Four SRUC Oatridge Campus students shortlisted for the prestigious Lantra awards

Published Wednesday, 8th February 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Katie Dubarry, Stephen Moore and Megan Simpson

Four students from the Oatridge Campus of SRUC have been shortlisted for the prestigious Lantra awards in the categories of Higher Education, Engineering, Conservation and Equine Studies.

Katie DubarryKatie Dubarry started her studies at SRUC Oatridge Campus and is doing a BSc in Agriculture at SRUC Edinburgh Campus.

Stephen MooreStephen Moore from Inverkip, Greenock, is doing a Modern Apprenticeship SVQ Level 3 in Land-based Engineering through Oatridge Campus, while working as an Apprentice Engineer for Hamilton Brothers in Bishopton.

Stuart McKinlay from Stirling, is undertaking an SVQ in Environmental Conservation at Oatridge, while working as an Apprentice Fisheries Bailiff at Stirling Council Fisheries.

Megan SimpsonMegan Simpson from Aberfoyle, has completed an HND in Equine Studies at Oatridge Campus. (Photo credit: Cheape Photography.)

Organised by Lantra Scotland, the sector skills council for land-based, aquaculture and environmental industries, the awards are now in their 15th year of celebrating the achievements of trainees within Scotland’s rural sector and encouraging employers to invest in the next generation of rural talent.

The ceremony will take place on Thursday 2 March 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel, where the four Oatridge students will be joined by another two SRUC students from the Barony Campus.

Jakob Eunson from Shetland, is doing a Modern Apprenticeship SVQ Level 3 in Livestock Production through Train Shetland, while working at Uradale Farm in Scalloway; and Thomas Perfect from Penrith in Cumbria, who is doing an Advanced Certificate in Land-based Technology at Barony, while working as an Agricultural Engineer Apprentice at Rickerby in Penrith.

David James, Head of SRUC Education Division, said: ”We are incredibly proud of what our students have achieved so far and we wish them the very best of luck at the ceremony where they will be competing with a total of 19 finalists from all over Scotland.”

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