International Students

International Student Ambassadors

Ihab Alkhaldi

Your University of Portsmouth experience

A prestigious university with experienced teaching staff, I learn first-hand from professionals with experience in the industry how to implement theory into practice.

It was a new perspective and a challenging experience when I decided to study Masters in Mechanical Engineering, expanding my engineering skills and enhancing my analytical skills.

The university offers support in academic and non-academic fields, career guidance and housing. Access to academic talks and training is also provided for free.

What makes Portsmouth unique?

A vibrant emerging city filled with opportunities, people are friendly and polite and accustomed to international students, indeed a multi-cultured and diverse atmosphere.

Plenty to do in Portsmouth from the beautiful beaches to sports centres and local cafes, I feel right at home.

Your extra-curricular activities

Apart from sailing on the weekends, I am also involved in the University’s Drone team. Participating in the IMechE competition we work in teams to design, develop and test Unmanned Arial Vehicles. We are a multi-disciplinary team made up of electronics, mechanical and computer engineers. We all work together to design embedded systems, sharing our technical skills and simulating how a company would run a similar project.  The university provides us with full support and access to all equipment.