Change your path

Student Profile – Maria Stanisz

Maria from Poland came from a background in horticulture and for years worked in a garden centre before deciding to change her career path. “I put a lot of thought...

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...

Hanna Rennie

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...

Lee McPherson

Lee McPherson – photo shoots to new roots

Photographer-turned-gardener Lee McPherson jumped at the opportunity to increase his horticultural knowledge when his employer, East Lothian Council, offered him the chance to do a course in Parks, Gardens and...

From Bar to Baa

Laura Bell, 28, previously worked in hospitality but decided to change her path and return to education. Laura decided to study Applied Animal Science at SRUC Edinburgh in order to...

Kornelia

From Galleries to Gardens

Kornelia Pawlukowska-Dible, 35, previously worked as a trainee chef and a freelance curator before deciding to return to education and study Horticulture at SRUC. Tell us a bit about your...

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...

Catriona

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...