Monique Liddar

monique-liddarWhat did you study at Aston University? BSc Biological Sciences
What year did you graduate? 2017
What is your current job role? Scientist
Organisation? QKine

Why did you choose Aston University? The main thing that drew me to Aston was the placement year that was offeredand the post-graduate employment statistics. Being able to spend a year in the industry that I was hoping to go into was invaluable and the experience I gained in the laboratory is definitely the reason I was able to obtain my job after university.

What did you enjoy about the course you studied? I enjoyed the evolution over the 4 years, my favourite years were definitely placement year and final year as this was where I was able to put into practice what I had learnt in the first two years and find out what I wanted to do with my future. I did my placement at Aston in the laboratory and loved every minute.

What advice would you give to current Aston students? Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way, whether that be in your academics or extracurricular activities. Aston has some amazing societies and my time in the Dance society created some of my fondest memories and friendships. Don't waste a second as it flies by, work hard and enjoy!

How would you sum up your time at Aston in 1 word? Progression

What do you enjoy about your current role? Always learning and developing my skill set, things constantly change and you are never bored.

What are your career ambitions for the future? I would like to stay in Science and research, my goal is to one day be a manager.