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Environment and Countryside

SRUC courses well placed to meet climate challenge

New degree courses that explore everything from land management change to electric tractors will help to address concerns outlined in the new Farming for 1.5°C Inquiry Interim Report, says Scotland’s...

New Student Ambassador for Wildlife & Conservation at Ayr

A warm welcome to another new student ambassador for the Riverside, Ayr campus. Harley tells us a little about himself here: Hi, my name is Harley Mathieson. I am studying for...

Michael McLaughlin

From City to Countryside

Michael McLaughlin had previously studied Business Management then worked in finance for 10 years. He made the decision to change his path and embark on the BSc (Hons) in Wildlife...

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From Cooking Up Sauces to Protecting Natural Resources

Declan Harper previously worked as a chef, working in various kitchens and pubs in and around Edinburgh but decided to change his path and is now studying Environment Management at SRUC...

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Alexander Paterson, first-class BSc (Hons) Environmental Resource Management

Alexander Paterson has graduated with a first-class honours degree in Environmental Resource Management. “An important lesson I have learnt during the past four years is that any problem can be...

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Student Profile – Caroline Vincent

Originally an ERASMUS student at SRUC, Caroline Vincent from Paris continued her studies at SRUC Edinburgh on the Environmental Resource Management degrees course. Here, Caroline explains why she chose SRUC...

Student Profile – Katie Goodfellow

Katie Goodfellow from Hawick in the Scottish Borders grew up on a farm and spent her childhood outside around animals. This made her certain that she wanted a career in...

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Hanna Rennie – talking our language

After graduating with a degree in languages, Hanna Rennie decided she wanted to do something that would make a difference in the world. She came across SRUC’s Countryside Management programme...

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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...