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Change Your Path

You know how the saying goes “Find a job you love and you will never work another day in your life”. Confucius, the wise Chinese philosopher makes that sound easy…

UFAW

Universities Federation for Animal Welfare

Student Ambassador Jillian Gordon writes about the UFAW, who offer scholarships to students studying welfare focused projects. The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) is an internationally recognised independent charity that…

From Bar to Baa

Laura Bell, 28, previously worked in hospitality but decided to change her path and return to education. Laura decided to study Applied Animal Science at SRUC Edinburgh in order to…

Kornelia

From Galleries to Gardens

Kornelia Pawlukowska-Dible, 35, previously worked as a trainee chef and a freelance curator before deciding to return to education and study Horticulture at SRUC. Tell us a bit about your…

Mike Jack

From Auditing to Annuals

A chance article in a Sunday newspaper led to a dramatic career change for former SRUC student Mike Jack. After graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University…

Glasshouse

Tis The Season To Sell Holly

Christmas wreaths and table decorations will be on sale at a new shop run by horticulture students at Scotland’s Rural College. The Glasshouse, based at SRUC’s Elmwood campus in Fife,…

Grow Careers Event Review by Becky Cross

SRUC Student Ambassador Becky Cross attended the Grow Careers Event at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on 21st November. Here she writes her account of the day. The annual Grow…

Understanding the Highway Code

The road is a cruel mistress. That’s especially true if you’re a cyclist who doesn’t know how to stay safe when you strap on your helmet. The basics of not…

Jennifer Wright

Zen and the Art of Gardening

A one-year Horticulture course at Scotland’s Rural College helped clarify Jennifer Wright’s career path – and her love of studying. Jennifer, 24, from Fife, initially chose to study Horticulture at…

SRUC Staff lend a helping hand

Over the last six months, staff from SRUC have been involved in a regeneration scheme at the Stoneyburn football ground in West Lothian. The project has involved around 80 local…

Catriona

School Friends Reunited

More than 20 years after leaving school in Ayr, Catriona Hawthorn and Shaun Dowse have both ended up studying at Scotland’s Rural College – but 80 miles apart. Mum-of-three Catriona…