If you are wondering where studying science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) could take you, turn to the the Eye Opening Careers podcast for inspiration. Hosts Gemma Drake, an early careers specialist, and optics educator Nas Hinglotwala are passionate about helping young people succeed. They talk to students, employers and university tutors about careers in science, exploring how Gen Z are navigating their post-16 studies.
In the latest episode, second year pharmacy students Abigail Wattleworth and Uns Khatib discuss their routes into the subject, their career aspirations and the challenges they’ve faced while studying.
The podcast will cover the key concerns young people raise:
- Working out what course to choose
- How to handle moving away from home
- Managing studies while working part-time
- The fear of failure
- Mental health problems
- How to manage finances
Gemma is the first person in her family to go to university. She’s delivered award-winning, motivational workshops to over 25,000 young people. Nas is an optician and a lecturer at the University of Huddersfield.
The podcast is created with support from Gemma’s firm Early Insight which links schools, colleges, and universities with employers and Nas’s company, business and training consultancy LMN Optics. It is available to stream on all platforms.
- Pictured, from left: pharmacy student Abi Wattleworth, podcast hosts Gemma Drake and Nas Hinglotwala with pharmacy student Uns Khatib