The people put the home in Homerton

College life and graduation

By Jenny Ridge 1min read

Before coming to Cambridge, Joseph studied an MCHEM degree in chemistry at the University of York. He then studied a PhD in biochemistry at Homerton from 2015-2019. Towards the end of his PhD, he realised that he wanted to move in a different direction and subsequently studied a PGCE in secondary science, again at Homerton, and now teaches science at a secondary school in the Cambridge area.

Joseph says:
“I really enjoy my job and hopefully am helping to prepare some future Homertonians in the making!” 

Joseph has been looking forward to graduating for several years now. Having passed his viva and submitted his corrections in February 2020, it was his intention to graduate that summer. However, due to the pandemic, in-person graduations were not possible. 

Joseph continues:

“This graduation is an opportunity for me to celebrate the hard work of four years with my family, friends and wider college community.”

Joseph says that one of his favourite things about Homerton is the community. 

“From my first day at the College I was made to feel incredibly welcome and quickly felt integrated into the College community. I have made many friends over my five years at Homerton that I’m sure will be life long and even met my partner through Homerton. However, we can’t talk about community without including the staff as well. The supportive environment created by the tutors, administrators, catering team, porters and many more has meant that I always felt I was given the best opportunity to succeed at the College. 

The people really do put the home in Homerton.”