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Prospective Students Come From Far and Wide to SRUC Open Days

Published Wednesday, 10th September 2014 in Study at SRUC news

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Recent open days held across the country at SRUC campuses have seen over 150 students keen to take up careers in the land-based industries.

Open days were held in Ayr, Oatridge, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Elmwood, all with the aim of filling those few last gasp clearing places. These events are vital for many young people looking to kick start their careers, and many will travel miles to attend.

At SRUC’s Aberdeen Campus, one student from Sussex travelled 600 miles to attend the event while at Elmwood Campus in Cupar, Fife, they welcomed a teenager from Oban who faced a six hour round trip. Another youngster travelled all the way from Aberdeen to find out about the farriery and horse care courses at SRUC Oatridge in West Lothian. Other prospective students came from Anstruther, Lanark, Musselburgh, Pitlochry, Falkirk, Dundee, Leven, Cupar and Perth.

An interest in working with animals is often one of the key traits for potential SRUC students. In Edinburgh the applied animal science degree was a big draw; especially as this popular course rarely has any spaces during clearing. Not far away the equine courses at Oatridge were of interest to many while up at Elmwood animal care also received a number of enquiries.

Of course, courses such as agriculture and countryside management were also a key attraction, especially in the Aberdeen and Ayr campuses. Elsewhere students were also signed up on horticulture and green keeping programmes.

For those prospective students hoping to be part of SRUC’s 2015 intake there are a number of upcoming open days in October and November across the country.  For more information please visit the education web page.


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