Thureya Roberts pictured in the Science Labs, Glenrothes Campus

New Fife College lecturer, Thureya Roberts is proof that, with hard work and a bit of help you can achieve your goals.

Thureya, from Kirkcaldy, was delighted to take up the post of Biology lecturer in September last year, returning to the College where it all started for her over 10 years ago.

The award winning lecturer came to Fife College straight from school and due to family circumstances left with no qualifications. Little did she know that she would be back years later as a lecturer with a wealth of qualifications, awards and experience under her belt.

Once in the door as a school leaver Thureya sailed through her highers where she found her love of Science and went on to complete HNC and HND Applied Sciences. 

Her four years with the College led her on to complete a degree in Biomedical Science at Abertay University where she graduated with first class honours with distinction. Thureya was awarded The Axis-Shield Applied Sciences Student of the Year while studying at the College and while at University was awarded the Institute of Biomedical Science President’s Prize for outstanding achievement in her Biomedical Science Honours Degree.

After graduating Thureya worked in cancer research at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee for two years before moving on to work as a Biomedical Scientist at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy where she was based for 5 years.

In previous roles Thureya has relished training others and passing on her knowledge and so lecturing was the obvious next step.

Said Thureya: “I’m delighted to come back to Fife College as a lecturer at the Glenrothes Campus and I’m really enjoying this new exciting challenge, the staff in the team have been really supportive.

“The last few months I’ve been busy putting together new teaching materials while getting to know the students – it’s great to see them progress and learn.

“I’m currently also working through a teaching qualification so life is busy but I’m loving my new role and look forward to what the future may bring.”

Yvonne Bayne, Curriculum Manager for Science said: “I taught Thureya at our Kirkcaldy Campus when she was a student and remember her for being very hard working and extremely talented.

It’s fantastic to know that she has done so well in her studies and career – she is an excellent role model to all our students, especially as we celebrate International Women’s Day. We are lucky to have her back here to teach and inspire our next generation of scientists.”

For further details about Science courses at Fife College visit our course pages or call 0344 248 0115.