Kirsten Mullen, FCSA Sports, Societies and Events Coordinator, Carol Hunter, FCSA President, Jade Burnett, FCSA President, and Nikki Moorhouse, FCSA Cycling Officer are pictured outside the FCSA office at the College’s Dunfermline Campus.
Fife College Students’ Association (FCSA) is pleased to welcome its new Student Presidents, Carol Hunter and Jade Burnett, as the 2019/20 College year gets underway.
Carol, from Dunfermline, was elected to take on the role of President for Education and Representation for the upcoming year and Jade, from Dalgety Bay, for the role of President for Welfare and Equality. Both Social Sciences students, Carol and Jade officially started their roles on 1 July.
Carol, who completed her BA (Hons) Social Sciences Degree with The Open University (OU) in June, after progressing from an HND at the College, will be staring her Crime & Justice Masters with the OU in October. Jade, who completed her HND last year, is following a similar path, starting her degree with the OU in October.
The College’s partnership with the OU allows students to access agreed pathways from Fife College HNC and HND courses onto Open University degrees. The route offers a range of other initiatives such as Fife College Lecturers delivering OU courses.
Carol, now in her second year as Student President for Education and Representation, said: “I am thrilled to have been re-elected with the FCSA. This role has created the opportunity for me to use my personal experiences to change and improve the student experience for our learners, while also allowing for personal development and further study. I am excited to work with Jade on various projects throughout the academic year, she is proving to be a great asset to the FCSA!”
Jade said: “While studying the HND Social Sciences at Fife College, I was an active class rep working closely with the FCSA Team, so I am very excited to have been elected this year. The FCSA provides a great opportunity to understand the college system and gives me a chance to have an active role in creating change and improving college experience. It’s the perfect job for me, allowing me to gain experience working in the education system while completing my degree. I am very excited to launch my projects this year and work further with the FCSA team.”
The Fife College Students’ Association represents students on everything that happens at the College and provides feedback on any issues to the Executive Team and the College Board. They also work closely with other departments within the College such as Guidance and Marketing.
The two student presidents will work alongside Craig Walker, FCSA Manager and Gloria Laurini, Student Engagement Co-ordinator and new FCSA recruits Nikki Moorhouse and Kirsten Mullen.
Nikki is the associations’ new Cycling Officer, promoting a number of active travel initiatives to staff and students while Kirsten has taken up the newly created post of Sport Society and Events Coordinator. Kirsten will be promoting physical activity and developing the College’s sports societies and other student events.
Craig said: “I am delighted to welcome our new presidents, Carol and Jade, and also our new recruits, Nikki and Kirsten, to the FCSA. Carol and Jade’s passion and enthusiasm was evident throughout their president election campaigns and also during their first couple of weeks in post. We are also really excited to welcome Nikki and Kristen to the team too. This is really shaping up to be a great year!”
Courses, such as architectural technology, business administration, childcare, and computer games are still available across Fife College’s campuses in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Rosyth and Levenmouth.
Fife College offers the opportunity to study the first two years of a degree locally, saving money on travel and accommodation. Students can also study their full ordinary or honours degree at Fife College, in partnerships with Abertay University, Edinburgh Napier University and The Open University.
Courses starting in September are available now. For further information and to apply visit our course pages or call 0344 248 0115.