Tuesday 13 August 2013

Graduation Day - We're so proud!

The middle of July is graduation time at Portsmouth University.  It's a gorgeously colourful and happy time, with family and friends visiting Portsmouth to share the day with the graduates. Colour is everywhere, parents in all their finery, families, smiles and gowns on their way to and back from ceremonies.

We were delighted to have Xiaoxiao Zhang come back to visit us.  She studied with us in 2011 on our pre-sessional course before going on to study for her MSC in Logistics and Optimisation. Xiaoxiao Zhang proved such a star on her course, that not only did she pass with a distinction, but she also got head hunted by a very large international company because of her ground breaking research.

 With Xiaoxiao Zhang are from the left: 
Andrew Edwards the Principal, 
Cristine Purcell the course manager and 
Lisa Li Dong Marketing for China

Friday 2 August 2013

Views around LSI - Part Two

We thought it would be nice to show the world what you can see around LSI.  Portsmouth is essentially an island in the centre of the very south of England.  

Continuing from our last post which showed some views near the sea last post this one is to show some of the lovely old / interesting buildings around.
We start with maybe the building you would arrive in if you were visiting Portsmouth, it then follows past the pub, on to Gunwharf Quays and a couple of the night spots, and end up along the sea front.

The New Theatre Royal (originally constructed in 1854)

Portsmouth Sailing Club (founded in 1920)

Now a Shopping and entertainment centre but previously a Naval Base with a fascinating history

All Bar One and Tiger Tiger - maybe the most popular night venue in town

Loch Fyne Restaurant - in the Vulcan buildings

A good old traditional tavern!

Southsea Tennis Club