Fife College Students Tell You Why You Don’t Have To Go Straight From School To Uni To Study For A Degree…

If you are considering studying for a degree but are put off by the thought of moving to uni, the cost of living away from home, or committing to four years of study without the flexibility of finishing each year with a qualification, then why not start your studies at Fife College?
You don’t have to go straight from school to uni to study for a degree; college can be the ideal stepping stone for students of all ages to achieve their goal of completing a degree.

The Benefits:

Progress from a full-time Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) course on to Year 2 or Year 3 of a degree course at university

Some degrees can be studied in full at Fife College

Fit part-time study with The Open University (OU) at the College around your work and family commitments

Stuart Russell Radio Production

At school, I never considered radio as a viable career option. However, my interest in podcasting led me to college to learn more. The HND in Radio at Fife College provides a very practical foundation, which, if like me you are not academically inclined, is really useful. It’s a great place to practise and to harness your individual creative and technical abilities. At college I was encouraged to push forward creatively and to attend the University of Sunderland for a year, to gain an honours degree.

I left university with several awards for programmes I made, a first class honours degree and stayed on for a second year to gain a masters with distinction. Without doing my Radio HND at Fife College, I would never have reached university and I would never have believed all of this to be possible.

Carol Hunter Social Sciences

After high school, I went straight on to university to do Primary teaching but found it overwhelming and not for me, so I dropped out. I went on to work in accounts, and got comfy in my nine to five job with no real ambition to do anything else.
My Dad knew I could do much more with my life, and before he died in 2014 he encouraged me to go to college, to get some qualifications and learn something that I enjoyed.

I went back to college to do an HNC in Social Care to get used to learning again as a mature student and continued on to do HND Social Science. Last year I progressed on to a degree in Social Sciences with the Open University and I am so proud to have achieved a First-class Honours degree. I’m one of many people for whom the traditional university route didn’t fit and the OU has made so much possible for me.