Dates for your diary:

This week:

Year 2 - exam study leave


22nd June - End of Year 1 party (organised by VOS)

26th June - University Information Day - All year 1 visiting Sussex University

26-29 June - Progression Week

28th June - Varndean Internship Programme Day

29th June - LEAVERS EVENT (Year 2 and Leaving students) Tutorials this week:

YEAR 1: UCAS Registration

YEAR 2: Exams Study Leave

LEVEL 2: Drop-in/ 1:1s sessions only

End of Year Party

organised by VOS (Voice of Students - part of the Young Enterprise Enrichment at college). 

When: 22nd June 7pm - 12pm

Where: PRYZM

What: free drink, DJ, student band, possibly a theme..what 

How much: £20 to buy a ticket

More information to follow!

Big Green Week Poster 2 (2023).pdf

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


2023/24 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.



21st June University and Apprenticeship fair at the Amex stadium REGISTER NOW: click here

Yr 12 - open days at Universities are coming up.  If you would like to find out the open day dates for a University you are interested in, click here

26th June: University of Sussex Information day for Yr 12, more information to follow

5th July: Personal Statement Writing Day, more information to follow

Deadline approaching to register for the University of Brighton summer schools: Click here for summer schools information 

To book a Careers appointment, please go to 'My Varndean', click on Next Steps and book an appointment.  If you have any enquiry, email:

New careers site here.  You will find work experience opportunities, apprenticeships and more.

Register your work experience on Unifrog by 5th June


Monday June 26th: University Information Day

ALL year 12 students are to attend the annual University Information Day @ University of Sussex.If you have found an amazing WEX placement with an employer and it is for 5 days you MUST email to let her know you will not be attending this event.

Tuesday June 27th: WEX/VWEX

You will either be with your employer on a WEX placement or if you haven’t found a placement, you will be completing a V(virtual)WEX placement in your own time

Wednesday June 28th:  Varndean Internship Programme (VIP)

VIP for Year 12 students who are not on a WEX placement. You need to sign up by May 26th if you want to attend - complete the Google Form. Cost is £10 - WP students will have their £10 paid by the college. Max 120 places - held at the college

If you are not on WEX or VIP, you  need to book and attend a progression review with your subject teachers

Thursday June 29th: WEX/VWEX

You will either be with your employer on a WEX placement or if you haven’t found a placement, you will be completing a V(virtual)WEX placement in your own time

Friday June 30th: WEX/VWEX

WEX/VWEX - you will either be with your employer on a WEX placement or if you haven’t found a placement, you will be completing a V(virtual)WEX placement in your own time. 

If you are not on WEX, you  need to book and attend a progression review with your subject teachers

Subject Progression Reviews for students who have been on WEX with an employer during this week will need their SPR completed during lesson time. 


Degree apprenticeships

Current Degree Apprenticeship Vacancies (18-05-23).docx

Work experience

South East Student Flyer wc 15.05.23.pdf

Work Experience

Find in person and virtual (online) work experience opportunities 

Going to University

Everything you need to know about University


Explore apprenticeship information

Gap Year & Volunteering

Find out about a gap year and volunteering abroad


Half Term Opening Times

The IT Study Suite (Room 27) will be open as a study space and staffed by the library team during the half term holiday week from Tuesday 30 May - Friday 2 June 10am-4pm each day. The library will be closed due to essential maintenance work being carried out.

Revision Guides

Come and see all the brilliant revision resources we have in the library to help you prepare for exams. Available for most subjects, we have textbooks, revision and study guides. Find them in the library and online by searching our collection on the library website. Good can do it! 

Study Skills

We have some really good study and exam skills ebooks containing everything students need to succeed. How to boost your grades, build confidence, improve your writing skills, manage stress, as well as easy-to-follow techniques for achieving your best possible exam performance. Find them on the  library website using 'Library Search'.

Revision time

It's exam time for year 2 students, so the library is currently being used for quiet revision. Please be mindful that some students are unable to study at home and find noise very distracting whilst revising in the library. Please keep your conversations to a minimum and do any socialising outside of the library. Thanks for your cooperation! 

Specialist software

Are you a visual arts student? CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is excellent software for creating vector illustrations, layouts, photo editing, and typography projects with total efficiency. And the good news is...we now have CorelDRAW on every computer in the library! 

Silent study

Being disturbed by noise whilst revising? Have you tried working in our silent study room at the rear of the library? The library can be very busy at times and if you prefer to work in complete silence, you might find this to be a calm and peaceful environment for revision. We also have noise cancelling headphones that can be borrowed from the library help desk.


I'm Your Man (Ich bin dein Mensch)   A playful romance about humanity and connection in the modern age. (15German with English Subtitles 
David Harewood: Psychosis and MeDavid meets young people living with psychosis and the NHS professionals who treat them. (E)
Kids - Episode 1  Xorin rebuilds his life after three years away. Annabelle is pregnant and determined to break the cycle of care. (E)
Simon Reeve's South America - Episode 1 - The Guiana Shield   Simon travels through the remote and little-visited north east of South America. (E)


Logic: A Very Short Introductionby Graham Priest
Genes: A Very Short Introduction 2nd edition by Jonathan Slack
Academic Writing Skills for International Studentsby Siew Hean Read E- book 
War and Peace: The Graphic Novelby Leo TolstoyE - book
Rivers of Londonby Ben AaronovitchFantasy 
A Murder Is Announcedby Agatha ChristieCrime Fiction

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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