SRUC is an innovative, knowledge-based organisation, supporting the development of land-based industries and communities through academic courses and professional development, specialist research and development resources and expert advisory and consultancy services.
SRUC has six main teaching campuses – Higher Education is mainly offered in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city in the South-East of the country, in Ayr in the West, and in Aberdeen in the North-East of Scotland. Some Higher Education, and a great deal of Further Education and additional specialist training courses are also offered at our campuses at Elmwood, in Cupar, Oatridge, just outside Edinburgh, and Barony near Dumfries.
SRUC has all the facilities and resources you would expect from a University-level College, such as excellent library and IT facilities and well-equipped teaching classrooms and lecture theatres. Our specialist resources are also substantial. SRUC has farms, advisory offices and veterinary services located across Scotland. Our science courses are supported by well-equipped teaching laboratories, and our strong research base means that students have access to highly specialised laboratories and equipment. We have amenity and commercial horticultural units, woodlands, gardens and conservation areas. In addition, our strong industry partnerships provide access to learning at facilities such as the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and specialist farms and research institutes.
Accommodation provision varies depending on the campus. Further information can be found on our web site at www.sruc.ac.uk/education
SRUC has vibrant and active student associations at each of its campuses, in Edinburgh, Ayr, Aberdeen, Elmwood, Oatridge and Cupar.
“Unlike many institutions you never feel like ‘just a number’ at SRUC (formerly SAC). It offers a very personal education, and the lectures were genuinely an enjoyable experience. I still have regular contact with many of the staff who taught me and the students I studied with. You never really leave SRUC and you never really want to.”
Chris Mair, BSc (Hons) Rural Resource Management
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