Welcome back! :)

We hope you've had a lovely Easter break

Dates for your diary:

Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May

20. June - 1. July:

end of year 1 assessments leave

27th June - HE Sussex Day

6th July - Leavers Event (time TBC)

Workshops for year 2 students:

Get Ready for Exams Workshop

Tue 3rd & Thu 5th May

Approx 40 mins workshops:

10.00 am

11.00 am

12.00 pm

Please book your slot via this form


Please sign up - spaces are limited!

The sessions will cover:

  • how to beat stress and build a study habit

  • why the brain gets stressed about tests and how to manage that stress

  • how to plan in well-being to support stress management around tests

Student Mentor Advert


Apply by completing the following google form by Friday 29th April 2022


If you need further information please contact:

Emma Hadder (Peer Mentoring) emh@varndean.ac.uk

Iona Todd (Academic Mentoring) itt@varndean.ac.uk

Work Experience Opportunity

Please book a space via My Varndean Homepage if you are interested in attending.

EPQ Information Session

Friday 29 April 12.05-12.30

Room S10 (STEM building)

Sexual Health & Contraception Confidential Drop ins with Sophie:

Thursdays & Fridays:

10.10-10.30 am

12.00-12.50 pm

in the Tutorial Block

  • Sexual health screening - assessment and prompt referral onwards i.e. same day. This includes full STI screening and HIV testing. Ensuring follow up as appropriate for example to cover window periods.

  • Pregnancy discussion and referral as necessary ( testing availability to be further discussed)

  • Emergency contraception - referral pathways

  • HIV prevention - short term and long term including emergency prevention within 72 hours.

  • Condom demonstrations/discussions.

  • Advice on PREP, PEP, HPV and Hep A,B vaccines.

  • Sexual assault assessment and referral to i.e. SARC/Police/Independant Sexual Assault Advisors

  • Domestic violence/ harassment issues

  • Contraception assessment and advice and same day referral

  • Referral and introductory accompaniment to services across the LGBT* spectrum over the City e.g. WISE, RISE, Mankind, Allsorts etc.


BT & PWC Apprenticeship Opportunities...

Job opportunities

Maximum number of per week should be 10hrs otherwise it will affect your at college!

VOTS 21-3-2022.doc

Please email the Careers team to book an appointment or if you have any enquiry email: careers@varndean.ac.uk



From 25 April, during exam time, the library will be silent study only in order to help students revise. You will however be able to use Room 27 (next to the canteen) as a study space if you wish to work together quietly.


We have some great new revision guides to help you prepare for your exams. Available for lots of different subjects, find them in the library and online by searching our collection. Ask the library team if you need more information.


Access to history for the IB diploma rights and protest: study and revision guide: paper 1by Philip BensonRevision Guide
My revision notes: Pearson Edexcel A level politics : US politics by Anthony J. BennettRevision Guide (E-book)
My revision notes: Pearson Edexcel A level politics : UK politics by Neil McNaughtonRevision guide (E-book)
What I Lovedby Siri HustvedtNon-fiction
The Murder of Harriet Monckton by Elizabeth HaynesNon-fiction
The Foundingby Stacey HallsNon-fiction


Destry Rides Again
The small town of Bottleneck is under the control of Kent, a power-hungry boss who gets control over the local cattle ranchers by winning a rigged game of cards. (PG)

Much Ado About Nothing

A new Royal Shakespeare Company production for 2022 of one of Shakespeare's best-loved romantic comedies. (PG)

Chernobyl: The New Evidence - Episode 2

Using previously classified KGB documents, the second part of this film explores how far Soviet leaders were willing to go to cover up the Chernobyl disaster. (PG)

Louise Bourgeois: Spiderwoman

Profile of the controversial French-born American artist Louise Bourgeois. (PG)

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. Visit the library website for further information and everything you need to know about using the library.

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