Portsmouth University

Welcome to Embassy Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a port city in New Hampshire, England. The eye-catching Spinnaker Tower resembles a sail, in homage to the city’s significance in maritime history.
Our centre is located next to the seafront in a building of the University of Portsmouth. It is within walking distance of the city centre, which offers access to a variety of fun and cultural local attractions.

Key Facts
 Portsmouth University
Dates: 23 Jun - 18 Aug
Ages: 12 - 17
Accommodation: Single en-suite rooms
Sample Excursions: Isle of Wight, Brighton and London

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· Students stay in single en-suite rooms in a dedicated secure block.

· All rooms are furnished with a wardrobe, desk and chair.

· Rooms are cleaned weekly.

· Bed linen and towel are included and changed every week.

· Laundry is available in the accommodation building.

· Meals are served in a canteen in the building.

· Accomodation has large social areas and activity spaces.

· All students have access to a sports hall, just 10 minutes’ walk from the accommodation.

· Wi-Fi available throughout the campus.

Scheduled every afternoon and evening, with full-day trips at the weekend. All activities are designed to continue learning in a fun and enjoyable way, encouraging students to develop life skills and make new friends through sport, activities and socially interactive games.

Sports: With a choice of football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball.

Drama: Drama and performance activities, such as drama workshops and scavenger hunts.

Evening: Activities such as karaoke, a talent show, and team games.


Half-Day Trips
Our local half-day trips take students to places of interest such as Portsmouth historic dockyards, Chichester and its cathedral and the New Forest National Park.

Full-Day Excursions
London: Discover this exciting capital city, take a walking tour of central London and visit the Tate Modern.

Oxford: Explore this iconic and beautiful university city and its famous colleges.

Brighton: Enjoy this vibrant and popular seaside resort with beautiful architecture. Visit the Sea Life Centre and see the Royal Pavilion.

· Lessons are taught by qualified English teachers.

· 20 x 45-minute lessons per week, morning or afternoon.

· Placement test on day 1 to ensure students are in a class of the appropriate level.

· Spacious, standard classrooms.

· Maximum 15 students per class.

· Course material is included.

· Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills.

Classrooms: Modern classrooms, located a short walk from the accommodation.

Sports Facilities: Access to sports hall, just a 10 minute walk from the accommodation.

Meals: All meals are served in a canteen in the accommodation building.

Common Room: Large social areas and common activity spaces.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi available throughout the campus and in bedrooms.

Travel times to nearest airports

(LGW) London Gatwick Airport 1 hr 30 mins
(LHR) London Heathrow Airport 1 hr 30 mins
(STN) Stansted Airport 2 hrs 30 mins
(LTN) Luton Airport 2 hrs 30 mins


Travel times to nearest train station

Ashford International (Eurostar) 2 hrs

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