Our doors are open! Come on in!

Wed 08th Nov 12:11

We are welcoming you to College on November 28th...


Applications for the 2018/19 academic year open on 28th November 2017 and to coincide with this we are hosting our annual Open Doors event at both the Dumfries & Stranraer Campuses.

Come along between 4-7pm to find out what Dumfries & Galloway College can offer you.

Take a tour around the buildings to see the first class facilities on offer in all curriculum areas as well as the general college environment. Academic staff will also be on hand throughout the evening to have a chat and answer any questions you may have to help you make your final decision and submit your application. 
Admissions, funding & student support staff will also be available to take you through the process of applying and what funding you may be eligible for to help support your studies at college.


If you apply on the evening you could be in with a chance to win* £300 worth of IT equipment (T&C’s apply).

Take your time and enjoy refreshments as you visit each area and take in the feel for college life.

Our Dumfries Campus will be a hub of activity with plenty going on in all corners of the College. Throughout the Curriculum areas, you can expect to see and be able to take part in activities run by each area to give you an idea of what each subject area involves. Look out for:

  • Beauty salon treatments including reflexology, manicures and hand massages
  • Car focus groups
  • Reablement activities involving care equipment
  • Computing forensic “Hide & Seek” & how to configure a computer network
  • Bricklaying activities along with construction, plumbing and painting
  • Show & Tell sketchbook & Portfolio sessions
  • Playroom activities for early education studies
  • Electrical, mechanical and motor vehicle demos
  • Mocktail making & chicken skewers
  • Tours of our fitness suite

Don’t miss the festive display throughout the College (keep an eye out for the giant gingerbread house & family!) and make your way down to Level 0 for our first ever Christmas Market. Staff & students are busy crafting away to put on a great Christmas Market for you to enjoy – there will be cards, gifts, wreaths and plenty more washed down with some festive food and drink!

Also at the Dumfries Campus, Dumfries Learning Town will be hosting their annual Careers Marketplace for borough schools pupils and parents. This is a great opportunity to meet with local employers and see what they have to offer you in a wide range of sectors and explore potential career pathways.

Our Stranraer Campus will have Skills Development Scotland throughout the evening to discuss career routes and answer any questions you may have about your next move in life.
Details of all the evening classes will also be available and you can sign up for classes starting soon as well as getting a sneak preview of what will be on over the next few months.
Staff at Stranraer will be there all evening to welcome you to the friendly, inviting Campus and see the great community feel built up there through the close knit team.


We are looking forward to opening our doors and hope to see you there.