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Summer Summer Course

University of Surrey


The University of Surrey is based in Guildford, the historical and vibrant county town of Surrey. It has all the amenities of a city yet remains small enough to explore and enjoy easily. Amongst the streets and lanes around the cobbled High Street, there is a wealth of history to discover, making it an ideal setting for learning.
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Key Facts


10 – 17 years


15 or 21 contact hours per week




University Campus




400 max beds per week


  • Surrounded by the beautiful English countryside but only 30 minutes from London
  • 3 full-day excursions to London and Oxford
  • Large outdoor spaces for summer activities
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About the programme

  • English levels: Elementary – Proficiency (programme can be adjusted to lower English levels)
  • Young learners’ syllabus available for students aged 9-11
  • Maximum class size: 18
  • 3 full-day excursions
  • Full Group Leader Programme included. Download here.



  • Trinity GESE exam*
  • World of Work (ASL) syllabus: Available for students aged 14+ with minimum English level B1*
  • Intensive English available for an extra 6 hours per week* (2 x 3 hours during on-site activities for a small supplement)
  • Free Science and Drama workshops will be offered as part of on-site activities


*subject to demand and minimum student numbers required


Oxford International Junior Programmes understands that occasionally slightly young/older siblings or friends may wish to come in a group. Oxford International Junior Programmes reserves the right to accept students who are slightly younger or older than the advertised minimum/maximum age. These exceptional requests must be approved by our admissions team in advance. Appropriate welfare and safety provisions will apply.

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Turn 1

04 July – 18 July


Turn 2

18 July – 01 August

University of Surrey


Sports: The Main Hall is reserved for indoor sports and the playing field can be used for all recreational activities. There is a gym for group leaders at the University of Surrey’s Manor Park campus (15 min walk) where you can enrol for a small fee.

Other: The University is set within a safe closed campus environment perfect for socialising and enjoying the large shop and Starbucks facilities on site.


  • Single rooms in standard accommodation in the centre of campus with shared bathroom facilities
  • Bathroom to bedroom ratio 1:4
  • Accommodation is configured into flats/levels of between 10 and 14 rooms
  • Most accommodation blocks have a shared kitchen facility where students can relax in the evening


Rail: There is a train from Guildford Railway Station to London Waterloo every 20 mins. The journey takes between 40mins and 1hr 10 mins.

Bus: Buses from the train station operate a regular service to the campus. Services 17, 27 and 37 run approx. every 10 minutes. Reduced Sunday service.

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University of Surrey

Senate House, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK

Central London

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

Guildford Town Centre

Guildford GU1 3AJ


Old Sessions House, N Holmes Rd, Canterbury CT1 1NX, UK

Guildford Train Station

Guildford Railway Station, Guildford GU1 4UT, UK

London Heathrow Airport

Condor Way, Longford, Hounslow TW6, UK

London Gatwick

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

Location guide

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Sample Programme

Day 1ArrivalsArrivalsCampus tour and ice-breaker activities
Day 2Placement Test and Lesson 1Local orientation of Guildford and Guildford Photo ChallengeOn-site Activities
Day 3Lesson 2On-site ActivitiesWelcome Disco
Day 4Extended full day excursion to London by train with Politics and Royalty walking tourEntrance to National Gallery and shopping in central LondonOn-site Activities
Day 5Lesson 3Lesson 4Karaoke/Lip Sync Battle
Day 6Full day excursion to Oxford with walking tour
of the city
Entrance to an Oxford college and free time to explore the city centreDisco
Day 7Lesson 5On-site ActivitiesInternational Evening
Day 8Lesson 6Lesson 7On-site Activities
Day 9Full day to London by train with Thameside
Walking Tour
Visit to British Museum and shopping on Oxford StreetLate return to campus with dinner voucher
Day 10On-site ActivitiesLesson 8On-site Activities
Day 11Full day to PortsmouthEntrance to HMS Victory and walking tourOn-site Activities
Day 12On-site ActivitiesLesson 9Talent Show
Day 13On-site ActivitiesLesson 10On-site Activities
Day 14Optional ExcursionOptional ExcursionDisco
Day 15DeparturesDeparturesDepartures

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