From Aberdeen to World Championship Medallist - Zoey ClarkZoey Clark

MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering
From Aberdeen to World Championship Medallist

Your Time at Aberdeen

Why did you choose to study at Aberdeen?
The sporting facilities and sports bursary program were excellent.

Why did you choose your particular course?
Aberdeen is a good place to study Chemical Engineering as it is in the heart of the energy sector.

If while at Aberdeen you benefited from a scholarship, what was the scholarship and what difference did it make to your time at Aberdeen?
I was the recipient of the John Robertson Sports Scholarship and the Chevron Chemical Engineering Scholarship. They provided me with financial support during my time at university, allowing me to dedicate my time fully to my sport and academia.

What did you most enjoy about your time at Aberdeen? Did you have any particularly memorable student experiences?
I enjoyed my course and using the different facilities at the University (Library, computer labs etc.).

If talking to a group of prospective students, what advice would you give them to help them make the most of their time at the University of Aberdeen?
Get involved with a club or society outside of your course to give yourself a varied and more rounded student experience.

Your Time After Aberdeen

What was the title of your first job after graduating from Aberdeen?
Professional Athlete.

What did your first role involve?
Representing my country at international sporting events.

Who was your first employer?
UK Sport.

What is your current location?
Aberdeen.

Please briefly describe the journey from your first job after graduating to where you are now.
After graduating I decided to focus on my athletics career in the hope of progressing as much as I could and aiming to qualify for the Olympics.

Was your degree at Aberdeen essential for getting to where you are now? If so, in what way?
My time at Aberdeen helped me progress myself athletically whilst earning myself a good degree. The sport at University helped me create a team which is supporting me in athletics, and having my degree means that I am prepared for life after athletics.

One Top Tip

If you want to achieve a certain goal you have to put yourself out there and give it your all.