Social Programme – Mission Statement

The purpose of the Social Programme is to contribute to the EC London objectives by providing a range of interesting and rewarding events, learning opportunities and cultural experiences that will enrich the students’ stay at the college and provide a varied social framework for them to engage, inte … Read more

Trip to Syon Park

Our trip on Thursday 27th August took place in lovely summer sunshine and it didn’t take too long from EC London before we arrived at Syon House, set on the edge of Chiswick and the River Thames. Our visit was a memorable experience as Syon House is effectively a large country house set in 200 acres … Read more

Coffee and Conversation with Saffron 26/8/09

At today’s session Mayerly from Venezuela and I discussed plastic surgery and beauty. We began by discussing whether it was generally a good or a bad thing and I showed some picture examples of some famous people who have had plastic surgery – Victoria Beckham, La Toya Jackson and Mickey Rourke. We … Read more

Summer Party at Pacha

It’s hard to do justice in a few words to the success of the party we had at Pacha, one of London’s most famous clubs. As a number of people said to me “It was such a good time, my best so far”. It was also a really positive environment for students from a variety of courses to mix together, share e … Read more

Coffee and Conversation with Saffron 19/8/09

Today in coffee and conversation we had 4 students from Italy and 1 from Japan. We began by introducing ourselves, telling each other where we were from, our jobs at home and how long we are staying at EC London.  Asami from Japan is planning to stay in London for 1 year, studying and hoping to work … Read more

Visit to Stowe Gardens

Last week for the first time I went to Stowe Gardens, a National Trust site with beautiful gardens and monuments, breathtaking views and  plenty of great picnic spots. I’d really recommend it, especially on a sunny day! Have you been anywhere new recently? Would you recommend it?

Hampstead Heath Trip

A sunny summer’s day added extra sparkle to our afternoon out in Hampstead. We started by window shopping in the boutiques and speciality shops in the village, then walked up Heath Street, taking in some of the beautiful Georgian houses which help to make the area so historic and exclusive. As we ar … Read more

The Big Chill Festival

Sun shining, music playing, friends laughing… it should have been the perfect weekend. Our friends who went the day before even took our tent and pitched it for us so that we could all camp together. The Big Chill festival last year was absolutely brilliant and we had been looking forward to t … Read more


The social programme has been very active in the last few weeks and has been particularly well attended. We started with a day trip to Cambridge in June which enabled a full quota of people to experience punting on the River Cam, a picnic on the historic ‘Backs’ and sightseeing the medieval colleges … Read more

Candlelit Dinner in the EC Cafe

We’d been looking forward to this event for weeks – and in the end over 50 people came, making our special supper a sell-out. The Café was transformed with pre-laid tables, mood lighting and music. Guests were treated to Caiporoska cocktails and snacks on arrival, with a dinner of salmon with dill s … Read more