Fife College Students’ Association (the FCSA) took home two awards at the 2023 National Union of Students Scotland Awards last week.
At the awards in Edinburgh on Tuesday 28th March, they won the awards for Community and Solidarity and Liberation. They were also nominated for Students’ Association of the Year and Kirsten Mullen from the team was nominated for Staff Member of the Year.
The Community and Solidarity Award is a recognition of the FCSA’s collaborative work with prison-based learners which included the opportunity to nominate staff for the FCSA and Fife College awards and displaying prisoner artwork at the awards venue.
The Liberation and Equality award recognised Tali Fisher’s work to reduce barriers for deaf students by creating a series of educational videos on social media and hosting BSL Drop-in sessions.
Craig Walker, Fife College Student Association Manager said ‘'To see the team's hard work and innovative ideas recognised at a national level fills me with pride and demonstrates the FCSA's commitment to provide every student the best possible experience and future.’
Tali Fisher, President of Equality and Wellbeing said “I am so proud of what we’ve achieved this year. As a deaf student, it was very important to me to raise awareness of BSL and introduce Fife College students and staff to this connection to the deaf community.”
This is the second year in a row that the FCSA has won multiple awards at the NUS Scotland Awards, taking home three awards for Student of the Year, Club/Society of the Year, and College Students’ Association of the Year in 2022.
More information about the Fife College Students’ Association can be found here.