You must test using the lateral flow test kit before you come back in January.

Dates for your diary:

w/c 31st January Exam Practice Week (Year 2 & Level 2)

George Marshall's (Director of Student Engagement) Quote of the Week:






Remember to follow the student union on Instagram to stay up to date on upcoming events! Tutorials this week:

Year 1:

Climate Change & Carbon Literacy Qualification

Year 2:



Thank you to everyone that donated something to ‘The Giving Grotto’ Food Bank project.

The Brighton Food Bank were very pleased to receive such a wonderful amount of provisions to help those in need.

Thank you for doing something for others, I am sure your efforts were gratefully received.



More information in tutorials in January (Year 1 Level 3 students)

College Book Shop one minute Survey!

Varndean's Young Enterprise Scheme Students are considering starting up a shop for used textbooks for college students and they would like to know if you would use this service or not. Please take one minute to complete this survey for them. It's about their potential business.


Apply to be a legal apprentice!

Deadline: 31 March 2022

Apply to be a Rolls-Royce apprentice!

UK University & Apprenticeship Search Fair

Tuesday 8th March (9.30 am – 2.30 pm) at the University of Surrey

The event is free to attend and is for year 12 and 13s but open to anyone interested!

The event will feature a vast array of exhibiting universities, apprenticeship providers, and colleges. It will provide guidance, wherever you are in your decision-making process.

The UK University & Apprenticeship Search fair will feature:

- A multitude of exhibitors including Russell Group, modern institutions and apprenticeship providers.

- An extensive range of seminars including: UCAS personal statement, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, Life at University and Student Finance.

- Expert advice from university and apprenticeship providers.

- All students will be provided with a free online UK University & Apprenticeship Search Options Online Magazine and many other promotional items around the exhibition.

For more information, email or click here to see a PDF with info including the seminar schedule

For Year 11 and 12 students

Insight into University (Virtual) course is like no other! You will be able to choose subjects that interest you from a whole range, including life sciences, chemistry, tech, engineering, physics, computer science, sustainability, aerospace, built environment, or maths. There is a mix of live sessions, hands-on practical STEM activities, and projects set by leading UK universities and global STEM companies that you will have the unique opportunity to access all in one place and do as many as you wish at your own pace over summer 2022.

For more information, click here for a flyer and here for extra info as well as the application form

For Year12 students interested in specific STEM subjects

Get a taste of university life in the Residential Insight into University summer schools in 2022 which will run over 4 or 5 days

Get an insight into a specific STEM subject - Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Robotics, Maths, Mechanical Engineering, and Broad-based Engineering.

To see the website click here, and to apply or enquire, click here

School Leaver Fair Live Webinars

Virtual apprenticeship events from January to April 2022

To book your place click here!

Uni accommodation

For information about university accommodation, click here!

Takes place on 27th January 2022 from 12:15 - 13:15


'A Day in the Life of a Lawyer' Event!

Goldsmiths University have tagged us in a Tweet of theirs advertising an event they are running 'A Day in the Life of a Lawyer'

12 January

sign up now here!

Apprenticeships in Plymouth & Bristol!

Womble Bond Dickinson is a progressive, forward thinking Law firm with transatlantic capacity and understanding of our local markets. We have more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers across 8 offices in the UK and 19 offices in the US. The combination puts us in the UK’s top 20 and in the USA's top 80 listings.

Available opportunities:

Nuffield Research Placements (NRPs) are engaging, real-life research or development projects, where talented Year 12 (or equivalent) students are placed at the heart of a UK host organisation.

In 2021, we supported over 1,000 students to begin their placements right across the UK working and collaborating alongside STEM or STEM-related professionals.

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The Sutton Trust US Programme 2022

Applications are now being accepted for the Sutton Trust US Programme 2022.

What is it?

The Sutton Trust US Programme helps state school students in the UK to explore higher education and US culture. The programme includes UK-based residentials before all students get to visit US universities in the summer of 2022.

An optional part 2 of the programme supports students to apply to US universities alongside their UCAS options.

How much does it cost?

It is free to take part in the programme. All costs are covered for students including travel, accommodation, food and admissions test preparation.

When is the deadline?

Students must submit their application by midnight on 16 January 2022 to be considered for the programme. However, we encourage getting started as soon as possible as the application form requires some thinking!


Job opportunities

Maximum number of per week should be 10hrs otherwise it will affect your at college!

VOTS 4-1-2022 (2).pdf

Please email the Careers team to book an appointment or if you have any enquiry email:



Thanks to all students who completed our survey about the quiet group study area. In response to your feedback, we will keep this area in place for the rest of the academic year, apart from before and during exams, when the library will be silent study only so students can revise without distractions.


Over the next few weeks we will be promoting lots of great revision resources we have in the library and online to help you prepare for exams. Search the collection for your subject areas or ask the library team for more information.


Sussex Library is welcoming back visitors, including students studying at local sixth forms and colleges who wish to use their collections to assist with their studies. To apply for a reference membership, fill out this form and follow the instructions.


Buy Now, Pay Later: The New Debt Crisis?
Ellie Flynn investigates the Buy Now Pay Later market’s close relationship with retailers. Is enough is being done to protect customers? (U)


While trying to recover a lost painting, an art dealer ends up seeking help from a hypnotherapist. Soon his mind is swinging between reality, desire and fantasy. (15)

Hard Labour

Story of a middle-aged working class housewife and the ways in which the lives of those around her serve to reinforce her oppression. (PG)

Impeachment American Crime Story - Episode 1

10 part drama about the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal and the subsequent presidential impeachment.


Patienceby Daniel ClowesGraphic novel
Klara and the Sunby Kazuo Ishiguro Book
Passingby Nella LarsonBook
Aiming for A in A-Level EconomicseBook
Need To Know: AQA A-Level BusinesseBook
Need To Know:
Edexcel A-
Level Politics

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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