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 following areas:
- Feeling Welcome and Valued
- Learning Experience so far
- Our Curriculum Staff
- Our Support Staff Support Services
- Places and Platforms for Learning
- One Thing We Could Do Better
The September survey was open for two working weeks and participation was extremely positive with 1,055 responses in total — meaning 65% of the current student population took part. The 65% return is a 24.5% increase on the response rate for Session 22-23 (722 responses, 40.5% return).
Some of the responses the college received this year from students included:
“Tutors have been great at giving feedback and suggestions both in and out of class time, and I am understanding the work I am doing.”
“So far, it has been quite easy to understand my course and learn… I look forward to coming into college each week.”
“Lecturers are very supportive and helpful during classes. I feel like whenever I am stuck or don’t understand what’s going on in the session, I can ask questions and have a conversation with them.”
“From the application to the college down to the little WhatsApp messages that keep me entertained and engaged leading up to joining, the college has been really helpful. The support at DGC enhances every year for me.”
Joanna Campbell, Dumfries and Galloway College Principal, said: “On behalf of all staff at Dumfries and Galloway College, I would like to thank everyone who took part in our 2023 Early Experience Student Survey.
“The overall satisfaction results are very positive for a second year in succession — but we can also learn from the feedback as DGC continues to utilise innovation in education.”