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 2 July to 19 August 2017. 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 £1,375 per week.
Age range 15 to 20 yrs. Where students turn the minimum age during the course, consideration will be given on a case by case basis. 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.
IELTS and Cambridge CAE exams are available. 15 hours of dedicated exam preparation instead of English Skills and Communication Skills. 2-3 week programme available. IELTS Exam on 15 July, 29 July or 12 August 2017. CAE Exam Thurs 20 July 2017. 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).
4 levels are available from Intermediate (B1) to Proficiency (C2). Entry test on Monday with a speaking, grammar and writing component.
For more helpful information please see our Student Handbook.
Please see our School Rules and Sanctions Poster.
Restaurants and cafes, IT centre, supermarket, pharmacy, bars, post office, cashpoint, tennis courts, fitness rooms, squash courts, football pitches. Use of the sports facilities on campus during students' free time is not included in the course fees and students need to pay for themselves. View our Price List.
Bede's staff provide excellent care for students 24 hours a day and live in the same sleeping areas as the students. Excellent staff:student ratios (typically 1:5). Individual attention provided. There is a surgery led by a qualified nurse several times a week and access to a doctor if required. See our Welfare Policy.
The Welfare Manager is responsible for the safety and well-being of all students who are under 18. Lessons are tailored to this age group and all recreational activities are designed in consultation with the students in order to cater for their interests. Different rules apply for the various age groups (15, 16-17, 18+) in respect of school rules, participation in recreational activities, free time priviledges and curfew times. See our Under 18s Policy.
Restaurants providing a range of healthy meals. Vegetarian options are always available. Special dietary requirements are accommodated. Daily meal allowance of £20 included. See our Meals at Bede's Flyer.
Wi-fi is available in most communal and accommodation areas. Students can make and receive telephone calls. Laundry facilities are available for students and included in the course fees (2 washes per week).
Transfers from/to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports and Ashford or Ebbsfleet Train Stations are included in the fees at any time of the day. Students are met by Bede's Staff. Bede's Airport Coordinators provide extra care.