Tourism partnership boost for SRUC students

SRUC students choosing a tourism pathway will benefit from a new partnership with the TMI

Students studying for a degree in Rural Business Management at SRUC will benefit from a new partnership with a leading tourism body.

SRUC is one of only three universities in Scotland to hold accreditation from the Tourism Management Institute (TMI), which provides professional recognition and endorsement of an academic course for five years.

It offers an alternative pathway for RBM students wishing to pursue a career in tourism, with a separate Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited stream already in place for those interested in working as rural surveyors. 

The partnership will enable around 170 RBM students at SRUC’s campuses in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Ayr and Barony – as well as others choosing tourism modules as part of their Wildlife and Conservation Management course - to access a range of benefits.

These include a discounted student membership with access to the extensive, online resource library and latest news and trends on destination management, as well as participation in TMI events offering networking opportunities with TMI members and student placements.

It also provides the reassurance that the qualification they gain at the end of their studies is accepted by the professional body for destination management.

Claire Donaldson, Tourism Lecturer at SRUC, said: "I am thrilled we are now an official university partner of the TMI which offers a vast range of benefits and opportunities to our students wishing to select the tourism modules.”

Joyce Cawthorpe, Project Manager: HE Recognition Scheme at TMI, said: “We are delighted SRUC has secured TMI Recognition for the tourism pathway of their BA (Hons) Rural Business Management degree.

"We are particularly impressed with the close partnership which SRUC has developed with the tourism industry, in particular their extensive field trip programme giving students practical opportunities to apply their academic learning to real-life business situations which, in turn, greatly enhances their employability.”

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Posted by SRUC on 15/02/2024

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