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From Politics to Policy

Former journalist and media adviser for the Scottish Conservative Party David McKay became interested in organic farming after growing vegetables at home. He decided he wanted to learn more about...

From Shooting Stars to Shooting for the Stars

After a high-flying career as a press photographer – which saw her hanging out of helicopters and climbing church bell towers to get the perfect image – Horticulture student Julie...

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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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My Favourite Rural Business Management Module

SRUC student Megan Harvey is in her first year of the Rural Business Management course at the Edinburgh campus. Here she tells us what her favourite module is and how...

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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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Rural Business Management Student Profile – Megan Harvey

SRUC student Megan Harvey is in her first year of the Rural Business Management degree at the Edinburgh campus. We asked Megan to tell us more about herself and why...

Rewilding – A New Approach to Environmental Regeneration

SRUC Edinburgh Student Ambassador Liam Thorpe shares what he is enjoying most about the Environmental Management HND course and explains what effect the reintroduction of beavers to Scotland will have...

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From the Sound of Music to the Sound of Nature

The impact of Covid-19 on the music industry has prompted a change of direction for Wildlife and Conservation Management student Johnny Taylor. The 38-year-old spent 20 years working in the...

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A New Career in the Pipeline

After leaving school Keith O’Connor followed his father into the Oil and Gas sector in Aberdeenshire, specialising in pipelines. After being promoted to sales and business development, the next 15...

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Kaleem Shaikh, BSc (Hons) Agriculture, Edinburgh

Kaleem Shaikh, 2:1 BSc (Hons) Agriculture, Edinburgh Despite suffering from health issues, Kaleem has worked his way through the system, starting with an NC Agriculture at Oatridge and completing a...