• Question: How did you first get into science??

    Asked by anon-250007 on 16 Mar 2020.
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      Nuru Noor answered on 16 Mar 2020:

      I studied medicine at university and then became interested in how to improve what we do to help look after patients and wondered if there could be better treatments available than some of the things we currently have 👍

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      Sophie Arthur answered on 16 Mar 2020:

      I just became fascinated my cell biology and molecular biology in school that I always just wanted to know more and more about it. So, I just decided that I was going to study it at university and keep learning along the way

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      M S answered on 16 Mar 2020:

      I think I just enjoyed it in secondary school and followed that path

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      Kate Mitchell answered on 16 Mar 2020:

      I had a really great science teacher when I was in year 9, who encouraged us to ask questions and be curious. Before that I thought science was a bit dull, just learning facts.

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      Sarah Brown answered on 16 Mar 2020:

      I always wanted to do something with maths but didn’t really enjoy science until I did A level biology. When I realised that you could do both of these subjects at university together, I knew this was a good option for me. Through studying both I then wanted to find a way to use maths to help with biology (this is what I do now 😀).

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      Ioana Grigoras answered on 16 Mar 2020:

      During medical school, I started working in a research lab where I worked on cell cultures. I thought it was so cool to be able to design and run my experiments and answer the questions I was passionate about finding the answer to.

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      Paige Chandler answered on 17 Mar 2020:

      I’ve always loved science as a subject. It’s really interesting to study and learn about how the world works on a fundamental level. Working as a scientist means we can investigate this ourselves and share this knowledge with the world!

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      Sarah Clarke answered on 18 Mar 2020:

      I always enjoyed science at school and planned to be a vet. But then I became allergic to animals so had to think of a plan B. So I studied Immunology at university – I figured I would enjoy learning about what goes wrong with the immune system to give you allergies and the rest of my career has gone from there.

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      Robyn Kiy answered on 19 Mar 2020:

      I really enjoyed science and history at school, but enjoyed practicals so that led me to continue with science. I also liked the thought that I could potentially make a discovery that could help improve lives!

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      Andrea Kusec answered on 19 Mar 2020:

      When I was young I just in general interested in the brain and mind and wanted a job understanding this. I didn’t really learn a lot about psychology until my undergraduate degree, and after working in a research lab I got really into neuroscience!