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Dr Rachel Dobson led a fascinating talk about her career as a Biomedical Scientist to a room full of attentive students on Monday. She spoke with passion about her chosen field of academic research, sharing the steps and decisions she took to become a Biomedical Researcher at Cambridge University. The talk was particularly useful for those girls considering any research based career, as Rachel shared her experience of building an impressive CV by finding summer placements whilst at university and entering relevant competitions. She offered practical advice, warning the audience of the importance of choosing a university course as it will immediately impact whether they pursue a career in academia or the NHS. She gave an insight into the shape of her working day including the skills and techniques used, and referred to the issue of funding within research. Our thanks to Rachel for such a practical, valuable and interesting session. We encourage the girls to attend one or more of the forthcoming Talks, which can be booked on FROG.