Victoria Hoare

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Higher Education
Job title: PhD Researcher
Subject of study: Conservation Biology and Ecology
Year of graduation: 2018
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Imperial College London

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

Post Graduate degrees (MSc and PhD), teaching and consultancy (the latter two alongside the PhD).

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

It was the most interesting work for me at the end of my BSc/MSc respectively. I think it’s been most beneficial for networking and understanding all the roles and jobs I could be doing in my life that I previously hadn’t known about.

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

I was a member/helped run both the Expedition Society and RAD (Cornwall Campus).

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

The amount of people I got to meet, and places I got to visit. Being able to travel, see and meet amazing people and wildlife is one of the most amazing things about doing this course.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The Cornish coastline and being so close to the sea was something I found very freeing, grounding and wild.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

I chose Exeter, Cornwall campus, for the course programme and the location.

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

Developing my curiosity and understanding how to turn curiosity into something more tangible.

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

Cheesy, but go for it. You have a long time to settle into your ‘final career’, so if you spend however many years doing something you love, then move onto something else you love, that’s a great way of living life.

What are your plans for the future?

Finish my PhD and then work in a form of consultancy.


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