Dates for your diary:

29th September - lessons finish at 12pm

30th September - College Open Day 11am - 2pm

SU Photo Competition Deadline EXTENDED till Friday 29th 12pm


If you are interested in helping out at our open day this Saturday please email Tutorials this week:


Effort & Practice: Goals Setting

Year 1: 

Study Skills: Organisation & Targets

Year 2: 

Employability Skills: Writing your CV/ PS


Student Union Input Form

Fill in this form if you have anything you want to bring to the attention of the Student Union or anything you want changed or fixed around college.

*It saves the hassle of an email :)

Photo Competition & your chance to win £20 Amazon Voucher!

Deadline Extended till FRIDAY 29th @ 12pm! 

Submit your entries HERE

Freshers WEEK Follow up.

Thank you all for taking part in our Freshers week. 

We have raised an amazing £80 in our Monday Bake Cake sale and this will be used for funding our future events we will organise for you.

If you have entered the Well-fair raffle, we will draw the winner this week and the winner will be emailed out. 

Follow us on Instagram for any future events: varndean_su

WHEN: Thur 28th Sept and Tues 3rd Oct 2023 at 4.20pm

WHERE: in the Drama Studio. 

To sign up, please email:

Attending will benefit you in the following ways: 

1. Developing Critical Thinking Skills.

2. Opportunities to work with students from different courses and collaborate creatively.

3. Learn how to develop personal storytelling skills, especially neuro-diversity and perspectives.

4. Find out about careers in creative collaboration. 

Cultural exhange poster.pdf


Sign up HERE

Murray Ballard 2023 copy.pdf


Welcome to Careers

At Varndean we run a programme of Careers support, to encourage you to consider your progression routes and career options.  We deliver information through tutorials, events throughout the year and career spotlights in your lessons. 

All students can access one to one guidance with trained Careers Advisers - to book, follow the instructions opposite.  In the meantime, explore the resources available to you on this google site - scroll down to see all the careers areas.


To book a careers appointment, simply go to MyVarndean, click Next Steps, and press Careers Appointment.  

Choose a date and time that fits with your timetable.  We are in room 14.3 in the middle corridor and look forward to seeing you.  

WP SURVEY 2023.pptx
Studying at a Russell Group University.pptx

University open days 

are happening now - have you been to visit one? 


Work Experience

Find in person and virtual (online) work experience opportunities 

Going to University

Everything you need to know about University


Explore apprenticeship information

Gap Year & Volunteering

Find out about a gap year and volunteering abroad

Part-time Jobs

Please ensure that your part-time job does not affect your studies at college. In order to be successful, you should not work more than 10 hours per week. This is also stated in your learning agreement.

VOTS 18-9-2023.doc

If you have any enquiry  email:


Quiet Study

Please remember the library is for quiet individual study only, if you need to collaborate or work in a group please use an alternative study space. There is a silent study room at the back of the library with 12pcs for students to use. If you prefer to work in complete silence, this is the place for you!

How to...

The library team are always on hand to answer any questions you may have about finding resources, how to borrow books, using ebooks or other online resources - ask us anything! You can borrow up to 10 books at one time, just bring them to the helpdesk and we will issue them on your library account - have a look at our FAQs section on the library website.

Library Website

Find everything you need to know about using the library and all the resources we have to support your studies on the library website. Find a link to it in 'Student Essentials' on the college website or on MyVarndean.


David Harewood on Blackface   
David Harewood goes on a mission to understand the roots of the strange and intensely problematic cultural form of minstrelsy. (E)

Secrets of our Universe with Tim Peake - Episode 1: The Planets

Tim takes a celestial journey to discover what makes the planets of our solar system so different from one another.(PG)

Teenage Vaping: What’s the Harm? 

Rachel Burden investigates the youth vaping phenomenon and asks if we should be worried about young people getting addicted. (PG)

Our Sea Forest 

The destruction of an underwater forest and its remarkable return to life, seen through the eyes of 74-year-old freediver Eric Smith. (E)


Crime Scene Investigation: Forensic Evidence, Collection and Analysisby Simon Shawcross 
Media Production: A Practical Guide to Radio, TV and Filmby Amanda WillettE-Book 
Economics for the IB Diplomaby Paul HoangE- Book 
Research Methods for A-level Psychologyby Jean-Marc Lawton E- Book 
Singin' & Swingin' & Gettin' Merry Like Christmasby Maya Angelou Biography
The Diving-Bell & The Butterflyby Jean-Dominique BaubyBiography

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email on and we will do all we can to help. Visit the library website for further information and everything you need to know about using the library.

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