Dates for your diary:

Friday the 17th December - lessons finish at 12pm

It is still very important for you to attend all of your lessons this week and the college is open to those of you who want to do their online lessons here.

Thursday 6th January - start of teaching

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

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

Student External Support Guide.pdf

External Support when College is closed

Varndean College will be closed from Friday 18th afternoon until Thursday 6th January.

If you feel you need any support during this time it is important that you contact external support services to access this.

Wellbeing Tips, Tricks & Things to Do in the Holidays

The college staff have created a page full of activities and recommendations for the Festive break.

There are recipes, crafts, films, music and a whole host more. Please find the link here:

Varndean Giving Grotto

Thank you all donations!

The Brighton Food bank staff are extremely grateful for all the collected items and they will be collecting all this week.

More to follow on this on instagram and in the first January Bulletin issue.


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.


'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

sing 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!

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



We have a great collection of Christmas films for you on ClickView, including some all time favourites such as Home Alone, Die Hard, Miracle on 34th Street, Love Actually, A Christmas Carol, Gremlins, The Grinch, It's a Wonderful life and many more! Download the ClickView app for easy viewing and use your college username and password to login.


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.


A Christmas Carol - episode 1/3
A television adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale of the miser Ebenezer Scrooge. From the creator of Taboo and Peaky Blinders. (15)

Love Actually
Follows eight very different couples dealing with their love lives during a frantic month before Christmas in London. (15)


Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan. (15)

Delivering Christmas: What's in store?

As we gear up for Christmas, Jane Corbin asks if the UK’s supply chains will be able to deliver in time. (U)


Geography Student Guide 1: physical geographyTextbook
Geography Student Guide 2: human geographyTextbook
Need To Know: Edexcel A-level GeographyTextbook
Need To Know: AQA A-level Bussines

Need To Know: Edexcel A-level PoliticseBook
Mathematics for the IB: applications and interpretation eBook

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