• Question: How long have you wanted to be a scientist?

    Asked by TJ to Lisa, Mark, Rachel, Sammie, Stephen, Tim on 12 Mar 2018.
    • Photo: Sammie Buzzard

      Sammie Buzzard answered on 12 Mar 2018:

      I always thought I’d like to but I never thought I was clever enough. I used to watch the scientists in films like Jurassic Park and Twister and thought it looked like a really cool job but it wasn’t until I got to university that some of my professors encouraged me to give it a go, and I’ve never looked back!

    • Photo: Lisa Baddeley

      Lisa Baddeley answered on 13 Mar 2018:

      When I was a kid I didn’t realise you could be a scientist, I just knew I liked space and astronomy and I wanted to do something with that. It was when I was older (14 years old) that I started to chose my GCSEs that I decided I wanted to be a scientist. I had no idea how I was going to to do though – I just knew I had to study science at A-level and University. University introduced me to the different type of scientist jobs and the qualifications I needed for those specifically.