Student Advisers

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.

The Student Advisers when on campus are based in the Point behind Reception / Room 2077 in Dumfries and room G35A in Stranraer. They can be contacted on 01387 734 064 / 065 (Dumfries) 01776 706 633 (Stranraer) or by emailing

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Meet our advisers

Meet Stuart and Tanja who are two of our Student Advisers here at the college. While we are working virtually you can contact them using or the contact details below.

Stuart Clark

Student Experience Officer
01387 734 064 / 734 065

Jan Clark

Student Adviser / Student Experience Officer
01387 734 065

Tanja Livingstone

Student Adviser
01387 734 065 (Mon & Fri)
01387 734 064 (Tues, Weds, Thurs)

Jo McKellar

Student Adviser / Educational Support Worker
01776 859 637

Julia Smith

Student Counsellor
01776 859 637

Education Support

Sometimes you might need a little extra support to ensure you achieve your potential, this might be in every class, might be occasionally and the support can be received in different ways.

You can work with the student advisers to find the method which suits you best. It may be extra software on your device, it could be from our educational support worker or it might be extra time in assessments or exams. It can be daunting asking for the help but we believe it will help you achieve your course, remember you can always change your mind.

Financial Concerns

The Student Advisors can help advise you about funds you may be eligible for, for example: ILAs, Bursary, SAAS funding, and Student Loans.

We can also provide information on budgeting and applying for Hardship funds to help with Childcare and Housing costs.

The Student Funding team can also help you with any queries about applying for funding or login issues with your funding application form.

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Careers Advice

Skills Development Scotland offer support to college students of all ages to develop their career management skills and consider their options ahead of their current college course. This could be progressing to a higher level of college course, university, training or employment. You can find out more here

Skills Development Scotland offers 1:1 coaching appointments in Career Guidance and employability support, face to face in our public access centres (post-covid) or virtually. You can contact us through the details below:


Dumfries Careers Centre
The Loreburn Centre,
High Street, Dumfries

01387 272 500


Stranraer Careers Centre
7 South Strand Street,

01776 889 793