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Michael McLaughlin

From City to Countryside

Michael McLaughlin had previously studied Business Management then worked in finance for 10 years. He made the decision to change his path and embark on the BSc (Hons) in Wildlife...

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From Cooking Up Sauces to Protecting Natural Resources

Declan Harper previously worked as a chef, working in various kitchens and pubs in and around Edinburgh but decided to change his path and is now studying Environment Management at SRUC...

From Guest House to Glass House

Kristyna Andrlova previously worked as a Front Office Manager in the hospitality industry and, although she enjoyed her job, she always wanted to return to education. A love of nature...

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Andy Robinson, First Class BSc (Hons) Agriculture, Edinburgh

Andy has graduated with a first-class honours degree in Agriculture despite suffering from mental health problems. He was also awarded the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland Silver Medal...

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...