Student Successes

orla shortall

Do Cows Belong in Fields?

When Orla Shortall applied to study for a Masters degree in ecological economics at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), she was hoping it would lead to a job in the environmental...

Zoe Wilson

From a High to Down Under

Rural Business Management graduate Zoë Wilson is heading Down Under after the high of graduating against the odds. Zoë graduated with a 2:1 honours degree from Scotland’s Rural College in...

Stephen Meredith

Best in Class

Coming from a background in agriculture and land management policy, Stephen Meredith was looking to develop his knowledge of organic farming. The 35-year-old from Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland, chose to...

Silvia

First Class Mum

Silvia Divine has managed to juggle the challenges of getting married and having a baby with her studies to gain a first-class honours degree in Horticulture. The 29-year-old was also...

Above Par

Professional Golf student Michaela Patzeltova was introduced to the game as a child in Slovakia when the junior tour was introduced in 2006. More than a decade later, the 20-year-old...

A Rising Star

Hospitality student Sara-Jayne Strachan returned to Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) ten years after gaining an HNC in Professional Cookery. Sara-Jayne, 30, who is also known as Salsa, is now graduating...

Rebecca Bradley

Aberdeenshire Graduate Lands Dream Job

Aberdeenshire graduate Rebecca Bradley has landed on her feet after walking into a job as a trainee rural surveyor. The 22-year-old from Gartly graduated from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) with...

Saddled Up For Success

When Pavlina Veverkova finished studying graphic design in the Czech Republic, she moved to Scotland to help her sister open a café in Edinburgh. However, after nearly five years of...

First Class Result

When Kerry Cartwright was looking at universities, her interest in animals and love of the outdoors led her to Scotland’s Rural College. Despite not having a farming background, the 22-year-old...

Blair Hershaw

First Class Effort

A change of direction proved to be just what Environmental Resource Management student Blair Hershaw needed after dropping out of his first degree. The 24-year-old from Dunfermline, Fife, has graduated...