25 October 2022
Almost 3,000 free breakfasts have been served to students in the first month of the new academic year, thanks to Fife College’s Breakfast Club.
2,962 breakfasts have been dished up across the College’s five campuses during the first weeks of the 2022/23 academic year.
The Breakfast Club initiative is one of a range of supportive measures that the College is currently highlighting to help students during the cost-of-living crisis.
Other measures being highlighted include free bus travel, for those under 22, free gym sessions at the College’s Kirkcaldy campus and access to free devices to support studies, such as Chromebooks.
The College has also designated libraries as 'warm spaces' to offer somewhere warm for students to study, helping avoid having to use too much of their own gas and electricity. Available at all campuses, the College's libraries are open all day, and on some days into the evening too.
Additional services being featured in the campaign include the College’s Guidance team who are available to discuss any personal issues or financial concerns students may have.
Vicki Anton, Head of Student Experience at Fife College, said:
“With the cost-of-living set to rise higher and higher, we are keen to highlight all the supportive measures available to students that can help reduce the impacts of rising costs.
“The Breakfast Club, which ensures all students have access to a nutritious meal to start their college day, is a great example of this.
“Other support, such as free bus travel, free gym sessions and our designated 'warm spaces' all offer great ways to help keep costs down this winter too.
“Whether it’s money worries or anything else that is causing concern, our Guidance team are always on hand to help students. Just come in and see us on campus or email us to make an appointment.”
The Breakfast Club initiative, one of only a handful in the country, means that all Fife College students can enjoy free toast, cereal or porridge and a cup of tea or coffee every weekday.
Run in partnership with the College’s catering contractor Aramark, the club also offers free hot rolls on a Friday.
Full details on all the services available to students to reduce the impacts of the cost-of-living crisis, including the Breakfast Club, can be found here.