The Fife College students who graduated with HNC Childhood Practice with their lecturer Isabel Todd (centre).

Students and staff are celebrating this week at one of the key highlights of the Fife College calendar – Graduation Week!

Over 500 students are attending the events, crossing the stage to graduate in a range of qualifications including degrees and diplomas.

Five ceremonies are taking place in total at St Bryce Kirk, Kirkcaldy. Family and friends of students, along with staff and guests of the College are celebrating the students’ achievements – with around 1700 people attending the events over the week.

After each ceremony graduates and guests enjoyed a drinks reception in the Atrium of the College’s St Brycedale Campus.

One of the students delighted to cross the stage at the first ceremony on Tuesday was Michael Palmer (20) from Inverkeithing who graduated with a Higher National Certificate in Social Sciences.

Michael left school during 6th Year, taking a year out, before doing his Highers at Fife College which led on to his HNC. He is now progressing on his learning journey doing a general degree with English at the University of St Andrews.

Michael said: “HNC: Social Sciences at Fife College has been a great way for me to progress on to my ultimate goal of becoming an English teacher.

“I really enjoyed my time at College - the staff were very supportive and I loved my course.”

Hugh Hall, Principal of Fife College, said: “Graduation is a very special time at Fife College when we take time to reflect and celebrate the achievements of our students.

“The College is delighted with the quality and number of students graduating this year in a wide range of subjects.

“We are very proud that our graduates will go on to make a real impact on society and reap the rewards of the investment they have made in their studies at Fife College.”