Nevin Xiao

Nevin Xiao is currently the COO at the UCF Group in China, a leading financial organisation. 

Nevin describes the different teaching methodologies between the UK and China as one of his abiding memories of his time in the UK.  He found studying in the UK different to what he was used to- teaching was based on discussion, listening and participation from scholars. He has applied this to his career and has built solid business relationships as a result. 

Nevin found that his UK education immediately gave him more gravitas when he returned to China. He stated that being by Chinese but able to work in a Western way made him very valuable to employers. He believes UK graduates who are bi-cultural are a powerful asset to a global environment. 

If asked what advice he would give to future students, he would say network and do not be afraid to go to the pub!