Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Dave McDonald from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

Dave McDonald

Astronomer

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A caring attitude is essential for Health and Safety – you need to be passionate about getting the message across to people and telling them why it is so important. After all, no-one wants to see anyone suffer harm or be in pain.

For astronomy, a yearning for answering the unanswered questions is a must. You also need to be dedicated and focused and not put off by the weather

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Open Day

We would like to invite you to our next Open Day on:

Date: Wednesday 4 May

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Prospective students can find out more about courses starting next September, in particular, new courses, and morning only courses.

You will also have an opportunity to meet our teaching team and explore our state-of-the-art campus.

 

 



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