Open Days 2020

We would like to extend you a warm welcome to our Open Events, which this year take place on:

Saturday 26 September11am - 2pm
Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 October6.30pm - 9.00pm

There will be the opportunity to:

  • Explore the campus
  • Visit classrooms
  • Visit our new £2.9m STEM Centre
  • Talk to tutors and students
  • Collect information on all the courses we offer
  • Watch the college presentation
  • Meet our new Principal, Donna-Marie Janson

Donna-Marie has been one of Varndean College’s Vice Principals for the past two years and is taking over the position from the current Principal, Phil Harland, upon his retirement this summer after 14 years in post.

Travelling to Varndean College for an Open Event

Please note that our Open Events are very popular attracting many visitors. We recommend that you travel by public transport if possible. There are good transport links, with the 5B bus stopping outside the College gates or Preston Park train station is a 15 min walk away.

If you are travelling by car, there is limited on-site parking for our Saturday Open Day only, and unfortunately no on-site parking at all for our Open Evenings. There is however free street parking in the streets close by.

Please remember not to park on grass verges as there is a particular prohibition on this around the College and traffic wardens do patrol the area.


Do come and visit us at one of our Open Events to find out more and discover for yourself what is unique about Varndean College. We look forward to meeting you.