About us

QED was established in order to satisfy a passionate dream, building upon my 17 years of career with the UK civil service during which time, I was deeply touched by and hugely appreciated the openness of the UK government and diplomatic community. I met people from many different ethnic backgrounds sometimes with vastly different understanding of cultures and alternative views of international affairs, but with one thing in common – we are here to contribute to a better world. This same living and breathing philosophy was given to me by my parents from a very young age and is it this which drives my ambitions.

We all come to this world with a dream – to make it happen and make it real may be too challenging, and too hard to persevere. Self-motivation and courage are the foundations to ground your dreams, wisdom and knowledge of others are essential to nurture and safeguard them.  There were more than a few drives for me to set up QED, but there is only one aim – that is to give the real and best values of world class UK education to Chinese children.  Our network in the UK is supported by well respected educators who delight in sharing their knowledge and wisdom to make the world better place and to help you to fulfill your dreams.

Your journey with us begins when you start to think about studying abroad. However near or far that plan is, we will hold you through the initial assessment, examination preparations, school applications, interview training, documents preparation…etc.  Our advocates will be with you at every step ensuring you understand and remain clear of and true to your direction and destination, passionately assisting you to realise your dreams.

Qin Li 
—QED Founder and CEO


I am delighted to be working with the inspirational Qin Li as UK CEO of QED. I joined QED as Qin and I share a vision of providing high quality educational experiences to Chinese students who wish to come to the UK for their education/ benefit from UK educational values online, at any level.  

Like Qin, my belief in the value and benefit of excellence in education was embedded in me at a very young age by my parents. My father, a beneficiary of the UK grammar school system in the 1940s, and the first generation in his family to go to University (he worked in Further Education (FE)), and my mother (who was a teacher) invested a huge amount in the education of their four daughters.

I began my own higher education journey at the University of Birmingham in  where I graduated with first class honours in 1984. I then went on to the University of Cambridge (St Catharine’s College) as a PhD student (completing my studies in 1989). I have subsequently worked as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor at four UK Universities – the University of Reading, the University of Birmingham, the University of Surrey and the University of Southampton. I have enjoyed two extended periods at higher education institutions (HEIs) overseas (New Zealand, 1985 and Canada, 2006).

From 2008-11 I was Lead Innovation Fellow at the elite Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)/ Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM). I am a Fellow of both the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

More important than all of the above, however, I am a mother of three children; Amelia, 22 who graduated with first class honors from St John’s College, Oxford and is now a trainee solicitor with ‘magic circle’ City of London law firm Slaughter and May; Theo, 21 (reading History at the Russell Group University of Birmingham) and Benedict, 16 (currently studying at Peter Symonds College in Winchester).

Dr Michelle Lowe

——QED UK CEO


CORE PRODUCTS

ADVOCATION PROGRAMME

QED’s tailored advocation engages top British education experts in accordance with the nature and talent of each child, to exclusively customize children’s long-term studies, life planning and educational journey.

VOCATIONAL PROGRAMME

QED offers a diverse range of academically rigorous programmes that focus on essential life-skills, which empower Chinese students with tools to thrive and become well-rounded individuals.

YOUNG SCHOLAR

QED launched its boutique young scholar programme duplicating and synchronizing the curriculum and teaching syllabus of UK international school systems.

DRAMA IN CHINA

QED has teamed up with its UK partner Faust International now launching “the next stage” programme, offering Drama courses online/after school and during holidays in China.


CORE ADVOCATES

Chris
Chris
Ex-Housemaster of Eton College
Eleanor
Eleanor
Senior Financial Services and HR Executive
Lawrence
Lawrence
Ex Musical Director of Wycombe Abbey School
Geoff
Geoff
Founding Head of King's School Canterbury, China
Michelle
Michelle
UK CEO, QED

CORE TUTORS

Nicola
Nicola
English Literature, Oxford University
Clarissa
Clarissa
English Literature, Oxford University
Andrew
Andrew
All 11+ and 13+ subjects. Ex-director of Junior Academic Studies at The Dragon School, Oxford.
George
George
Maths and Physics, Cambridge University and PhD in Imperial College