• Question: did you ever get bullied for wanting to be a scientist

    Asked by agomez100 to Alan, Murray, Sarah on 25 Mar 2011.
    • Photo: Sarah Thomas

      Sarah Thomas answered on 25 Mar 2011:

      No I never got bullied at all, but my family were really shocked. None of them had ever been to uni and my mum kind of wanted me to become a hairdresser and she encouraged me to leave school at 16 and go to college. But this made me really stubborn and want to do something totally different than what she wanted! Nobody in my family does anything to do with science but they are really proud of me and they are always asking about what I’m doing in the lab and how my research is going.

    • Photo: Murray Collins

      Murray Collins answered on 25 Mar 2011:

      I was never buliied about it, but some of my friends still call me a ‘tree hugger’, ‘monkey man’ or ‘jungle man’ even now!

      If someone is bullying you, you should tell somone, as it is not smoethign that you have to put up with!