Fife College Response to Fighting for Students: The Cost of Survival NUS Scotland Report
Fife College response to Fighting for Students: The Cost of Survival NUS Scotland report
Fife College Vice Principal Dorothee Leslie said:
"Sadly this report matches what our students have been telling us for quite some time. We are working hard to help our current and prospective students during this cost-of-living crisis and providing them with the reassurance that the college will continue to offer them a wide range of support measures to make coming to college affordable.
"Our breakfast Club initiative, for example, has been an incredibly popular service from the College with over 5,000 free breakfasts being served since the start of the 2022/23 academic year. Building on this, from next week we'll also be serving free lunches.
"We also provide access to free laptops and other devices to support studies as well as support in gaining Hardship payments and food shop vouchers. This is a constantly evolving list based on the needs of our students as the cost-of-living crisis continues."
Read Fife College's Cost of Living support information here: www.fife.ac.uk/help-with-the-cost-of-living/
Fighting for Students: The Cost of Survival NUS Scotland report - www.nus-scotland.org.uk/cost_of_survival_report
ABOUT FIFE COLLEGE
Fife College is one of the largest colleges of higher and further education in Scotland with five main campuses located in Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Leven, and Rosyth. The College offers over 400 courses, from essential skills to graduate degree programmes, in more than 40 different subject areas, with 93% of Fife College students progressing in to either employment or further studies after completing their courses. Over 17,000 students currently study either full-time or part-time at the College, which also hosts the Carnegie Conference Centre, a University Hub, and the Andrew Carnegie Business School.