• Question: What is your favourite thing about your job?

    Asked by bethio2005 to Catriona, Damien, Hannah, James, Jason, Nayeli, Sarah, Sophie, Zaf on 25 Jan 2018.
    • Photo: Catriona Silvey

      Catriona Silvey answered on 25 Jan 2018:

      I get to do research on questions I’m really interested in, which means even the more routine bits of the job are never boring. I’ve had other jobs, so I know how rare that is!

    • Photo: Damien Hall

      Damien Hall answered on 26 Jan 2018:

      The interviews. I study people’s accents, so I have to go and record interviews with them, then I bring them home and analyse the accents with a computer. But the interviews themselves are the cool thing. One time I got to drive a million-pound lifeboat while I was interviewing someone!

    • Photo: Sarah Knight

      Sarah Knight answered on 26 Jan 2018:

      I don’t really have a favourite thing — I think the thing I like best is how varied my job is. I get to read, write, think, meet other scientists, talk, collect data, do statistical analysis — and talk to members of the public, like you guys! Like Catriona, I also enjoy the fact that I’m always working on things I find interesting, so even the more boring bits don’t feel so bad!

    • Photo: Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez

      Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez answered on 30 Jan 2018:

      My favourite thing about my job is to be able to design my own experiments and seeing every day how to find the best way of answering my questions.