Lizzie Knight

After leaving Teesdale Sixth Form I went to Cambridge University where I'm currently in my second year studying earth sciences and materials science. I am in the process of planning a two month geological mapping project to Canada this summer, which will form part of my third year dissertation.

After juggling a hectic weekly timetable of lectures and supervisions, I fill my spare time with rowing for my college’s boat club. I was elected novice captain for 2016-2017 and now help to coach and train new members of the club. I have also taken part in the famous Bumps races and WeHoRR on the Thames.

I love everything about living and studying in Cambridge, and am so thankful to Teesdale for the fantastic teachers who gave me so much help with my university application.

What university do you attend?

I’m currently studying towards a BA in Earth Sciences under the Natural Sciences tripos at Cambridge University.

What are your future plans and ambitions?

My next step is to hopefully get the results I need to transition into the one year masters course for earth sciences at Cambridge. Beyond that, I’m exploring the possibility of working in the field of scientific communication, combining my interests in both science and writing. I would also love to complete a PhD but I think I will try and work for a few years first.

What has been the highlight of your life so far after leaving school?

One highlight was when I finished my first year exams on the hottest day of the year and cycled straight down to the river to compete in the May Bumps rowing competition (we weren’t very successful but it was still an amazing event to be part of!).

What is your favourite Teesdale memory?

Lunchtime poetry club with Mrs Flint and Mr Nolan – the best way to de-stress and think about something completely different to science.

Advice to my younger self...

Get involved and take advantage of everything offered at school.

You can invite one person to a dinner party - who do you invite and why?

Annie Clark (St Vincent) - one of my favourite musicians – who is still very much alive and well! She would have fantastic stories to tell.

Annie Clark