SCOTLAND'S RURAL COLLEGE

United Kingdom, Scotland

Originally founded in 2012, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is an institution which is responsible for conducting researching, consulting and teaching in Scotland, UK. It became an institution after merging Barony, Oatridge, Elmwood and Scottish Agricultural College (SAC). The institution is a registered charity under Scottish law. Students can pursue their undergraduate and postgraduate education from SRUC and can extend their further education to PhD level. There are total 1800 students enrolled at SRUC. Specializations include general and agricultural engineering, environmental management, agriculture, bioscience technology, etc. The college is known for their agriculture and environmental teaching with campuses located all throughout Scotland. They offer six main courses for further education: Agriculture and Business Management, Engineering, Science and Technology, Animal and Equine, Environment and Countryside, Horticulture and Landscape, and sport and Tourism.

Campus Life

The institution is a merge of three main colleges and SAC, and has its campuses spread all across Scotland. SRUC ha six education campuses which offer different courses. The Aberdeen Campus is situated on Craibstone Estate, approximately 8.0 Km from Aberdeen, north east Scotland. It offers courses like agriculture, countryside and environmental management and organic farming. The Ayr campus combines the education of students from SRUC and University of West of Scotland. It offers courses for Agriculture Bioscience and Green Technology. Barony campus is located in south west Scotland and available courses are animal care and forestry. The Edinburgh campus is close to the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Building on the south side of the capital. Students can choose from courses like horticulture, applied animal science and resource management. Situated in a small town in Fife not to far from St Andrews, is located the Elmwood campus with facilities for students to indulge in indoor and outdoor sports like football, table tennis and badminton. It has a gym and a work out area. SRUC’s Oatridge campus is located on the grounds along with a working farm. They offer various courses including farriery, land-based engineering and forge work.

Noted Alumni

Their some of the most noted alumni’s are: Philip Munro (Golden Eagle Project), Molly Beattie (Poultry officer with Scottish Government), Des Hackett (Green Spaces Project Officer), Colin Crosbie (Venture Trainer and influencer), Eilidh Macpherson (writer and farmer).

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