Thinking about returning to learning?

We know there's no such thing as a typical student.

Our students come from a range of backgrounds - some are studying for a career change after an established first career, some are studying whilst working or while juggling family commitments.

SRUC's campus learning communities provide a supportive environment in which to learn, with an excellent staff to student ratio that ensures that help is always available.

Please contact our recruitment team if you need any advice, or better still - come along to one of our open days to meet the teaching staff and learn more about SRUC.

Financial help

If you are a mature student looking to change career or re-train, SRUC’s Change Your Path Bursary offers you up to £1000 to help with the costs associated with fitting study into your life.

To apply, you must:

  • be aged 25 or more by the 31 August 2020.
  • be enrolled on a HNC, HND, undergraduate degree or distance learning MSc course in September 2020.
  • be studying full-time, or part-time (defined in this instance as studying at least 50% of the full-time programme in this academic year)
  • submit an application form by the 31 August 2020.
  • be a new student to SRUC – ie not have studied at SRUC in the past 5 years.
  • still be on the course and engaging with their studies by the relevant payment date.

Head to our fees and funding section to find out more.

Returning to Learning Guide

Returning to education after a break from being in a learning environment can be a little daunting. However, SRUC is a unique institution offering courses at all levels from access through college and university level study, to postgraduate taught courses and research opportunities. We’re a small and friendly place where you won’t be a lost face in a crowd and that has a supportive and flexible approach to learning.

Download the Returning to Learning Guide (PDF)

Find out more about studying at SRUC

Find out about funding and fees, coming to visit our campuses and where you can find our full prospectus.

Fees and funding

Funding is available to help you complete your studies, including bursaries to pay your tuition fees and loans to help with maintenance and travel costs.

Fees and funding

Open days

Although our campuses are currently closed, you can still find out about life and learning at SRUC by joining one of our virtual open days. You will be taken to our old website to make your booking.

Book onto an open day

Download our prospectus

Find out more about all of the courses we have on offer at SRUC.

Download a prospectus