College welcomes first intake since merger

Pictured are Emma and Graham at the army's stall.

Pictured are Emma and Graham at the army's stall.

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There was a warm welcome for new students attending Dundee and Angus College this year.

The Students’ Association pulled out all the stops to put on a Freshers’ Fayre at the Abroath Campus.

This is the college’s very first new intake under the banner of Dundee and Angus College, after the two institutions merged last year.

Freshers attending Arbroath Campus in the coming year enjoyed a fun-filled yet informative celebration in Keptie Road on Wednesday, September 3, when about 40 different organisations were present.

Among them there representatives of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service who helped stage a quadruple ice bucket challenge.

Members of the Arbroath Fire Station were on hand when Student president Marc Winsland, vice-president Conor McLeod, Tatiana Zorina, learner engagement officer, and Craig Nicoll, sport and wellbeing officer all endured a ‘dooking’ to raise charity cash.

Speaking about the event, Tatiana said: “While we were aiming for a carnival atmosphere with a range of fun activities, we are always keen to promote health and well-being among our new students.

“Having organisations giving advice on health, welfare, and finance, and even companies offering employment opportunities, can be very helpful to new students.

“We were particularly happy to see so many sports organisations being represented as the Arbroath Campus is home to a new D&A College Sports Union.”

Brechin students Emma Ogilvie and Graham Stewart had their sights on a successful college career when they attended the Freshers’ Fayre, where they visited the army’s stall. Emma is to embark on a course in health and social care while Graham is studying interactive media and web development.