Change your path

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...

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...

Animal Care: Sarah Stuart

Sarah Stuart previously studied for an HND in Advertising and PR but after graduation, she realised that she had no real passion or motivation for working in the field of...

Anna Bayet

Meet the College Street Students – Team Bayet

Introducing Team ‘Bayet’, an Arabic word meaning ‘home’. Their design focuses on the migrant crisis in the middle-east and specifically the importance of gardening for those fleeing war-torn homes to...

A fresh start for busy mum Catriona

Catriona Hawthorn, 41 from Ayr, is a mum of 3, who prior to starting her HND Countryside Management at the Riverside Campus in Ayr, had various part-time jobs, “ I...

From Banker to Garden Designer

Margaret Wright worked for RBS for more than 30 years, latterly as a project manager after joining the bank straight from school age 17. In 2016 she was given the...

Catherine Devaney, Level 2 Diploma Professional Cookery student

Catherine Devaney – Professional Cookery

Catherine Devaney started her professional life as a lawyer in Edinburgh, but after moving to Fife and falling in love with the surroundings, she made a slight career change and...

Simon in China

Simon Gibson-Poole – Environmental Resource Management

Simon Gibson-Poole went from a career as a code developer in IT to a researcher in remote sensing and geographical information systems after studying Environmental Resource Management at SRUC. Tell us...

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Change Your Path

You know how the saying goes “Find a job you love and you will never work another day in your life”. Confucius, the wise Chinese philosopher makes that sound easy...

Sarah Scott - Equine student at SRUC Oatridge.

Sarah Scott – Horse Care

Sarah Scott, 25 had a previous  career as a housekeeper/waitress before changing her path to study equine with us at Oatridge. Sarah aspires to get a job in the equine industry, and...