Adam Smith College
is a Scottish further and higher education college
located over various campuses across the county of Fife
The college was formed on August 1, 2005 by the merger of Glenrothes College and Fife College and is named after Adam Smith
, the founder of modern economics, who was born in Kirkcaldy
. Smith's best known work is The Wealth of Nations
. Today the college runs a wide range of NQ, HNC and HND courses. It also provides several degrees through University of Abertay Dundee
and a degree in Quantity Surveying
from Heriot Watt University
. The Chancellor of the College is Gordon Brown
, the former Prime Minister
The main campuses are St Brycedale (St Brycedale Avenue, Kirkcaldy) and Stenton (Stenton Road, Glenrothes).
Additional campuses are located at Levenmouth (Victoria Road, Leven), Lochgelly (Main Street, Lochgelly), Priory (Victoria Road, Kirkcaldy) and Southfield (Southfield Road, Glenrothes).
Outreach centres are located in Anstruther, Bowhill, Burntisland, Crosshill, Kelty and St Andrews.
The college students' association caused controversy in 2005 when they rejected the name of Adam Smith
, stating that "He is associated with socio-economic policies that work against the people, that were synonymous with Thatcherite and Reaganite governments"
. Instead they chose to use the name, Jennie Lee
Students’ Association, after a local......