8. February 2021

National Apprenticeship Week

3 reasons to get involved this National Apprenticeship Week – Monday 8 to Friday 12 February!

1) Meet and speak to employers and providers

2) Hear what it’s REALLY like to be an apprentice

3) Take part in live CV and interview workshops

Sign up for Virtual Exhibition and meet employers and providers


HALF TERM 15-19 February

22-26 February - PROGRESS REVIEWS in all subjects for all students

College Support

Our wellbeing team are available on: wellbeingzone@varndean.ac.uk if you’d like someone to contact you.

If you would like some academic support from one of our learning coaches please email on: learningcoach@varndean.ac.uk .

If you haven’t asked to work in college yet but would like to please contact: office@varndean.ac.uk .

Enrichment Activities at Varndean College - SURVEY

Here is a different survey asking you what Enrichment Activities you would like to see at college! Please take a moment to complete this short survey.


Societies & Talks This week...

The Group With No Name

Varndean Ethnicity and Identity Discussion Society

This week’s topic:

Cultural Appropriation

Every Monday 12pm

See Varndean College Calendar to get the Google Meet Code:

Google Classroom Code qebcdgu

Wk 3 E&IdDG


Be the best you@ Beating Back Meh!

Here is one of Andrew's video talking about beating the feeling of meh..

SPORT at Varndean:


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

Any enquiries email: careers@varndean.ac.uk

Varndean College Apprenticeship Workshops

Tuesday 9th and Weds 10th Feb (12 -12.45pm)

Please email Cordelia cvd@varndean.ac.uk if you would like to receive a GM link to join the workshop

PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU WANT THE TUES OR THE WEDS. Both workshops will be the same. Please use APPRENTICESHIP as the email subject so Cordelia can identify your email. Please email me by 3pm on Monday 8th if you would like to be sent a link.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars apprenticeships are now open for applications.

Providing practical training in the specialist skills required to build ‘the best car in the world’, Apprentices will spend two to four years training at our Global Centre of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence, based in Goodwood, West Sussex.

Applications close on 14 March 2021.

There will be a Virtual Apprenticeship Information event on 9th February, from 6-7.30pm.

This event will give participants the opportunities to meet Apprentices and representatives from our Training and Recruitment teams, and to find out more about our apprenticeships.

Registrations can be made using the following link: https://bmwgroup-events.webex.com/bmwgroup-events/onstage/g.php?MTID=eae574c43006829ed8f9fc3a569600d6c


Volunteering and international work experiences

UCAS Applicants 2021 Facebook Group!

This group provides students with the opportunity to discuss personal statements, UCAS Track, student finance applications, accommodation options, societies, freshers week & all things University related.

They are all about having fun and getting to know each other before university, so everyone MUST post an introduction message.


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

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



Becoming Andy Warhol (Graphic Novel)
The Complete Guide to Drawing: A practical course for artists
Critical Insights: The American Comic Book
Art Class: Manga Art: How to create your own artwork
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Business Reference Guide: Understanding Applied Statistics


Screen Studies - We have temporary free trial access to this online resource until 27 February 2021. Explore award-winning screenplays, critical, contextual and practical books on films and filmmaking from the late nineteenth century to the present, expert overview articles on key themes, and an interactive timeline of cinema history to enhance contextual understanding. Use your usual college username and password to login.


If you need to borrow any library books to help with your studies we are re-launching our Click and Collect service. You can order the books you need and then come into college at a prearranged time, if it is safe for you to do so, to collect them. Start by searching the library catalogue to find what you would like to borrow, and then use the Click & Collect button on the catalogue (you will have received an email from us telling you exactly how to do this). If you would like some help or suggestions of what to borrow just email us at issues@varndean.ac.uk.


LGBT+ History Month is an annual event taking place every February, raising awareness of and combating prejudice against the LGBT community, while celebrating its achievement and diversity. We have lots of resources for you to discover...find films in the LGBT+ History Month folder on ClickView, or take advantage of our click and collect service to borrow some books.


Inside the Human Body Michael Mosley's four-part documentary takes us deep under our skin where we are dwarfed by even the smallest cell, where blood vessels become vast cathedrals and the tiniest cluster of cilia becomes an expansive forest. (PG)

American Animals
Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in US history. (15)

The Spy Gone North (Gongjak)
In the mid-1990s, a loyal South Korean secret agent is caught in a political vortex plotted by the ruling classes of North and South Korea. (12)

Korean, English subtitles.

Inside Waitrose: Britain's Poshest Supermarket
A light-hearted look at how Waitrose established its position at the top of the supermarket tree. Industry insiders reveal the secrets behind Waitrose’s success, and how its "posh" credentials attracts a certain sort of supermarket shopper. (U)


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.