Student Support & College Services

As a Dumfries & Galloway College student you have a number of services and facilities available to support and help you throughout your course.

This can be anything from funding, education support or childcare; to accessing the library, our digital services or using the learning zone.

You can also talk to our student advisers who will be able to help you with any query you may have, no question is a silly question! Find out more below.

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Student Advisers

Our Student Advisers are very approachable and are available to give guidance and support on a large range of issues including funding issues, money problems, housing, and any concerns you may have that affect your welfare or wellbeing.

When on campus you can find the Student Advisers based in the Point behind Reception in Room 2077 at Dumfries Campus and in room G35A at Stranraer Campus

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Library Services

The Library at Dumfries Campus and online library services are there for everyone.

The books are available for you to borrow to help with your studies. We also have a lot of fiction and well-being titles as well. Stranraer students can request books or help with referencing by emailing

There are also thousands of eBooks and eResources available for you. The Librarian’s can also support you with finding information, copyright and referencing.

Student Finances & Funding

Our Student Funding team can help you with any questions you might have about applying for funding, when you get your payments, eligibility for discretionary funds, childcare funds or anything else related to finance and funding while at college.

If you have a question or are not sure what to do next please check our FAQ and Help Guides for more information.

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Student Association

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.

Our current student association President for 23/24 is Adnan Dogrultan, with Vice Presidents  Annette Cameron (Dumfries)  and Leah Day (Stranraer).

Leisure and Recreation

Whether you are the active type or someone who prefers less strenuous activities there is something to suit all abilities.

Due to COVID 19 Restrictions these facilities can only be accessed by Sport and Fitness Staff and Students until further notice. But you can find out more about local facilities at DG1 (Dumfries) or the Ryan Centre (Stranraer)

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Transport and Travel

If you are aged 21 or under then you can access free bus travel through the National Entitlement Card (NEC) or the Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC).  Dumfries and Galloway College will NOT be reimbursing travel expenses if you are aged 21 or under.  Further details on free bus travel and how to apply can be found on the website

If you are over 22 and studying a full-time FE course at Dumfries and Galloway College then we will reimburse your bus travel if you have applied for travel costs on your bursary application.  Please retain your bus ticket and Reception at both campuses will reimburse your bus fare.

No travel will be permitted with your student id card.