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Embassy South Bank

London South Bank University

Quick facts

Location: London South Bank University

Dates available: 25 Jun–13 Aug

Ages: 13–17 Juniors / 18–21 adults 

Accommodation: Single room with en-suite

Day programme available

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978

Our centre is located on the campus of South Bank University close to the river Thames, London Bridge and London Eye. This is the ultimate location for students who wants to explore the city of London as much as possible.
The campus has comfortable single en-suite rooms in halls of residence a short walk from the main University building with teaching facilities and canteen.

Living

  • Students stay at McLaren House residence in single en-suite rooms arranged in flats of 5, 8 or 10 students in each
  • Communal space in each flat
  • Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Rooms cleaned weekly
  • Laundry available in the residence building
  • Meals are served in a large self-service dining hall
  • Large communal space on the ground floor with reading corners, board games, ping pong table and foosball table
  • Wi-Fi available throughout
  • A deposit of £40 or €50 is required upon arrival and replacement of lost key is £190. Replacement of a university access card is £10
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Dining & facilities

Meals are served in large self-service dining hall (spread across 2 floors) in the main University building, in the LSBU HUB.

Breakfast

Continental including juice, tea or coffee, toast, cereal and fruit.

Lunch

2 courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option.

Evening Meal

2 courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option.

Facilities

  • Indoor multi-purpose sports hall available once a week
  • Local park used for games and activities
  • Laundry is available in the block C, washing is £2.50 and drying is £1.30 per load

Learning

  • Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week – 3 hours per morning or afternoon, 5 days per week
  • Placement test on first weekday to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Maximum 17 students per class
  • Modern classrooms with projectors and teacher internet access to use online resources
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and a certificate

Programme

Arrival

Students will be welcomed upon arrival at McLaren House 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 campus, 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 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 disco, karaoke and film nights
Excursions and Trips
london
Half-day Trips
Half-day Trips

Our students get to explore exciting places around London every weekday, they visit places such as: The British Museum, the Imperial War 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
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
Optional

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

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.

Oxford: explore this iconic University city and visit the famous Christ Church college

London evening activities: Bowling, cinema, musical, The London Eye experience and Madame Tussauds

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.

 

Week 1
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Morning
Arrival/Departure

or

Visit to Borough Marketing
Testing/Induction Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion to Cambridge with walking tour and visit to King's College

or

Canterbury with walking tour and visit to the cathedral

Afternoon
Westminster or other London Walking Tour/ Imperial War Museum London British Museum Indoor sports or Local Activities Visit to Tower Bridge Experience Museum of London or optional Madame Tussauds/London Eye/Tower of London

Evening
Welcome and Team Games

Sports in the park
Disco Quiz Karaoke Late night shopping Westfield or Oxford Street

Film night
Disco London-by-night walk

Talent Show

Week 2
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Morning
Arrival/Departure

or

Visit to Covent Garden
Westminster or other London Walking Tour/ Imperial War Museum London British Museum Indoor sports

Local activities
Thames river cruise Science Museum
or
Optional Madame Tussauds/London Eye/Tower of London
Full-day excursion to Brighton with walking tour and visit to Sea Life Centre

or

Cambridge with walking tour and visit to King's College

Afternoon
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons

Evening
Welcome and Team Games

Sports in the park
Disco Optional Cinema/Bowling/Musical

Treasure Hunt
Karaoke Late night shopping Westfield or Oxford Street

Film night
Disco London-by-night walk

Fashion show
Week 3
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrival/Departure

or

Visit to Tate Modern Museum and Southbank Walk
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion to Canterbury with walking tour and visit to the Cathedral or Brighton with walking tour and visit to Sea Life Centre
Afternoon Westminster or other London Walking Tour/Imperial War Museum London Natural History Museum Indoor sports or Local Activities Visit to St. Paul's Cathedral Leicester Square + China Town

or Optional Madame Tussauds/London Eye/Tower of London
Evening Welcome and Team Games

Sports in the park
Disco Optional Cinema/Bowling/Musical

Treasure Hunt
Karaoke Late night shopping Westfield or Oxford Street

Film night
Disco London-by-night walk

International Show

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 
2 Princess Street, London SE1 6JP 

LOCAL HOSPITAL 
St. Thomas’s, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH, Tel: +44 207 188 7188

LOCAL DENTIST
305 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JH 

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 is not available for storing of passports and travel documents.
Students are responsible for storage of their own passport and travel documents. Embassy Summer doesn’t take a responsibility for lost or stolen belongings.

In case of emergency

A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:

+44 7771 845978

Location

Embassy Summer Schools
South Bank
University McLaren House
1 St. George’s Circus
London SE1 0AP