About BEO - Royal Holloway

Royal Holloway is part of the University of London and was founded in 1879 by the Victorian entrepreneur Thomas Holloway. With over 8,600 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 100 countries it is the ideal location for the prestigious BEO programme. The campus is located just outside Egham and is ranked 6th in the world for its ‘International Outlook’.

Programme Highlights

The British English Olympics (BEO) is a unique event attracting bilingual schools from around the world to compete against one another in a series of English language academic challenges. As part of the BEO  programme, your students will be required to explore contemporary global issues and to make presentations, debate and perform on themes such as the environment, globalisation and sustainable development.

Compulsory age range: 12-16


  • Participation in the BEO competition centred on contemporary political and social issues.
  • 2 academic workshops and an inter-school challenge on arrival.
  • 2 extended full day excursions to London (9am-8pm) with an Award Ceremony based in a secret central London location and a guided tour with a professional walking tour guide.
  • 1 extended full day excursion to London (9am-10:30pm) with the option to include London Eye and a West End Musical.
  • Full day excursion to Oxford with a walking tour and entrance to Christ Church College.
  • Full day excursion to Brighton with a walking tour.


  • London Heathrow


  • London Gatwick


  • London Stansted

    1hr 45mins

Royal Holloway, Egham


  • 40 minutes from Egham to central London by train
  • Large, modern campus in stunning grounds
  • Lessons in the iconic Founder’s Building
  • Modern, single or twin en-suite accommodation (double bed rooms available)
  • Kitchens/social spaces in every accommodation block
  • WiFi access across the whole campus
  • State of the art sports facilities including extensive outdoor sports fields, tennis courts, basketball courts and football pitches.