Dates for your diary:

Late start at 10.30 on Mon 12th Dec

End of term - Fri 16th Dec @ 12pm (no pm lessons)

Spring Term Start - 3th Jan (Inset Day)

First Day of Teaching - Wed 4th Jan

Have a lovely Festive Break. :) Tutorials this week:

Level 2 - Reflection & Progression

Year 1 - Enrichment Update & Festive Holidays

Year 2 - Getting ready for Revision

Here you can find the latest news and events in a monthly round up of local, national and international issues that relate to the environment, sustainability and climate change.


We held two Culture Day events last week to celebrate the diverse and wonderful community at Varndean College. These events raised money for charity helping those in need around the world.

There was a celebration of culture, heritage, food, fashion and dance!

gratitude tree
WellBeing Ways for Wintertime

Self-care to Sleep Workshops

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The Varndean Giving Grotto

Thank you to everyone who brought food to donate to the local community CASE - Central in Hollingdean.

SUPPORT during Holidays

SHAC services and Free EHC (Festive Season 2022).pdf
Student External Support Guide.pdf


Enrichments of the Week

OCD and intrusive thoughts support group - Thursday lunchtimes in room S10

Philosophy Society - Tuesday Lunchtimes in room 13

Ethnicity, Identity, and Culture group - Thursday lunchtimes in room 5

If you want to be included in next weeks enrichment of the week, email


For any general queries, please email


List of Student Union members emails and roles:

What we are doing

  • Citizens assembly - On Thursday 10th November, members of the Student Union attended the citizens assembly, which brought up topics such as student mental health, the real living wage and the rising transport costs to several members of the Brighton and Hove council.

  • Culture Day - The SU is currently arranging 2 culture days that will take place in December, where students can share their culture and experience the culture of others

  • Staff roles - A "cheat sheet" of the different roles of important members of staff and how to contact them was proposed by the Student Union, and is currently being worked on by George Marshall and myself (Cassie Samuel).

For any general queries, please email For any enquiry relating to a specific SU member, please see above emails.


British Airways Apprenticeships are now open for applications!

With opportunities in business, engineering, customer service and technology there is something for everyone! From being in the skies to helping on the ground as customer service representatives, British Airways needs young people just like you with the passion and drive to have a successful career whilst delivering exceptional customer experiences for British Airways customers.

Applications close on the 21st of December 2022 so if interested please do apply as soo

Application Link

Business Management, Accountancy or Technology Apprenticeship

Are you undecided on whether to choose going to university or opting for an apprenticeship?

On Wednesday 14th December PWC is hosting an event with PwC from 5:00pm - 6:00pm as they take us through all of their different Flying Start degree apprenticeship programmes in Accounting, Technology and Business Management.

Application Link:

Year 12 - if you are thinking of going to university after Year 13, you can try out a course before you apply. Go to for a wide range of short taster sessions at participating universities around London. You will get an insight into studying a particular subject area at University and it is a good place to start your research.

JOBS (recommended max 10 hours per week)

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


Christmas Films

Have a look at our great collection of Christmas films on ClickView, including some all time favourites such as Home Alone, Die Hard, Miracle on 34th Street, Love Actually, A Christmas Carol, Gremlins,The Holiday, The Grinch, It's a Wonderful life and many more! Use your college username and password to login.


Two of Us - Deux Pensioners Nina and Madeleine have hidden their deep and passionate love for many decades, but their bond is put to the test. (15) French Film with English Subtitles
Mogul MowgliA British Pakistani rapper is on the cusp of his first world tour, but is struck down by an illness that threatens to derail his big break. (15)
2 Tone: The Sound of Coventry The story of how 2 Tone, a record label from Coventry, went on to have a global impact. (E)
The Four Freedoms: Freedom of Speech Best-selling Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gives a lecture on freedom. (E)


Fifty Key Thinkers on Development by David Simon
Economic Development by Michael P Todaro
The Climate Book by Greta Thunberg
Look Who's back by Timur Vermes Fiction
The Secret Garden by Clare Chambers Young Adult Fiction
The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar by Roald Dahl Young Adult Fiction

Do you have a print disability? This could be a visual impairment, physical disability or learning disability like dyslexia, autism or ADD.

If you do, you are eligible to use the RNIB Bookshare scheme, which is a free service offering textbooks and fiction books in a range of accessible formats, like audiobooks, PDF ebooks and Braille books.

For more info pop into the library or email us at

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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