Sussex is the only university campus in England that is surrounded by a National Park, so you can walk straight out of the campus into green parkland. Although located in the countryside, the University is just 10 minutes away by train from the cosmopolitan city of Brighton. The University campus, with its award-winning architecture, can be described as a self-contained village, ideal for the 15-20 age group.
Dates & Fees
The centre is open for 7 weeks in total, from 1 July to 18 August 2018. Students can arrive on any Sunday and depart on any Saturday.
The recommended minimum stay is two weeks. To maximize the benefit of your experience, you should consider a 3 or 4 week course.
A 10% discount is available on the weekly package price on stays of 5 weeks or longer.
The fully-inclusive course fee is £1,425 per week.
Age range 15 to 20 yrs. Maximum 80 students per week from different countries. Limits for each nationality to ensure a good mix.
Lessons take place in the mornings and afternoons and there is a full programme of evening social events and weekend excursions designed in consultation with the students and tailored to their age and interests. There is a minimum number of Social Events and Excursions that students are required to attend depending on their age (see Student Handbook). All recreational activities organised by Bede's are included in the course fee and students are actively encouraged to participate.
25 hours of lessons per week (see Timetable) including English Skills, Communication Skills and Professional Skills. Maximum 14 students per class. Weekly progress checks to monitor performance.
Available in Adventure Sports, Commercial Pop Dance, Football and Tennis. Academies will take part during students' Free Time and supplements are payable. Academies are subject to availability and a minimum number of enrolments; if an Academy is cancelled, the Parent will be offered a full refund of the Academy only.
4 levels are available from Intermediate (B1) to Proficiency (C2). Entry test on Monday with a speaking, grammar and writing component.
IELTS and Cambridge CAE exams are available for students aged between 16-20 years. 15 hours of dedicated exam preparation instead of English Skills and Communication Skills. IELTS: 2 week programme available (exam on Sat 21 July, Sat 28 July or Sat 11 August 2018). Cambridge CAE: 3 week programme available (exam Thurs 25 July 2018). Supplements are payable. IELTS students must stay 1 extra night (no extra charge) and depart on Sunday. Confirmation of a place on an Exam Course is subject to availability and to a satisfactory online placement test (Cambridge CAE only).
For more helpful information please see our Student Handbook.
Please see our School Rules and Sanctions Poster.
- 1) Improve all language skills in English
- 2) Give strategies for effective communication in professional contexts
- 3) Increase knowledge in a range of academic subjects
- 4) Experience being a student at a British University
- 5) Have a better understanding of the British way of life
- 6) Earn respect for other people and different cultures
- 7) Develop personal and social skills
- 8) Motivate students to continue learning English after they leave Bede's