May Newsletter – 2024

April has been a great month for our English language students here at DAL. Both Upper Intermediate and Elementary classes have been developing their communication skills through a range of real world activities and social visits to deepen their cultural and social knowledge of British culture. Higher Education BTEC Hospitality Management and International Travel and Tourism Management students finished their 2024 Spring Term with high attendance and engagement


English Language

April has been a great month for our English language students here at DAL. Both Upper Intermediate and Elementary classes have been developing their communication skills through a range of real world activities and social visits to deepen their cultural and social knowledge of British culture

Higher Education

Higher Education BTEC Hospitality Management and International Travel and Tourism Management students finished their 2024 Spring Term with high attendance and engagement rates. They are currently waiting for the results of the assignments they submitted. During the term, they attended several field trips, HRC fair at ExCeL Exhibition Centre, cocktail and cold meze cooking workshops at our partner restaurants, seminars and webinars. We hosted several guest speakers such as hotel general managers from the hospitality sector. Level 5 HND students conducted digital marketing campaigns in groups, for our partner restaurants and Limehouse Library Hotel as a part of their Unit 31 Hospitality Digital Marketing assignment in which they photographed and/or filmed reels and short videos, to be broadcast on our partner companies’ social media channels. 
2024 Autumn Term enrolments are now open. We advise our prospective higher education students to contact the Academy as soon as possible if they are interested in studying our programmes.
We held several in-house CPD sessions at which our academic team practiced technology implementation, particularly Artificial Intelligence, into our teaching practises. Last but not least, as a member of British Accreditation Council, we attended their 40th-anniversary stakeholder event in person in their headquarters.


Since you have graduated from Docklands Academy London, have you been looking to further your studies? If you are unsure about what to do next, we recommend you have a look at these platforms that will help give you a push forward.

Hotel Summit

09 - 10 May 2024

Step into the world of hospitality excellence at the upcoming Hotel Summit, taking place on May 9 – 10, 2024, nestled within the luxurious setting of Celtic Manor Resort. This distinguished event has been a cornerstone for hospitality insiders and premier suppliers for over twenty years.

 At Hotel Summit, expect a bespoke experience tailored for industry veterans and forward-thinking suppliers alike. Dive into personalized one-on-one sessions, forge invaluable connections through exclusive networking occasions, and delve into top-tier seminar sessions designed to elevate your hospitality game.

Gastromasa 24

28 - 29 May 2024

Calling all food professionals! Are you ready for an unparalleled culinary journey? Join Gastromasa, where international chefs, restaurants, and food enthusiasts come together to celebrate the rich tapestry of global flavors, cultures, and aromas.

Indulge your senses as you explore delicacies from around the world, immerse yourself in captivating interviews, dynamic panels, and live demonstrations spotlighting renowned restaurants, innovative menus, and the creative processes that drive chefs.

But that’s not all – be prepared to chart your course in the world of hospitality with inspiring success stories shared by industry professionals and investors, paving the way for groundbreaking culinary experiences.

Special Offers & Discounts

At Docklands Academy London, we are offering our Alumni a very special offer! If you register a friend, you will be entitled to a free English class for a week! The person you recommend will be offered a %20 discount!

And more! In your next visit to Docklands Academy, come and we’ll offer you a 20% alumni discount to use in our partner restaurants and hotel.

You can contact us for more information!

At Docklands Academy London, we are now offering exclusive course discounts to employees of our partners from TAS Group (TAS, Ev, Hazev, Amora Gusto Restaurants, and Limehouse Library Hotel), emphasizing the importance of English proficiency in career growth. Enjoy a 40% discount in the first month and 20% off in subsequent months on English courses.

Higher Education courses, which are tailored to facilitate your adaptation to the UK sectors, ensuring specialization, qualification, and enhanced career opportunities. Enjoy 30% off in the first year (HNC) and 20% off in the second year (HND).

You can contact us for more information!

Career Events

Our Docklands Academy London team recently had the pleasure of participating in the Plumstead Manor 6th Form School careers fair event held on April 17th. It was truly inspiring to engage with both students and their parents, discussing the diverse range of programs we offer. We emphasized the invaluable message that starting one’s educational journey and career on the right path is crucial, highlighting our commitment to supporting student development – a commitment that we firmly believe has the power to transform lives:

At Docklands Academy London, we passionately believe in the potential of each student, and events like these allow us to further reinforce our dedication to their growth and success. We’re grateful for the opportunity to connect with the Plumstead Manor community and look forward to continuing our mission of empowering individuals through education.


Docklands Academy London has officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Atlas University! We’re thrilled to announce that tailored programs aligned with several subject areas such as arts and design, engineering and medicine are now in development, with student admissions set to commence this summer.

Leveraging our extensive experience in English language education and direct connections with the business, hospitality, culinary arts, and gastronomy sectors, we’re poised to offer unparalleled opportunities for student success.

Health and Wellbeing

13 - 19 May Mental Health Awareness Week

Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week from May 13th to May 19th, 2024! This week serves as a crucial reminder of the importance of mental health education, support, and advocacy. Throughout London and beyond, communities come together to raise awareness, combat prejudice, and promote understanding surrounding mental health issues.

