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Dr. Torri Wang

Dr. Yu WangLecturer in Accounting

Building: William Morris Building
Room: WM107

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Dr. Yu Wang worked in accountancy in China and the U.K. before becoming interested in international students’ experience in U.K universities. She has undertaken doctoral research on Chinese students on business, finance and accounting undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the U.K., and is interested in further research into this subject with international students from various backgrounds. Her current job involves teaching financial accounting and providing academic and pastoral support for international students.


  • Pg.Cert. (in progress), Higher Education, Coventry University
  • PhD. Applied Linguistics, the Open University
  • MRes. Research Methodology, the Open University
  • M.A. Applied Linguistics, Warwick University
  • B.A. Accounting, Ji’nan University, China
  • B.A. English Language and Literature, Ji’nan University, China

Research Interests

  • International students’ experience in U.K. business schools
  • Internationalisation of U.K. higher education
  • Financial Accounting
  • Classroom discourse

Selected Papers and Publications

  • Swann, J., Wang, Y. (forthcoming) ‘Social interaction’. In Attardo, S. (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Humour Studies. Sage.
  • Wang, Y. (2011) ‘Language and Culture in thirty-nine Chinese Students’ Comprehension of Humour in British Academic Lectures’. Paper presented in the Fourth Annual Conference of China Postgraduate Network, London
  • Wang, Y. (2010) ‘Attitudes and Stance in Humour – A Study of Humour in Four British Academic Lectures and Students’ Perceptions of it’. Paper presented in the International Society for Humour Studies Conference, Hong Kong


  • Financial Accounting

Other Responsibilities

  • Academic and pastoral support to international students
  • Supervision of postgraduate dissertation in accounting and finance areas
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