Embassy Docklands

University of East London

Quick facts

Location: University of East London

Dates available: 18 Jun–13 Aug

Ages: 11–18 (18 year olds accepted as part of a group with a leader)

Accommodation: Single room with en-suite

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978

Our centre is located in a quiet residential suburb at the University of East London Docklands Campus, next to the river Thames with views of the iconic London skyline.
The residence buildings are modern with single en-suite rooms spread across extensive grounds with an outdoor gym and basketball court for student use. Students can easy access central London to explore all the attractions of the bustling capital city.

Living

  • Several residence buildings with single en-suite rooms arranged in flats of 4 to 6 students
  • Each flat has got a communal room
  • Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Rooms and common rooms are cleaned weekly
  • Laundry available in Longbridge House, cleaning is £2.40 per wash and drying is £1.00 per cycle
  • Meals are served in a large dining hall
  • Wi-Fi throughout accommodation
  • A deposit of £30 is required upon arrival, replacement of lost room key is £180
  • Two DLR train stations are located on the campus and take students straight into London in 30 minutes

Dining & facilities

Meals served in large and modern self-service dining hall in the main building.

Breakfast

Continental including juice, coffee, toast, cereal and fruit – hot breakfast on Fridays.

Lunch

2 courses, 3 options including vegetarian.
Packed lunches (provided at weekends): water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits/cake.

Evening Meal

2 courses, 3 options including vegetarian and halal option.

Snacks

There are several cafés on campus for the purchase of snacks, drinks and confectionery.

Facilities

  • Multi-purpose sports hall
  • Outdoor gym and basketball court
  • Astro turf football pitch
  • Outdoor areas for games and activities, including Beckton Park
  • Cash machine (ATM)
  • Several cafés and shops

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
  • Spacious classrooms with projectors
  • Classrooms are located across the main University building
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report ans a certificate
  • Trinity exam preparation available

Programme

Arrival

Students will be welcomed upon arrival at East Building where they will register and get their room keys and 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 in between lessons and during evenings. 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
london
Half-day Trips

Our students get to explore exciting places around London every weekday, they visit places such as: The British Museum, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, Oxford street shopping and The National Gallery.

King’s College Chapel and the Back Lawn, University of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.
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: explore this iconic University city and visit King’s College

Oxford, Bridge of Sighs
Optional

Thorpe Park: enjoy extreme rides and attractions at this popular theme park Hampton Court: the magnificent home of Henry VIII

Windsor Castle: the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world

Oxford: explore this iconic University city and its famous colleges and visit one of them, free entrance

London evening activity: The London Eye experience or Optional Musical

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.

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Morning Arrivals Testing & Induction or Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion to Cambridge with Walking Tour + King’s College
Afternoon London Tour Walking London British
Museum
London Covent
Garden Shopping
London St Paul’s
Cathedral
Greenwich + Maritime Museum or Optional London Dungeon or Madame Tussauds
Evening Welcome Games or other onsite activity Disco Optional London Eye or The Great Egg Drop! Karaoke Optional Musical or Dodgeball tournament Trashion Show Film Night
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Morning Arrivals/Departures Sports/local activities or Optional Thorpe Park London Walking Tour London Natural
History Museum
London Oxford Street Shopping Tower of London Olympic Park + Westfields or Optional London Dungeon or Madame Tussauds Full-day excursion to Brighton with Walking Tour + the Sea Life Centre
Afternoon Testing & Induction or Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
Evening Welcome Games or other onsite activity Disco Optional London Eye or London Quiz Karaoke Optional Musical or Arts and Crafts Photo Scavenger Hunt Kahoot Quiz
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Morning Arrivals/Departures Sports/local activities or Optional trip to Oxford and entrance to college Testing & Induction
or Lessons
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion to Canterbury with Walking Tour and entrance to Canterbury Cathedral
Afternoon London Walking Tour London National
Gallery
London Camden Town Shopping London River Thames Cruise Leicester Square + China Town or Optional London Dungeon or Madame Tussauds
Evening Welcome Games or other onsite activity Disco Optional London Eye or Bingo Karaoke Optional Musical or Football competition Talent Show Murder Mystery

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 DOCTOR
Royal Docks Medical Practice, 21 East Ham Manor Way, London, E6 5NA, Tel: 02075114466

LOCAL DENTIST
Beckton Dental Clinic, 2-3 beckton District Centre, Beckton, London, E6 5LX, Tel: 020 7511 9101

LOCAL HOSPITAL

Newham General Hospital, Glen Road, London E13 8SL, Tel: +44 207 476 4000

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

Location

Embassy Summer Schools
University of East London
Docklands campus
London E16 2RD