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DUMFRIES and Galloway College has launched its first virtual open week. The five-day programme will feature speakers from across the college community providing information on course content, subject areas, admissions and funding. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions in live Q&A sessions with representatives from all areas of the college. The event is the first of its kind in the college's history and has been created as a way to hold an informative event during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Principal Joanna Campbell, pictured, who will join other senior staff members in welcoming attendees to the open week, praised the creation of the event as typical of Dumfries and Galloway College's innovative use of digital technology to solve problems and deliver solutions. The college has played a vital role in ensuring that life carries on in the South of Scotland and has also led the way for the college sector across Scotland during the pandemic. In addition to the focus on digital, the college is also prioritising distance learning to ensure that students have the skills they need to contribute to Scotland's economic bounce back. Dumfries and Galloway College's virtual open week runs daily between 09:55 – 10:30 and 12:20 – 13:55 with a countdown and information videos available in between. Principal Joanna Campbell said: “Covid-19 has forced us all to adjust and find new ways of working and our virtual open week is just one of the new and innovative solutions our college team has come up with to meet these challenges. “I'm incredibly proud of everyone who has worked tirelessly to make this event happen. “As a college, we will monitor the response to our virtual open week closely and will use what we learn to continue to improve the service we offer to our students in the future.”

<< back Published: 18 May 2020, 12:33