Degree: BSc Chemistry
Graduate role: Investment Analyst, Golden Maple Investment Management and Management Trainee, China Eastern
Home country: China
Yichi Zhang completed our 3+1 joint degree programme with Nanjing Tech University, where students studied in China for the first three years of their degree, before coming to Sheffield for their final year.
"I guess I don't have to reiterate the fact of how great the University of Sheffield is. We've all had a really wonderful time during our stay in the city, and truly gained skills that are proven useful throughout our entire life.
"As one of the very first 20 students who participated in the 3+1 Sheffield chemistry programme, I can't be more grateful for having this chance to live a fantastic life in the lovely city of Sheffield, as well as being an alumnus of the great university. To those staff and professors in the chemistry department who had been continuously supporting and inspiring us in every way, we truly owe you a great debt of gratitude.
"If I didn't choose to study in Sheffield for my last year of my undergraduate study, it certainly would not be the same. I don't mean to sound flattering, University of Sheffield is, unquestionably the best university I've ever been to – not only for the knowledge had our university professors shared with us, but also the way of leaning and even the way of living a great life.
"If not Sheffield, I reckon that I probably would have finished my bachelors degree in Nanjing Tech University and joined the long grey line of Chinese manhood. I would never be able to see the world and have work experience in London, which is the most extraordinary city not only in UK but all around the world. It's the greatest piece of memory in my life. It was, it is, and it will always be."