Business: Rebecca Bradley
Rebecca Bradley is currently in the final year of the BA (Hons) Rural Business Management course and is very much looking forward to graduating. Rebecca grew up on the family farm in Aberdeenshire and from a young age has had a great interest in the rural sector, particularly in the areas of agriculture and field sports.
“When I left school, I chose SRUC because it is the only institution in Scotland offering a Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited undergraduate degree. Focus on the rural sector presents students with a huge number of opportunities to make industry contacts through field trips, talks and guest speakers therefore increasing successful transition into paid employment and your chosen career.”
“Small class sizes have allowed me to build excellent relationships with other students. Lecturing staff who have an open door policy are always at hand to offer help and assistance.”
Rebecca chose a mixture of modules including agriculture modules before specialising in the RICS accredited modules in 3rd and 4th year. The elective modules however have given her the opportunity to broaden her knowledge to allow her to specialise in her chosen subject area in the later years of study.
“Rural Business Management is such a broad course and opens up many career options and selecting the RICS modules has allowed me to enter my chosen career path as a rural surveyor. “
Upon graduation, Rebecca will start her new career as a graduate rural surveyor with a chartered surveyor firm in the North East of Scotland. During her studies, Rebecca has gained valuable insights into the sector through job experience in grouse and pheasant beating as well as lambing and through work placement with Bidwells and has been the recipient of several awards including the Dr EM Cruickshank Prize and 2018 Royal Northern Agricultural Society (RNAS) Farmer’s Son/Daughter Prize.