Dates for your diary:

This week:

17th April - Start of Summer Term

18th April 18th 4.30 - 6.30pm - Year 2 & Level 2 Parents Consultations


End of year 1 Exams - 24 - 27th April

1st & 8th May - Bank Holidays

22nd May - Year 2 Exam Leave

A monthly round up of local, national and international issues that relate to the environment, sustainability and climate change. HERE


The Student Climate and Environment Enrichment Group are initiating a scheme to encourage the reuse or upcycling of unwanted items. Amelia Schulz an IB student, has created an Instagram site on which staff and students can advertise unwanted items that could be of interest to others at the college.

The rationale is that every item that is reused or upcycled is one less item going into landfill and one less item being manufactured with the accompanying environmental costs. It is also a nice way to breathe new life into old items and upcycling in itself can be therapeutic. The Instagram site is predominantly for two types of items.

• Those that are in working order but are no longer needed (reused).

• Items that need a little repair or improvement in order to increase their value or utility (upcycled).

Staff/students will be notified of new items that have been donated via the usual college forums including the Student Bulletin and can view them on Instagram for making arrangements with the donor for collection for any items of interest. The plan is that mostly items will not be brought into college until a new owner is found.

However, there may be some limited space for a few small items to be temporarily stored. Please note that this scheme is not for selling items. Items need to be donated free of charge. So, if you have items that fit into the reuse or upcycle category please send details with a photo of the item(s) to: Amelia Schulz ( who will place it on the Instagram site. And if you are interested in looking at items, please keep an eye out for our adverts on college networking platforms.

The Upcycling Instagram page can be found here:

Destiny A4 - Brighton Fringe.pdf

Free Revision Masterclass with Liverpool John Moores University 10th May 2023

Mentoring Opportunity - Apply NOW!

Student Mentor Advert 23


If you are observing Ramadan, make sure you stay healthy and speak to your tutor if you needed any support. 

For the duration of Ramadan, students who are observing Ramadan are welcome to spend their lunch break in the tutorial block. The classroom 61 & 63 & private library space can also be used for prayers.

Please speak to Daniela for any info.




Congratulations to the new SU Reps!

Cizzie McGuiness - President 

Lulu Alkardi - Charity officer

Ruby Nunns - Environment

Hattie Byford - Enrichment

Alba Braham - Communications

Clement Nugent - Democracy

Aisha Al-Najjar - President

Elisa Oakes - Communications

Flora Burleigh - Wellbeing

Mila Redpath-Cole - Social media

Jess Tamsett - Graphic design

Clara Machado - EDI

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


Dreaming of working in television? Listen to this masterclass from IT. Learn about the different career pathways.

Psychology Careers - University of Law.pdf


VWKE Aeropace posters - dates in April, July and November
VWKE Thames Water - open until 31/12/23
VWKE poster Technology - on demand until 31/12/23
VWKE poster TV and Film - on demand until 31/12/23


Meet the Russell Group Webinars 25th-27th April

University of Brighton Subject Tasters

Fashion and textiles - Thursday 23 March (City campus)

Architecture, interior architecture and product design - Tuesday 28 March (Moulsecoomb campus)

Physiotherapy and podiatry - Wednesday 29 March (Eastbourne campus)

Sport - Wednesday 3 May (Eastbourne campus)


Deloittes apprenticeship
Deutsche Bank technology apprentiship
KPMG Webinar.pdf

KPMG Apprenticeship Webinar 27th April - Book here: KPMG Apprenticeship Webinar booking 

Dixon Wilson Chartered Accountants - Tax School Leavers Programme.  Apply by 30th April 2023


Work Insight & Skills Week

Do you want to meet professionals at five different organisations, build your employability skills and diversify your CV in just one week? Apply to SMBP’s Work Insight & Skills Week! Here you will learn from business-leaders and collaborate with peers to complete realistic work-based challenges. Explore careers in legal, creative, tech, public and business sectors to help your personal statement and future applications stand out.

Details about 2023 programmes:

Applications open for Work Insight & Skills Week (held 24-28 July):              3rd Jan - 31st May

You can read more via our website: and watch a video about the programme on YouTube:
And can apply directly to both programmes here:


Recommended max 10 hours per week

Event Staff at Brighton Marathon

Event staff needed for Brighton Marathon
NEWAssistant Activity Leader (1).pdf

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


Library Survey 2023

It's that time of year again! We'd love to hear from you about what you think of library services and resources, and how we can do better. This will help us make improvements to the library and plan for the future. Please complete the survey using the link below, it should only take 5 minutes, and all responses are treated anonymously. You need to be logged into your student Google account. As always, we really appreciate your input!

University of Sussex Library

Are you wanting to study outside of Varndean College library hours? Why not sign up for a membership to the University of Sussex's a great place to study and is open 24hrs a day 7 days a week!  The membership will allow you to study in the library and use the books (but not borrow any). Download a membership form then bring it to us and we'll sign it for you. 


Becoming Frida Kahlo - episode 1: The Making and Breaking   When an accident changes Frida's life, she channels pain and heartache into a new passion: painting. (E
Countryfile: Troubled Waters Matt Baker and Anita Rani meet the volunteers trying to save the River Wye. (E)
An Irish Goodbye  In rural Northern Ireland, a pair of estranged brothers reunite following their mother's untimely death. (PG)
Blood Wedding  Inspired by the true story of a fatal feud between two families in the Almeria province, high in the mountains of rural Spain. (E)


First Steps in Counselling: An Introductory Companionby Pete Sanders E - Book  
My Revision Notes: AQA A-level Businessby Neil James E - Book
Chomsky For Beginnersby David Coswell
Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errorsby Matt Parker
A Monster Calls: The Playby Patrick Ness
Grimms' Fairy Talesby Brothers Grimm 

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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