• Question: the picture are amazing, i also learned from the questions that you obviously travel to many places. what subjects and qualification did you do to get to where you are now? and what are the downside to your job? thanks.

    Asked by esademiju to James on 21 Nov 2013.
    • Photo: James Hickey

      James Hickey answered on 21 Nov 2013:

      Hey esademiju,

      I’m glad you like the photos.

      My qualifications look like this:

      GCSE’s: Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics (separate sciences), Geography, History, English Language, English Literature, Religious Education, French, Graphics.

      AS Level’s: Physics, History

      A Level’s: Maths, Chemistry, Geography

      Degree: an MSci in Environmental Geoscience

      And now I’m doing a PhD in Volcanology. I guess the most important extra ‘qualification’ is a real interest in what you want to do as well.

      For me, the only downside of my job is that sometimes I try and achieve something for a few weeks and it just won’t work. But this is true of all science jobs where you are trying to do something completely new. The upside of this is that when you eventually get it to work – it’s amazing!