• Question: hi again! what time do you have to get up in the mornings? Ellie and Jamilia :)

    Asked by whjamandellie to Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma, Mike on 2 Jul 2012.
    • Photo: Emma Trantham

      Emma Trantham answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      I get up at around 7am (although it will be earlier if I have a very big experiment that day).

      My supervisor is really flexible so as long as I get all my work done I can come in early and leave early, or come in late and leave late if I want to.

      I’m a morning person so I’d rather get into work early, leave early (4-5pm) and then have the evenign to do other things.

      Does 7 seem early to you?

    • Photo: Michael Cook

      Michael Cook answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      My working hours are more flexible than a lot of scientists – I don’t need special lab equipment (just my laptop), and I work alone (a lot of my research group are also like this, and for a while very few people came into the lab).

      I get up at around 8am on a normal day, but if I’m teaching I need to get up earlier. I don’t always start work straight away though, sometimes I work later into the evening instead (like today, with lots of live chats in the morning!).