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Dr Xiaozhe Cai

Job: International Student Lecturer

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 250 6031



Personal profile

As an International Student Lecturer, I provide academic support and pastoral care for international students across the Faculty of Business and Law. I have been developing new skills workshops for international students in all aspects of adapting to a new cultural and educational environment. I also work as an Intercultural Researcher, continuing research in Internationalisation of HE and student experience. I am interested in embedding intercultural awareness in the curriculum and intercultural issues in personal tutoring.

Prior to joining DMU I worked as a Social Media and Communications Officer in NHS and I worked as an intercultural trainer and associate tutor at University of Warwick.

Publications and outputs

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Research interests/expertise

  • Personal tutoring/intercultural issues in personal tutoring
  • Internationalisation of Higher Education
  • Multicultural Teamwork
  • Intercultural Awareness and Competence development
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Student Employability
  • Mixed-method studies
  • Longitudinal studies


  • PhD in Applied Linguistics / University of Warwick (2019)
  • MSc in Intercultural Communication for Business & the Professions/ University of Warwick (2012)
  • BA in English Language, Translation and Cultural Studies /University of Warwick (2011)