Landscaping

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...

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...

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...

Andy Sneddon: Changed career and haven’t looked back!

Andy decided to retire from a career in chemical regulations to get qualified in horticulture and landscaping with the aim of starting up his own small business. He chose to...

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Gardening Scotland- Oatridge team Two reveal plans

Oatridge’s second entry into this year’s Gardening Scotland has shared its intended design with us, hinting at a practical yet high-end feel. Ryan Love, landscaping lecturer at Oatridge and Team...

Grow Careers Event Blossoms at The Botanical Gardens

Wednesday 20th February saw Edinburgh’s Botanical Gardens host a series of speeches from world renowned horticulturalists as part of the ever popular ‘Grow Careers’ day. The event, aimed at raising...

One student in five wants to run own business

 Horticulture and Landscaping survey sheds light on students’ big dreams. One student in five wants to run their own business. That’s the finding of SRUC’s career aspiration survey filled in...