I HAVE to dedicate an ALDLive17 post to my new STEM hero. Aphra Bennet. This bad ass STEM lady is 17 years old, and I’m quite sure she is set to take the STEM world by storm. And soon.
Last November I took the leap and moved from a Research Postdoc role to a ‘research support’ Public Involvement and Engagement role. I won’t deny I was nervous about this move
- Had I just wasted 7 years of my working life focussing on research when I wasn’t going to do it any more? (Turns out no)
- Would my skills be transferable (absolutely)
- Was this the ‘right decision’ (yes!)
I was ditching research for good. Famous last words.
I wrote to my MP about the Science is Vital lobby about EDM772.