Derby Business School Student Profile Zhuoran Zhang

“I feel privileged to study at Derby because of the excellent quality of teaching and the dedicated support staff, together with the amazing online accounting study resources”
– Zhuoran Zhang

Zhuoran Zhang is from China. She studied BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance and graduated in 2011.

In 2009 she won The NDLSCA Award for Best Stage One Accounting student, and again in 2010 she won The NDLSCA Award for Best Stage Two Accounting student.

In her final year, she also won The Bates Weston award for Best BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance Student.

The right course for me

I've moved from a career in nursing to study the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, and I realise I've made the right career move for me!

The course not only provided me with the fundamental accounting and business knowledge, but it is also designed to encourage students to incorporate the theories into the real business scenarios.

I am currently working as a Trainee Fund Accountant for LaCrosse Global Fund Services in Surrey. I have been working on the Global equities fund and now Emerging Market fund since joined in September. My role is to act a key contact responsible for client's accounts, including complete daily controls and solving daily issues which arise in the Profit & Loss process, balance sheet reconciliation, and month end exception reporting.

Studying at Derby

The experience of studying at Derby University has been amazing. All the lecturers are very supportive and friendly. Staff at the library and Career Development Center were very helpful. There are always extra curriculum activities and programmes you can join in, which help students to develop new skills and enhance employability

I've taken part in two schemes run by the Career Development Center, the Employer Mentoring scheme and University of Derby Award. Through these I've met some wonderful people and obtained additional knowledge and skills which will help my career. . I am also thankful for all those facilities and programmes made available by my tutors and the Career Development Centre while I was looking for graduate jobs. Without them, I would not be where I am today.

Recommending Derby

I will definitely recommend this course to those who want a rewarding career in accountancy.
Derby has a friendly atmosphere, excellent teaching staff and facilities and great online resources.

Winning the award - 2009

I'm so pleased to have won this award. It was a wonderful surprise and certainly one of the proudest experiences I've ever had so far in my life. I feel my hard work during the first year has been recognised and appreciated.

Winning the award - 2010

I am so pleased and proud to have won the NDLSCA Award for Best Stage Two Accounting student. I'm thankful for all the generous help and support from my tutors.

Winning the award - 2011

As a graduate, there is no better gift than being appreciated for your hard work and achievement. Winning The Bates Weston award for Best BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance Student is one of highlights of my student life, and I am so thrilled and thankful.