Embassy, Kingswood (RHUL)

Royal Holloway University

Quick facts

Location: Royal Holloway University

Dates available: 25 Jun –07 Aug

Ages: 10 – 18 (18 year olds accepted as part of a group with a leader)

Accommodation: Single room with en-suite / Single standard room

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978

Our centre is located on the Kingswood Hall campus of Royal Holloway University of London near the town of Egham, surrounded by beautiful countryside and only 5 miles from Royal Windsor.

The campus is closed and secure, ideal for younger students and offers a mix of single en-suite and standard rooms, as well as a large activity room for communal use.

 

Living

  • Single en-suite and single standard rooms available with shared bathroom ratio of around 1:5 students
  • Washbasins in all standard rooms
  • Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Rooms are cleaned weekly
  • Shared student bathrooms cleaned daily
  • Laundry available on-site, £2.80 per wash and £1.30 to dry
  • Meals are served in a large dining hall
  • Our spacious Activity Club is opened daily until 22.30 with sofas, TV and games for students. There are also benches outside in an enclosed green courtyard for socialising.
  • Wi-Fi is available across all areas

Dining & facilities

Kingswood is a nut free centre and no foods/snacks with nuts are allowed, very safe for students with allergies.

Breakfast

Breakfast consists of 3 days with English Breakfast and 4 days with Continental Breakfast per week.

Lunch

Lunch includes a choice of 3 hot meals (one vegetarian) with salad bar, fruit, dessert and bread roll.

Packed lunches (on weekends): sandwich, water, crisps, fruit and cake.

Evening Meal

Dinner includes a choice of 3 hot meals (one vegetarian) with salad bar, fruit, dessert and bread roll.

Snacks

Vending machines offer drinks and snacks.

Facilities

  • Nearby field for sports and games

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 17 students per class
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Standard classrooms
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate

Programme

Arrival

Coaches arrive next to the canteen in the car park where groups are met by centre staff before being registered and checked into 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 every Monday to Friday and every evening all week, for students not on a prepaid excursion or any additional optional trips. 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

 

Getting to and From School Activities

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

Excursions and Trips
london
Half-day Trips

Our students get to explore exciting places such as Windsor Castle and Henley Upon Thames with River Cruise.

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

Students go on two full-day excursions every week. On Tuesdays or Wednesdays they will visit London and explore some of the following:

  • The Science Museum
  • The Natural History Museum
  • The National Gallery
  • Westminster Walking Tour
  • The British Museum
  • Oxford Street shopping
  • Hyde Park
 
On Saturdays students will visit some of the following:
 
  • Oxford: explore this iconic university city and visit one of its famous Colleges.
  • Brighton: enjoy this popular seaside town and visit the Sea Life Centre and the Palace Pier.
  • Cambridge: visit this charming university city with walking tour and visit to one of its famous colleges.
Oxford, Bridge of Sighs
Optional
  • Thorpe Park: enjoy extreme rides and attractions at this popular theme park.
  • Portsmouth: visit HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyards.
  • Hampton Court & Richmond upon Thames: beautiful castle next to the river with pretty gardens and visit to the town centre.

3 Week Sample Programmes

Extra

Each 14 night stay will include 2 half-day trips exciting places/cities such as Windsor Castle and Henley Upon Thames or Marlow, and 4 full-day excursions to other major cities such as London, Oxford and Brighton. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.

This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and trips shown may change.

Week 1
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals

On-site activities

Optional full-day visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyards
Testing/Induction

Lessons
Lessons Full day excursion to London, with Westminster walking tour and visit to the national gallery Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion to Oxford with walking tour and Oxford college visit
Afternoon Half-day walk to Egham town Half-day visit to Reading and Reading Musseum Mini-olympics
Evening Welcome games Photo scavenger hunt Culture club Disco or karaoke Make your own movie Big game bingo Film night
Week 2
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning On-site activities

Optional full-day visit to Thorpe Park
Half-day Royal Holloway walk Full-day excursion to London with visits to the Science Museum or Natural History Museum and Hyde Park Lessons Half-day visit to Henley Upon Thames or Marlow with river cruise Half-day Runnymede Memorial walk Full-day trip to Brighton with walking tour and visit to the Sea Life Centre
Afternoon Lessons Lessons Lessons
Evening On-site activities Capture the flag Multi sports Karaoke or disco Talent show Treasure hunt Murder mystery
Week 3
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning On-site activities

Optional full-day visit to Hampton Court and Richmond upon Thames
Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion to London with British Museum and Oxford Street shopping Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion to Cambridge with walking tour and college-visit
Afternoon Half-day walk to Egham Half-day visit to WindsorCastle Drama workshop
Evening On-site activities Outdoor football tournament Lip dub video making Disco or karaoke Quiz night Capture the flag Kahoot 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 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.

LOCAL DENTIST
Crownhouse Dental Practice, 4 Grange Road, Egham, Tel: +44 (0)1784 432641

LOCAL DOCTOR
RHUL Founders Building, Egham, TW20 0EX


LOCAL HOSPITAL 
Walk in Centre: Ashford Hospital, London Road, Middlesex,TW15 3AA, T: 01784 884488
A&E Access: St Peter’s Hospital Guildford Road Chertsey, Surrey KT16 0PZ, T: 01932 872000

INSURANCE
If a student does not have insurance to cover their time abroad, 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

Location

Kingswood Hall RHUL
Coopers Hill Lane
Englefield Green
Surrey
TW20 0LG