Brighton Summer Centre

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Our Brighton Summer Centre is located at the Varley park campus of prestigious Brighton University.

Located in the suburbs of Brighton, this campus is a great base to explore Brighton.

Marker University of Brighton
Varley Park
Coldean Lane
Brighton BN1 9EN

Nearest airports
London Heathrow (LHR), 68 miles/ 110 km
London Gatwick (LGW), 28 miles/ 47 km

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On campus


  • Large, bright cafeteria and outside dining area
  • WiFi internet access
  • On-campus accommodation


Students are accommodated on campus in modern single rooms with private bathrooms or with communal bathrooms.

  • Residences recently refurbished to a very high standard
  • Rooms arranged in flats with a maximum of 8 students sharing a flat
  • Communal kitchen in each flat which can be used for social activities but not for cooking
  • Boys and girls are housed separately
  • Choose either rooms with private bathrooms or shared facilities with student:bathroom ratio 6:1

Meal plan

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided every day.

Lunch and dinner are usually hot; on excursion days students are given a packed lunch. Some dinners will be off-site, depending on the programme.

Special dietary requirements

Vegetarian always available. Others available on request.

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Courses available in Brighton

Summer Course

15 hours of English lessons per week plus full programme of sports, activities and excursions.

  • Start dates: 30 June, 7, 14, 21, 28* July, 4* August 2021 (*1-week bookings available)
  • Duration: 2 – 4 weeks
  • Minimum entry level: Beginner
  • Age range: 10 – 17
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Intensive English

15 hours of general English plus an additional 6 hours per week of specialist English teaching.

  • Start dates: 30 June, 7, 14, 21, 28*, 4* August July 2021 (*1-week bookings available)
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Minimum entry level: Beginner
  • Age range: 13 – 17
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Intensive Academic

15 hours of general English plus 12 hours per week of academic subject teaching in English, including Maths, Science, Geography and History.

  • Start dates: 30 June, 7, 14, 21, 28*, 4* August July 2021 (*1-week bookings available)
  • Duration: 2 – 4 weeks
  • Minimum entry level: Intermediate (pre-test required)
  • Age range: 13 – 17
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Typical activities

Day-time activities include:

Many visits into Brighton, including:

  • Sealife Centre
  • BA i360
  • Royal Pavilion
  • Brighton Marina Bowling
  • Lanes Shopping
  • Palace Pier
  • Scavenger Hunt

Sports once a week may include:

  • Football
  • Frisbee Games
  • Rounders
  • Volleyball
  • Arts and crafts 

Evening activities include:

  • Movie night
  • Quiz challenge
  • Disco night
  • Brighton seaside walks

Typical excursions

Full-day excursions

  • Canterbury
    The setting of "The Canterbury Tales" by the father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer, will charm you with its beauties and cathedral.
  • Hampton Court Palace
    The last of only two remaining palaces owned by the British Crown, initially planned to rival the Palace of Versailles in France.
  • Hastings
    The seaside town gives its name to the Battle of Hastings where William Duke of Normandy became William the Conqueror, Kings of England.
  • London
    Our staff will guide you through the most iconic sights of the Westminster area (inc. Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and more!) and on a cruise of the river Thames or visit historical museums of worldwide fame in the South Kensington area (Natural History Museum, Science Museum, etc..)
  • Oxford
    Discover the home of one of the most prestigious universities in the world with its many colleges; full of history, fun facts and with many of its buildings used in the Harry Potter franchise (Christchurch, Bodleian Library, etc...)
  • Portsmouth
    A beautiful seaside destination where you will board the world's most famous battleship, the HMS Victory.
  • Windsor
    Visit the royal residence of the Queen, her preferred weekend resort!

Half-day excursions

  • Arundel Castle
    Stunning Medieval castle which has stood there for over 10 centuries!
  • Lewes 
    Traditional market town in East Sussex with suggestive scenery.
  • Eastbourne 
    Seaside town next to Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain.
  • Herstmonceaux Science Observatory
    Visit the hands-on science observatory and learn lots about astronomy.

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