I came into science with tremendous enthusiasm. However, my ebullience has cooled, as I have seen science becoming an area underfunded for short-term and short-sighted savings. Who would enter a career with a future of underfunding and cuts? The best science graduates use their intelligence and go into law and accountancy.
Few indeed will go into the teaching profession. Do not be fooled into thinking that demoralisation in higher education does not filter down to school level. The time has long been overdue for British science to receive the investment it deserves. Then, perhaps, our children, as well as our industry, can reap the rewards.
University of London Union
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