• Question: When did u discover your passion of making this job a career

    Asked by MrPlum7 to Adam, William, Rebecca, Martyna, Alice on 7 Nov 2018. This question was also asked by lwesty.
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      Rebecca Roddan answered on 7 Nov 2018:

      I really loved my master’s year at university, which really surprised me as I didn’t think I would stay in science.

    • Photo: William Glass

      William Glass answered on 8 Nov 2018:

      I really liked my final year project in my undergraduate and wanted to learn more about the field. That turned into a Masters degree and then I kind of just carried on!

    • Photo: Martyna Pastok

      Martyna Pastok answered on 8 Nov 2018:

      I think when I went to the university finally I could learn a lot of things what interests me a lot and this allow me think about working in a laboratory and continue my studies after my degree to get a doctorate (PhD).

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      Adam Berlie answered on 8 Nov 2018:

      Hmmm, I think it was during my undergraduate degree that things clicked. I found that although I wan’t the best at passing exams, I really enjoyed the experimental side of chemistry and I was good at it. I did an interesting dissertation during my 3rd year, then spent my summer working at a big facility in switzerland doing some work on radioactivity. My 4th year involved doing a bit project on magnetism, which was completly new to me, and I really enjoyed the research bit of it so I decided to go on and do a PhD. Then I moved into a the physics department at Durham University and the rest is history. I just got deeper and deeper into research and just got more and more enthusiastic.