30. November 2020

Wellbeing Ways for Winter Time

WellBeing Ways for Wintertime


The UK Supreme Court writing competition

The UK Supreme Court writing competition is a great way for those with a keen interest in law and the UK justice system to get involved and put their skills of persuasion to the test.

Students in year 12 or 13 in England and Wales, S5 or S6 in Scotland and Year 13 or 14 in Northern Ireland are eligible to apply for this fantastic opportunity and the chance to meet a Supreme Court Justice.

This competition is a unique opportunity to build research skills, learn more about law in the UK and looks great on UCAS forms too!

All entrants receive individual feedback from our Judicial Assistants, with the final winner being chosen by a Supreme Court Justice. The winner also gets to spend a day with us at Court, (depending on the situation with COVID-19).

The competition will open on Wednesday 18th November with a deadline of Monday 8th February 2021.

Prizes are:

  • First place: £100 Book Voucher, spend a day at the Supreme Court and have tea with a Justice (depending on the situation with COVID-19)

  • Second place: £75 Book Voucher.

  • Third place: £50 Book Voucher.

More details available here: https://www.supremecourt.uk/student-writing-competition.html

Help Young Enterprise Scheme students with their project!

Young Enterprise Scheme program students would like to know what you think of their products! They are making and selling clothing with some really nice designs on Here is the link to the designs


A space to meet new people online and in classroom. A space to learn and be supported.

Storytelling Society

Learn how to work with story. Join via Google Classroom join code flqr45f We meet every Thursday lunch time, online via the Google Classroom Meet link and live in Rm 13. A different traditional oral story will be told and discussed each week. This week Xanthe Gresham Knight tells Gilgamesh, a Sumerian Epic and the most ancient story recorded.


Rene Descartes Meditations.pdf
Dohara De Silva Phil Soc 1.12.20

Philosophy Book Group

Happens once every half term. Our first meeting will be on Wed 2nd Dec at 4pm. It is online via the Meditations Book Group, Google Classroom Meet link. Join the Google Classroom using this 'join code' 4v7kvie

There are links to all texts and relevant resources. For our first meeting we discuss Descartes First Meditation.


Philosophy Society

To join, use the Google Classroom 'join code' e2mjmga

We meet on Tuesday lunch times, starting 1st Dec

it is online via the GC Meet link and live in Rm 13.

RA Dec 2020.pdf

Varndean College Rainbow Alliance

SPORT at Varndean

Badminton/Table Tennis - Monday - 12-12.50pm - Main Hall

Girl's Football - Wednesday - 2-3pm - Top Field

Boy's Football - Wednesday - 2-3pm - Top Field

Girls Only Gym Sessions - Wednesday - 12.30-1.30pm

Open Gym Sessions - Wednesday - 1.45-2.30pm AND/OR 2.35-3.20pm

Girl's Netball - Wednesday - 1.30-2.30pm - Main Hall

Yoga - Friday - 9am - Dance Studio

Any questions please email asa@varndean.ac.uk


Free Sanitary Products =Period Equality=

Come and get free sanitary products from the Welfare Office in the Tutorial block at lunchtimes (except Thursdays) To contact the welfare officer email dss@varndean.ac.uk

SHAC Testing Packs Tuesday 1st


Come to the quad (the outside space in the main building) on Tuesday the 1st December 11.30 am-1pm to collect STI Tests, Condoms & C Cards and FREEBIES. If you don't come in on Tuesday, pop in the welfare office in the tutorial block at lunchtimes.


University courses, events, open days and information

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

Any enquiries email: careers@varndean.ac.uk

University Communications 4/11/2020
Hanson LEAD A4 factsheet_v2_Sept 2020.pdf

Engineering Apprenticeship opportunity!

The ideal candidate is a current final year A level student who has a STEM subject as one of their A Levels or BTECS and a general interest in engineering. they may be deciding between university or an apprenticeship.



Below is a selection of new books added to our collection this week. Unfortunately it is not possible to browse the library shelves at present, but it is still possible to borrow books. Please ask at the library helpdesk if you would like to borrow any of these books, or email us on issues@varndean.ac.uk and we will prepare them for you to collect. For ebooks, use the direct links below.

Let's Talk
by David Crystal
Fake Law
The Secret Barrister
A Promised Land
by Barak Obama
A Very Short Introduction
Privacy is Power
by Carissa Veliz


OCR A Level Psychology
My Revision Notes

AQA A Level Business
My Revision Notes

Access to History for the IB Diploma - Rights & Protest Study & Revision Guide


Like Father, Like Son
A film by Hirokazu Kore-eda, the globally acclaimed director, about a family thrown into torment after a phone call from the hospital where the son was born.

Capitalism: A Love Story
Michael Moore's film looks at the successes and failures of the American capitalist system, where the richest one per cent have more than the bottom 95 per cent combined.

Lovers Rock
The second film in the Small Axe series by Steve McQueen. The film is an ode to the romantic reggae genre called lovers rock, and to the black youth who found freedom and love in its sound at London house parties.

Free State of Jones
Epic action-drama set during the Civil War, telling the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy.


If you would like some help with research for your EPQ dissertation or any other project, why not book a one to one session with one of our subject librarians? We can help you choose the best resources for your research. Contact us on issues@varndean.ac.uk to arrange one.


For all our latest news, useful information, and a bit of fun stuff too, follow us on Instagram: @varndeancollegelibrary


Did you know it's possible to leave a review of our resources on the library catalogue? Let us know what you've enjoyed reading/watching by using the RATE THIS link that appears on the book record. You can also add a book review by clicking on the CREATE REVIEW button.