The Students Association (DGSA) exists to ensure that students are represented at all levels and across all programmes at Dumfries and Galloway College.
Every student enrolled at the College, whether part-time or full-time, is automatically a member of the SA. The SA’s aims are to maintain and improve your student experience through engagement in learning and teaching, and to give students the voice to ensure the best facilities available are open to you. We hop to achieve this aim, both within the College, and at a national level through affiliated membership of the National Union of Students (NUS).
Through the SA and its representative structure, students can collectively have a say about, and make a difference to the quality of their education and the student experience at the College. The SA facilitates student representation in College decision-making through the President and Vice President, playing an active role on the College Board of Management and by liaising with College staff via the Learning and Teaching Committee. The SA also provides a mechanism to represent student needs at various internal and external meetings. By ensuring there is good student representation, this allows you, the student, to express yourself on the issues you feel are important.
The SA is also about having fun and enjoying student social life giving you a focal point for student activity within the College, whilst at the same time providing you with access to information from various external bodies, including NUS Scotland, Funding and Health. The SA also assists students to develop an entertainments programme throughout the year and can also help you to set up any activities you would like to see running within the College.
In order to achieve all of this, we need involvement from you, the student. Please speak with or submit your ideas to the SA President or Vice President.
Where to find us
Dumfries – The point
Stranraer – G35A