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Bedes Brighton Summer Camp

Address: Folmer, Brighton BN1 9RH

Description Bedes Brighton Summer Camp

  • Location: Brighton, UK
  • Dates: July 1 - August 18 (2-7 weeks, arrivals on Sundays, departures on Saturdays)
  • Age of students: 15-20 years
  • Total number of students: up to 80 people during the course
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (boarding house)
  • Language of instruction: English.

The programs of the famous and popular Bede's Summer center have long been considered one of the most popular in the world: EL Gazette named them among the top five summer schools in England, they were accredited in 2013 by the prestigious Center of Excellence. The language school of Bedes Brighton is an ideal opportunity to spend summer vacations with benefit and pleasure, studying English in a famous resort just outside London.

Bedes Brighton is located on the basis of one of the best universities in the UK and Europe - the University of Sussex (University of Sussex): among other things, it is also the only university in the country, located in the national park! The campus was founded 87 kilometers from London on the South Downs hill (the nearest town is Brighton and Hove) in 1961. Today it is a large, prestigious and respected private research university: it teaches 3 Nobel laureates, science prize winners, 14 members of the British Royal Scientific Society. The graduates showed the brightest results in science (especially physics), writing and composing art, politics and diplomacy. The total number of university students exceeds 10500 people (representatives of more than 120 countries!). No less diverse national composition and the participants of the summer school Bedes Brighton (data for 2017, in descending order of the number of participants from each country):

  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Japan
  • China
  • Turkey
  • Poland
  • Switzerland
  • Austria.

This is not an ordinary summer course in the English language - it is a specially balanced program for ambitious, purposeful young students wishing to achieve maximum academic, personal and career goals. The objectives of the course are as follows:

  • effectively and comprehensively develop all language skills
  • improve communication skills, develop and teach different strategies for different situations
  • deepen academic knowledge in various disciplines, priority for students and relevant to their career interests
  • give an opportunity to communicate with the best representatives of different sectors - lectures, master classes, visits to enterprises - and be inspired by their successes
  • give the opportunity to feel like a member of the student brotherhood, live in an atmosphere of a real British university
  • To get acquainted with new friends from all over the world, to develop tolerance and tolerance, to make friends with representatives of different countries, languages ​​and cultures
  • To acquaint foreign students with the unique, distinctive and vibrant culture of England and Britain, to explore the main cities, historical, cultural and architectural sights.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Bedes Brighton Summer Camp

Program name
28.06.2020 -15.08.2020
from 1 550 £ / week

Summer academic English course

The academic language course can include 15 or 25 hours of classes weekly - they are divided into thematic blocks:

  • General language skills (10 hours)
  • Communication skills (5 hours)
  • Professional skills / preparation for language exams IELTS / CAE (up to 10 hours, only available with an intensive program).

1) General language skills.

This is a comprehensive, rapid and effective improvement of all basic language competencies:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

2) Communicative skills.

Active development of oral and written communication in a variety of situations and for different interlocutors - from everyday to professional or academic environment. Classes expand lexical stock, help improve pronunciation and get rid of accent, hone the style of speech.

Groups of students can decide for themselves which topics of this block are the highest priority for them and to highlight them in detail:

  • negotiation and assembly
  • conducting and preparing presentations
  • development of critical and analytical thinking
  • writing an expanded academic essay
  • writer skills (Creative Writing)
  • conducting debates and discussions, competent argumentation of one's point of view
  • international business etiquette
  • writing official reports, keeping documents and correspondence, writing business letters
  • operative problem solving, conflict management.

3) Professional skills.

A carefully designed thematic block combines theoretical and practical exercises that reveal to students the specifics of one or another direction for building a career, choosing a specialty and profession. The block includes numerous meetings, master classes and lectures with famous representatives of each industry who share their experience and knowledge with the younger generation.

Subjects of classes can be different and also be selected separately by each group of students:

  • management
  • recent history
  • finance and accounting, banking
  • cinema
  • entrepreneurship, the course of a young leader
  • latest technologies and innovations
  • international politics and diplomacy
  • coaching and training system
  • law (several industries)
  • modern psychology
  • science of health and nutrition, HLS.

Groups are formed small, up to 14 people in each (ratio of teachers to students - 1: 5). Classes are held on weekdays (Monday-Friday) from 9 to 16 hours (there is a big lunch break and 3 short breaks for rest).

Summer courses at Bedes Brighton school run from July 1 to August 18 - the duration of the course can be chosen from 2 to 7 weeks (depending on the student's wishes and academic needs). Arrivals are scheduled on Sundays, departures on Saturdays.

The cost of the programs depends on the chosen duration and its subjects (the price is indicated for 1 person per course):

  • 2 weeks = £ 2850
  • 3 weeks = £ 4275
  • 4 weeks = £ 5700
  • 5 weeks = 7125 £
  • 6 weeks = 8550 £
  • 7 weeks = 9975 £
  • Supplement for a two-week course IELTS / CAE = 300 £
  • Supplement for three-week course IELTS / CAE = £ 400.
05.07.2020 -19.07.2020 12.07.2020 -26.07.2020 26.07.2020 -09.08.2020
from 700 £ / 2 weeks

IELTS Preparation

Bedes Brighton Summer offers an IELTS preparation program. High exam scores are a prerequisite for students looking for a place at a UK university or work in areas such as law or medicine in English-speaking countries. The program includes 15 hours of special preparation for exams.


  • Build an understanding of the structure of the exam and its components
  • Improve student methods and strategies to achieve the highest possible score.
  • Provide practical tasks similar to the exam, allowing you to feel confident during the test tests.

IELTS Brighton B1 Exam English Skills - £ 350.

