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

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

Foundation Apprentice – Rory Brown

I am currently taking part in a 2-year foundation apprenticeship in software development within my school. A part of this course was to have a week's work placement at a company that works with software, I was placed at Fife Centre for Equalities for my placement. At my time within Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) … Continue reading Foundation Apprentice – Rory Brown

Coming to Fife as an Iranian Woman – Case Study

"My name is Behdokht Eliasieh. I was born in Iran. I finished my high school education in Gonbad, a city in the North of Iran. I was hoping to go to university, this did not happen. There are a lot of applicants and not enough universities. My aunt was in Glasgow and after consultation with … Continue reading Coming to Fife as an Iranian Woman – Case Study

Creating an Accessible Jam Shed – Case Study

FCE were approached by West Fife Enterprise to help them develop an accessible Jam shed. The aim of the shed is to provide an accessible space where people from all walks of life can come together in a relaxed informal setting to play, learn or teach a variety of musical instruments.  The Jam shed is … Continue reading Creating an Accessible Jam Shed – Case Study