Andrei Angelescu BSc Marketing, due to graduate July 2019
Probably the proudest accomplishment I had was securing an internship after my first year at the University of Southampton. I enjoyed the atmosphere on campus, with something going on all the time, especially during the Freshers week and got used to the city after just a few days.
Why did you choose to study at the University of Southampton?
The main factor that made me choose to study at the University of Southampton was Dr. Stratos Ramoglou, a member of staff that I met at the Romanian International University Fair. In his attempt to present the University, he praised the academic environment at this institution and made me to come to UK and attend a Visit Day. This way I could see the fantastic infrastructure, talk with other staff members and my decision to come to Southampton was made.
What were your first impressions of the University of Southampton?
Moving from another country made it more difficult than for the regular student coming to Southampton. However I enjoyed the atmosphere on campus, with something going on all the time, especially during the Freshers week and got used to the city after just a few days.
What do you enjoy the most about living in Southampton?
As a big fan of football, moving to Southampton involved becoming one of the Saints’ fans. Therefore, I spent some memorable evenings at St. Mary’s stadiums, seeing great Premier League fixtures and enjoying my hobby.
What is your favourite spot on campus?
I really enjoy spending time at Highfield Campus because it is really green and inspires a really relaxing and quiet atmosphere. However, the Valley Gardens are something special and to me are the perfect place to spend one hour between lectures in the middle of nature.
What has been your proudest accomplishment while you were in Southampton?
Probably the proudest accomplishment I had was securing an internship after my first year at the University of Southampton. When I found out that I was accepted, all I wanted to do was share the news with my family and friends.
Would you recommend the University of Southampton to students from your home country?
I would recommend them to make as many international friends as possible because is nice to live in a wide cultural mix, and to make the most of their time as freshers!
What will you do with your degree after you have finished your studies?
I am hoping to get a job in sports industry, ideally working in the Marketing department of a football club.
Do you have any stories about your time in Southampton or a happy memory you want to share?
Just a month after I moved in Southampton, I was invited by a Romanian player of Southampton Football Club to visit Staplewood, club’s training base and to meet him personally. It was an amazing experience and an opportunity to see some great insights of the football club and also a chance to meet the player, one of my idols.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
I am looking forward to welcome as many international students as possible at Southampton, because the cultural puzzle on campus lacks a few pieces that could be any of them.