Survey Shows Satisfied Students Heading to Positive Destinations

Higher education students at the college reported 88 percent satisfaction, placing the South of Scotland college in the top three in the country for this metric.

Further education students were similarly happy with their education, reporting a satisfaction rate of 89.4 percent.

The survey also looked at positive destinations for college leavers, finding encouraging results and that the college was performing above the national average.

The figures showed that 85.9 percent of Dumfries and Galloway College students moved on to positive destinations, including further study or employment, in 2019-20.

Overall, the data demonstrates that Dumfries and Galloway College is excelling when compared to its group of peer colleges, with students more satisfied and more students moving onto positive destinations than the sector average.

Further, the new findings illustrate that Dumfries and Galloway College provides a real and practical skills-based route into the workplace and a platform from which students can move on to further study.

Dumfries and Galloway College is proud of its record in student satisfaction and commits itself to continued improvement in both the areas covered by the survey.

Principal Joanna Campbell said:

“Following what has been a difficult time for all of us, I’m delighted to see that our students continue to report such high levels of satisfaction and positive destinations.

“The happiness of our students and the plans they have for their future are very important to us and we’re dedicated to helping each and every one of them achieve their ambitions.

“However, as good as these results are, this is not the time for us to rest on our laurels and our college will redouble our efforts to ensure the best outcome for every student.”