• Question: What made you want to help people for a living?

    Asked by elliefitzgerald to Kit on 7 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Kit Tigwell

      Kit Tigwell answered on 7 Nov 2017:


      The classic answer lots of students give at interviews is because they like science and like people. It’s not a very imaginative answer but for me it was pretty true! I always loved finding out how things worked and biology made me want to find out how our bodies work.
      Naturally that lets you understand more about illness. Being unwell myself as a baby and seeing family members fall ill made me keen to learn how to make a difference to people who were going through that. Now I realise it’s not about being heroic all the time, but that being able to do small things that might make the worst experience of someone’s life more bearable is incredibly rewarding. Not many jobs let you to make positive impacts on people’s lives; it gives you a sense of purpose and it’s a huge privilege.

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