During Mental Health Awareness Week, take the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations about mental health and well-being. Explore resources and initiatives aimed at supporting mental health, whether it’s attending workshops, participating in mindfulness activities, or joining discussions on mental health topics.

Let’s work together to create a culture of compassion and support for mental health in our communities. Together, we can make a difference by fostering understanding, empathy, and resilience.

Student welfare services are available to all Docklands Academy London students who may be experiencing problems such as difficulties with coursework, problems settling in, homesickness, bullying, financial difficulties, health and wellbeing issues, family problems and any forms of abuse. The Academy is committed to providing comprehensive and confidential services to our students. Should any student need support outside of the welfare office usual working hours, they will be able to contact an officer on the following number: 07936848637

Student of the Month
May 2024


Congratulations, Apo! You are our Student of the Month!


You were selected based on your diligence and the extent to which you have increased your self-assurance during your first term at DAL.

You will recieve a voucher that can be redeemed in our Canteen for
One Free Meal!


Well Done!

Field Trips

April 2024


On April 5th, we set out on a delightful trip to Richmond, where we enjoyed the natural beauty and rich heritage of this charming locale. 

We walked along the serene riverbanks, ascended Richmond Hill to see its stunning view, explored the large area of Richmond Park, and admired the majestic sight of St. Paul’s Cathedral from the historic vantage point of King Henry’s Mound. 

Finally, we found ourselves in the enchanting embrace of Isabella Plantation, where we were captivated by the colourful flowers and their delightful scents.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

On April 12th, we explored Mayfair’s lively art scene, immersing ourselves in galleries. 

We enjoyed the captivating exhibitions showcased at esteemed galleries such as the Gagosian, the David Zwirner, and the White Cube. Among the highlights were innovative displays of AI art alongside retrospectives honoring the legacies of Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, enriching our cultural experience.

After a day filled with artistic inspiration, we left Mayfair with minds enriched and hearts full, eager to continue exploring the boundless creativity of the art world.

Social Calendar May 2024

Here are some activities with the teachers of Docklands Academy London

Sky Garden

Sky Garden in London offers a unique experience, blending stunning city views with lush greenery under a glass ceiling. The space is flooded with natural light, creating an inviting atmosphere. From floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll be mesmerized by iconic landmarks like The Shard, Tower Bridge, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. As day turns to dusk, watching the sunset over the city skyline is simply unforgettable, casting a golden glow over London below.
with Paul

Chelsea Flower Show

Experience the wonder of nature at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024 from May 21st to 25th. Explore stunning garden designs, beautiful floral displays, and exclusive shopping opportunities. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just curious, join us for a memorable celebration of all things green and blooming.

(Subject to entrance fee.)

with Paul

British Museum

Step into history at the British Museum, where treasures from around the world await. Explore ancient civilizations, from Egyptian mummies to Greek sculptures, in a journey through time. Discover iconic artifacts like the Rosetta Stone and the Elgin Marbles, each telling a story of human achievement and innovation. With free admission and guided tours available, it’s an enriching experience for visitors of all ages. Come and lose yourself in the wonders of the past at the British Museum.

with Raajal

Westminster Abbey

Experience history come alive on a class trip to Westminster Abbey. Explore the grand interior, learn about royals and poets, and witness centuries of British heritage. It’s an educational journey through time that leaves a lasting impression.

with Raajal

Social Calendar May 2024

Here are a few suggestions of what you can do in London this month

Regent's Park

Regent’s Park is a serene escape nestled in the heart of London. Spread across 395 acres, it’s a haven of lush greenery, tranquil lakes, and vibrant gardens. Wander along sun-dappled pathways, breathe in the scent of blooming roses in Queen Mary’s Rose Garden, or rent a boat to glide across the lake. With playgrounds for kids and quiet spots for picnics, it’s a perfect retreat for nature lovers and city dwellers alike.

Natural History Museum Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre

From May 24 to June 5, 2024, explore the extraordinary world of birds at the National History Museum in London. Discover their stunning colors, unique behaviors, and surprising adaptations through interactive exhibits. Learn about migration, nesting, and survival strategies. Suitable for all ages, this exhibition promises an eye-opening experience. Don’t miss it!

Show of the Month


Dive into the world of the Kit Kat Club, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles, and a lively ensemble captivate audiences nightly. Set in pre-WWII Berlin, Cabaret explores the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife amidst growing uncertainty. This bold production of Cabaret has returned to London’s West End for a limited season.

Don’t miss this stunning revival of Cabaret, book your tickets now for a captivating evening at the Kit Kat Club.

You can also find the best show to fit your schedule and budget on the website below, which features regular special offers!

Sport of the Month

Biking in the Parks

With the arrival of warmer weather and longer daylight hours, May is an ideal time to explore London’s beautiful parks on two wheels. Rent a bike or bring your own and bike through iconic green spaces like Hyde Park or Regent’s Park. Enjoy the scenic views, fresh air, and leisurely pace as you pedal along designated cycling paths, taking in the sights and sounds of the city’s natural beauty. Biking is a great way to stay active, soak up the sunshine, and experience London’s parks from a different perspective.

For enquiries about the sign up process for the show and sport of the month, please contact our Administrator and Library Assistant Oyku Kocakahya at