22nd March 2021

Covid 19 Testing

You should continue testing at home twice a week (3-4 days apart)


Please collect your second home test kits for use over the Easter break. You will need to do this during your last face to face week before we break up. You can collect them every day at break time and lunchtime from today from the Student Common Room (next to the canteen).

Classrooms for breaks and lunchbreaks!

room 11, 13, 14.1, 14.3, 16

101, 104, 105,106,107,110




maths room S10

Tutorial hut rooms 61-63 except Thurs & Fris

Parents Consultation Evenings

Year 1 and Level 2 students:

Surnames L-Z Thurs 25th March

5.30-8.00pm 10 min slots via google meet

SU Voting Video.mp4

Student Union Elections HAVE YOUR SAY!


Voting till Wednesday 24 March 6pm

Let's make Varndean more sustainable

Varndean College has signed up to the Climate Action Roadmap for FE Colleges project, which provides guidance on how colleges can respond to the climate emergency and embed sustainability into every aspect of their organisation.

We are gathering student opinions on sustainability, and what you think the college should do to become more sustainable. So it would help us enormously if you could complete this short survey: Varndean College Sustainability Survey

Thank you, your feedback will help us make the college more sustainable!


Copy of EPQ poster

The course dates are:

STARTS: 19th April 2021

ENDS: Jan 2022

TO ENROL ON THE COURSE, EMAIL registry@varndean.ac.uk

CLUBS & SOCIETIES - What's on this week

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

Wk 8 E&IdDG
Programme for early spring 2021
Rene Descartes Meditations, Master
Alex Phil Soc Poster accelerationism


Our wellbeing team are available on: wellbeingzone@varndean.ac.uk if you’d like someone to contact you.

C Cards and Free Condoms can be collected from the Welfare office (Tutorial block) at lunchtimes. Any questions, email the welfare officer Daniela dss@varndean.ac.uk


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

email: careers@varndean.ac.uk

Careers Team Mock Interviews - 29th & 30th & 31st March

As part of this support the Careers Team would like to offer 'Direct Employment' students the chance to have a mock interview session with them where verbal feedback would be provided. These short mock interviews would simulate a 'real' interview and would be conducted on Google Meet.

If you would like the chance to practise a few interview questions and get some feedback please email cvd@varndean.ac.uk and put 'INTERVIEW' as the email subject. The careers team will then send you a google form so you can choose your time slot.

HE: Higher Education

University. Apprenticeships. Gap years.

There are so many different paths your students can take after school or college. But discovering the right option for them takes research.

University of Reading

Virtual events

Their webinars, virtual taster sessions and online courses.


University of Hertfordshire: Let's talk about uni

Be inspired by taster lectures and industry talks from leading experts. Plus, boost your A level/level 3 performance with our masterclasses.

See website to complete our booking form to book your place.

London South Bank University


University of Suffolk

UoS ‘I Wonder Wednesdays’

Online taster sessions designed to help you explore the subjects that interest you and discover what it would be like to study them at university.

Find out more here

University of Brighton Courses

Find out more HERE

University for The Creative Arts

Virtual open events are still running during March and are great way to learn more about us. Click the link below for more details about when these take place and how to sign up.

Find out more

DE: Direct Employment

Job opportunities Job Hunters!

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




State and Revolution
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
The Mahabharata
AQA A Level Design and Technology: Product Design
Colorways: Acrylic Animals: Tips, techniques, and step-by-step lessons for learning to paint whimsical artwork in vibrant acrylic
Art for Modern Makers: Creative Watercolor: A step-by-step guide for beginners


Dunblane: Our Story Commemorating 25 years since the Dunblane shooting, one of the worst firearms atrocities in the UK, with testimony from people speaking about the event for the first time. (15)

The story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester. (12A)

Heathrow Britain's Busiest Airport: Series 7 It's Lockdown, but that doesn't stop Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport flying in for a new series. But Heathrow's depleted staff are fighting to keep the business going. (PG)

Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency
Roman Kemp explores the mental health and suicide crisis affecting young men. When Roman lost his best friend, he had no idea he was struggling. Now, Roman is searching for answers. (15)


We're pleased to announce that our chess set is now available. Please ask at the library help desk if you would like to play, any day after 1pm. We have helpsheets if you are unsure of any of the rules, or ask a member of staff and we will try to help. Not only is chess a great game and fun to play, but it can also help develop memory, concentration, creativity and problem solving skills!


We have temporary free trial access to Statista until 9 May 2021, which might be of interest to students of all subjects but particularly Business, Economics, Travel & Tourism and Theory of Knowledge. It is an excellent resource with quantitative data, statistics and the following reports: digital and trend reports; consumer reports; industry reports; politics and society reports; brand and company reports; country reports. Use your usual college username and password to login, and if you have any feedback on this resource please email us at library@varndean.ac.uk

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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