Accommodation and food

Students of summer programs are offered cozy private bedrooms in a spacious, comfortable Northfield residence located right on the university campus. In general free use there are living rooms for rest, kitchen areas with necessary equipment and appliances, and bathrooms and amenities are provided in every room. Free laundry service is provided weekly.

Board meals for students are organized according to the system of personal coupons. Each student receives a daily food stamp worth 20 pounds sterling: they can be spent in any store, cafe or restaurant at their discretion (however, remember that the amount can not be saved or removed - the unused balance is reset).

The whole territory of the campus is under video surveillance and security 24/7, next to the students there are always teachers, educators, ready to help in any situation (they also most often live in the territory), emergency telephones and support phones.

Events Bedes Brighton Summer Camp

Every day on the campus there are interesting, exciting activities - sports, creative, scientific and intellectual:

  • football
  • tennis
  • mountain biking (mountain bike)
  • mini golf
  • bowling
  • joint screenings on the big screen
  • dramatic and theatrical circles
  • live music concerts and performances
  • comedy evenings
  • discos
  • dance lessons (for example, salsa).

A lot of interesting things for yourself can be found in Brighton - literally every trip to the center of the resort will bring new impressions:

  • paintball matches
  • bicycle rides
  • visiting architectural and cultural monuments (for example, the famous Royal Pavilion)
  • shopping in the major center of The Lanes
  • walking on the beach
  • visiting cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs, etc.

Organized trips, tours and outside the resort city:

  • sightseeing tours in London, Canterbury, Cambridge, Oxford
  • Walk through the famous area of ​​Covent Garden and Camden Market
  • visiting the West End show
  • excursions to the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Madame Tussauds Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of National History, the Museum of Science
  • visiting the London Zoo
  • a trip to the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey
  • The Great Eye
  • boat cruises on the Thames
  • Visit the legendary Buckingham Palace, the residence of the British royal family
  • tours to major theme parks and nature reserves and much, much more.

All activities that are organized for summer school students are carefully designed and supervised by a whole team of educators and teachers: children are looked after during each entertainment or excursion (especially if the students are under 18 years old). Adult pupils, of course, can dispose of more freedom, but are obliged to report their movements and travel, to be in touch and to return to the territory at specified times. Participation in school activities is not compulsory: if a student has his own plans or wishes, he can make a leisure program on his own - the main thing is to stay in touch with the administration and return to the territory on time (max. 23:30).

Equipment Bedes Brighton Summer Camp

In the quiet area of ​​Brighton, close to the picturesque suburbs, the spacious, well-tended, modern and cozy campus of the University of Sussex is located, which in the summer months serves as the base for Bedes Brighton. This is a unique opportunity to live, study and relax in the present National Park (South Downs) , surrounded by clean air and impressive landscapes, beautiful park areas and a memorable architecture. The nearest city to the campus is Brighton and Hove: you can get there in just a few minutes by bus or car.

The University of Sussex is perfectly prepared both for students of the main year courses, and for placement and training in the summer school:

  • 7 restaurants, cafes and bars (including a vegetarian cafe, an excellent popular pizzeria)
  • fitness rooms with fitness zones
  • numerous sports fields, playgrounds and paths (indoor and outdoor)
  • squash courts
  • lawns for rest and picnics
  • own post office
  • supermarket in the territory
  • football fields
  • pharmacy
  • bank branch with ATMs
  • tennis courts
  • a huge library
  • modern IT-center
  • full WiFi coverage throughout the property
  • cozy residences for living
  • well-equipped educational buildings, lecture halls and lecture halls
  • modern computer classes
  • spacious common dining room.

Term dates and fees

Summer courses at Bedes Brighton school run from July 1 to August 18 - the duration of the course can be chosen from 2 to 7 weeks (depending on the student's wishes and academic needs). Arrivals are scheduled on Sundays, departures on Saturdays.

The cost of the programs depends on the chosen duration and its subjects (the price is indicated for 1 person per course):

  • 2 weeks = £ 2850
  • 3 weeks = £ 4275
  • 4 weeks = £ 5700
  • 5 weeks = 7125 £
  • 6 weeks = 8550 £
  • 7 weeks = 9975 £
  • Supplement for a two-week course IELTS / CAE = 300 £
  • Supplement for three-week course IELTS / CAE = £ 400.

This price includes:

  • on-the-job training
  • necessary teaching materials and manuals
  • accommodation (residence) and meals (special food stamps = 20 £ / day)
  • leisure, sightseeing and entertainment programs
  • basic medical insurance
  • access to fast WiFi and free use of the entire school infrastructure
  • meeting and seeing off at the airport at a set time (see below)
  • weekly use of laundry
  • for students preparing for IELTS - an extra day of living
  • full academic report and certificate at the end of the course.

The school organizes a group transfer, meeting and seeing off at Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick airports (usually from 10 am to 5 pm, please contact your manager for details).

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for used property (returned upon departure) = £ 80
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions (at an unspecified date or time)
  • Compulsory medical insurance = from 1 euro / day
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 600 GBP
  • Transfer (one way) 100 GBP
  • Study materials
  • Visa fees
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Summer courses at Bedes Brighton are designed for students with a level of preparation from A2 (Pre-Intermediate) to C2 (Advanced, Advanced). In total, the courses are designed for 5 levels of preparation. If the student plans to attend an intensive course (25 lessons weekly instead of the standard 15), his level should be at least B1 (Intermediate), the same applies to students preparing for the CAE / IELTS exams - they are not suitable for beginners.

Before the beginning of the training, all children undergo an introductory distributive testing and are divided into groups (in each - up to 14 people).


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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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