name is Heather.
I went back to University as a mature student where I studied Animal Science and gained a fdsc.
I joined Sheffield University, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, as a trainee technician.
My contract is for two years. I will spend six weeks in various areas
around the APS department for the first year. During the second year my
trainers and I will decide which area I enjoyed the
most and which suited my abilities. I will then spend time training
further in just one or two of the areas which will then complete my
training and hopefully end in a full time position in the Department.
the moment I am working in Photography and Digital Imaging. This
involves learning such techniques as digital image editing, photography, scanning
and creating web sites. I have already completed six weeks in
teaching, working in the Perak labs preparing for practicles and six
week in organismal biology preparing Daphnia cultures, cell culture and
also looking at breeding birds and fish.
will also be training in other parts of the APS, the areas include
Molecular Ecology, Controlled Environments, Plants and Microbial
Culture Maintenance and Analytical Services.
I am continuing my studies via distance learning, where I hope to gain a BSc in Environmental Science.
I also enjoy playing flyball with my dog Fizz and also have several rescue cats.