• Question: do you ever think you would be in the job you are in now?

    Asked by Kellis to Sylvia, Sumit, Martin, Kate, Bryony, Aryanne, on 4 Mar 2019.
    • Photo: Aryanne Finnie

      Aryanne Finnie answered on 4 Mar 2019:


      Technically i’m still a student, as i’m currently doing a PhD, but i never thought i’d EVER want to do a PhD when i was younger, so no! I always thought i’d be working with animals to be honest! I just own them instead haha!

    • Photo: Sylvia Soldatou

      Sylvia Soldatou answered on 4 Mar 2019:


      I always wanted to be where I am now, so hopefully i will be able to remain in this position and move all the wayup to becoming a professor one day !

    • Photo: Kate McGonagle

      Kate McGonagle answered on 4 Mar 2019:


      No way, I don’t think when I was at high school I was even really aware of this as a job! I’m so pleased I have ended up in this role though because I really love it.

    • Photo: Sumit Konar

      Sumit Konar answered on 4 Mar 2019:


      I always wanted to do something which makes difference in society. I also wanted to travel all over the world. Being a scientist made my dream come true. Where there is a will there is a way.

    • Photo: Martin McCoustra

      Martin McCoustra answered on 4 Mar 2019:


      I guess when I was at school, I thought that I might end up as an analytical chemist working for some big company. However, I worked for BP in Grangemouth as a student doing that and didn’t like it. Not because the pay was poor (it wasn’t as I was on shifts) but because I realised I preferred to pick my own scientific direction and find out new stuff. That reinforced my intention to do a research degree and see what pathways that would open up in terms of career.

    • Photo: Bryony Hockin

      Bryony Hockin answered on 5 Mar 2019:


      I’m still a PhD student, and when I was a kid I could never have imagined wanting to spend this long studying. I always thought I would maybe go to university and then get a job afterwards. But as time went on I decided that doing a PhD was the right thing for me to do more science, and I love it!

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