• Question: whats the best [ part of your job because your cool lol

    Asked by calanddan to Jack, Akram, David, Gill, laurenceharwood on 14 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by janeyelizabeth.
    • Photo: Jack Snape

      Jack Snape answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      The best part of my job is the fact that I’m always doing something different. Travelling to an experiment or a conference, teaching younger students, making a poster about my work, or chatting to you guys! If I was doing the same thing all the time I’d probably get bored so this is great 🙂

    • Photo: Akram Alomainy

      Akram Alomainy answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Thanks for the compliment 😀 Not sure if the LOL there hints that we are cool or not 😉

      The best part is when I make young people and students here at university understand a complex problem by using examples from real-life applications around us and hence presenting to schools about the latest research findings and seeing their expressions of amazement and getting the point … 😀

      The fact that I lecture and research makes it even more interesting since I always try to mix the two together to bring the best of two worlds!!

    • Photo: Gill Menzies

      Gill Menzies answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Best part of my job is FREEDOM. I like what I research and that makes me want to know more and teach better. The best, best bit is watching the skills in my students increase, then they graduate and get great jobs in low carbon buidling desing. Very satisfying 🙂

    • Photo: Laurence Harwood

      Laurence Harwood answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Its the variability of it and, like Jack, I travel a lot. In teh last week I ahve been to the US and Belgium. Next week I go to Germany, the week after Corfu and I have forgotten where after that – but somewhere. I also like teaching enthusiastic, able young people and seeing them suddenly learn something.