Our Ambassadors

For more information on our ambassadors please visit this page:
http://www.port.ac.uk/international-students/why-portsmouth/international-student-ambassadors/

Hakim

Hakim

Country: Saudi Arabia
Hobbies: I enjoy running along the coast weekly with Southsea Parkrun, as well as getting involved in some sports supported by University of Portsmouth sports societies and the gym.
Daniella

Daniella

Country: Malaysia
Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy writing short stories and assorted fictional pieces, drawing, playing videogames, listening to music, watching movies and anime series, and going out for walks.
Ola

Ola

Country: Poland
Hobbies: In my spare time, I like to involve myself in any kind of crafty activities, such as renovating old furniture, crochet, practicing calligraphy or taking photos. I am also a passionate sailor and never say no to a cycling trip or ice skating. In summertime you can find me jogging or roller skating along the coast.
Alexandra

Alexandra

Country: Romania
Hobbies: I often find myself travelling and exploring new places (within the UK and beyond), volunteering for different community-based organisations, as well as international non-governmental organisations, and attending conferences on subjects ranging from state crime, to European politics and globalisation.
Annik

Annik

Country: Luxembourg
Hobbies: When I’m not at Uni, I enjoy baking or cooking, even if this does not always turn out as planned. I also love the seaside and going for a walk or the occasional run along the seafront. The piers by the beach are also a nice place to visit.
Carmen

Carmen

Country: Malaysia
Hobbies: During my free time, I enjoy going to the gym, going for a jog at the seafront and doing some sports like badminton and swimming with my friends. I am also an active member of UOP Dance Club.
Bolaji

Bolaji

Country: Nigeria
Hobbies: I play football for a local team in the Solent Churches League and I also volunteer as a member of a faith-based society in the Students Union.
Guilherme

Guilherme

Country: Brazil
Hobbies: Apart from visiting local coffee shops and adventuring myself in different cuisines, I love experimenting in the kitchen, always trying new recipes and creating my own as well. When not cooking/eating, I play volleyball.
Ihab

Ihab

Country: Jordan
Hobbies: 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.
Irene

Irene

Country: Malaysia
Hobbies: I’m a member of the Malaysian Society where different events are held constantly throughout the year. During my spare time, I go to the gym, playing sports like volleyball and badminton.
Lenin

Lenin

Country: Spain
Hobbies: 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.
Murtadha

Murtadha

Country: Iraq
Hobbies: I love playing football with friends in the beach and going to the sea to relax. I also enjoy working out at the gym and traditional Iraqi dancing (Chobi).
Oscar

Oscar

Country: Malaysia
Hobbies: I love to play football at my spare time, as well as go to the union with my friends to watch sports on the big screen in there.
Marwan

Marwan

Country: Natherlands / Lebanon
Hobbies: I enjoy exploring the city, and spending late nights near the beach with my friends.
Mihaela

Mihaela

Country: Romania
Hobbies: I am part of a few societies, which not only enabled me to make friends, but also to discover more things I love, to develop culturally and last, but not least, to have the best university experience!
Ndanu

Ndanu

Country: Kenya
Hobbies: I recently was introduced into sailing and boxing, both of which I absolutely love and enjoy. I believe in keeping fit and being healthy and so make sure that I exercise weekly by going to the gym and sometimes swimming.  Despite all this my greatest love is FOOD!!! I enjoy baking, cooking and EATING!!!
Veejay

Veejay

Country: India
Hobbies: I’m not proud to say it, but I do take my sleep pretty seriously and I would say that sleep is my favourite leisure activity. When I’m not sleeping or not doing university work, I have student societies and the UP racing team to fill my time. If I ever get break from everything, I love to travel and take photos.
Philippe

Philippe

Country: France / India
Hobbies: I love to run at the beach and workout in the open. I volunteer at Portsmouth Football Club and also referee university football games. This university also offers a wide range of part-time job opportunities. I love to take part in research with different departments.
Jo

Jo

Country: Vietnam
Hobbies: There’s a variety of sport societies you can join. My favourites are yoga and badminton. Volunteer activities are also promoted, so you can learn, have fun while helping people.

I did the Reading Scheme to help with local pupils’ reading ability and I learnt a lot about how to deal with children.

Ivy

Ivy

Country: China
Hobbies: I believe in studying hard during the weekdays while playing hard during the weekends. I love travelling to different places from big cities to tranquil villages and exploring different paths. I also enjoy recording my life through words and photos.
Raynoa

Raynoa

Country: Dominican Republic
Hobbies: I volunteer for different organisations and practice sports such as ping pong, tennis and basketball. I really like photography, Cuban Salsa (honoring my Caribbean blood), and I love travelling.
Will

Will

Country: Sweden / Hungary
Hobbies: I like trying new things, so I try to involve myself in a variety of activities, such as joining different clubs and societies, attending events and travelling with friends. I also work hard on gaining experience within my chosen profession by attending conferences, networking and becoming involved in different projects.