Current Employer/Organisation Name
University of Exeter
What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?
Post-graduate research about genetic risk factors related to Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?
During my third year of undergraduate study, I got a place at Queensland Brain Institute to do research for one year. The experience was fabulous and made me decide to pursue a career in neuroscience research.
Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?
Were you part of the Exeter Student Ambassador Scheme at any point during your studies?
What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?
My PTY experience. The fact I was doing hands-on research which I was really interested in gave me a great insight into what it is like to be an academic researcher. The tutors and supervisors from Exeter and Queensland have been really amazing and supportive.
What did you enjoy most about studying here?
The fact the city is quite compressed but it does have everything! I do not have to travel too far to shops and university. Surrounding Exeter there are also so many places I could visit. I can easily balance my leisure time and study time. I have never run out of things to do!
Why did you choose to study at Exeter?
I initially chose Exeter simply just because my friend was coming to this university to study but he ended up in Cornwall. I was not going to come but when I came here for the offer-holder’s day I was very much impressed with this city and the university and felt it was a good choice to come here as I felt I was welcomed and would be looked after well.