Left to right: Fiona Brown, Lorraine Simpson, Dr Ken Thomson
New cash machine at Stirling Campus
Students, staff and visitors are now quids in thanks to a campaign by Forth Valley College’s Student Association (FVC SA) to install a cash machine at the Stirling Campus.
David Gentles the FVC SA’s Vice President for Education & Learner Engagement, took on the challenge of speaking to banks and finding the best deal for the college, after student feedback suggested a cash dispensing facility would enhance their experience at the state-of-the art Stirling Campus.
After four months a provider called Note Machine was chosen to install the ‘free cash’ Link machine close to the reception area at the bottom of the main stairs. It was officially opened by FVC Principal Dr Ken Thomson, Fiona Brown FVC Associate Principal with responsibility for the Stirling Campus and FVC SA President Lorraine Simpson on Friday 5 February.
Lorraine Simpson, FVC SA President, said:
“This has been something we were keen to take forward and David has been brilliant spending four months working to get this right for Forth Valley College students. Fiona Brown has also been great in taking this to Senior Management Team meetings and supporting us through the process.
“This has been a great example of how the Student Association and the College can work together in a very positive way and we are delighted with how things have turned out.
“It is amazing it is now in and up and running. Having this cash machine at Stirling will make life easier for students, staff and visitors to the campus – especially those coming for a meal at the Gallery Restaurant, who might need access to a cash machine.”
David Gentles, said:
“As a former Forth Valley College student, I have always thought that a cash machine was one of the crucial resources missing at the Stirling Campus. As Such I am overjoyed that we have had one installed. This will be a resource which will impact on the student experience at Forth Valley in a positive way for many years to come.”
Fiona Brown, Associate Principal with responsibility for the Stirling Campus, said:
“I was delighted to support the Student Association with their efforts to source and install this cash dispenser and I am sure it will be of benefit to everyone who studies at, works at and visits the Campus.”