University college experience at Bell Teacher Campus
Bell Teacher Campus in Cambridge is based at Homerton College which is part of the University of Cambridge. Homerton College is an outstandingly beautiful college set in 15 acres of magnificent landscaped grounds, making it an extremely attractive and peaceful place to study. It is also just a short distance from the centre of Cambridge, a city with a worldwide reputation for academic excellence, offering a vibrant summer programme of artistic and cultural activities.
The campus is set within the traditional and beautiful setting of a Cambridge University college yet provides first-class learning and social facilities with half-board accommodation available in single en-suite rooms on site. The experience will allow for professional exchange and networking opportunities, enabling you to study, live and socialise within the campus, sharing your learning experiences and best practice with like-minded teachers.
The training staff at Bell Teacher Campus are all highly qualified and many are materials writers and conference speakers. You will also be able to join an interesting variety of workshops, cultural talks and a special lecture each week from a prominent speaker as well as enjoy an exciting social programme and variety of sporting activities including croquet.
Traditional Cambridge college environment
Learning centre with expert staff
Formal university dining room facilities
Single, en-suite accommodation onsite
15 acres of landscaped gardens
Homerton College University of Cambridge Hills Road Cambridge CB2 8PH UK
Many Bell students choose to fly into one of the London airports:
Booking your transfer For a smooth arrival, you can book an airport transfer for an additional charge to take you direct to Bell Teacher Campus. You can book this via the online booking form as part of your course reservation.
By bus If you’d prefer to arrange your own transport, an airport express bus service runs to Cambridge from all the above airports. You can buy a ticket on the bus or book online at the National Express website.
By train Regular train services run from:
Stansted to Cambridge, taking under an hour (direct).
The journey time to London King’s Cross is 50 minutes from Cambridge. Homerton is a 5 minute taxi or bus ride from the railway station. For further information on train timetables visit www.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar terminal The Eurostar terminal is located in the newly-refurbished St Pancras terminal. A train runs from King’s Cross station (in walking distance to the St Pancras terminal) direct to Cambridge.
Taxis If you decide to travel by bus or train, we recommend you take a taxi to Bell Teacher Campus on arrival in Cambridge.
Getting around Cambridge
Car - if you wish to travel by car there are free car parking spaces at the college
Bus - services around the city are fairly regular, but expensive. You can save money by buying weekly or monthly passes on board the bus. You can get more information at the Cambridge City Council website
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Cambridge is an outstanding place to be in the summer. There are many cultural events which take place in the evenings and at weekends, and many of these are free of charge to attend. We will develop a cultural programme for you to help you make the most of your two week stay at Bell Teacher Campus. From organised excursions including a guided tour of Cambridge to fun social events such as an old-fashioned sports day, there is always something to get involved in. Programme Assistants will also advise you on the best local places to go for shopping, eating and drinking or just a relaxing walk in the city.
Bell Teacher Campus activities
To encourage all teachers to socialise and network, we offer a huge variety of engaging activities onsite. These can include our welcome buffet on the first Sunday evening, barbecues, a Great British pub quiz, traditional English lawn sports, karaoke, movie nights, a traditional ceilidh and a disco. In addition, make sure you come along to all the cultural talks and plenary sessions we organise on a range of inspiring topics presented by well-known speakers.
The essential Cambridge experience is a punting trip down the River Cam, taking in the famous ‘Backs’ of the University’s colleges. Learn some history with a guided tour or try your hand at punting yourself -it’s a lot harder than it looks! Back on dry land, a closer look at some of the colleges is recommended, with King’s College the best place to start. Alternatively, go on a trip to Granchester, an idyllic village steeped in literary history, where you can have a traditional cream tea in the orchard and visit the Rupert Brook Museum or take a cycling tour of Cambridge just like a native of the city!
As part of your Bell experience, visit other historical and cultural destinations such as London, Oxford, the Suffolk seaside or Newmarket – home to horseracing. Whether you prefer shopping, museums, sightseeing, a theatre trip or just relaxing in the parks or on the beach, Bell staff will be on hand to advise you on the best places to go.
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