First Gen Community

First Gen Community

The first gen community is a tight knit group of like minded and experienced individuals that aren’t afraid to take risks.

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First Generation Students Video

A first generation student, is a student whose parent(s)/guardian(s) has/have not successfully completed post secondary studies. If your siblings have attended a post secondary institution but your parents/guardians have not, you are still considered a first generation student.

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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY:

Lucy’s enthusiasm for the whole First Generation program of events has really helped me feel like I belong here.

Jamie
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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY:

If it was not for the First Generation program I would not have been able to get through the school year.

Crystal
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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY:

First Generation is a truly inspired program and I feel much less stressed knowing and understanding the supports I need are in place.

Mary
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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY:

First Generation Club is a great way to meet and learn from people with similar backgrounds.

Janice
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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY:

I would really recommend this to other First Generation Students. It’s a one stop shop for all FG students.

Arian
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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY:

Returning to school as a mature first-generation student has been easy because Durham College makes the experience so worthwhile, enga [...]

Pat O'Connor
Recreation and Leisure Services
2013
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First Generation Students

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A first generation student is a student whose parent(s)/guardian(s) has/have not attended a post-secondary institution. If your siblings have attended a post-secondary institution but your parents/guardians have not, you are still considered a first generation student.

Durham College and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities recognize that first generation students may have unique needs and experiences. The first generation student co-ordinator is here to encourage and support you while you work towards achieving your dream of becoming a college graduate – the first in your family!

Services for students:

If you are a first generation student, please contact us to learn more about our program.

Acknowledgments

Durham College gratefully acknowledges funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for the First Generation initiative.

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