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Embassy South Bank

London South Bank University

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.

Quick Facts

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
  • A deposit of £30 is required upon arrival and replacement of lost key is £190

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.

Snacks

Vending machines in both the residence and in the main university building.

 

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

National Gallery
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

 

See sample programme

WEEK 3/6SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul5 / Jul26Jul6 / Jul27Jul7 / Jul28Jul8 / Jul29 Jul9 / Jul30  Jul10 / Jul31  Jul11 / Aug1 
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

 

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