• Question: do you have to go to universety to be a scientest

    Asked by sard1apt to Sharron K, Martin M, Caroline on 13 Mar 2024.
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      Martin McCoustra answered on 13 Mar 2024:

      It helps and I certainly did… But you can start out as a scientist on an apprenticeship pathway. If you like it then you can always consider going to university. Part of being is scientist is learning a lot about science and its foundations so you can build on those foundations.

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      Caroline Roche answered on 13 Mar 2024:

      It helps if you have a formal qualification, but you can get that by either going to university or by doing an apprenticeship. It all depends on what type of scientist you want to be.

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      Sharron Kenny answered on 21 Mar 2024:

      it helps to have a university degree but some companies like the one i work for also offer apprentice schemes so you work while you study one day a week at university. so your getting paid and the company is usually also paying for your university fees and at the end of your studies the company usually offer you a job to stay.

      its something i wish i had known about when i was making my choices to study at university as i am still paying off my student debt 13yrs after graduation.