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Embassy Shoreditch

New City Colllege/ University of the Arts London
Quick Facts

London’s colourful Shoreditch area is alive with creativity and packed with things to do! Students study at a fantastic campus in the heart of England’s fashion and arts capital, just a short tube ride from all of London’s most iconic sights. Students live at Will Wyatt Court, part of University of Arts London whilst studying at New City College, just a 4-minute walk away.

Location: 
New City Collge
Dates available : 
28 Jun - 9 Aug
Ages: 
13 – 17
Accommodation: 
Single room with en-suite
Emergency Number: 
+44 7771 845978

Living
Single en-suite rooms arranged in flats of 6-8 students
Communal space in each flat
Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
Rooms cleaned weekly
Laundry available in residence building
Wi-Fi throughout
Meals are served in a dinig hall at New City College
Food Options
Breakfast: 
Continental breakfast available including juice, tea, coffee, toast, jams, cereal, pastries and fruit.
 
Lunch: 
Three courses, 2 main course options including a vegetarian option.
 
Packed lunch (provided at week end): This will consist of a sandwich, water, fruit and / or chocolate.
 
Evening Meal: 
Three courses, 2 main course options including a vegetarian option.
 
Snacks: 
There are several shops nearby to purchase snacks, drinks and confectionary.
Facilities
Indoor sports hall
Communal space in each flat
Nice courtyard at the learning centre
Large common area on the ground floor of the accommodation building and as well as a terrace

Meals are served in New City College dining hall.


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
Spacious modern classrooms located a short walk from the accommodation
Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
Materials included as well as and end of course report and certificate

Programme Information
Arrival: 
Students will be welcomed upon arrival to UAL Will Wyatt Court Residence 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 every day, 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 Thames River Cruise, St Paul’s cathedral, Tower Bridge, scavenger hunts, drama workshops, British Museum etc.
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show, film night, South Bank by night etc.

Excursions and Trips
FULL-DAY
Brighton: A vibrant, popular seaside resort with beautiful architecture with a visit to the Sea Life Centre.
Canterbury: Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is one of the most visited cities in the UK with medieval buildings, including the gothic architecture of Canterbury Cathedral.
Cambridge: An iconic university city famous for its colleges where students will visit King’s College.
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS/ACTIVITIES
Thorpe Park: A popular theme park with extreme rides and attractions.
Oxford: One of the most famous university towns, students will visit one of the colleges.
Windsor Castle: The oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world.
Afternoon activities: Students can visit the world-famous London Eye, Madame Tussauds and London Dungeon.
Evening activities: Students choose to go bowling, go to the cinema, or even see a musical!
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, the National Gallery, Leicester Square and Chinatown. 

3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES
Extra
For a 14-night stay, students will receive ten local accompanied visits in London. Embassy Summer reserves the right to offer all excursions by either coach or public transport. The programme is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to amendments or alterations.
 
Students will visit some of the following: Natural History Museum, National Gallery, British Museum, Tate Modern, Covent Garden, Camden Town, Oxford Street, Westfield, Regents Park, Hyde Park, Greenwich, Piccadilly Circus, Harrods, Oxford Street, London Walks: Westminster Walk, Southbank Walk etc.

Students may have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon, alternating weekly after that.
 WEEK 1/4 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Arrivals & Orientation Tour or Camden Market visit or Optional activity: Thorpe Park
Testing /InductionLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons Full-day trip to Cambridge with walking tour + King’s College or punting on River Cam 
 AfternoonArrivals & Orientation Tour or Camden Market visit or Optional activity: Thorpe Park
Westminister
Walking Tour
British Museum
Street Art Walking Tour
Leicester Square & China Town/ Optional - London eyeThames River CruiseFull-day trip to Cambridge with walking tour + King’s College or punting on River Cam
 EveningWelcome Night Film Night Karaoke Night Optional activity: Bowling, cinema or musical/ Trash Fashion ShowCovent GardenDisco Night Quiz

 

 WEEK 2/5 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Arrivals & Orientation Tour/ Departures or Camden Market Visit or Optional Thorpe Park
National GallerySports in Regent’s Park
Walk of Harry
Potter sights 
Olympic Park & Westfields/ Optional - Madame
Tussauds 
St. Paul’s CathedralFull-day trip to Canterbury with walking tour and visit the cathedral 
 AfternoonArrivals & Orientation Tour/ Departures or Camden Market Visit or Optional Thorpe ParkTesting/Induction or LessonsLessonsLessons LessonsLessonsFull-day trip to Canterbury with walking tour and visit the cathedral
 EveningWelcome Night & Team Building Fillm NightArts and Crafts/ Quiz Night Talent ShowSouth Bank by nightDisco NightFree evening on
campus 

 

 WEEK 3 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Arrivals & Orientation Tour/ Departures or Harrod’s visit or optional Windsor Castle trip
Testing/Induction
or Lessons
LessonsLessons LessonsLessons Full-day trip to Brighton with walking tour and visit the Sea Life Centre
 AfternoonArrivals & Orientation Tour/ Departures or Harrod’s visit or optional Windsor Castle trip
Natual History
Museum
Scavenger Hunt
Tate Modern
Museum
 
Picadilly Circus & Hyde Park/ Optional - London
Dungeon
Tower Bridge
Experience 
Full-day trip to Brighton with walking tour and visit the Sea Life Centre
 EveningWelcome Night & Team BuildingFilm Night/ Optional - London MusicalDrama Workshop/ Lip Sync Battle 
London’s selfie competition or optional activity: cinema, bowling or musical
London’s selfie
competition 
Disco Night Free evening on campus

 

STUDENT WELFARE
We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy Summer centres, so you can rest assured that 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 them to 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
Strouts Place Medical Centre, 3 Strout’s PL, London, E2 7QU, Tel: 020 7739 8856
 
LOCAL HOSPITAL
The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 1FR, Tel: 020 73777000
 
LOCAL DENTIST
ODL Dental Clinic, 370 Old Street, Hackney, London EC1V 9LT, Tel: 020 7739 3345

INSURANCE
If a student does not have insurance, guard.me insurance is available to purchase throughEmbassy 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 Residential Office
168 Pitfield Street
Hackney N1 6JP