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Embassy Southsea

University of Portsmouth

Quick facts

Location: University of Portsmouth

Dates available: 2 Jul–13 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

Our centre is located next to the seafront in a building which is part of the University of Portsmouth. Both the centre and accommodation are within a short walk of the city centre, the Historic Dockyard and the Clarence Pier.

Portsmouth has a lot to offer, with sights such as the Spinnaker Tower and Southsea Castle, and is also very close to other interesting cities such as Southampton, Chichester and Brighton. Students have a lot to explore!

Living

  • Rooms laid out along corridors with a small communal kitchen facility on each floor
  • Each flat has got a communal room
  • Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Rooms and bathrooms cleaned weekly, common rooms every other day
  • Laundry available in the residence in an on-site canteen, with a packed lunch at the weekends
  • Meals are served in a large dining hall
  • Wi-Fi throughout accommodation
  • 15 minutes walking distance to classes

Dining & Facilities

Meals are served in a 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
  • Historic Dockyard
  • Gun Wharf Keys
  • Arundel Castle
King’s College Chapel and the Back Lawn, University of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.
Full-day Excursions

London: Visit London once per week, seeing places such as: the British Museum, the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, the National Gallery, Oxford street shopping and Hyde Park as well as the famous Westminster Walking Tour

Brighton: Enjoy this vibrant popular seaside city with beautiful architecture and visit The Sea Life Centre and The Palace Pier

Oxford: Students can get to know the other famous university city and visit one of its most famous colleges

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

London & Madame Tussauds

Beaulieu Motor Museum

3 Week Sample Programmes

Extra

Each 14 night stay will include a number of 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
Arrivals
     
     On-site sports and activities
     
     Optional trip to Beaulieu Motor Museum
Testing &   Induction
     
     Lessons
     
     Local Visit Millenium Walk
Lessons
     
     Local Visit to Southsea Castle
Lessons
     
     Mini-Olympics
     
     On-site sports and activities
Lessons
     
     Half-day trip to Portsmouth Historic Dockyards
Lessons
     
     Build-your-own board game
     
     On-site sports and activities
Full-day trip: Lodnon   with Westminster Walking Tour and visit to a museum
Testing & Induction
     
     Lessons
     
     Local Visit Millenium Walk
Lessons
     
     Local Visit to Southsea Castle
Lessons
     
     Mini-Olympics
     
     On-site sports and activities
Lessons
     
     Half-day trip to Portsmouth Historic Dockyards
Lessons
     
     Build-your-own board game
     
     On-site sports and activities
Welcome and Team Games Karaoke
     
     Mixed Sports/Dance
Games/Casino
     
     Murder Mystery
Egg   Drop
     
     Culture Club
Football   Tournament
     
     X-factor
Disco Clarence   Pier
     
     Film Night
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Arrivals
     
     Local activities
     
     Optional trip to Thorpe Park
Testing &   Induction
     
     Lessons
     
     Local Visit and Lord Nelson Trail
     
Lessons
     
     Local Visit Southsea Model Village and Albert Road Shops
Lessons
     
     Ultimate frisbee
     
     On-site sports and activities
Lessons
     
     Half-day trip to Gun Wharf Keys
Lessons
     
     Paper airplane competition
     
     On-site sports and activities
Full-day trip: Brighton   with walking tour and visit to the Sea Life Centre
Testing & Induction
     
     Lessons
     
     Local Visit and Lord Nelson Trail
     
Lessons
     
     Local Visit Southsea Model Village and Albert Road Shops
Lessons
     
     Ultimate frisbee
     
     On-site sports and activities
Lessons
     
     Half-day trip to Gun Wharf Keys
Lessons
     
     Paper airplane competition
     
     On-site sports and activities
Welcome and Lip Sync Battles Karaoke
     
     Mixed Sports/Dance
Games/Casino
     
     Arts and Crafts
British   Universities Q&A with Staff
     
     Make your own Movie
Football   Tournament
     
     Fashion Show
Disco Clarence   Pier
     
     Film Night
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Arrivals
     
     On-site Activities
     
     Optional Trip to London with London Eye
Testing &   Induction
     
     Lessons
     
     Local Visit and South Parade Pier
Lessons
     
     Local Visit - Spinnaker Tower
Lessons
     
     Speed friendship
     
     On-site sports and activities
Lessons
     
     Half Day Trip to Arundel Castle
Lessons
     
     Zombie apocalypse photo workshop
     
     On-site sports and activities
Full day trip: Oxford   with walking tour and Oxford College
Testing & Induction
     
     Lessons
     
     Local Visit and South Parade Pier
Lessons
     
     Local Visit - Spinnaker Tower
Lessons
     
     Speed friendship
     
     On-site sports and activities
Lessons
     
     Half Day Trip to Arundel Castle
Lessons
     
     Zombie apocalypse photo workshop
     
     On-site sports and activities
Welcome and Team Games Karaoke
     
     Mixed Sports/Dance
Games/Casino
     
     Kahoot Quiz
Egg   Drop
     
     Arts and Crafts
Football   Tournament
     
     Talent Show
Disco Clarence   Pier
     
     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

Practice Plus Surgical Centre St Marys Portsmouth

 

LOCAL HOSPITAL

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

 

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

University of Portsmouth,
Rees Hall,
Southsea Terrace,
Southsea,
PO5 3AP