• Question: what was the highlight of your working career

    Asked by yxng_.sam to Simon, Selen, Paul, Nawapat, Natalie, Katy on 9 Nov 2019. This question was also asked by knit361ear, grew361air.
    • Photo: Nawapat Kaweeyanun

      Nawapat Kaweeyanun answered on 9 Nov 2019:

      I am currently finishing my first academic paper, which will be published in an international science journal. Putting new knowledge out there in the world is the reason I want to work in physics, so this is definitely the highlight of my career so far!

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      Paul Laurance-Young answered on 10 Nov 2019:

      Being nominated for an award as best lecturer. It was totally unexpected, totally unlooked for and deeply gratifying.
      The other highlight is when my trainee biomedical scientist told me she had secured a job two months before she was due to graduate (she really impressed at interview!); I like to think that was a great reflection of her skills and my team’s training.

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      Natalie Fowler answered on 11 Nov 2019:

      My highlight so far is when I qualified from my Masters degree and became registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council. This is a register that only specially qualified scientists can join and it was a really important achievement for me! The council gives you a unique pin number that serves as your scientist ID, just like the doctors pin numbers. Mine is CS 20524.

    • Photo: Simon Brown

      Simon Brown answered on 12 Nov 2019:

      There have been a few.
      I was a lollipop man for a few years when my kids were at the school and I won Lollipop man of the year.
      And where I am now at the University of Bath, I won the 2019 Staff Recognition Award for Supporting Colleagues after working here for 6 months. I was an amazing experience and very humbling.

    • Photo: Katy Bruce

      Katy Bruce answered on 14 Nov 2019:

      As a PhD student – winning the best poster in the sciences prize at the Kent Researcher Showcase and having a paper published in “Chemistry – A European Journal”.

      As an ED receptionist – recognising that the patient I was booking in was going into anaphylactic shock. I immediately got her a wheelchair and took her to the resus area myself in order to save time. After she had been moved to ITU, the anaesthetist came to thank me. Apparently, he just managed to intubate her before her airway was cut off completely and said I helped to save her life.

      As a mum – everyday!