Dates for your diary:

This week:

End of Year 1 Exams: A-Level/ IB students off timetable. Vocational  students lessons continue as normal

27th April & 2nd May- Industrial Action

27th April - all exams are still going ahead as planned

If you need a warm, productive space to be, our library and study spaces will be open.  If this is the case please email: in order for us to make arrangements.  


1st & 8th May - Bank Holidays

2nd May - Industrial Action

22nd May - Year 2 Exam Leave

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

Lunchtime space Tutorials this week:

YEAR 1: 1:1s ONLY (End of year 1 exams)

YEAR 2: Monday Groups ONLY - Ending session

Other Groups - 1:1s ONLY 

LEVEL 2: Self-review

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


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:


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.



Work Experience with Graphite Digital

Graphite WEX 2023 - Schools Info Deck (1) (3).pdf

Internship with BIMA

A4 Next-Gen-Digital-Leaders-Flyer-PRINT.pdf

Work Experience with the Royal Mail

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


Apprenticeship Poster.pdf

Current degree apprenticeship vacancies on Find an Apprenticeship website

Current Degree Apprenticeship Vacancies (18-04-23).docx

Insight Webinar: Life at Deloitte as an Apprentice

On 25th April from 6:30-7:15pm an organisation called 'Success at School' will be hosting a webinar with Deloitte:

- Hear from apprentices about their journey and why they chose an apprenticeship at Deloitte

- Learn about the different apprenticeship pathways on offer and how to make your application stand out from the rest

- Have all your questions answered by the recruitment team during a Live Q&A session

Sign up to attend through the link below:

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

Apprenticeship Webinar: KPMG 27th April 

KPMG Webinar.pdf

Apprenticeships aged 16+ available  - application is directly through Clarion if interested – details below:


Clarion's Contractors Smith & Byford are looking to take on an Apprentice Plumbing and Heating Engineer and an Apprentice Electrical Engineer: 


Apprentice Plumbing & Heating Engineer

Department: Gas Installation

Reporting to: Install Operations Manager

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

Location: London and the South East


Apprentice Electrical Engineer

Department: Electrical

Reporting to: Electrical Department Manager

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

Location: London and the South East


These Apprenticeships are four year contracts. Send your CV to: 

Whitney Henry – Employment Support Officer

Clarion Futures Jobs & Training

Mid Sussex and Brighton & Hove

Mob: 07704 665814






Recommended max 10 hours per week

Would you like to train as a swimming teacher?

Crest swim school is looking to train up some people as swimming teachers. The next course is in June (theory is run online and the practical take place just outside Haywards Heath) and they are looking to help people to gain experience before the course to help them to pass.

If you would like to find out more, please email Kelly Illingworth -

VOTS 17-4-2023.doc

To book a Careers appointment, please go to 'My Varndean', click on Next Steps and book an appointment. 

If you have any enquiry, email:


Revision Flashcards

Got exams soon? These new revision flashcards and more are available for you to borrow from the library today. They cover the required content of your courses and help you consolidate your knowledge and test yourself.

Why not take a look?

Online Resource of the Week

Gale Power Search is a great online research resource - you can search collections of academic journals, news and ebooks covering a broad range of subject areas. You can add useful articles to your Google drive or download as pdfs. Find a link to it on the Online Resources page of the library website.

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. 


William Blake: Singing for England   An Omnibus documentary about visionary British artist and poet William Blake. (PG
Unvaccinated  Hannah Fry meets seven unvaccinated people to investigate why around four million adults remain unvaccinated against Covid-19. (E)
Tartuffe  Moliere's Tartuffe updated raucously to the West Midlands in this comedy about a conman. (E)
Lynch/Oz  Documenting director David Lynch's obsession with `The Wizard of Oz' and its influence on his films. (PG)


CACHE level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitionerby Penny Tassoni 
GCSE Mathematics for The Grade 9-1 Course: The Revision Guide Higher Levelby Richard Parsons
AS & A-Level Geography: Edexcel Complete Revision & Practiceby Katherine Howell
Rad Women Worldwideby Kate SchatzBiography 
Project Hail Maryby Andy WeirScience Fiction
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the Worldby Haruki MurakamiFiction

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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