Beijing Alumni Group

Beijing Alumni Contact: Nan Zhang

Nan organises social and networking events for Lancaster alumni in Beijing.

To receive invitations, please ensure that your address details on the alumni database indicate that you live in China. Update your details online (requires log on) or by emailing us. 

To find out more about the group, please email Nan directly.

What I’m doing now

When I came back to Beijing from Lancaster, I got into Research Institute for Fiscal Science in Ministry of Finance as a graduate student. I thought I would study accounting, but I am busy doing all these fiscal work and I did not realise I would have gone so far in database and econometrics. I am proud to be a part in the new Chinese financial revolution in central and local government. But my dream is still reading all the books on the management and economic shelf and being a nerd in a university.

What Lancaster means to me

Lancaster is both in my memory and in my dreams. It is where my academic dream started and it was a great starting point. I admire every lecturer and tutor. I still can remember some of the cases we discussed in Dr. Gores tutorial in acf 307. I found thinking fun. I also wrote a paper on charity accounting when I was at Lancaster and had it published, so it was certainly a starting point. Lancaster is a great university and I have belief in its future. I hope it will be even better in ten years time and I will be stronger too. Maybe someday I will have the privilege to work for Lancaster.

Why I volunteer as an alumni group co-ordinator

I found the Beijing group when I came back and I became a volunteer. I grew up in Beijing, but I know how hard it is for my friends to find a place here in the crowded city and I know how confused we are at the beginning. It is hard for us to get together because everyone is busy, so I became one of the organisers. It has been two years and we are reaching out to all alumni in Beijing. This year we have 200 people in our Wechat group. I love Lancaster and I love my city. Being a co-ordinator means I can be with both of them at the same time and it is a great personal experience. I have learned a lot and met great people. I have the opportunity to familiarise myself with the careers and lives of hundreds of people who share the memory of Lancaster. Please contact me if you are here in Beijing.