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Alex Ashall Kelly

Research chemist for Novartis

"I am now working for Novartis in London. I‘m working in drug discovery at the GDC there, which is fantastic and exactly what I want to do"

Caroline Chambers

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Chief of Capability Acquisition, Rolls-Royce

Caroline Chambers studied for a BSc (Hons) Chemistry followed by a PhD in Chemistry. Caroline works as Chief of Capability Acquisition at Rolls-Royce and won the 'UK Woman of the Future - Science and Technology' award, 2007.

"Leeds has a good reputation for chemistry, offered the right course for me and I liked Leeds as a city. Student life at Leeds is lively, exciting and enjoyable. One of my favourite memories of Leeds was spending time with friends in labs and lectures and revising for exams, there is the great feeling of togetherness and of all being in the same boat! Working hard and playing hard. The lecturers were helpful, knowledgeable and genuinely interested in helping others to understand and enjoy their subject area. The University also has excellent facilities and chemistry laboratories."

"I now work for Rolls-Royce plc as Chief of Capability Acquisition for Compressor manufacturing Engineering. My main role is to develop novel manufacturing technologies to meet customer requirements and deliver business benefits on cost, and quality and ultimately to deliver competitive advantage. The logical and scientific approach learned in my degree has been invaluable in many areas of my role and particularly in problem solving and developing novel technologies. I would definitely recommend Leeds to other students."