College News

The latest news and events from Dumfries and Galloway College.

Dumfries and Galloway College helping Nexgen of drivers

Dumfries and Galloway College (DGC) is always proud to help local businesses put young people on the route to success — so providing a safe space for prospective ‘learner’ drivers to get road-ready was the perfect fit.  We are delighted to announce that Nexgen Driver Training, who won a national UK award for ‘Best Instructors and

Colleges map out the future in Digital Pathfinder programme

Dumfries and Galloway College (DGC) and Borders College (BC) are providing a pathway to the future in digital skills across the South of Scotland by creating an innovative interactive map. The map has been developed with support from the Scottish Funding Council through the South of Scotland’s Digital Pathfinder (DP). The DP, which has been led by both

College class produces mouthwatering menu for Biosphere AGM guests

Professional Cookery students from Dumfries and Galloway College’s (DGC) Stranraer Campus served up a special menu for the recent Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere (GSAB) trustees’ meeting and AGM. The Level 5 Professional Cookery class prepared, cooked then laid out lunch to the 30 guests in attendance, including DGC Principal Joanna Campbell, at the campus’s

It’s official… Student Satisfaction now at an all-time high at DGC

Students at Dumfries and Galloway College (DGC) are more satisfied than ever, according to this year’s Scottish Funding Council’s (SFC) Student Satisfaction Survey. DGC learners who took part in the national survey scored the college highly, with 96.9% Further Education students feeling satisfied, while 94.1% of Higher Education alumni were content with their educational experience

Students put ‘L’ plates on for special trip to car dealership 

Students from Dumfries and Galloway College’s (DGC) College Academy were given a roadmap to future employment during a visit to local car dealership Grierson & Graham Honda. The Automotive Skills (Skills for Work) Level 4 learners listened intently as staff from the dealership offered an insight into the industry job roles for each department. The

Scrolls and smiles at DGC Graduation Day 2023 

It was a day in December day they’ll always remember as students were honoured at Dumfries and Galloway College’s Graduation Day. The event consisted of two ceremonies (morning and afternoon), at Crichton Memorial Church on Monday, December 4, where students graduating from the academic year of 2022-23 received their HNC or HND awards in the

Professionals help DGC learners plan route to success

Creative Industries students at Dumfries and Galloway College (DGC) had a November to remember as they took part in three fantastic events with experts in their field. The month began with a talk by former DGC student Chris McWhinnie, who leads Lockerbie-based company Creatomatic’s build and development studio as Operations Manager. Chris shared his experiences as

Students say College is top-class place to study

Dumfries and Galloway College has once again been rated top of the class after achieving high marks from students, according to a recent report.  For the second year in a row, DGC learners who took part in the Early Experience Student Survey awarded the educational establishment and overall star rating of 4.5 out of 5 in the

Students learn ‘life-hacks’ from college graduate  

An alumni of Dumfries and Galloway College (DGC) recently returned to the campus to give students an illuminating insight into the world of cyber security.  Stephen Broadbridge started his career path at DGC on the  Intermediate Computing and Computing HNC course – and it wasn’t long before his aptitude in this field was acknowledged by lecturers,