Following thousands of students across the region receiving their exam results on Tuesday, the University of Glasgow has confirmed that it has places available on some of its most popular undergraduate courses based in Dumfries.

Students can join the MA in Health and Social Policy, which relates the theory of health to real-life examples such as the Men’s Shed initiative and local youth charity Soul Soup. Recent graduates have gone on to work in the NHS, local councils and the charity and voluntary sector.

Those with an interest in the environment can join the BSc in Environmental Science and Sustainability, where students have the opportunity to take part in lots of fieldwork, as well as more traditional classroom learning. Part of the course includes work placements and these have included the RSPB and SEPA locally, as well as internationally, such as glacial monitoring in Zurich.

Phillipa McNeill, Student Recruitment Officer at the Dumfries campus said, “We have great opportunities for people who are keen to stay in the region to study. Anyone that would like more information can give me a ring on 01387 702 026 to talk through their options. We’ve also got an Information Session on Wednesday 15th August. Drop me an email on if you’d like to come along.”

Both courses start in September at the Dumfries campus. Freshers’ Week kicks off on Monday 10th September.