Tom Goddard

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Government
Job title: Sustainability Advisor
Subject of study: Biological & Medicinal Chemistry / Biotechnology & Enterprise
Year of graduation: 2008
Type/Level of study: Postgraduate Taught, Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Environment Agency

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

15yrs developing and producing biological alternatives to chemical pesticides and fertilizers in industry. 6 months with the EA.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

Change in role and employer has allowed me to have a better balance between work and family life. The role allows me to make a meaningful impact on society and the environment.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Water Polo, Swimming, RAG, BioSoc.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

Big research projects

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Culture

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Easy access to good mountain biking and surfing

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Networking

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Pursue what you enjoy and are good at rather than what you think will be a good career.

What are your plans for the future?

Try to leave the planet in a better condition than when I arrived on it. Retire young.

 

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