• Question: Do you find time for your personal life or is being a scientist a thing that you have to be dedicated do for life?

    Asked by Julia.ant to Triona, Kieran, Hugh on 13 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Kieran

      Kieran answered on 13 Nov 2018:

      It’s always important to find the right balance between work and life. While yes, it is important to work hard, it is also equally important to take breaks and take a step back from everything. It is in these breaks that we can have our best ideas and be most creative!

    • Photo: Hugh Manning

      Hugh Manning answered on 14 Nov 2018:

      I’ve learned that it’s really important to have a healthy work/study life balance, that includes making time for yourself and spending time with you friends / family /partner.
      During my final year exams I didn’t keep this balance and completely burnt out, I have a lot of respect for people who are passionate,driven and so motivated about what they do that they spend every waking hour at their work, but it’s not for me. You only get one chance at life and that chance is short lived.