Nudrat is a first year PhD student in the Department of Chemistry. This profile was produced for Diverse@Imperial 2018.
Who inspires you?
All the women in STEM. According to UN, only 28% of the researchers are women, so hats off to all the warriors who are breaking stereotypes and shining on the horizon of the field of science and technology.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a scientist?
If I wasn't a chemist, I'd be a psychologist. In fact, I was all set to embark on my journey towards a Masters in Psychology. Then, I changed my mind and took Chemistry as a challenge.
What’s your favourite moment in the College year?
It's been just a few months since I joined Imperial, but I was the first one to flag my country on the world map at the International Postgraduate Welcome Event, which was a proud moment.
If you could improve one thing at Imperial, what would it be?
I would have to make Imperial greener.
"Only 28% of STEM researchers are women, so hats off to all the warriors who are breaking stereotypes"
What’s one thing about you that your Imperial colleagues and friends might be surprised to learn?
I didn't exactly know the difference between espresso, cappuccino and latte coffee before coming to UK. Now, thanks to the crisp winter, I’m addicted to all three.
What do you feel Imperial does well in relation to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion?
Diversity and gender equality are the best things about Imperial. The College warmly welcomes international students with a big heart. Being the UK's most international university, Imperial has students from more than 100 countries and is open to everyone irrespective of gender and race. It feels so good to be part of Chemistry, the Athena Swan Gold Award-winning department.