• Question: What achievement are you most proud of?

    Asked by Lissie-1904 on 10 Nov 2023.
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      Jonathan Teague answered on 10 Nov 2023:

      Getting my PhD qualification

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      Jack Whittle answered on 10 Nov 2023:

      Having my master’s research published in a scientific journal 🙂

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      Cristina Steliana Mihailovici answered on 10 Nov 2023:

      Policies and strategies implementation to protect the marine environment.

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      Mimi Asogwa answered on 10 Nov 2023:

      My proudest achievement was obtaining a PhD from the University of Aberdeen. it was very challenging yet rewarding experience. I learnt a lot, meet other Scientists and got to travel a lot for training.

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      James Bron answered on 10 Nov 2023:

      I was very proud to achieve my PhD but also pleased to gain my professorship, which I hope made my father, also a scientist, proud of me

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      Clare Johnson answered on 10 Nov 2023:

      Probably getting my PhD which is a research degree. I wasn’t very well during it so it took me a lot lot longer than normal!

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      Wasseem Emam answered on 11 Nov 2023:

      Starting up my own organisation leading 8 highly talented researchers

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      Anton Edwards answered on 11 Nov 2023:

      I am not “proud” of achievements. Nor can I think of one that stands out. I prefer to say I am “happy” that I understood how lakes get warm and cold layers in summer, how the water moves in sea-lochs, how the wind and tides move water around in coastal inlets, and how at the age of almost 80 I can still do science that is useful to people.

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      Amina Moss answered on 13 Nov 2023:

      Getting my master’s and PhD degrees while having my daughters, while living in a foreign country thousands of miles away from my family and friends. It was hard but I did it!

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      Tanya Riley answered on 14 Nov 2023:

      That I get to work in the job that I always dreamed of working in. Not everyone is fortunate enough to get that

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      Stephanie Horn answered on 16 Nov 2023:

      Getting my PhD is probably what I’m most proud of.

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      Anuschka Miller answered on 17 Nov 2023:

      Two things come to mind: professionally I am proudest of developing a visitor centre about marine science called the Ocean Explorer Centre in Oban. I feel good when I walk through the pretty small centre and see families or school groups enjoy finding out about how the marine environment works.

      Personally my proudest moment was though when my daughter played me in a performance. I had developed a marine science festival in which schools wrote and performed various marine based contributions. Unbeknown to me her class had put together a play exploring why some marine fish species had died out, and they were asking ‘experts’ including me. Turns out the extinctions happened because of too much litter. As a working mum who loves her job I always feared that I spent too much time working and not enough with the kids. It felt amazing when I saw that my daughter was proud of me, despite everything.

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      Clemence Fraslin answered on 21 Nov 2023:

      Getting my PhD and not suffering too much from it! I’m really proud I managed to still have a life and and enjoy my free time while writing my manuscript (although the last 2 weeks were challenging).

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      Karen Edwards answered on 23 Nov 2023:

      As part of my job, I had to testify in a public hearing against an activity that a developer wanted to do. I’m very proud that I was part of the team that helped us win!

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      Jade Roberts answered on 1 Dec 2023:

      I can be hard to be proud of yourself; often others are proud of you! I would still say my greatest achievements are my BSc Hons and being trusted to train others in my skills and knowledge throughout my career.