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BEO Scholars


A unique international competition designed to help students develop key skills for the future. The programme is based on Activated Learning systems and is designed to motivate students to challenge themselves to be the best they can be.
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Key Facts


13 – 17 years


Individuals & Groups


University campus




  • Study in the world famous Founder’s building
  • Participation in 4 competitions
  • River-boat disco on The Thames

About the programme

  • Participation in 4 competitions as individuals or as groups of up to 5 students
  • Minimum English Level B1 (recommended B2)
  • 14 nights’ full board accommodation, return airport transfers
  • 2 extended excursions to London including a business visit, and one full day excursion to London with River Boat disco
  • 1 full day excursion to Thorpe Park
  • Full on-site activity programme
  • Half day business visit
  • 1 full day excursion to Oxford with visit to a College


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16 July


30 July

Royal Holloway, University of London


Sports: Sports include badminton, basketball and table tennis. The sports hall is used as part of the activity programme and must be supervised by an Activity Leader. Fully equipped gym for Groups Leaders for a small fee.

Other: A stunning picture gallery and historic chapel are housed within the world-famous Founder’s building. Social spaces are available within the Students Union such as Tommy’s Bar.


  • Modern en-suite rooms
  • Kitchens/social spaces in every block, furnished to a high standard
  • Wi-Fi Internet access in all rooms
  • The accommodation blocks are located very conveniently for access to the canteen
  • Accommodation is typically configured in flats of six to eight bedrooms sharing a kitchen space


Rail: Egham Station (20 mins walk), Direct to Waterloo (40 mins), Direct to Richmond (20 mins)
Bus: Bus stop opposite the entrance, Bus 71 direct to Windsor, Bus 441 direct to Staines

Royal Holloway

Queen's Building, Egham TW20 0EQ, UK

Central London

Charing Cross Underground Station, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DR, UK

Egham Train Station

Egham, Egham TW20 9NT, UK


100 Market St, Oxford OX1 3DY, UK

London Heathrow Airport

Condor Way, Longford, Hounslow TW6, UK

London Gatwick

North Terminal, Departures Rd, Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NP, UK

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport, Bassingbourn Rd, Stansted CM24 1QW, UK

Location guide

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Sample Programme

Day 1ArrivalsArrivalsCampus tour and ice-breaker activities
Day 2Opening Ceremony, reveal of competitions and campus photoWalk into Egham with orientation and Instagram ChallengeTeam selection and team challenges
Day 3Competition – Comparative Countries Part 1Team Mystery ChallengeOn-site Activities
Day 4Extended full day excursion to London by trainEntrance to National Gallery and shopping in central LondonEvening in London with late return to campus
Day 5Competition – Comparative Countries Part 2 & PresentationsFull day excursion to London with entrance to British MuseumSunset boat disco on the River Thames
Day 6Input session – Presentation skillsCompetition – Journalism Challenge LaunchOn-site Activities
Day 7Half day visit to local businessCompetition – Journalism Challenge Development TimeThemed disco
Day 8Full day excursion to OxfordWalking tour of the city centre and entrance to an Oxford CollegeInternational Evening
Day 9Competition – Journalism Challenge Development TimeSubmission of Journalism ChallengeOn-site Activities
Day 10Debate Launch – Preparation Time & ReflectionDebateKaraoke/Lip sync battle
Day 11Extended full day excursion to London by trainVisit Natural History Museum and Science MuseumEvening in London with late return to campus
Day 12Competition – Improvisation Challenge Brief & PreparationCompetition – Improvisation Challenge PresentationTalent Show
Day 13Semi FinalsSemi FinalsFarewell Disco & Grand Final
Day 14Full day excursion to Thorpe ParkFull day excursion to Thorpe ParkOn-site Activities
Day 15DeparturesDeparturesDepartures