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SRUC Scotland’s Rural College

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Town Rural

Ucas code: S01

Scotland's Rural College is an innovative, knowledge-based organisation, supporting the development of land-based industries and communities. Our work is wide-ranging, with particular emphasis on agriculture and related sciences, rural business development and management, food chain quality and safety, plus rural resource and environmental management.
Source:SRUC Scotland’s Rural College website

What students say about this university

Dialog 47 comments (13 students)
    • The downside

      general organisation of coursework/marking

      2012, 4th year, Environmental Conservation

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    • Facilities

      There is a bar in one of the studebt halls but prices are meant to be expensive. The canteen is used for hanging out at any...

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      2012, 1st year, Wilderness Management

      Facilities

      There is a bar in one of the studebt halls but prices are meant to be expensive. The canteen is used for hanging out at any point whether eating or not.

      2012, 1st year, Wilderness Management

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    • Nightlife

      Very good, a little far from uni but quite good

      2014, 3rd year, Applied Biological Sciences

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    • The upside

      Real sense of community and belonging in college. Tutors are very friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. Lots of field work.

      2012, 1st year, Wilderness Management

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    • The downside

      The elective modules were rather limited, and not all of them ran each year so the choice was even more limited. We did not...

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      2012, 1st year, Environmental Sciences

      The downside

      The elective modules were rather limited, and not all of them ran each year so the choice was even more limited. We did not feel the management actually listened to the students - we did have student reps. and regular meetings, but the feedback always seemed to be either 'we'll do that next year' or ignored completely. None of our complaints were sorted. The behaviour of the students in the library / computer lab was appaling - nothing the lecturers tried to do had any long-term effect. They behaved like a bunch of primary school kids.

      2012, 1st year, Environmental Sciences

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    • Facilities

      There is no cash machine on campus, local shop is a 25 minute walk where a cash machine is located. Sodexho run the cafe which...

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      2012, 4th year, Conservation Ecology

      Facilities

      There is no cash machine on campus, local shop is a 25 minute walk where a cash machine is located. Sodexho run the cafe which is expensive and the food is not always the best. There is a bar situated in Hunter hall of residence which is expensive and only open Sunday to Wednesday. The bar doubles as a rec room when the bar is closed with a large screen T.V., pool table, snooker table and darts board. This is where the residential students staying in halls tend to socialise. The grounds are great for taking walks and for spotting wildlife, owls, foxes, badgers are all present on site along with a population of red squirrels and deer. Near the halls is the outdoor football pitch which is lit. The town centre of Aberdeen is 20 minutes away from campus and there is a frequent bus service into Aberdeen which goes all the way to Inverness. There are 2 GP surgeries both 25 minutes walk away from campus.

      2012, 4th year, Conservation Ecology

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.
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Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Student score 71% LOW

Overall student satisfaction

77%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

1,580

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

96%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

15%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

50%

of students are female

Young / Mature

25%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

4%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

49%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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