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Natspec's new "Student Voice Parliament" launched at QAC!

Natspec logo

12 May 2017

The "Student Voice Parliament" has been launched by Natspec, the membership association for organisations which offer specialist provision for students with learning difficulties and disabilities, in partnership with the NUS. The Parliament met for the first time here at QAC in Birmingham. Twenty student union...

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Team QAC runners post impressive Birmingham 10k time!

Team QAC runners before Birmingham 10k

02 May 2017

A trio of 'Team QAC' runners took part in this year's Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k on Sunday 30th April, completing the course in under an hour! They also used the 10k as part of their training in preparation for the Birmingham Marathon in October!  A big 'well done' goes out to Alex,...

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The John Lewis Partnership supports Umberslade Nurseries

John Lewis staff member at Umberslade Nurseries

20 April 2017

Umberslade Nurseries, a social enterprise run by QAC, has  recently established an exciting link with The John Lewis Partnership, in particular the  Solihull store. We rely on a range of financial and in-kind support to help do the things we  do, and are always looking to build links with the...

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QAC successfully achieves prestigious Investors in People Award

Investors in People logo

12 April 2017

Queen Alexandra College (QAC) is celebrating after being presented with the highly-coveted Investors in People award. The Investors in People Standard is a framework of best practice, awarded to well-run organisations which demonstrate good management practice with a high emphasis on best practice, people...

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QAC host successful "Curry & Quiz Night" fundraising event.

Curry & Quiz winning prize being collected

06 April 2017

We recently ran our inaugural fundraising event of our 20 year anniversary campaign, looking to raise £20,000 from 20 fundraising events to create 20 student focused projects and activities, leaving a legacy at the College for future students! We welcomed 15 teams al ong to our Curry & Quiz event...

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QAC students deliver donations to the Smethwick Foodbank

Studnets posing for photo with their food parcels

21 March 2017

As part of one of their study units, PFL Amber, one of our Preparation for Life groups, had asked staff and students alike to support them in collecting as many food items to donate to the less fortunate as possible. Earleir today, the group headed down to The Trussell Trust Smethwick...

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Umberslade Nurseries holds re-opening event!

Small Child and Mother at Umberslade re-opening

18 March 2017

After being closed over the Winter period, Umberslade Nurseries, our Selly Oak based garden centre social enterprise, held its re-opening event on Saturday 18th March. It was a day for all those interested to come along and experience what activities and products Umberslade has to offer, as well as being given a...

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New coffee shop supporting QAC students opens in Bearwood!

#CoffeeCrew Logo

17 March 2017

#CoffeeCrew, a café recently opened in Bearwood, will aim to offer work placement opportunities for QAC students, enabling our students to experience a real life working environment and further develop valuable employability skills. In July 2016, our social enterprise, Coffee Junction, unfortunately ceased...

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QAC holds AGM

Chris Bradshaw welcomes visitors to AGM

27 February 2017

Queen Alexandra College (QAC) provided people with the opportunity to learn more about the organisation, its progress over the last year and its future plans at the charity’s annual general meeting held on Monday 27th February 2017.  Chair of Governors, Chris Bradshaw, welcomed visitors to the event...

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‘Blind Dave’ Heeley announced as Patron of QAC

Blind Dave Heeley running in a QAC tshirt

08 February 2017

As Queen Alexandra College (QAC) celebrates twenty years as an independent charity this year, we are delighted to confirm that local legend ‘Blind Dave’ Heeley has taken on the role of Patron of the College. Dave knows the value of the work the College does first hand as after...

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What the students say

I really enjoy my course because it offers me a good mix of theory and practical – it has also allowed me to experience new sports that I have never played before.

Conrad - 17

Sport and Sports Leadership Student

Conrad
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