Name: Theresia Betty Sumarno Betty Surarno

Job Title: Lecturer in Management 

What does your job at RGU involve?
Teaching an economics module, specifically for energy sector, e.g. oil and gas economics. I am teaching mostly MSc. Energy Management, post-graduate programmes. I also do research with other colleagues in the area of just energy transition.   

What attracted you to come to work at RGU?
Mainly is because of the courses they offer – diverse yet specific, and it matches my expertise. It is even better knowing the working culture and environment at the University. The University location is very nice – close to the nature (river dee and there is a walking path along the river, which I will definitely visit.  

If you weren’t doing this job, what, in an ideal world, would you like to do for a living?
I actually love teaching and researching: I had been doing consultancy work and teaching (visiting lecturer) and I enjoyed both. I might have just continued what I was doing.   

What’s your favourite place in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire?
Beaches – so far. By the time this blog is uploaded, then I would have only be here for a month or two! I will definitely explore many more places, and this might need to be updated. 

Best holiday you’ve had and why?
Bali – relaxing while working. It has beautiful beaches, great seafood, rice fields, a strong spiritual culture and people are so kind.   

Favourite TV show?
Comedy – Friday Night Dinner / Two Doors Down, This Time
British Great Menu 

Favourite band/music?
The Corrs 

If you’re going to a restaurant and could only have one thing to eat (one course), what would it be?
Main course – grilled seafood! 

If you were in charge of the university for one day, what’s the first thing you would do?
Getting to know how things work properly – what has been done, learn from the past, and understand how things can be improved. 
And… there will be lots of food and drinks. And also, I would have an outdoor event (during the summer).