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Dyslexia and Higher Education

Dyslexia and Higher Education by Jillian Gordon Dyslexia was first discussed with me when I was in Primary 3. Dyslexia was a possible explanation why I struggled with some of...

What a View!

Not a bad view from the Office!

Euan Stoddart, an SVQ3 Oatridge student, works at Stirling Castle, and has a pretty enviable view from his office!   Euan joined Historic Scotland in 2019 as an Apprentice Gardener...

Yuzhi at Edinburgh Castle

Introducing our Intern: Yuzhi

I’m Yuzhi, a postgraduate student studying at Environmental Protection and Management at SRUC and University of Edinburgh. I come from China, growing up in a small city in the southwest,...

Introducing our Intern: Jamie McCulloch

  I’m Jamie McCulloch, I am studying applied animal science at SRUC, Kings Buildings. Having wanted a change of direction in life I decided after many years to return to...

David McKay standing in a blue shirt smiling against a forest background

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...

Getting it done at Moredun!

Horticulture Lecturer Grant Skillen’s National Certificate in Horticulture and Garden Design students from Oatridge Campus recently completed a longrunning  interior planting project at Moredun Research Institute. The project first began...

Vet Care Assistant Student Ceara crouching in dark blue Vet Scrubs and petting a black dog

Ceara Follows her Dreams

Having worked on a stable yard since the age of 12, Ceara Anderson wanted to study something which involved animals. She had heard about SRUC from friends who had studied Animal...

Vet Care Assistant Student Laura standing outside the Vet Surgery in Mintlaw

From Marketing to Mintlaw

  After graduating with an MA in Business Economics with Marketing from the University of Dundee, Laura Rotheray worked in various roles including ten years at Aberdeenshire Council. However, when...

Nikki McKinnel at SRUC Craibstone crouching in her vet scrubs and tartan boots to place a stethoscope on a large dog that is looking up at her

From Vehicle Spraying to Veterinary Caring

After working as a vehicle body sprayer for many years, animal lover Nikki Mckinnell took the opportunity to return to study after raising her two sons – now 11 and...

Student Ian Armstrong, part of the winning team, smiling with his sheep dog sitting in front of him and his staff behind him.

Students Pool Skills to Win UK Agricultural Competition

Five students from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have won a UK-wide agricultural competition after Covid-19 restrictions allowed them to enter online for the first time. The Farm Planner competition, run...