Portrait photograph of: Qixian (Sophia) Zheng

Qixian (Sophia) Zheng

Country Of Origin: China

Degree: MSc Management, 2020

Graduate Trainee (Purchasing), Ford

Why did you choose to study at LUMS?

LUMS has a strong reputation of high teaching quality and well-structured modules.

What was the best thing about your course?

I got to know more about myself and the wider world.

Did you do a project, placement or study abroad? What did this involve and what did you gain?

I did a project about induction weeks for upcoming students of the Masters in Management, as part of a big international group. I took the role of client manager to communicate with stakeholders on behalf of my team to confirm the project requirements. I learnt a lot about how to collaborate in a big group and realized the importance of reflection in the work we had done.

Describe your time at LUMS in three words.

Inspiring, explored, challenged.

What are your best memories of your time at Lancaster?

I enjoyed working as a student rep to work in an international team, deliver students' voices to our staff and influence the future shape of my programme.

What are the best things about living in the Lancaster area?

I could socialize with classmates and friends from different countries easily.

What impact has Lancaster had on your career?

The academic knowledge as well as the awareness of myself has been very useful to understand what situation I am in and how to deal with it.