• Question: Did you ever consider becoming a science teacher rather then what you are doing now?

    Asked by KarenM to Ahmed, Francesca, George, James on 19 Nov 2014.
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      James Sullivan answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Hi Karen,

      I did, but I don’t think I’d be much use. The beauty of teaching in a university is that the majority of the students want to be in the class – if they didn’t they’d be doing a different course.

      I don’t know how I’d get on teaching people that didn’t really like the subject – and some people (believe it or not) don’t like science.

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      Ahmed Osman answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Dear KarenM,
      thanks for your brilliant question.
      Yes I did but I can’t image my self anything but researcher and academic lecture as I adore teaching and doing research so much
      hope for you when you grow up you will be a professor in Chemistry 🙂

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      Francesca Paradisi answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Yes I certainly thought about teaching at secondary school level. I had brilliant science teachers since primary schools and I could see how their passion was able to involve also those students that would never think of being a scientist in a million year. They were role models for me, and I try the same in college, I try to connect with the students and transmit my love for science and hope it’ll make a difference in their education.