Sarah Harris

Favourite Thing: I love investigating, especially when lots of little pieces of research come together to make sense



University of Bristol (2010 – 2013); College of Richard Collyer (2007-2009); Millais School (2002-2007)


BSc Pharmacology, A-Levels in Chemistry, Biology, Maths and English, 13 GCSEs

Work History:

I worked as a housekeeper in my uni holidays and in insurance during my gap year (super boring!!)

Current Job:

Project Officer


Science Council

Me and my work

I work on Future Morph, a website that shows all the awesome careers options after studying science and maths

I work on the Future Morph website and social media – showing the tonnes of options available to them after studying science and maths. What’s great about Future Morph is that is smashes stereotypical views of what a “scientist” looks like  and shows that studying these subjects can lead to amazing things!

What I'd do with the money

Use it to spread the message that science & maths are for everyone, and lead to so many exciting careers

I’d maybe put it towards creating more future morph resources – we already have careers website checklists and posters that are very popular, so could print more of these off as a free schools resource, or develop new ones. The Science Council (who run Future Morph) made a list of the “10 types of scientist” so using that to create new materials would also be pretty cool We’ll have to see!

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Adventurous, enthusiastic, sporty

Who is your favourite singer or band?

It changes so often! At the moment I’m a bit obsessed with Bastille

What's your favourite food?

Chocolate. Always chocolate.

What is the most fun thing you've done?

Cliff jumping! I was travelling round Europe by train and when we were in Italy one of the hostel-owners took us out on his little boat to these cliffs in the ocean. It was terrifying and amazing!

What did you want to be after you left school?

Forensic pathologist. I was really into Silent Witness and CSI.

Were you ever in trouble at school?

Not really, although one time I got told off for singing Bohemian Rhapsody (by Queen) in class.

What was your favourite subject at school?

Chemistry, although maths was my fave in primary school and I almost considered doing an English degree after college (but I’m glad I didn’t)

What's the coolest job in chemistry you've come across?

Environmental Chemists in Antarctica – they get to go on expeditions and it sounds AMAZING

What do you think is the best science discovery in history?

There are so many, but I think the discovery of the atom is up there as one of the best – after all, they’re the building blocks of everything!

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

I would love a super great science job and still be able to do all tons of triathlons (including an Ironman!), and to visit every country in the world (even if it’s just a quick stop!)

Tell us a joke.

I’m reading a great book on anti-gravity. I can’t put it down.

Other stuff

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