Change your path

A fresh start for busy mum Catriona

Catriona Hawthorn, 41 from Ayr, is a mum of 3, who prior to starting her HND Countryside Management at the Riverside Campus in Ayr, had various part-time jobs, “ I...

Insurance Broker to Animal Scientist

Polly Elliot-Pyle, 30, worked as an insurance broker for many years after graduating from Heriot Watt University in 2012. Her childhood dream of working with animals never left her, having...

From Banker to Garden Designer

Margaret Wright worked for RBS for more than 30 years, latterly as a project manager after joining the bank straight from school age 17. In 2016 she was given the...

Catherine Devaney, Level 2 Diploma Professional Cookery student

Catherine Devaney – Professional Cookery

Catherine Devaney started her professional life as a lawyer in Edinburgh, but after moving to Fife and falling in love with the surroundings, she made a slight career change and...

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Simon Gibson-Poole – Environmental Resource Management

Simon Gibson-Poole went from a career as a code developer in IT to a researcher in remote sensing and geographical information systems after studying Environmental Resource Management at SRUC. Tell us...

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Change Your Path

You know how the saying goes “Find a job you love and you will never work another day in your life”. Confucius, the wise Chinese philosopher makes that sound easy...

Sarah Scott - Equine student at SRUC Oatridge.

Sarah Scott – Horse Care

Sarah Scott, 25 had a previous  career as a housekeeper/waitress before changing her path to study equine with us at Oatridge. Sarah aspires to get a job in the equine industry, and...

Alison Hosie – Working with Police Horses

“After working for several years in small animal roles I knew I wanted to return to working with horses. I felt that enrolling on the HNC Equine Studies course would...

Michael Clark, NC Horticulture and SVQ Level3 Parks, Gardens and Green spaces graduate.

Michael Clark – Horticulture

Michael Clark, a mature student from Milton of Balgonie, recently started his own business after completing NC Horticulture and SVQ Level3 Parks, Gardens and Green spaces, and winning the class...

Peteris Sadovskis, HND Golf Management (Course) student

Peteris Sadovskis – Golf Course Management

Peteris Sadovskis from Latvia joined SRUC Elmwood Campus in 2014 when he enrolled on the NC Greenkeeping course. Peteris and his young family came over to Scotland from Latvia in...