EC Partners

Embassy Brighton

University of Sussex

Brighton is a popular seaside city, with beautiful Georgian architecture, great beaches, hip cafés, and trendy shops.

Known as ‘London by the sea’, Brighton is a multi-cultural city that welcomes students of all nationalities in a warm and friendly way. Our centre is located at the University of Sussex, only a short bus or train journey away from the city centre.

Quick facts

Location: University of Sussex

Dates available: 02 Jul – 20 Aug

Ages: 11–18 (18-year-olds accepted as part of a group with a leader, individual bookings minimum age is 13)

Accommodation: Single room with en-suite

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978


  • Single en-suite rooms spread across multiple residence blocks
  • Flats of 4 to 6 rooms
  • Rooms furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Laundry available for a small fee. Payment is cashless via an app
  • Comfortable kitchens in each flat
  • Meals are served in a spacious canteen
  • Bedrooms, bathrooms, and common areas are cleaned weekly
  • Bed linen is changed weekly, students must bring their own towel
  • Wi-Fi throughout
  • A deposit of £30 is required upon arrival and lost room keys cost £70

Dining & facilities

Meals are served in a large dining hall on campus


On some days students will get a hot breakfast (pancakes, sausages and cooked eggs)  and/or a continental breakfast consisting of juice, coffee, toast, cereal, and fruit.


This will consist of two courses with three options, including vegetarian and halal options.

Packed lunches (provided at weekends): this will consist of water, fruit, sandwich, crisps, and chocolate.

Evening Meal

This will consist of two courses with three options, including vegetarian and halal options.


  • Large indoor sports hall booked in advance (not available to book during the summer)
  • Plenty of outdoor areas for games and activities
  • Mini supermarket and cafes are available on campus
  • Cash machine (ATM), however the campus is completely cashless
  • Wi-Fi available in all common areas


  • Lessons are taught by professional and friendly English teachers
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week, morning or afternoon
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students are in an appropriate class
  • Maximum 17 students per class
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Many classrooms have interactive whiteboards
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate
  • Classrooms are located in the Fulton Building



Students will be welcomed upon arrival at the Fulton Building where they will register, check-in to their rooms, and get their room keys.


On the first evening, there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet the staff, and the other students. They will get to know more about the campus, its facilities and other useful information which will help them during their stay.


Activities are organised before or after lessons and in the evenings. They 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 shows, and team games.


Getting to and From School Activities

Our students travel by coach or train for activities and excursions outside the centre.

Excursions and Trips
Half-day Trips

Our students get to explore exciting places such as Arundel Castle, Eastbourne, the historic town of Lewes as well as local visits to Brighton with the Sea Life Centre.

King’s College Chapel and the Back Lawn, University of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.
Full-day Excursions

London: students explore this exciting capital city and take a walking tour of central London (Westminster) and visit the National Gallery.

Canterbury: visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most visited cities in the UK, filled with medieval buildings. Enjoy the gothic architecture of Canterbury Cathedral.

Windsor Castle: Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. It has been the family home to British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years and is today one of the official residences of His Majesty The King.

Optional Trips


Thorpe Park: enjoy extreme rides and other attractions at this popular theme park.

London: Madame Tussauds or Tower of London.

Portsmouth: explore the Historic Dockyard.

Warner Brothers: explore the world of Harry Potter.

3 Week Sample Programmes


Each 14 night stay will include 3 to 4 visits to Brighton, 2 to 3 half-day trips to other local places/cities of interest and 2 full-day excursions to other cities such as London, Canterbury and Windsor. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.

Students may have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon in their first week, alternating weekly after that.

This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and visits may change.

Week 1 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Morning Arrivals/Departures

On-site Activities

Optional trip to Portsmouth
Testing/Induction Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day trip:
London with Westminster walking tour and National Gallery visit
Afternoon Half-day trip:
Brighton with walking tour
Half-day trip:
Arundel Castle
On-site sports Half-day trip:
Lewes and Anne of Cleeves House or Lewes Castle & Museum
Capture the Flag


Optional Trip:
Brighton i360
Evening Welcome games

On-site Activities
Karaoke Photo scavenger hunt

Brighton Bingo
Brighton fashion show Nature walk

Lip dub presentation

Kahoot quiz
Film night
Week 2 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Morning Arrivals/Departures

On-site Activities

Half-day visit:
Brighton Marina

Optional trip:
Half-day trip:
Brighton Pier
Half-day visit:
Brighton with the Sea Life Centre
On-site sports Half-day visit:
Campus Monopoly


Optional trip:
Brighton i360
Full-day trip:
Canterbury with walking tour and Canterbury Cathedral visit
Afternoon Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
Evening Welcome games

On-site activities
Karaoke Nature walk

Egg drop
Outdoor games

Brighton talent show
Hunger games

Outdoor sports
Disco Film night
Week 3 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Morning Arrivals/Departures

On-site Activities

Half-day visit:
Brighton Marina

Optional full-day visit: Thorpe Park
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day visit:
Windsor and Windsor Castle
Afternoon Half-day visit:
Brighton South Lanes and North Lanes
Half-day trip:
Herstmonceux Observatory
On-site sports Half-day visit:
Lewes and Anne of Cleeves House
Murder Mystery

Optional half-day visit:
Brighton i360
Evening Welcome games

On-site activities
Karaoke Zombie apocalypse photo workshop Culture club Embassy theatre show

Murder mystery
Disco Film night

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 information

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.

Brighton General Hospital, Elm Grove, Brighton, BN2 3EW, Tel: +44 1273 696011 

Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE, Tel: +44 1273 696955 

Centre for dentistry, Lewes Road (inside Sainsbury’s), Brighton BN2 3QA, Tel: +44 1273 907002 

If a student does not have insurance to cover their time abroad, insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.

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


Embassy Summer Schools,
Fulton Building,
Sussex University,
Falmer, East Sussex
BN1 9NZ.

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