Dean is actively settling in well

Dean is actively settling in well
Dean McKirdy

New Active Campus Coordinator Dean McKirdy is literally fitting into his role at Forth Valley College, by helping colleagues and students to get fit and active!

Dean began his new role in October – as one of 16 SportScotland funded Active Campus Coordinators placed at various Scottish colleges – with a remit to with the aim of increasing the number of staff and students engaging in sport and physical education.

He has a two year contract, which he hopes can increase to four and he already begun the process of linking up with various other departments throughout FVC including: Sport, Active Travel Coordinators in the Estates Department and also the Forth Valley Student Association, to help roll out his ideas. But he hopes to link up with even more soon.

Dean, said: “I have really enjoyed things so far and it has been good. There have been a few wee challenges, but it has been lots of fun as well. It has been great to meet up with staff and students and I can’t wait to meet up with many more soon.

“There are already plans for lots of future events to help encourage everyone to participate in sport and exercise and become more active. Along with Steve Kemlo from the FVSA we have organised a Sport Survey and from that have arranged to put on some sports tasters in the run up to Christmas and that will just be the start.

“One of my plans for the future will be to hopefully link up with other Active Campus Coordinators at other colleges so we can plan inter colleges sports fixtures and festivals. Hopefully this competitive cross college collaboration with encourage even more enthusiasm for students and staff to get involved in sport. We will also look to create fun campus v campus events and sports days for students and staff.

“I am also available to speak to anyone looking for advice or information on how to become more active, so just get in touch and we can have a chat. I will look forward to that.”

If anyone would like to contact Dean they can do so by e-mailing him at