25. January 2021

Varndean College Mental Health Champions

This is a team of 10 students passionate about promoting positive mental health and wellbeing at College.

They want to create an online meet up/space for you to share common interests and passions, connect and support each other and make new friends!

Please help them by completing a survey which will help them planning the best online club to meet your needs, interests and preferences!

You can follow Mental Health Champions on instagram @_space2connect_

Societies & Talks This week...

GWNN Poster Template..pdf
Will Becher A5.pdf


SPORT at Varndean


One week of REDJanuary left to go....You can find the challenges on the Varndean Sport Twitter (@varndeansport) and Instagram (@varndean_sport) each day.

Don't forget to record all your activity on a REDJanuary Calendar to be in the chance for winning a prize!

The Lunar Challenge

The aim is for colleges to virtually travel to the moon and collectively reach 238,855 miles by running, walking or cycling by the end of February.

We want as many staff and students to get involved and maintain a positive relationship to physical and mental heath during lockdown.

To join Varndean’s Journey, download the STRAVA app and join the Varndean College Running Club and/or the Varndean College Cycling Club and start recording activity today! (Walking and running must be recorded as a ‘run’ and cycling must be recorded as a ‘ride’)

Any questions please email asa@varndean.ac.uk

Steve Sallis

Thinking of studying Sport Psychology at University? Or thinking of pursuing a career in Psychology?

Check out Steve Sallis' work...he's a former academy player at Brighton and Hove Albion FC but is now one of the most successful Sport Psychologists. He currently works with the English and Scottish FA and has published a book called 'Educating Football'.

Steve has also featured on the Netflix Documentary ' Sunderland 'Til I Die' and it's definitely worth a watch if you want to gain a further insight into Sport Psychology or improve your own mindset and motivations.

Check out his website here...https://www.solutionsmindset.com/https/wwwyoutubecom/watchvyofwp-dxmsu

Steve Sallis Twitter: @stevensallis


Careers appointments can be booked via My Varndean homepage or can be requested by email

Any enquiries email: careers@varndean.ac.uk

Meet the Russell Group universities - Wednesday 10th February 12-7pm

For more information and to register for the event, visit https://russellgroup.vfairs.com/

This online and interactive experience will allow you to explore all 24 Russell Group universities and chat directly to their representatives and ambassadors. You will be able to view information and videos about each university, link directly to Virtual Campus Tours to explore university facilities and accommodation, download prospectuses and take part in 13 live webinars in the virtual auditorium.

Meet the Russell Group is designed to support Year 13, 12 and 11 students, and the parents, guardians, teachers and careers advisors who assist them with their applications. It is completely free of charge. The event will allow Year 13 students to explore and compare universities they may have received offers from in order to decide upon their Firm and Insurance choices. Meet the Russell Group will also support Year 12s as they start to make initial decisions about where they would like to study in 2022, and the courses they may be interested in.

For the first time, we will be offering a live Parent and Teacher Support webinar from 18:05 – 18:30 in the evening, and we have extended the event until 19:00 to give you extra time to receive answers to any questions you have from university representatives, admissions teams and student ambassadors.



Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Study and Revise for AS/A-level: A Streetcar Named Desire
Study and Revise for AS/A-level: The Great Gatsby
My Revision Notes: OCR AS/A-level History: The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon
My Revision Notes: Edexcel AS/A-level History: Russia 1917-91: From Lenin to Yeltsin
Access to History: Mao's China 1936–97 Fourth Edition


National Theatre Collection - The National Theatre Collection is part of the Drama Online database, presenting high quality recordings of 30 world-class National Theatre productions such as Othello; A Streetcar Named Desire; King Lear; One Man, Two Governors and many more. This resource is usually only available in college, but because of the current lockdown we have temporary access from home too.

Find it on our Library Moodle page in the eResources section, along with login details.


New eBooks! We've been given access to some key textbooks online until the end of March for the following subjects: Psychology (A Level and BTEC Applied), Criminology, Physics, Film Studies and Media Studies. Find links and login details to all these ebooks in the 'Lockdown eResources' section of the Library Moodle page.


Seven Ages of Starlight
The story of the stars, from red giants and supernovae to black holes, and how discovering their tale has transformed our own understanding of the universe.

Inside the Factory
How our favorite foods and products are made? Cherry Healey and Gregg Wallace go into the factories to figure out, while Ruth Goodman tell us about the historical development of the manufacturing process of these products.

The Wife
A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm to see her husband receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

The Last Igloo
Documentary that follows a lone Inuit as he hunts, fishes and constructs an igloo. It tells the story of skills that are disappearing and of how climate change is affecting the lives of Greenland's indigenous people.


If you would like some help with research for a project, why not book a one to one session with one of our subject librarians? We can still do these during lockdown either over the phone or online, and can help you choose the best resources for your research. Contact us on issues@varndean.ac.uk to arrange one.


The Library Moodle page is your one-stop portal to all our amazing resources, including ebooks, magazines, TV programmes, films, research databases, helpful resource lists and more - all accessible on all devices.


Follow us on Instagram for our most up-to-date information on new resources and other news: @varndeancollegelibrary

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do all we can to help. Contact us by email on issues@varndean.ac.uk. If you have any items out on loan that are due back soon, please don't worry about them at present - we don't expect you to return your books until it is safe to do so and we will be renewing all student loans to cover the entire college closure period.