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New Year's Resolutions and how they can help you get involved with the FCSA

With a new year comes New Year's Resolutions, and the perfect opportunity for you to get involved in everything we do here at the FCSA.

Of course, if your goal is something extremely specific like travelling the world or finally renovating your kitchen, we probably can't help you. But for the more generic ones, we have just the thing!


One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions – exercise more, move your body, get fitter, and get healthier. If that sounds like you, FCSA Sports is what you need.

We have a range of sports that run every Wednesday as part of Wellbeing Wednesday. Whether you want something a bit easier and more inclusive like Boccia, or you want to get stuck right in and play basketball with the pros, you can do both.

Wellbeing Wednesday runs every Wednesday between 1pm and 5pm at our Kirkcaldy campus in the gym hall. You don’t have to sign-up or even let us know, just turn up whenever you feel like you need to burn off some energy.

If you have any questions about Wellbeing Wednesday or sports in general, contact Kirsten Mullen at


If your goal for the next year is to finally pick up a book and read it front to back or to smash that GoodReads target, our award-winning Book Group can help you out.

The Book Group hosts five sessions across the academic year where we discuss the books that have been set. Sessions are completely free and the genre of books ranges from thriller to romance to non-fiction so there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes!

We also have bookshelves dotted about our campuses that are full to the brim of completely free books. Think of it like a book swap library – donate your old books to us and grab some new ones from the library! We accept donations of all sorts of books in our offices; the more the merrier.

If you want more information about the Book Group, get in touch with Jade Burnett at


This has been a New Year’s Resolution for a few members of the FCSA in the past who are not film buffs whatsoever. Maybe you’re the same, or maybe you have a very specific list – you want to watch all the Oscar-nominated films or all the films Florence Pugh has been in. Maybe you want to make a film.

The Film Club is entirely shaped by the students who are involved in it. You can share recommendations, organise film viewings or discuss filming techniques. We have also arranged viewings in the past at local bars for students to come along to, and cinema trips have been a regular Re-Freshers event.

For more info about the Film Club, get in touch with Jade at


Perhaps this year you want to expand your hobbies, move out of your comfort zone, and try something new. If you’re not sure where to start with finding anything new to try, why not give gaming a go?

The Video Gamers Society is a safe space for students who enjoy gaming – you can chat about your favourite games, find new recommendations, and find new people to play games with. We run regular competitions throughout the year especially for you to get involved with. You can expect things like Rocket League Tournaments and Mario Kart races!

To get involved with the Video Gamers, get in touch with Jade at


Making new friends as an adult/once you’ve left school can be difficult. If you’re not sure where to start, the Dungeons & Dragons society is ready to welcome you.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete beginner or you’ve played before, the Dungeon Masters can help you get stuck into a new campaign. There are currently a few D&D groups successfully running on their own via the D&D society.

If you want to join in, get in touch with Jade at


Maybe your goal for this year is to learn a new skill, something you can practice and improve on as the year goes on. You should consider joining our Photography Society.

The Photography Society is a space for you to share photos you’ve taken and loved, learn new things about photography and find new spaces you can visit to take photos. It often runs in collaboration with the Staff Photography Club and there are occasional challenges set by Jade to help you know what to photograph.

It’s a supportive community with people of all skill levels on hand to help you out with any photography queries, or hype you up when you post a photo.

To get involved with the Photography Society, get in touch with Jade at


An important resolution that almost everybody should try to incorporate into their life, take time for themselves to relax. You might not be the kind of person that finds arts & crafts relaxing, but if you are, you should join the Arts & Crafts society.

With regular Crafternoons running across all our campuses and everything from crochet kits to paint by numbers, you can pop along and try whatever takes your fancy. Tried and tested by the FCSA team, paint by numbers is a firm favourite for engaging your brain in a much nicer way than doing work.

If you want to know more about the Arts & Crafts society, get in touch with Jade at


There’s so much for you to get involved in at the Students’ Association, and if you’re not sure which you want to be involved in you can always try them all!

Find out more about our societies here.

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