Thank-you so much for the reply, I really appreciate the resources you've sent through. I'll have a look at some of the opportunities that the NWRA reccomends. I'm not sure if you meant to send the second link or not though, looks like it links to a timetable template site.
I agree that uni is just a foundation too, and I'm planning on doing further post-grad study if it's necessary.
Thanks for the link, I have had a bit of a look at that website but I should have another look. I think I did consider the option of 1-on-1 advice at one point but I'm not sure why I didn't follow it up, so I really appreciate the suggestion and reminder :)
That's a good point about pandemic preparedness, it is definitely less of a move from the biology fields I'm considering. Unfortunately I'm not very knowledgeable about the kind of work required and the need for people there, so I'll definitely follow that up. Again, perhaps a 1-1 session with 80K Hours would be a good idea for getting a better understanding of that area.
I have been developing an interest in programming and have done a few classes at university so I think I'll develop that on the side for now, and work on keeping the option of pandemic prevention work open as you've suggested.
Congrats on the position on the 1-1 team, and thanks again for your insight, means a lot.
Thanks so much for replying! Really appreciate the advice.
I definitely should try to contact some more experts, thanks for that push. Getting some more experience is a good idea too, it's a bit tricky at the moment due to uncertainties with COVID but as soon as things start to open back up, I'll do my best to get in contact. I'm sure it'll be useful regardless of the field I go into.
Means a lot that you took the time to reply, I'll do my best to follow your advice and I'll hopefully leave an update here at some point to say how I'm going with it.
and P.S. thanks so much, I see we both have refined tastes :P