Social Change through Collective Action by Damian Hoggan-Radu

We all like to listen to stories, versions of the same story, or different types of stories, but what’s important is that the narrative of a story has a powerful effect on us as people. We also like to tell stories, especially about things that happened to us. In fact, this is how we communicate on a daily basis, when we catch up with friends and family, we exchange stories. And the narrative of an event becomes even more important when we experience a negative incident. In narrating that incident, we allow others to empathize with us, but the narration also allows us to better process the facts and the emotional implications.

Community Education Placement – Melissa’s Experience at FCE

I’m currently a 2nd-year student at Dundee University studying Community Education. During this course, I had a 70-day placement to complete 3 pieces of work, and I was lucky to have received my placement at Fife Centre for Equalities.   When I first arrived at Fife Centre for Equalities I was introduced to the team … Continue reading Community Education Placement – Melissa’s Experience at FCE

Media Volunteering Opportunity at FCE (Different Paths)

About this opportunity: Fife Centre for Equalities is carrying a study of people aged 55+ with experience of living, working or studying in Fife. We are hoping to improve the understanding of the different experiences of moving through life for people with protected characteristics. We are looking for volunteers to help us prepare an online … Continue reading Media Volunteering Opportunity at FCE (Different Paths)

Hard Up Communities in Fife – Welfare Reform and Equality

This invitation to tender is to undertake investigative research to better understand the barriers experienced by communities of protected characteristics that are affected by poverty in Fife. The research aims to deepen practitioners’ understanding of multiple barriers experienced by people in their day to day living and also help to ensure that the most vulnerable to poverty are not further disadvantaged because of their protected characteristics.

CHAS – Volunteering Opportunities

A fresh new year is a great opportunity to try new things, set challenges and get involved in your local community. You can make 2019 count by helping children with life-shortening conditions and their families in Fife. No matter how little time you have to give – an hour here, an hour there - Children’s … Continue reading CHAS – Volunteering Opportunities

Exercising Rights – Equality Act and toolkit co-design workshop with PeopleFirst (Fife)

Big shout out to the members of People First (Scotland) Fife Community Group who have spent time working with us on how to make more use of the Equality Act 2010 (click here for a copy of the initial workshop booklet). We are working on co-designing a toolkit to make it easier for more people to … Continue reading Exercising Rights – Equality Act and toolkit co-design workshop with PeopleFirst (Fife)

Placement Students – Rupert Clark

Hello! My name is Rupert and I have recently graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience). I’ve just started out on a graduate medical degree called ScotGEM which is based here in Fife. The course is the first of its kind in Scotland and aims to get more doctors into rural … Continue reading Placement Students – Rupert Clark

Foundation Apprenticeship | Dominic Barrie

I am on a Foundation Apprenticeship, this is a program with Fife Council to support students with the opportunities to get qualifications from doing work experience. What is the Foundation Apprenticeship? By giving young people earlier exposure to the world of work, they’re helping us develop the skills, experience and knowledge we’ll need when we … Continue reading Foundation Apprenticeship | Dominic Barrie