• Question: Did your family members/relatives encourage and support you to become a scientist? What did they think of your choice? What do they think now?

    Asked by 836ceng22 to Megan, Mzamo, Ola on 17 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Mzamo Shozi

      Mzamo Shozi answered on 17 Nov 2016:

      My family is very supportive because I am doing what I love

    • Photo: Megan Seymour

      Megan Seymour answered on 17 Nov 2016:

      When I said I wanted to do a PhD (a 3 year research degree that earns you the title of ‘doctor’) I think my parents were a bit concerned that another 3 years of being s student and not earning much money would be a bit difficult for me when my friends that went straight into work after university started earning quite a bit of money.
      Once they saw that I was happy and doing what I loved they were very supportive though- they always read my scientific papers even though they dont really understand 🙂