Dates for your diary:

23rd September - lessons finish at 12pm

24th September - College Open Day 11am - 2pm

Freshers Well-fair Prize Draw Winner

Thank you all for coming to the fair to talk to our visiting organisations!

The winner of the £20 Waterstones voucher will be announced this week. Follow the college instagram page to find out!


Men's Football:

When: Wednesdays 2.30pm

Where: Top Field

Who to contact: OR Hut 70-72

Women's Football:

When: Wednesdays 2.30pm

Where: Top Field

Who to contact: OR Hut 70-72

Men's Rugby:

When: Wednesdays 2.30pm

Where: Bottom Field

Who to contact: OR Hut 70-72

Women's Rugby:

When: Wednesdays 2.30pm

Where: Bottom Field

Who to contact: OR Hut 70-72


When: Wednesdays from 2pm

Where: Moulsecoomb Leisure Centre (Meet outside the hall for 2pm)

Who to contact: OR Hut 70-72

If you have any questions at all, please email : OR come by the Sport Hut (70-72)

Basketball (starts 28/09):

When: Wednesdays from 2pm (Meet outside the hall for 2pm)

Where: Moulsecoomb Leisure Centre

Who to contact: OR Hut 70-72

Social Sports (Table Tennis & Badminton):

When: Monday 12.05-12.50

Where: Main Hall

Who to contact: OR Hut 70-72

Gym Based Fitness (Use of the fitness suite with guidance from trainers):

When: Monday 2.40pm, Wednesday 2.30pm, Thursday 12.50pm and Friday 12pm (please note these sessions have a max capacity of 20)

Where: Fitness Suite

Who to contact: OR Hut 70-72

During COP27, the TOW Summit will explore issues around power and how young people can use their power to create a better world. These are all online offering a series of interactive, youth-led workshops to discover how power is key to transforming our world.

Student Shopping Night

on the 12th of October in Churchill Square

Chromebook Scheme 22/23

College Chromebook Scheme for Year 1 Students

The link is

Shop/School code is: VAR1-1

Year 2 students can purchase chromebooks for full price only


JOBS (max 10 hours per week)

Activity Leader (Pioneer Childcare)

NEWActivity Leader.docx

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



Library Website

Find everything you need to know about using the library and all the resources we have to support your studies on the library website. Find a link to it in 'Student Essentials' on the college website or on MyVarndean.

Meet Badger

It was back to work for Badger, the library dog, last week after her long summer break! She spent Friday morning meeting and greeting some of new students and having a couple of walks on the field. She's here every Friday if you would like to meet her .

Subject Resources

The library has helpful resource lists for all your subjects. These are one page websites with links to key ebooks (textbooks, revision guides etc) as well as lots of useful online resources. Find them all on the library website.


Read & Relax

We now have a read and relax area at the front of the library where you will find our excellent fiction collection along with graphic novels, young adult fiction and quick reads.

Silent Study Room

There is a dedicated silent study room at the back of the library with 8pcs for students to use. If you prefer to work in silence, this is the place for you!

New Study Booths

We now have 20 new study booth spaces in the library for quiet individual study. Please remember the library is not a social space and please work quietly at all times.


Protest, Agitation and Parliamentary Reform in Britain 1780-1928by Michael Scott-Baumann
The Girls by Lisa Jewell
Sociology The Basics by Ken PlummerE-book
AI For Games by Ian Millington E-book
AI For Sports by Christopher Brady E-book
Global Governance by Bob Digby E-book


Peaky Blinders : Series 1 Episode 2Birmingham, 1919. Thomas Shelby controls the Peaky Blinders, one of the city's most feared criminal organisations, but his ambitions go beyond running the streets. (15)
Great Poets in Their Own WordsEpisode 1: Making it new 1908 - 1955This first episode explores the stylistic shifts in poetry as the 20th century dawned, when poets began to jettison tradition for modern forms of expression. (PG)
James Joyce's UlyssesOne hundred years after its publication, this film reveals the tawdry, shocking, poetic, uplifting and gloriously kaleidoscopic humanity of James Joyce’s masterpiece, Ulysses. (PG)
Who You Think I Am Claire, a 50-year-old divorced teacher, creates a fake Facebook profile of a 24-year-old woman. (15)French with English Subtitles

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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