My MChem led to a career in marketing

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Lucy Stone
Senior Account Manager, Notch Communications
MChem Chemistry
While doing her chemistry degree, Lucy completed placements at the pharmaceutical companies GSK and AstraZeneca. She also wrote for our student-run magazine, Resonance, which helped her get a job in marketing after graduation.

I work at Notch Communications, a full-service marketing agency specialising in science and technology companies. I am a Senior Account Manager, responsible for building Notch’s relationships with diverse and innovative clients.


I love my job because no two days are the same.

Lucy Stone

Senior Account Manager, Notch Communications


I advise on the development of our clients' marketing strategies and lead our internal team in a vast range of activities like creating content, developing websites and crafting creative campaigns. I also travel to conferences all over the world to support existing clients and network with prospective clients.

As a chemistry student, I did lab placements at GSK and AstraZeneca but quickly realised that a career in the lab was not for me. I also got involved in the chemistry department’s magazine, Resonance, where I discovered a passion for writing. When I graduated from university, I did not know what I wanted to do. However I stumbled across a marketing agency that was looking for science graduates who had a passion for science communication, therefore I used the example of my experience at Resonance to show my communications skills and managed to get the job.

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