Zhibo Xie, Accounting & Economics student

Zhibo Xie


Zhibo has recently graduated from Strathclyde with a degree in Accounting & Economics, part of a programme with Jiangxi University of Finance & Economics (JUFE) in her home country. Find out more below about her time at Strathclyde and what advice she would give to Chinese students thinking of coming to study here.

Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde and how did you find out about the University?

I am part of the 2+2 programme with JUFE in China. Strathclyde was highly recommended by our lecturers in JUFE due to the high standards of its business school and highly regarded lecturers of accounting, so I decided to study here.

Did you study at home before coming here? If so, what differences have there been?

I studied for my first two years of university in JUFE, before coming over to finish my last two years at Strathclyde. It has been an entirely different experience here, as Strathclyde emphasises self-learning and active learning. Self-discipline is an integral part of education here.

What did you enjoy most about your course?

What I enjoyed most was the constant challenge to cultivate and hone my critical thinking skills, through critiquing supplementary materials and journals, and stimulative debates.

What do you enjoy most about living in Glasgow?

People in Glasgow are especially outgoing and friendly. This is a beautiful, inclusive and happening city.

What advice would you give to Chinese students thinking of coming to Strathclyde?

Know your purpose during the years abroad at Strathclyde, make progress plans and stick to them.

What’s the best thing about studying at Strathclyde?

Strathclyde has given me lots of opportunities to give my utmost effort in completing projects and events, and all these have brought me closer to becoming the type of leader I aspire to become.