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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...

My Honours Project by Elise Wyld

SRUC Edinburgh student Elise Wyld has just completed her Honours Project as part of the Applied Animal Science BSc. Elise shares the topic she chose and the help she received...

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My Honour’s Project by Darren Smith

Environmental Management student Darren Smith is in his 4th year at the SRUC Edinburgh campus and has just finished his dissertation. Here, Darren shares the topic he chose for his...

SRUC Edinburgh Student FAQs

Student Ambassador Jillian Gordon shares advice and useful links for support and campus information for SRUC Edinburgh students, whether you are starting with us in September or you’re a current...

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Horticultural Practices at Home

SRUC student Kristyna Andrlova is in her first year of the Garden Design course at the Edinburgh campus. During lockdown, Kristyna has been making use of the spaces available at...

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Digging the Horticultural Practices Module

Horticulture with Plantsmanship student Anna Ciborowska shares her excitement at being able to take part in practical work as part of the Horticulture Practices module at the Royal Botanic Gardens...

Gus Routlege with SRUC alum Simon Ritchie and Michaela Strachan from Autumnwatch

Learning Through Doing

With both radio and TV appearances during his student days at SRUC’s Craibstone campus in Aberdeen, Gus Routledge was already making a name for himself before he graduated with a...

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Studies Keep on Flowing

Alexander Paterson is studying for a Masters degree in Sustainable Water Environments – covering everything from marine to river environments, including mapping and conservation – after graduating with a first-class...

A SRUCcessful Farming Business

SRUC Edinburgh PhD student Jillian Gordon introduces us to Hillhead of Covington, a family run business with an SRUC connection. Hillhead of Covington is a dairy farm milking 400 Holstein...