Sean's reference for Nickil
In the time that I knew Nickil at university, I saw him as a very motivated and diligent individual. He was zealous in meeting deadlines for assignments, yet also active and social. A good example of his organisation skills would be that he was the president of the archery society in his previous university, in addition to being a member of a number of other societies.
He is naturally very easy to get along with and makes a good tutor by presenting the material in a straightforward way. During our final year projects we were both working in the same lab, and I would frequently ask him to explain concepts that I found difficult to understand.
Nickil always inspired me to engage more with chemistry and also managed to help me out with understanding a lot of difficult topics.
During our time at university Nickil and I worked in the same research group, although we worked on projects individually, Nickil’s consistent positive energy and thirst for learning and sharing his knowledge not only made the experience an enjoyable one but helped create a sense of comradery within the group. He went above and beyond to help you when you needed it and often provided such insight into his research that you could actively see his interest and passion for chemistry. His attitude toward work was phenomenal, he was a dedicated student who managed to balance an active social life, much of which was spent leading the Archery Society at UEA and volunteering as a first aider, with the demands of a chemistry degree. Throughout the year I worked with him, he shared his insight into chemistry, biology and subjects ranging from cooking to what films to watch; he is a great conversationalist that makes learning from him effortless.
Nickil was vital part of our research group, with him we created an effective working environment that was founded on great teamwork, the outcome of which lead to a greater understanding in much of th