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Embassy Oxford

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford is a historic University City with beautiful college buildings and stunning architecture. Thanks to the Universities, there’s an international atmosphere in the city that attracts students from all over the world.
Our centre is located on the Headington campus of Oxford Brookes University, a mix of old and modern buildings set on a large campus with plenty of outdoor space within short walking distance from the city centre.

Quick facts

Location: Oxford Brookes University

Dates available: 23 Jun – 18 Aug

Ages: 12–18 (18-year-olds accepted as part of a group with a leader, individual bookings minimum age is 13)

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

Day programme available 

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978

Living

  • Single en-suites and single standard rooms in flats of 5-6 in each
  • Located across several residence buildings at the Headington Campus
  • Communal kitchen areas in each building
  • Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Rooms are cleaned weekly, bathrooms and common spaces are cleaned every other day
  • Laundry available in each residence building for a small fee
  • Linen are changed every week, students must bring their own towel
  • Meals are served in a large self-service dining hall
  • Wi-Fi available across the campus
  • A deposit of £30 is required upon arrival and replacement of lost key is £30

Dining & facilities

All meals are served in a modern dining hall in Henry Brookes building.

Breakfast

Cooked (depending on day) and continental – pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, toast, cereal and fruit.

Lunch

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

Evening Meal

2 courses, 3 options including both a vegetarian and Halal option.

Snacks

There are several shops on campus where students can purchase snacks, confectionery and drinks.

Facilities

  • Large multi-purpose sports hall
  • Park nearby for games and activities
  • Mini supermarket and several cafés
  • Cash machine (ATM)
  • Shared common area in each flat , there’s plenty of more social space for students across the 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
  • Modern classrooms with interactive whiteboards
  • Classrooms are located in the John Henry Brookes and Gibbs buildings
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate

Programme

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 during evenings and in between lessons. 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 such as Bourton-on-thewater in the Cotswolds, Woodstock and Blenheim Gardens and a selection of Oxford Museums and Colleges.

Full-day Excursions

London: visit this exciting capital city and take a walking tour of central London visit the National Gallery

Stratford-upon-Avon: discover the beautiful home town of Shakespeare steeped in history and culture

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, Bridge of Sighs
Optional

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

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

Cambridge: explore this charming, iconic city on a walking tour and visit one of the colleges

3 Week Sample Programmes

Extra

Each 14 night stay will include 2 local visits to Oxford by foot, 2 half-day trips to nearby towns and attractions and 2 full-day excursions to other exciting towns such as London, Stratford Upon Avon, London and Cambridge. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport. Student may have lessons either morning or afternoon in week 1, alternating weekly after that.

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

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

On-site activities

Optional trip:
London Madame Tussauds and Harrods

or

River Cruise and/or London Eye
Testing/Induction Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day trip:
Windsor and Windsor Castle
Afternoon Local trip to Oxford and walking tour Indoor sports

Arts and crafts
Half-day trip:
Oxford Museums or Oxford College
Half-day trip:
Bourton on the Water and Model Village
Indoor sports

Nature walk
Evening Kahoot quiz Welcome Disco Trashion show Culture club Themed disco Outdoor sports Film night
Week 2 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals/Departures

On-site activities

Optional trip:
Thorpe Park
Local trip to Oxford and walking tour

Optional trip:
Bicester Village
Indoor sports

Arts and crafts
Half-day visit:
Oxford College visit
Half-day trip:
Woodstock and Blenheim Gardens
Nature Walk

Murder Mystery
Full-day trip:
London with walking tour and National Gallery
Afternoon Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
Evening Drama Workshop Welcome Disco Quiz night Culture club Themed disco Outdoor sports Treasure hunt
Week 3 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals/Departures

On-site activities

Optional trip:
Cambridge with walking tour and college visit
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day trip:
Stratford Upon Avon and Shakespeare's Birthplace
Afternoon Local trip to Oxford and walking tour Indoor sports

Arts and crafts
Half-day trip:
Oxford Museum or Oxford College
Half-day trip:
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Indoor sports

Nature walk
Evening Games night Disco Capture the flag Culture club Themed disco Outdoor sports 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.

LOCAL DOCTOR 
East Oxford Health Centre, Manzil Way, Tel: +44 1865 722214

LOCAL HOSPITAL 
John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Tel: +44 300 304 7777 

STUDENT DENTAL CARE 
Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Colonnade Building 3rd Floor, Headington Rd, Oxford OX3 0BP, Tel: +441865 689997

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

Embassy Summer Schools
Oxford Brookes University
Headington
Oxford
OX3 0BP