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Amber Jardine – Change your path

Amber Jardine, originally from Dallas, enrolled on the HND Countryside Management course at SRUC after holding high powered positions at the Bank of America in Texas and more recently at Morgan Stanley, which meant relocating to Scotland.  Despite having a successful career Amber felt unfulfilled.  It was around this time that Amber became very unwell, but once she received the all clear she decided this was the time to make the change.

Amber Jardine

A search on the internet led Amber to the SRUC countryside management course and the option to progress to the Ecology degree at Edinburgh. With support from her husband, she quit her job and hasn’t looked back.

“It changed my life. Honestly it has changed my life. SRUC was a beacon. It offers something that nowhere else in the UK did.  The support from staff was amazing too”.

Amber enjoys “the hands on”, real life experience she gets from the course and the field trips including one to Flanders Moss where they explored the site with Dave Picit, Manager of the National Nature Reserve.

Amber, who received Student of the year 2016, is looking forward to completing the degree with SRUC and gaining her masters.  Her dream job is to work for Jacobs, an Environmental firm based in Dallas, her home town.

“I’ve had such a positive experience at SRUC, and I am so glad I changed paths.   You’re never too old to change your mind, you’re never too old to start a new career and you’re never too old to make changes in your life that make it better for you.”

Love this article and it really resonates with me, thank you for sharing. I’m based in Glasgow, in my 40’s and have been working in investment banking most of my life. I have recently have become very disillusioned. After some soul-searching I have recently applied and been accepted for an HNC in Countryside and Environment management at Ayr. I look forward to the new adventure ahead and I totally agree, you are never too old to try new things for the better of your health, wellbeing and sanity.

Comment by Dave McAuley on March 7, 2018 at 11:30 am

Dave thanks for your lovely comments, we look forward to welcoming you to the Ayr campus, Sharon, MRSO, SRUC Ayr

Comment by Sharon Gooding-Hill on March 8, 2018 at 10:24 am

Dave, I hope you are doing well with your life change. I am going into my Honours Year at SRUC Edinburgh. I haven’t looked back and I my future has nothing but fantastic opportunities. Good Luck!!! Amber

Comment by Amber Jardine on June 16, 2019 at 8:43 pm

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