International Students

International Student Ambassadors

Jia Wen Eng (Carmen)

Your University of Portsmouth experience

Portsmouth is a great place for Uni as students are less likely to be distracted by the busy and bustling city life during our time here. The University of Portsmouth has given me a lot of support with my course. Throughout my time here, I have had many opportunities for meeting new people and exploring various learning dimensions. 

Courses are delivered through both lectures and seminars, with efficient and professional lecturers enabling effective learning and development. The University provides a comfortable learning environment through a wide range of modern facilities, such as lecture halls, classrooms and the library. University staff are always friendly and helpful while providing support to students in many aspects, like employment, study and wellbeing. 

Furthermore, a variety of clubs and societies are available for students to join for the opportunities to meet new friends and to simply just have a good time with their own interests out of studies. 

What makes Portsmouth unique?

The city is beautiful and is one of the cheapest places to live in the UK, with many affordable student accommodation options. From studies, sports, shopping and nightlife, we pretty much can get everything we need. I very much enjoy the atmosphere and vibe the city gives; it is not too busy yet not too quiet. Landmarks are all within walking distance, which is very convenient.

Not to forget, of course, the beautiful seafront and breathtaking sunsets by the beach. Although the weather during winter may get a little ‘messy’ where it is rainy and windy at the same time, sunny and chilly days make it all worthwhile. The weather during the end of summer is my favourite here in Portsmouth.

Your extra-curricular activities

I enjoy dancing and sports and I am an active member of the UOP Dance Club and Hockey Club. During my free time, I also enjoy going to the gym or for a jog along the seafront, doing leisure sports like badminton and swimming, and having a good night out with my friends.