International Students

International Student Ambassadors

Lenin Bolanos Ramirez

Your University of Portsmouth experience

As a European student I can honestly say that I made the right decision choosing the University of Portsmouth.

Academically, I have made huge improvements thanks to the opportunities and high-quality education I received and found new ways of enhancing my skills and acquiring new ones. I have participated in so many different activities the university offers and made the most out of them.

The degree I am doing is Economics, Finance and Banking, which, in my opinion, offers so many opportunities in the job market and gives an in-depth understanding of the current global issues. The support and guidance are incredibly helpful and they really care about students’ feedback. 

What makes Portsmouth unique?

Portsmouth, the great waterfront city, is the only island city in the UK.  Portsmouth is the top destination choice on the south coast by locals and foreigners as it has plenty to offer such as world-class attractions, the rich mix of different cultures, a great historical heritage, over 90 designer outlets and many cosmopolitan bars and restaurants.

To see Portsmouth at its best I would recommend to go to the top of the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower and enjoy the breath-taking panoramic views of Portsmouth and beyond. Not to mention the seaside and the Dockyard that attracts many people over the weekends and summer.

Your extra-curricular activities

I studied the Italian language to take full advantage of the chance of being able to study an extra language during the first year and to enhance my CV.

I played football in a team with my friends during my second year.  There’s plenty of societies and activities to choose from for my spare time.  I really enjoy learning languages and going out for a walk along the seaside.