Xu Zhang, moved from China to study and live in the UK around 10 years. I’m currently a PhD research student based at Plymouth University. My research focus on ‘An investigation of social capital in digital platforms based on a case of international students living and study in abroad’, continues my personal research and professional practices in the field of social capital, guanxi and social media with the i-DAT research group. The intention is to build up a set of effective modules to improve cultural and social awareness.