"Fife College was a great opportunity not only for my career but to work more on my people skills, I made a bunch of new friends that I will have for life and built relationships with the lectures who I know will always be happy to help me at any given time."
My name is Katie and I studied at Fife College. I first went back into education after being out of it for over 5 years in 2019, I applied for HNC Travel and Tourism. I was a bit nervous being a more mature student to start back into education but once I was in the college, I knew I was worrying about nothing. Travel and Tourism has always been a passion of mine that I put off in my younger years due to other circumstances, however I do feel now that pausing my dreams ended up working well for me as I was 100% ready to go for it when I started.
Fife College was a great opportunity not only for my career but to work more on my people skills, I made a bunch of new friends that I will have for life and built relationships with the lectures who I know will always be happy to help me at any given time. The support was incredible throughout the first year and really influenced my choice into going forward into HND for my second year. Every lecture was always available and wouldn’t mind taking time out their day to help me or the class with work tasks.
In my first year there was so much amazing opportunities such as the Austria trip, you had to apply to attend the funded trip through Fife College which was available for all events and tourism students. After applying there were interviews held and you were able to sell yourself on why you should be offered a place on the trip, I was successful but due to the pandemic the trip didn’t go ahead. Knowing I was accepted though was still a great opportunity.
Things were different for my 2nd year as everything was online, however it was easily adaptable, and the lectures were consistently available to help us through this tough change. I found for myself it was great as I managed to still work four shifts a week and remain on top of all my college work.
Studying this course has opened my eyes to so many different jobs out there in the industry and I cannot wait to be able to chase my dreams once the pandemic is over. I hope to work as Cabin Crew for Jet2 when life is more normal, during the pandemic I was successful in a Cabin Crew job with another airline.
I know I will have my dream job in the future and the skills and knowledge I have gained from studying this course will stick with me forever. I would encourage anyone who has an interest in studying to go for it at Fife College, you wont regret it.