Xia Yang (Sharon)
Sharon is passionate, lovely and patient, currently she is a first year Ph.D. student in economics. Before starting her PhD, She has obtained both BSc and Master's Degrees from Keele University in 2016 and 2017 respectively. During the period of her undergraduate and master study, she worked as a full-time secretary and a part-time account assistant, plus she is an international student. These attributes make her interesting in exploring diverse culture as well as operating in the KPA structure.
The Association Secretary position is a part-time, paid role which makes it perfect for doing alongside study. The primary focus of the position is to manage communications, run elections and by-elections as Chief Returning Officer and to act as a representative of the postgraduate student body. Finally, the role also entails acting as a trustee of the KPA, attending regular meetings and managing the interests of the charity.