EC Partners

Embassy Mile End

Queen Mary University London

Our centre is located on the large modern city campus of Queen Mary University of London.

All students are staying in comfortable single en-suite rooms in one of the halls of residence in the student village, where students can find both shops and a sports hall. Our centre’s Zone 2 location ensures easy access to central London for students to explore.

Quick facts

Location: Queen Mary University of London

Dates available: 20 Jun–15 Aug

Ages: 12–18 (18 year olds accepted as part of a group with a leader)

Accommodation: Single room with en-suite

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978

Living

  • Single en-suite rooms arranged in flats containing of 5-9 rooms 
  • Communal space in each flat
  • Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Rooms are cleaned weekly
  • Laundry available in residence building
  • All meals are served in a large dining hall on campus
  • Wi-Fi throughout
  • A deposit of £30 is required upon arrival, replacement of lost room key is £15 

Dining & Facilities

Breakfast

Hot breakfast and continental available including juice, coffee, toast, cereal and fruit.

 

Lunch

Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option.

Packed lunches (provided at weekends):

Water, fruit, sandwiches, crisps and biscuits

 

Evening Meal

Three courses, 3 options including vegetarian and halal option.

 

Facilities

  • Large indoor multi-purpose sports hall on campus
  • There are both shops as well as cafes on campus

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
  • Classrooms are a mixture of lecture theatres and standard style
  • Classrooms are located in various buildings across the Mile End campus
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate
  • Trinity exam preparation available

Programme

Arrival

Students will be welcomed upon arrival outside The Curve Cafe 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 on days when there are no trips and during the 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
london
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,

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

Brighton: A vibrant, popular seaside resort with beautiful architecture, home to the Sea Life Centre

Canterbury: Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is one of the most visited cities in the UK with medieval buildings, notably the gothic architecture of Canterbury Cathedral

Cambridge: This iconic university city is famous for its colleges, where we will visit King’s College

Oxford, Bridge of Sighs
Optional

Thorpe Park: A theme park full of extreme rides and attractions

Oxford: Home to the world’s oldest university, where we’ll visit Christ Church

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

London evening activities: Students can choose to go to the cinema or a musical. They also enjoy the London Eye, Madame Tussauds and the River Thames cable car experience.

3 Week Sample Programmes

Extra

Each 14-night stay will include a total of 10 local accompanied visits to London with 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.

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Morning Arrivals/Departures

London visit with walking tour and Camden Market

Optional trip to Thorpe Park
Testing/Induction Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion to Brighton with walking tour and visit the Sea Life Centre or Cambridge with walking tour and King's College
Lessons Local walk Visit to St. Paul's Cathedral London British Museum Tate Modern
Westminster or other London walking tour Optional visit to Madame Tussauds/ Tower of London/ London Eye
Afternoon Testing/Induction Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
Lessons Local walk Visit to St. Paul's Cathedral London British Museum Tate Modern
Westminster or other London walking tour Optional visit to Madame Tussauds/ Tower of London/ London Eye
Evening Welcome games Indoor sports or treasure hunt Karaoke Indoor sports Disco Trashion Show Film night
Local walk Egg drop Optional Musical Late night shopping at Westfield Quiz
Indoor Sports Optional cable car experience
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Morning Arrivals/Departures

London visit with walking tour and Camden Market

Optional trip to Thorpe Park
Testing/Induction Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion to Canterbury with walking tour and visit the Cathedral
Lessons Local walk River Cruise Science Museum Tate Modern
Westminster or other London walking tour Optional visit to Madame Tussauds/ Tower of London/ London Eye
Afternoon Testing/Induction Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion to Brighton with walking tour and visit to the Sea Life Centre
Lessons River Cruise Science Museum London Natural History Museum Tate Modern
Westminster or other London walking tour
Evening Welcome games Indoor Sports Karaoke Indoor sports Disco Photo
Scavenger
Hunt
Film night
Local walk International Night Optional Musical Late night shopping at Westfield Quiz
Indoor Sports Fox and hounds Optional cable car experience
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Morning
Arrivals/Departures

London visit with walking tour and Canary Wharf and Docklands museum

Optional trip to Oxford and Christchurch
Testing/Induction Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion to Cambridge with walking tour and King's College
Lessons Local walk Visit to Tower Bridge Experience Leicester square and China town London National Gallery
Westminster or other London walking tour Optional visit to Madame Tussauds/ Tower of London/ London Eye
Afternoon Testing/Induction Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Canterbury with walking tour and visit to Canterbury Cathedral
Lessons Local Walk Visit to Tower Bridge Experience Leicester square and China town London National Gallery
Westminster or other London walking tour Optional visit to Madame Tussauds/ Tower of London/ London Eye
Evening Welcome games Indoor Sports Karaoke Indoor sports Disco Kahoot Quiz Film night
Local walk Dancing Optional Musical Late night shopping at Westfield/Oxford Street Quiz
Indoor Sports Human PacMan Optional cable car experience

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 a 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 HOSPITAL
XX place Health centre, Mile End Hospital site, Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, Tel: +44 2071672828 

INSURANCE 
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
c/o Conference Office
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS