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UWS – Ayr- Ages 11-18

The new University Campus is set in 20 acres of magnificent parkland bordering the River Ayr. The campus is self-contained and its facilities include state of the art teaching and learning spaces, sports hall, refectory, library and computing labs. It is an innovative learning environment for all students.

The University’s in-house catering team provide a range of high quality snacks, meals and refreshments in the Atrium area, which also provides students with shared learning, relaxation and refreshment space. The Atrium is complemented by a contemporary coffee bar that overlooks the River Ayr.

2 weeks course

From 01 July to 29 July

Package includes

  • 15 hours per week lessons in multinational classes
  • Placement Test and Certificate of Achievement
  • Full Board Residential Accommodation in en-suite  single rooms
  • Full Culture and Activity Programme
  • 2 half day trip per week
  • 1 full day trip per week
  • Evening Activity Programme
  • Sports, Drama, Arts and Crafts, Street Dance, Conversation & Musical Theatre Workshops
  • First class welfare service
  • Insurance

 If you are booking a residential course after 15th April, please contact us to check availability of places before booking online.

If you need a VISA, please contact us before booking online.

 

    

Ayr campus
  • Loch Lomond
  • Arran
  • Ayr
  • Ayr courtyard
  • Ayr new bridge
  • Burns
  • campus grounds
  • classrooms
  • Culzean Castle
  • piper
  • students
  • Campus Reception
Loch Lomond

Trips include:

 

  • Culzean (including entrance to the castle)
  • Burns Cottage
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Stirling and Loch Lomond

From: £1,410

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THE LOCATION

The Royal Borough of Ayr lies 25 miles southwest of Glasgow overlooking the Firth of Clyde with splendid views of the nearby Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre. The pretty port town runs along the banks of the broad Ayr River with tall town houses and modern apartments overlooking the busy harbour. Long stretches of sandy beach, superb sports and recreational facilities and entertainment have helped make Ayr, one of Britain’s premier coastal resorts.

The Victorian town centre has plenty of shops and restaurants and is surrounded by public parks. Ayr has a distinctive appeal to visitors - long sandy beaches, rolling countryside, a market town surrounded by rural villages, a rich cultural heritage and excellent sporting opportunities that  make it a must visit destination. Excellent air, sea, rail and road links make Ayr quickly and easily accessible.

Ayr offers a wide selection of things to do. Visit architect Robert Adams’ masterpiece: Culzean Castle and Country Park.

 

THE SCHOOL

The Ayr Campus is situated one mile from Ayr town centre,  within easy reach of Ayr town centre. Classrooms are light and airy and conducive to learning. The dining room is modern with in-house catering, providing high quality Scottish and European food. The campus  has modern and spacious buildings in an extensive campus, exceptional indoor and outdoor sports facilities, magnificent gardens and extensive grass areas, excellent arts & crafts and recreation areas, use of ICT facilities with internet access and with 24 hour CCTV surveillance it is a truly safe and secure environment.

The new University Campus is set in 20 acres of magnificent parkland bordering the River Ayr, the campus is self-contained. Campus Facilities include state of the art teaching and learning spaces, sports hall, refectory, library and computing labs. It is an innovative learning environment for all students.

The University’s in-house catering team provide a range of high quality snacks, meals and refreshments in the Atrium area, which also provides students with shared learning, relaxation and refreshment space.
The Atrium is complemented by a contemporary coffee bar that overlooks the River Ayr.

 

COURSES

Teachers deliver a personalised programme designed  to develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. They aim to increase student's awareness of English grammar and to extend their vocabulary. In  class students will work in pairs or small groups so they have the chance to speak as much English as possible. Teachers plan and prepare their lessons so that they are interactive and motivating, therefore students  will have a lot of fun in class. At the end of the course, students receive a certificate indicating the progress they have made.

Students will have to do a s standard placement test at the start of the course, all teaching material is provided, there are 15 hours of classes a week. Classes are held in the mornings and are limited to a maximum of 15 students ensuring optimum learning conditions.

There is a variety of student centred, interactive learning activities and resources, well planned English Language lessons that encourage the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking, a range of learning approaches and activities to meet the needs of all. Learning approaches  reflect that students have different preferred learning styles. There are opportunities for students to work in a variety of groupings: as individuals, in pairs, small groups and as a whole class and a  range of high quality extra-curricular activities which allow the students to develop their English Language skills in a more informal context. There is also an accompanied half day and full day excursion each week. Successful students are awarded a ‘Certificate of Completion’ detailing achievements and skill levels.

 

ACCOMMODATION

With 200 bed spaces, the provision will include en-suite student bedrooms with communal kitchen / living facilities. They have a larger than average bed, a desk and storage. The kitchen / living rooms are spacious with dining table and chairs, cooker, sink, fridge freezer and storage. Some flats are adapted for residents with disabilities. All bed linen and towels are provided. Student lounges and laundry are also within the residences. All open plan spaces and communal areas benefit from clear views in and out through glazed facades.

Damage deposit of £40 is payable on arrival, such deposit will be given back provided  no damage has been caused to the property by the student.

CARE AND WELFARE

The aim of the school's  staff, at all times, is to ensure that its visitors enjoy every aspect of Scotland from the moment they meet you at the airport until they wave goodbye as students return home.

The safety and security of visitors is of critical importance  the safety and happiness of  students is the school's priority during their stay with us in Scotland.

Every member of staff is on hand to ensure that students are happy in their studies and in their everyday life . Staff  are ready to offer advice and they are easy to talk to. There is a dedicated Welfare Coordinator on each campus 24 hours a day to help students with any matters.

 

RECREATION AND EXCURSIONS

The success of this school is due to the diverse and well organised activities programme on offer .

Each centres offers a range of first class facilities and resources that are utilised by their talented, well trained and knowledgeable activity staff to provide sports, creative arts, and entertaining evening activities to suit all ages and abilities.

 

Arts and Crafts 

Highly skilled staff offer a range of creative arts workshops throughout the duration of the summer. These workshops are limited to small numbers to ensure that the maximum benefit is gained by all students who participate. Students are encouraged to perform or display their work to staff and students.

Arts and crafts on offer include:

  • Jewellery Making Workshops
  • Make Over and Nail Art Workshops
  • Drama and Theatre Workshops
  • T-Shirt Design*
  • Art Workshops
  • A Variety of Dance Workshops
  • Traditional Scottish Cooking

 

Evening Activities

Evening activities commence every day at 8.00pm and go on until 10.30pm. These activities are designed to allow students from different countries to socialise and make friends and of course practice their English in a more relaxed and informal atmosphere.

All activities are designed to allow each student to practice and develop their English skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Evening Activities include:

  • Film Presentations
  • Quiz Nights
  • Bingo Night
  • Theme Discos
  • Treasure Hunts
  • Karaoke Competitions
  • Talent Contests
  • Fancy Dress Competitions
  • Arts and Dance Workshops
  • Traditional Scottish Nights and Ceilidh

The health and safety of each student is paramount therefore we ensure that we always have a  supervision ratio of 1:25. This ratio also ensures that each student gets the maximum enjoyment from each activity.

EXCURSIONS

A very important part of a visit to Scotland is soaking up the history and atmosphere of this proud and vibrant nation. The school, through years of experience, tries to ensure that their visitors experience as much as possible of the culture and mystery of Scotland.

We therefore ensure that students see such special places as:

  • The historic and beautiful City of Edinburgh, the Capital of Scotland.
  • The vibrant and 'New' Glasgow, City of Culture.
  • Stirling, a City of Mystery, the Castle and the Wallace Monument.
  • The Town of St Andrews, 'The Home of Golf', not to be missed.
  • Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, the heart and soul of Scotland.

In addition to these excursions there are a variety of walks and tours organised at each of our centres to local places of interest.

 

DAMAGE DEPOSIT

On arrival, every student is required to pay a deposit of £40 against possible damage or loss of keys. This deposit will be refunded on departure providing that no damage or loss of keys has taken place.

 

 

 

 

The new University Campus is set in 20 acres of magnificent parkland bordering the River Ayr. The campus is self-contained and its facilities include state of the art teaching and learning spaces, sports hall, refectory, library and computing labs. It is an innovative learning environment for all students.

The University’s in-house catering team provide a range of high quality snacks, meals and refreshments in the Atrium area, which also provides students with shared learning, relaxation and refreshment space. The Atrium is complemented by a contemporary coffee bar that overlooks the River Ayr.

2 weeks course

From 01 July to 29 July

Package includes

  • 15 hours per week lessons in multinational classes
  • Placement Test and Certificate of Achievement
  • Full Board Residential Accommodation in en-suite  single rooms
  • Full Culture and Activity Programme
  • 2 half day trip per week
  • 1 full day trip per week
  • Evening Activity Programme
  • Sports, Drama, Arts and Crafts, Street Dance, Conversation & Musical Theatre Workshops
  • First class welfare service
  • Insurance

 If you are booking a residential course after 15th April, please contact us to check availability of places before booking online.

If you need a VISA, please contact us before booking online.

 

    

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