Qiyu Zhuang (PhD candidate)

Thesis title: Academic Environment


MSc Education

Oct.2018-Sep.2019     University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Thesis: Being Disciplinary Novices: A Qualitative Research into the Lived Experiences of Chinese International PGT Students in the UK (with distinction)


BLit Television and Broadcasting (Film Directing)

Sep.2014-Jun.2018     Zhejiang University City College, Zhejiang, China

Graduation Project: Microfilm - Room (with distinction)

Undergraduate teaching

  • Undergraduate Tutor for Asian Studies (LLC)
    • Pre-Modern East Asian History

Postgraduate teaching

  • Postgraduate Tutor (Moray House, IECS)
    • Higher Education in the Global Context
  • Postgraduate Tutor (Moray House, ILE)
    • Dissertation Supervisor for MSc Language Education students
  • Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (EFI)

Current research interests

The academic environment in Higher Education, International students' experience, Issues around PGT students, Academic misconduct, Qualitative research methodology, University admission policies, IELTS students’ learning experience, Issues around EAP courses

Papers delivered

Challenges and Opportunities of a Hidden Group: PGT Provision towards Disciplinary-Shifted PGT Students. Individual Paper Presenting. Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference 2023.