Daniel Preece

The next of our 60 second interviews features a young man who, although he has stated working here hasn’t yet been able to move to Aberdeen as a result of the pandemic.  He says he likes cold wet weather and he also seems partial to (more than) a bit of cheese…

Name: Daniel Preece

Job Title: Lecturer 

What does your job at RGU involve? 
Teaching students on the Forensic and Analytical Science course.

What attracted you to come to work at RGU?
The diversity and the courses. Universities are always more attractive when you get people from very different walks of life. You learn a whole lot more than meeting the same people over and over again.   

If you weren’t doing this job, what, in an ideal world, would you like to do for a living? Probably law. I like debating, wordplay, and know far too much about law for someone who isn’t a lawyer.  

What’s your favourite place in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire? 
Sadly, I am still in England, due to the pandemic. However, I should be up soon, so hopefully I will get to see a few places. I am a fan of the cold/rainy weather too, so that bodes well.  

Best holiday you’ve had and why? 
New York City!
Went for my honeymoon year, it was spectacular
, and there’s a ridiculous amount of stuff to do and see.   

Favourite TV show?
Peep Show 

Favourite band/music?
Jason Mraz 

If you’re going to a restaurant and could only have one thing to eat (one course), what would it be?
Mushroom risotto – though, it needs to have truffle oil. And cheese. Everything needs cheese.   

If you were in charge of the university for one day, what’s the first thing you would do?
Make introductory lectures publicly accessible, by anyone, even just for day. Public engagement is so important, especially in the sciences.