College news

Beijing Bayi School Visit

The College welcomed 80 visitors from China's Beijing Bayi School yesterday, who were visiting Brighton as part of a UK cultural tour. They enjoyed seeing our beautiful college and learning more about our successful A Star project.

Following a tour of the college and lunch in our canteen, they then attended a presentation in the hall. This included two Varndean International students, Xiaoheng Sun (Year 1) and Erjia Liu (Year 2) who gave a short talk about their time studying A levels at Varndean and a beautiful dance performance.

The Anthony Nolan Trust at Varndean College

Anthony Nolan Trust

Students took their first steps into potentially saving lives this week. The Anthony Nolan Trust were in Varndean College on Monday and Tuesday looking for volunteers aged between 16-30 interested in  joining the register of stem cell donators. Students had to simply complete a questionnaire, provide a quick cheek swab and one day could be a match for someone who desperately needs help to save their life. 

Upwards Through Business and Law

UWB AwardsMany of our Business Studies and Law students were presented with one of Varndean College’s ‘Upwards Through Business & Law’ awards yesterday. These awards are decided by the Business and Law tutors, as well as the Principal, and given out each term to those students on Business and Law courses to recognise their outstanding work, achievement and effort.

Christmas Card Competition 2018

Christmas Card Competition 2018

Year 1 student, Evie Dunn, was presented with a prize of a £20 Amazon voucher yesterday by College Principal, Phil Harland. Evie was the winner of our recent Christmas Card competition, in which students were asked to design this year's College Christmas card. Evie, who studies A Levels in Fine Art, Maths, Classical Civilisation and Early Modern History, can be seen here collecting her prize, along with her winning design. Congratulations Evie.

Varndean College International Students win UK Maths Awards

UK-Maths-ChallengeThree Varndean College international students have just won prizes in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. Yanlei Chen achieved a score of 102 (which was the highest score of all Year 1 participants from Varndean), winning her a Gold medal and also a place in the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1 (BMO1) ; Jingya Wang, who achieved Silver; and Jiawei Bai who achieved a Bronze medal.

Varndean College gains Planning Permission to build STEM Centre for Spring 2020

Varndean College has gained planning permission to build a new STEM centre for Spring 2020. Through its challenging and engaging teaching, the College hopes to inspire and motivate the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. The College hopes to encourage students to move on to higher level STEM courses and into a STEM career. The College is pleased to have secured funding for a £2.9m STEM centre to support and encourage STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).