Dates for your diary:

THIS WEEK: Exam Practice Week (Year 2 & Level 2)

w/c 14th January: Half term

Government Plan B measures are being lifted and from the 27th February, there is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering

It is your personal choice to wear one but it is recommended that you wear one in crowded space if you can.

Let’s be kind and respect each others personal choice.

Please continue to test regularly.

George Marshall's (Director of Student Engagement) Quote of the Week:


Nelson Mandela

Remember to follow the student union on Instagram to stay up to date on upcoming events!


No trains between 19-27th February

Between stations:

Three Bridges and Brighton

Three Bridges and Lewes

The college is aware of the planned railway works and there will be a message to provide a guidance.



Thank you.

Be mindful that the light-touch parking scheme in the college area will commence on the 7th February.

This means that parking will be restricted for two hours a day – from 11am to noon and from 6pm to 7pm

Revision Tip of the Week!

Having an active revision mindset...


Avoid simply re-reading and highlighting your notes. Instead, think about condensing your notes, colour coding, asking and answering questions, testing yourself...


Organise your day so you have time away from revision and studying. At least 1/3 of your day should be YOUR FREE TIME. Revise and study in different places, different positions (you can stand up, walk, or even practice yoga while you study)

Clothes Swap Pictures

Thank you all for taking part! :)

young carers


An exploration of the wild, raidity and forgotten diversity of our fairy tales

6 x 1 hour workshops on Wednesdays, 4.20pm, Room 13 from 2nd March 2022

16 spaces. All welcome.

This serious and playful study of fairytale will help all students who are taking courses that have a storytelling element e.g. the visual, literary and performing arts. Furthermore, will it explore issues that arise in the social sciences and ideas pertinent to humanities. The focus on 'rewilding' bridges a gap between the arts and sciences. Through exploring diverse Cinderella variants from antiquity to the present day, we hope to facilitate opportunities for Varndean students to make a deep connection with their local landscape, flora and fauna. (These stories lived on the tongues of people who were connected to the natural world before printing and the later 'Disneyfication' of story).

Students will pick up creative writing, poetry, thinking and oracy skills on the way.

For more info, email Fleur;

LGBT+ History Month 2022 – Politics In Art: ‘The Arc Is Long’.

LGBT+ History Month is for everyone. Whether you work in education, a museum, library or art gallery, a business, a service, a member of an LGBT+ network/social group or as an individual, you can:

The Photography Movement - Show and Tell Exhibition

Students respond to a business challenge using the medium of photography to express how they are feeling. With the chance to have their photograph included in a national billboard campaign, this is a very good opportunity for them to add to their portfolios and refine their skills. You can find further details HERE.

The deadline is now February 24th.

Varndean College.pdf



Summer Job Opportunity

UKSA (UK Sailing Academy) are based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, and are recruiting.

Who are they looking for?

Individuals who love working with young students.

What will the role include?

Running activities outdoors, ashore, and afloat, as well as looking after the welfare and safety of children and making sure they are having an excellent experience they will treasure forever.

There is no previous knowledge or qualifications needed, full training will be provided and you will gain qualifications to add to you CV. If you are 18 and over accommodation can be provided.

If you have any questions or queries, email

Or, to sign up, click here

Job opportunities

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

VOTS 4-1-2022 (2).pdf

Please email the Careers team to book an appointment or if you have any enquiry email:



Look out for posters in your classrooms showing all the great revision resources we have in the library and online to help you prepare for exams. Search the collection for your subject areas or ask the library team for more information.


Black Classical Music: The Forgotten History
Lenny Henry and Suzy Klein celebrate black classical composers and musicians across the centuries whose stories and music have been forgotten. (E)

Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story

The story of the Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, a legend on the dance world and the first black dancer to perform some of the most famous ballet roles. (15)

The Secret Policeman

The controversial documentary The Secret Policeman, in which undercover reporter Mark Daly revealed racism amongst police recruits in Manchester. (U)

The Green Planet, episode 2: Water Worlds

David Attenborough presents a guide to the world of plants that grow in water, from Brazil to Japan and a river in England. (U)


Collected Poems in English and Frenchby Samuel BeckettPoem Collection
The Faber Book of Mexican Cinemaby Jason Wood Book
Literary Essaysby Jean-Paul SartreEssay Collection
Sigmund Freud: the complete guide to the great psychoanalysteBook
Academic Skills for International StudentseBook

The Foundations of History: Collingwood's analysis of historical explanationeBook

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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