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Gus Routlege with SRUC alum Simon Ritchie and Michaela Strachan from Autumnwatch

Learning Through Doing

With both radio and TV appearances during his student days at SRUC’s Craibstone campus in Aberdeen, Gus Routledge was already making a name for himself before he graduated with a…

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A Love of Nature Leads to a New Career Path

When Catriona Cooper turned to bird watching to help her cope with losing her beloved grandmother, she realised her skills were more suited to working outdoors than in a pub…

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Kathryn’s Journey into Journalism

  SRUC alumni fill many vocational niches across the ‘natural economy’, perhaps the most well-known being farming. However, not all Agriculture graduates go on to become farmers. Kathryn Dick, who…

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Sustainability in the Spirits Industry

Graeme Jarron is an Agriculture graduate from SRUC’s Aberdeen campus and is the Director of Ogilvy Spirits in Angus. He says that sustainability is an important part of the Scottish…

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Crafting Rural Business Resilience: From Gin to Hand Sanitizer

Jill Brown studied Rural Business Management at SRUC Aberdeen, and is the owner and founder of Moray Distillery, producing award-winning Scottish gin. The Covid pandemic has thrown challenges at everyone,…

Student Ambassador Q&A Sessions – Describe SRUC in One Word

We have been asking our Student Ambassadors a series of questions about their experiences studying at SRUC. In this video we asked them to sum up SRUC in one word:…

Student Ambassador Q&A Session – Advice to Prospective Students

We have been asking our Student Ambassadors a series of questions about their experiences studying at SRUC. In this video we ask them what their advice would be to future…

Student Ambassador Q&A Sessions – Career Aspirations

We have been asking our Student Ambassadors a series of questions about their experiences studying at SRUC. In this video we asked them what their future and career aspirations are…

Student Ambassador Q&A Session – What is your favourite Course Module?

We have been asking our Student Ambassadors a series of questions about their experiences studying at SRUC, and in this video they tell us about their favourite course module: “I…

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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…

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My Honour’s Project by Darren Smith

Environmental Management student Darren Smith is in his 4th year at the SRUC Edinburgh campus and has just finished his dissertation. Here, Darren shares the topic he chose for his…

SRUC Edinburgh Student FAQs

Student Ambassador Jillian Gordon shares advice and useful links for support and campus information for SRUC Edinburgh students, whether you are starting with us in September or you’re a current…

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Horticultural Practices at Home

SRUC student Kristyna Andrlova is in her first year of the Garden Design course at the Edinburgh campus. During lockdown, Kristyna has been making use of the spaces available at…

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Digging the Horticultural Practices Module

Horticulture with Plantsmanship student Anna Ciborowska shares her excitement at being able to take part in practical work as part of the Horticulture Practices module at the Royal Botanic Gardens…

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A Passion for Poultry.

SRUC Oatridge librarian Lesley Reade tells us about her passion for poultry. We have all had what I can say a bizarre year, where little things like my chickens, dogs…

Composting Chicken Manure

As we celebrate Compost Week in the same week that National Poultry Day falls, we thought it would be ideal to talk about how to utilise chicken manure for your…

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Studies Keep on Flowing

Alexander Paterson is studying for a Masters degree in Sustainable Water Environments – covering everything from marine to river environments, including mapping and conservation – after graduating with a first-class…

Vet nurse assistant Sharon Burrows with three of her dogs Abra, Sorrel and Fera

Vets’ Pet Drama

Vet nurses from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have been getting hands-on experience of animal surgery – after their own pets fell ill. Sharon Burrows and Megan Davidson, who are studying…