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SU is looking for counsellors for the new Student Council!

Simplified Student Council Framework.pptx

National Numeracy Day 19th May 2021

Numeracy is not always taught in the classroom: it means having the confidence and skills to use maths to solve problems in everyday life. Numeracy is as important as literacy - it's sometimes called ‘mathematical literacy’ - and we need both to get on in life.

Ready to check your numeracy level?


SU Nature




Rhianon Potter

Angelica Blake- Lawson.

Amelia Alcock

Remember to follow the SU instagram account

Nature inspired Poem

You are not alone.

Nature surrounds you.

So get off your phone,

And appreciate the view.

The flowers sprout in spring, and the blossom blooms so bright,

Nature is a wonderful thing, so appreciate it day and night,

The season of summer pleases our souls, and brings a calmer sea,

A great period of new goals, and a place to feel happy,

When autumn comes around, and the leaves start to fall,

Listen to the sound of the wind, and the mini beasts that crawl,

And when winter consumes you, with the colder weather it brings,

See the morning dew, and know that soon it will be spring.

The seasons and nature affect us, it’s interesting, and important too,

So remember that you’re not alone, nature is always with you.

Did you know that Celeste attended Varndean College?

She studied Music Technology and began taking the first steps in her career while she was still studying.

CLUBS & SOCIETIES - What's on this week

Space to connect poster version 2.pdf
Alex Phil Soc: The Nihilist Insurrection
Wk 10 E&IdDG

Please see the link to see what societies are currently running and email the lead person if you are interested in finding more about it or joining to receive a google classroom link

Google links for E&D discussion group, philosophy society and storytelling society are all ON THE COLLEGE CALENDAR. You can join google classrooms for EXTRA RESOURCES.


Welfare drop-ins @ lunchtimes email Daniela dss@varndean.ac.uk


Summer Open Events at Queen Mary University (Russell Group Uni)

Subject Admissions Clinics – Year 12

St John’s College holds regular Zoom Admissions Clinics – small, informal meetings to chat through the application process and discuss any queries students may have. This term- Subject-Specific Admissions Clinics, which will include Directors of Studies and current students. More information can be found on the events page of our website, and students can register here.

University of Cambridge Open Days

We’re delighted to announce that the University of Cambridge Open Days will be held on 8th and 9th July this year.

Students can register their interest in the event and be kept up to date with event information by pre-registering here.

New Virtual Work Experience Opportunities:


Dates: 2nd June 2021

Eligibility: 14- 19 year olds interested in Construction.

Application Deadline: 24th May 2021

Thames Water- Technology Revolution

Date: 24th June 2021

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds.

Application Deadline: 29th May 2021

Govia Thameslink Railway

Date: 24nd June 2021

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested in how technology is used in the transport industry.

Application Deadline: 24th May 2021

British Army

Dates: 22rd June 2021

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds interested in how technology is used in the Army.

Application Deadline: 26th May 2021


Dates: 30th June 2021

Eligibility: 14 -19 year olds.

Application Deadline: 30th May 2021

NHS Improvement

Dates: 24th June 2021

Eligibility: 14 -19 year olds.

Application Deadline: 3rd June 2021

Turner & Townsend

Dates: 8th July 2021

Eligibility: 14 -19 year olds

Application Deadline: 8th June 2021

Cavendish Nuclear

Dates: 8th July 2021

Eligibility: 14 -19 year olds

Application Deadline: 8th June 2021 

MIRA Technology Institute

Dates: 8th July 2021

Eligibility: 14 -19 year olds

Application Deadline: 8th June 2021 

British Airways

Dates: 29th June- 1st July 2021

Eligibility: 14 -19 year olds interested in engineering.

Application Deadline: 31st May 2021 

Digital Advantage

Dates: 6th July 2021

Eligibility: 14 -19 year olds

Application Deadline: 11th June 2021 


Dates: 21st-23rd June 2021

Eligibility: 16 -19 year olds interested in technology.

Application Deadline: 4th June 2021 

Formative Content

Dates: 8th June 2021

Eligibility: 16 -19 year olds interested in the media industry.

Application Deadline: 28th May 2021

The Nation Trust- Cliveden

Dates: 2nd June 2021

Eligibility: 14 -19 year olds in the South East region.

Application Deadline: 14th May 2021

Sizewell C- EDF Energy

Dates: 23rd June 2021

Eligibility: 14 -19 year old females.

Application Deadline: 23rd May 2021

H & D Air Conditioning Ltd are seeking a new Trainee/Apprentice Air Conditioning Installation Technician for our busy, family run company in Burgess Hill. https://hdairconditioningsussex.co.uk/

Req: Min G.C.S.E level 4/C grade in English and Maths, driving license preferred but not essential.

Email your C.V. to admin@hdairconditioning.com

Virgin Media to host and promote their free 'Tea and Talk Sessions' for students interested in apprenticeships.

Job opportunities for Job Hunters!

Remember that the maximum number of hours per week should be 10hrs otherwise it will affect your learning at college!

Latest Vacancies on the Street bulletin.

VOTS 7-12-2020.pdf

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

email: careers@varndean.ac.uk


To tie in with the college's commitment to becoming more sustainable, this term's library display theme is 'The Environment', so do come and have a look at all the excellent resources we have on this subject. We have lots of interesting books, magazines (Geography Review and New Scientist), as well as digital resources like ebooks and documentaries on ClickView.

Ask at the library helpdesk if you would like to borrow any of them.

Check out two of our Environmental Sustainability ClickView recordings below:


Greta Thunberg: A Year To Change the World Climate activist Greta Thunberg takes a year off school to explore the science of global warming and challenge world leaders, calling for action on climate change.

Drowning in Plastic: Wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin works with some of the world's leading marine biologists and campaigners to discover the true dangers of plastic in our oceans.


Farmageddon: The true cost of cheap meat
Never let me go
American dirt
The midnight library
Shuggie Bain
The dictionary of lost words


Good Will Hunting Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (15)

Deadpool A wisecracking mercenary gets experimented on and becomes immortal but ugly, and sets out to track down the man who ruined his looks. (15)

Lights Up A virtual theatre festival staged in lockdown. Household names join groundbreaking new talent - pushing the boundaries of what theatre can be when there is no audience in the room. (PG)

The Blair Witch Project Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind. Contains strong language and some disturbing scenes. (E)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email on library@varndean.ac.uk and we will do all we can to help.

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