Why choose this centre?

  • Superb location in Edinburgh city centre
  • All Edinburgh attractions within walking distance of the campus
  • High quality twin en-suites (Single ensuite for leaders)
  • Exceptional catering and dining facilities
  • Explore one of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities
  • 3 full-day excursions per 2 weeks

Campus

Our summer school is based at Edinburgh University’s Pollock Halls campus, a fantastic city centre location next to Holyrood Park and walking distance to all Edinburgh’s many attractions. The compact campus has modern ensuite halls of residence, an outstanding catering package and classrooms adjacent to campus. A superb 50m swimming pool is located right next door to campus and the University sports facilities are 15 – 20 minutes walk away.

Accommodation

  • Twin rooms with en-suite bathroom (Singles for Group Leaders)
  • Shared kitchen/common rooms in residence (1 per 15-20 bedrooms)
  • All bedrooms in Chancellor’s Court residence
  • Hotel style layout with all bedrooms off a central corridor over 4 floors
  • Bedroom key, linen & towel provided
  • Rooms cleaned and bed linen & towel changed once per week
  • Damage deposit of £40 taken on check-in and refunded on departure

Sports Facilities

  • Edinburgh University sports halls are 15 – 20 minutes walk from campus
  • Olympic size swimming pool next to campus
  • Grass playing fields in Holyrood Park 

Other Facilities

  • Large common room for evening activities
  • Comfortable modern common room in residence
  • Fully equipped classrooms
  • Self-service laundry facilities (approx £5 for a wash & dry) 

Internet

  • Free wi-fi on college campus and in residences

Optional Enterprise English Workshops (included in package price)

  • Optional 3 hours of Enterprise English per week (in addition to 15 hrs General English)
  • Focusing on the world of work and including interview skills, CV & cover letter writing & work based role plays
  • Available in all centres at no additional cost
  • Ages 16 – 18, Minimum level B1
  • Must be booked in writing before arrival
  • Takes place instead of sports / activities

Optional Drama & Yoga Workshops (included in package price)

  • Students can choose to do 1 drama workshop and 1 yoga workshop per week  
  • Led by specialist facilitators
  • Workshops usually take place during sports sessions
  • Open to all students at no additional cost

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Map and directions

Local travel

  • Walking distance to all attractions
  • Local shops approximately 5 mins walk from campus 
  • Airports

    • Edinburgh: 35 minutes
    • Glasgow: 90 minutes
    • Prestwick: 120 minutes