March 17, 2015, by Tilly Potter
We all love science
Following on from Olivia’s post about her research project, I am also doing a science-themed post this week in the spirit of British Science Week. I asked some of my friends and fellow students who study different science subjects to explain the highs and lows of their degrees, and why science is so awesome in general!
What subject do you study? Mechanical Engineering
Why did you choose your subject? I have always wanted to be an engineer and an accredited course is pretty much essential.
What part of your course do you most enjoy? Mostly I enjoy the maths, design and hands-on elements of the course.
What part of your course do you least enjoy? I dislike the more loosely-related subjects such as materials. I don’t like the modules that aren’t as binary in terms of answers to questions as I’m a very logical and organised person!
How do you plan to engage with science after University? I plan to be a mechanical engineer which naturally involves a lot of science-related topics, and I’m a big supporter of encouraging younger children towards science degrees. While on my year out last year, I visited some schools to promote science and engineering careers, as my company were also keen to support these types of activities.
What subject do you study? Pharmacy
Why did you choose your subject? It combines chemistry, physiology, law, pharmaceutics, social science and more! It allows me to focus on improving health and to enter into a profession which really interests me.
What part of your course do you most enjoy? The range of subjects we study means I never get bored!
What part of your course do you least enjoy? The hectic timetable in years 1-3 meant lots of early mornings!
How do you plan to engage with science after University? Pharmacy practice and treatments are continually developing, so as a pharmacist I will be building on the knowledge I’ve gained in my degree throughout my whole career.
What subject do you study? Physics
Why did you choose your subject? I was good at it at A-level, and enjoyed finding out how and why things work.
What part of your course do you most enjoy? It provides me with a wider and more technical understanding of the universe, particularly the fundamental building blocks and rules governing us.
What part of your course do you least enjoy? The long hours being frustrated about maths that won’t work!
How do you plan to engage with science after University? Hopefully by keeping up to date with current research. I might get a job in physics or maths, but if not I hope to at least follow the progression of some areas of physics.
What subject do you study? Animal biology
Why did you choose your subject? I chose this degree because I have an interest in animals. This has progressed into having a major interest in reptiles.
What part of your course do you most enjoy? Anthrozoology is my favourite module on the course, which is all about the human/animal interaction.
What part of your course do you least enjoy? Nutrition is my least favourite module – yes it’s important, but I’m just not interested in it!
How do you plan to engage with science after University? I hope to use my degree to be able to become a zoo reptile keeper.
I hope that reading this has rekindled some love for your subject in these dark times of dissertations and deadlines, whether you study a science subject or not!
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