Duncan Frazer Secures SRUC Top Spot!

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) Oatridge Campus, has nominated Duncan Frazer as their Top Landscape Student of the Year for 2023, securing a cheque for £100 in recognition for his achievements, and he now progresses to the National Student of the Year competition, and a chance to win £500 for both himself and the college.

At the time of his application Duncan was on course to pass his NC in Horticulture with Landscape Construction achieving all credits, and he is full of praise for the course and tutors too, saying “I have gained a huge amount of knowledge and skills in relation to Landscaping and Horticulture during my time at SRUC Oatridge. The course has really helped me to build confidence in my own abilities with regards to landscaping. It has also confirmed this is something I really enjoy doing and want to peruse as a career going forward. I feel the course has been very well thought out and delivered and has given me the required skills to seek employment after completion.”

SRUC’s Senior Lecturer for Horticulture and Landscape Matt Jessop commented “Duncan is very approachable, and he has shown good leadership skills throughout the course. He follows instructions very well. He also takes time with his peers that are less skilled to help them along the way. Duncan is very accommodating, and he has a calm manner. Duncan has been accepted on the HNC in Garden Design Course at SRUC (Kings Buildings Campus) and will start this course in September 2023. There is great scope and potential for Duncan to undertake a supervisory/ managerial role in the future. Given his range of qualifications and experience gained to date, these will become transferrable and valuable elements for the future.”

The BALI Chalk Fund Trustees are delighted to see such a worthy winner and know that Duncan will be a great asset to the industry in the future.

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