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Social Life at LSI Portsmouth

Belle Dowber HawkinsHi! My name is Belle and I am LSI's full-time Social Programme Organiser.  My job is to make your time spent studying in Portsmouth as enjoyable as possible.  The social programme we offer is full and varied, and includes weekly sporting events, parties and nights out, and cultural and educational activities.  Just some of the after school activities we offer include football twice a week with our teachers, indoor and outdoor volleyball, conversation club and afternoon tea, karaoke nights and international parties, plus visits to local restaurants and pubs.  We also offer more unique social activities, such as tea-tasting afternoons and painting classes.  Our social programme is always changing, and is tailored to meet the needs of all students.

Every weekend we have a Saturday excursion, giving you the opportunity to visit other parts of the country, including:

If you enjoy playing football, every Monday our teachers organise a match against students after school on an astroturf football pitch and our football team has also joined the University football league.  It's great for meeting British students and to have competitive games every week.  Click here for more details.

As a Portsmouth native, I know lots about the city, and am always on hand to give you information about Portsmouth, from finding the best pubs and restaurants in town, to locating your nearest international grocery store.  I can even help you find accommodation for friends or family who might be visiting you!

Not only is our social programme really fun, it's a wonderful way to meet new friends, practice your conversational skills and improve your English.  I am dedicated to making sure that every second spend at LSI is the best it can be for you.  If you have any queries about our social programme, please feel free to email me at [email protected]

You can also watch a rooftop interview with me where I explain more about the social programme.

Here's what's happening this month:

July 2017 updated Calendar

University Union Clubs and Societies 

We are also very lucky that our students can join the University of Portsmouth union clubs and societies (www.upsu.net), a great way to enjoy your hobbies, meet British and overseas students and get a taste of UK university life. There are other great benefits of this university link, such as:

  • Use of the university gym
  • Use of the union bar and cafe
  • Special discounts in shops, restaurants and tourist attractions
  • University trips and social events

click here for more information

Clubs and societies are easy to join - all you need is an LSI student card.

Some clubs and societies that are popular with our students include:

There are many other clubs and societies - click here for the full list

For general information about the university union, click here

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