: enjoy extreme rides and attractions at this popular theme park
Windsor Castle: the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world
Cambridge: explore this iconic, charming university city and visit King’s College.
3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES
Extra
Each 14 night stay will include 2 local visits to Oxford by foot, 2 half-day trips to nearby towns and attractions and 2 full-day excursions to other exciting towns such as London, Stratford Upon Avon, London and Cambridge. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.
 
 
Student may have lessons either morning or afternoon in week 1, alternating weekly after that
 
This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and trips shown may change.
 
 WEEK 1/4/7 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Arrivals/On Site
Activities
Testing/InductionLessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsFull Day Trip: Stratford Upon Avon and Shakespeare’s Birthplace 
 Afternoon
Arrivals/On Site
Activities

Local Visit to Oxford - Walking Tour
Arts and Crafts - Oxford Theme/ Indoor Sports
Half Day Visit: Oxford Museums and Colleges
 
Half-Day Trip: Bourton on the Water and Model Village
Nature Walk/ Indoor Sports Full Day Trip: Stratford Upon Avon and Shakespeare’s Birthplace 
 EveningOutdoor Games/ Kahoot QuizOutdoor Sports/ Disco Hawaiian Night/ Blind Date British Universities Q&A with Staff/ Capture the Flag Dance Workshop/ Karaoke Outdoor sports/ Trashion ShowFilm Night/ Casino 

 

 WEEK 2/5 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Arrivals/Local activities or optional Trip to Thorpe Park
Local Visit to Oxford - Walking Tour
Scrapbook Making/ Indoor SportsHalf Day Trip: Oxford Christchurch 
Half Day Trip: Woodstock and Blenheim Gardens
 
Hunger Games/ Murder Mystery/ Indoor Sports
Full Day Trip: London with Walking Tour and National Gallery
 AfternoonArrivals/Local activities or optional Trip to Thorpe ParkTesting/Induction or Lessons LessonsLessonsLessons Lessons Full Day Trip: London with Walking Tour and National Gallery 
 EveningDrama Workshop/ Outdoor Games Dance Workshop/ DiscoOutdoor sports/ Quiz NightAncient Greek Night/ Harry Potter CraftsScavenger Hunt/ KaraokeOxford’s Got Talent/ Outdoor sports Face Paint/Board Games Night/ Treasure Hunt

 

 WEEK 3/6 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Arrivals / local activities or optional Trip to Cambridge and King’s College
Testing/Induction or Lessons
LessonsLessons LessonsLessons Full Day Trip: Warwick Castle
 AfternoonArrivals / local activities or optional Trip to Cambridge and King’s CollegeLocal Visit to Oxford - Walking TourBuild-your-own board game/ Indoor SportsHalf Day Visit: Oxford Museums and Colleges Half-Day Trip: Cotswold Wildlife Park Indoor Sports/ Nature WalkFull Day Trip: Warwick Castle
 EveningGames Night/ Water FightOutdoor sports/ Disco Quiz Night/Flags Themed Arts & Crafts/ Speed DatingInternational Themed Night/ Capture the FlagHarry Potter Theme Night/ KaraokeOutdoor sports/ Blind Date Film Night/ Casino 

 

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
East Oxford Health Centre, Manzil Way, Tel: +44 1865 722214
 
LOCAL HOSPITAL
John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Tel: +44 300 304 7777
 
STUDENT DENTAL CARE
Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Colonnade Building 3rd Floor,, Headington Rd,, Oxford OX3 0BP, Tel: +441865 689997
 
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
Oxford Brookes University
Headington
Oxford OX3 0BP