• Question: do you take pride in your work

    Asked by jacklol to James, Ivan, Jessica, Nicola, Sarah on 21 Nov 2013.
    • Photo: Jessica Liley

      Jessica Liley answered on 21 Nov 2013:

      I think I do actually! I have a lot of respect for nature and the environment, so it’s really nice to think I may be helping create a product which is totally biodegradable and bio-friendly. My work is for a big company which own lots of everyday products, so maybe one day we’ll be all be using their very environmentally friendly washing powder!

      I also feel like I’ve learnt loads of really useful techniques from scratch since starting my PhD, which I hope will help in my next career move!

      Basically, being a scientist is a pretty great job! 🙂

    • Photo: Sarah Tesh

      Sarah Tesh answered on 21 Nov 2013:

      Definitely yes!

      I’m a bit of a perfectionist so I like to be thorough in my work. I also want people to respect the work I do and take it seriously so you have to do it well. And there’s the fact I want it to be successful so that I can actually help people in the future.

      All in all it means I am very proud of the work I do and everything I’ve done to get to this stage. I just hope it continues going well!