Change your path

Growing a hobby into a career – David McKay

Media consultant David McKay joined SRUC in 2019 as a postgraduate student in Organic Farming, and relishes the steep learning curve this presents coming from a non farming background. He...

Organic Business Growth with SRUC MSc Programmes

Robby Gass graduated in 2017 from the SRUC MSc Organic Farming programme and went on to start a successful consultancy business, he tells us about his success and how instrumental...

Hanna Rennie

Hanna Rennie – talking our language

After graduating with a degree in languages, Hanna Rennie decided she wanted to do something that would make a difference in the world. She came across SRUC’s Countryside Management programme...

From Bar to Baa

Laura Bell, 28, previously worked in hospitality but decided to change her path and return to education. Laura decided to study Applied Animal Science at SRUC Edinburgh in order to...

Kornelia

From Galleries to Gardens

Kornelia Pawlukowska-Dible, 35, previously worked as a trainee chef and a freelance curator before deciding to return to education and study Horticulture at SRUC. Tell us a bit about your...

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...

Arran COAST welcome SRUC Ayr students

Countryside Management students from the Riverside Campus in Ayr, recently travelled across the water to meet the Arran COAST team. As part of their Marine Environments: Management and Protection module,...

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...

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...