College students celebrate their achievements

College pupils celebrate their success
College pupils celebrate their success

Students fromStranraer and Dumfries campuses were honoured at Dumfries and Galloway College’s annual awards ceremony recently.

The ceremony is the culmination of the hard work and commitment students have applied to their studies and college life in order to achieve their qualifications, which will ultimately help them achieve their ambitions and career goals.

A spokesperson from the college said: “College life encompasses much more than attending a course - it’s a learning experience in many senses, from learning skills and knowledge to socialising; fundraising; citizenship activities; volunteering; work placements, employability skills and so much more.”

Students from both campuses attended with 70 students receiving their Higher National Diploma (HND) certificates and 122 receiving their Higher National Certificates (HNC).

In addition to these a number of industry prizes were also awarded for which once again the College sincerely thanks the contributors for.

The ceremony was declared open by the college’s chair of the board of management, Brian Johnstone, with the main address to the assembly delivered by college principal Carol Turnbull who gave a speech on the many successes our learners achieve both within the College and in the community.

The spokesperson added: “We were delighted that local hero and curling Olympic Silver Medallist David Murdoch - could attend as guest speaker, David delivered a very inspirational speech which was much appreciated by all.”

The College board of management, the principal and staff wish all students success on their chosen route into their future and very much hope that students moving on will remember to keep in touch.