Postgraduate

Growing a hobby into a career – David McKay

Media consultant David McKay joined SRUC in 2019 as a postgraduate student in Organic Farming, and relishes the steep learning curve this presents coming from a non farming background. He...

Master in Organic Farming Alison Goldberger

SRUC Postgraduate Distance learning programmes, attract students from around the globe. Alison who lives in Austria talks to us about her experience so far. I’m studying the MSc in Organic...

Organic Business Growth with SRUC MSc Programmes

Robby Gass graduated in 2017 from the SRUC MSc Organic Farming programme and went on to start a successful consultancy business, he tells us about his success and how instrumental...

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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Why Volunteer with SRUC?

Why volunteer with SRUC? by Jillian Gordon As part of the SRUC team you have the unique opportunity to get both a fantastic education as well as practical experience. We...

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...

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...

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Starting Out by Jillian Gordon

Student Ambassador Jillian Gordon shares her experience of postgraduate studies and offers some sound advice to others looking to continue on to a postgraduate education. It is terrifying to think...

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Do Cows Belong in Fields?

When Orla Shortall applied to study for a Masters degree in ecological economics at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), she was hoping it would lead to a job in the environmental...

Stephen Meredith

Best in Class

Coming from a background in agriculture and land management policy, Stephen Meredith was looking to develop his knowledge of organic farming. The 35-year-old from Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland, chose to...