• Question: What do you find to be the most interesting part of your job?

    Asked by date499reg on 26 Jan 2024. This question was also asked by make1cue, Daria, prisha, auks499age.
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      Rachel Edwards answered on 26 Jan 2024:


      It’s often the thing I’m working on at the time. I love being in the lab and doing experiments and analysing data, so when I’m doing that I think it’s the most interesting thing. But I also really enjoy writing papers to tell people about what we’ve found, and thinking about how best to explain things. But then I also really enjoy teaching physics, and seeing it when our students understand something new! As an academic I have a really varied job, which suits me well as I very rarely get bored.

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      Sophie Shaw answered on 30 Apr 2024:


      Every day is different! This makes it really exciting as you never know what’s going to happen and you’re always faced with a new challenge

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      Sarah-Jane Potts answered on 17 May 2024:


      How varied it is! I am a research engineer at the moment, and most days are different. I spend some time teaching students, a lot of time in the lab making, testing and imaging things. I also spend some days writing grants and papers and others going around schools and providing talks and workshops on engineering.

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      Rebecca Witton answered on 31 May 2024:


      i love how varied it can be, a lot of my work involves similar processes but on different materials. i get to work on processing a lot of catalysts that are used in some really exciting projects such as manufacturing sustainable air fuel instead of using fossil fuels so it’s nice to be involved in such important things 🙂

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