BSc Mathematics 1977
I worked as a software developer at ICL.
Training staff, customers and other instructors in intelligent network products. I developed and am still developing inter-personal skills.
I’m an instructor at Alcatl-Lucent.
Starting up a new training department from scratch and putting it on the map.
Moving into training was one turning point in addition to two experiences of redundancy.
Yes, in my early career I become good at interacting with a computer at the expense of communicating with people. I also regret taking a gap year because I got out of the habit of studying.
Apart from starting up a training department from scratch, I would say writing for magazines and I have had 4 books published. Also, although a cliché, I am really proud to be a dad to my daughter, now 21 and a graduate of UWE.
Keep focusing on the course, learn self-discipline but also get involved with the community. It's all good experience.
Apart from studying much harder, I would also have looked into something like education and learning together with Maths. I've been teaching for most of my career now.
Realistically, I expect to continue working in training for the remainder of my career. After retirement, I hope to focus more on writing.
Honestly, I’m quite passive today. However, with the internet, I may well connect with former students and anyone interested in astronomy, training and teaching.