DGC Realises Student Ambitions During the Pandemic

15 July 2021

Dumfries and Galloway College has successfully supported its students during the pandemic by enabling them to achieve their qualifications and move into further study or employment.

This has meant that a staggering 82 percent of higher national students passed their qualifications.

According to new figures released by the Scottish Funding Council, Dumfries and Galloway College student success exceeded the national sector performance on full-time higher education courses.  

This meant that the student completion pass rate was the highest in the whole country.

The college contributed to breaking down barriers to education faced by care-experienced students, this group of students achieved some 11 percent above the national sector performance.

The college also ranked among the top ten in Scotland for students studying full-time further education courses and exceeded the national sector performance.

In both measurements, the college has shown significant improvement since the last time they were recorded in 2018-19.

Dumfries and Galloway College joins with its leadership team, staff, students, and its wider community in celebrating this fantastic set of results. 

These results during a challenging time demonstrate the lengths that staff have gone to in order to help students realise their ambitions.

Principal Joanna Campbell said:

“I am delighted to welcome these wonderful results that tell the story of how much our students are achieving.

“At Dumfries and Galloway College, we believe that our students, with the help they receive from the staff they work with, are capable of superb results – and they prove it to us time after time.

“However, we will not rest on our laurels and will continue to strive, innovate, and work to make sure that the South of Scotland is the best place in the country to receive a college education.”