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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...

From Beauty to Beasts

An agriculture student who started her career as a beauty therapist has graduated with a first class honours degree in Agriculture from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). Mum-of-two Katie Dubarry, who...

From Top 40 to Topsoil

Sarah Stewart from Edinburgh, worked for 10 years in Virgin Our Price Record shops; starting as a Christmas temp in 1994 and swiftly working her way up to the appointment...

John Thoumire

From PR to Perennials

John Thoumire, 37 from Edinburgh, had an interesting start to his career, selling swords to tourists on the Royal Mile but then moved to a career in the media. John...

Emma Stirton – sticking with her dream

After leaving school at 18, Emma Stirton began working in the hospitality sector alongside helping at a local livery yard. At twenty years of age, Emma went on to study...

Andy Sneddon: Changed career and haven’t looked back!

Andy decided to retire from a career in chemical regulations to get qualified in horticulture and landscaping with the aim of starting up his own small business. He chose to...

Professional Golf: Peter Arnott

Peter Arnott, originally a project manager in IT, completed the HND in Professional Golf in 2009 at the Elmwood campus before embarking on a degree in Performance Golf at the...

Kyle McClung, Golf Management

Kyle McClung, who lives in Alva and is a greenkeeper at Gleneagles, completed the NC Greenkeeping at SRUC’s Elmwood campus and is now close to completing the HNC Golf Management...

Jenny Paterson, Countryside Management

Jenny Paterson graduated in 1998 with an Arts and Social Sciences degree and fell into a variety of office-based jobs. After being made redundant, Jenny began considering a career outdoors....