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Principal outlines energetic new development programme

More than £12 million will be spent in developing one of Scotland’s largest colleges in a new expansion programme, it was revealed last week.

Principal of Adam Smith College in Fife, Dr Craig Thomson, highlighted the ambitious new proposals when addressing delegates at the annual awards ceremony, which took place on Friday 22nd September. “Over the next few years we will be carrying out a phased development of the Stenton Campus”.

“Our objective is to ensure that Adam Smith College continues to offer the facilities required to make a telling contribution to the development of the economy in Fife and to the communities that we serve”, Mr Thomson continued.

As the third largest college in Scotland, Adam Smith employs over 750 staff and will enrol 23,000 students in the forthcoming academic year. It has fostered impressive links worldwide and now attracts students from India, Sierra Leone and Nepal. Further, the plans for redevelopment aim to increase these overseas ties and appeal to international students and those from the UK.

“Over the past three years we have already spent over £4million at Stenton”, Dr Thomson explained. “The first phase of our new development will top £8million and further phases will follow. I want to make the commitment behind this investment clear: our work in Glenrothes will grow and develop over the coming years and I see more students, more staff and more opportunities available at the Stenton Campus as a result”.

“We are committed to working with Fife Council and other partners to ensure that the people of Fife have the highest quality of facilities for learning, sport and leisure. I hope that our investment at Stenton will be able to complement investment by the Council ““ making sure that we maximise the benefit to the people of Glenrothes”.

Vijay Pattni.

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