Siti Syuhaida M.

Research Fellow
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About me

Siti Syuhaida M.
Environmental Science
Research Postgraduate

My employment

Research Fellow
Cranfield University
United Kingdom
Large business (250+ employees)

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A day in the life of a Research Fellow in the United Kingdom

Briefly describe the organisation you work for

A postgraduate university in the UK

What do you do?

I'm researching the environmental impacts of agricultural activities in the EU

Reflecting upon your past employment and education, what led you to your current career choice?

It is my first step to enter academia after completed my PhD study

Is your current job sector different from what you thought you would enter when you graduated?

Nope, it is a good start for my career development

Describe your most memorable day at work

Companied MSc students for the field trip to farms in England

Are there any challenges associated with your job?

Yes, especially the data availability and also new unfamiliar terms, which is a bit different than my PhD research

What’s your work environment and culture like?

Quite similar when I was in the Department of Environment and Geography, York. Multicultural, and multiracial.

What extracurricular activities did you undertake at university and what transferable skills did you develop through these?

I played netball for Wentworth College and also played for York local netball tournament

What would you like to do next with your career?

More to research and academia. I open to any location too

What top tips do you have for York students preparing for today’s job market and life after graduation?

I applied for my current job while waiting for my viva and I got the interview invitation a few months after that. My advice is don't wait until last minute, just apply if you got a chance.

What topics from students are you happy to answer questions on?

About York, placement, study, also career development.

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