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Student Bursary Fund Applications now Open for the 2017-18 Academic Year

08 September 2017

Queen Alexandra College has a small allocation of bursary money that can be used to support any learner experiencing financial hardship. Our aim is to support learners who might otherwise be financially disadvantaged from accessing their learning at QAC.  There are specific criteria a student must meet to be...

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Student achievements and Leavers recognised in annual "Friends and Families Day" celebrations

Special Achievement Awards at F&F Day

21 August 2017

Our staff, students and their families once again gathered for the annual "Friends and Families Day" on 7th July, for a day highlighting the students' achievements over the past year, as well as a chance to formally congratulate and wish our leavers the best of luck for the future! The day is a great occasion for our...

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Student leaves her mark on the College as she moves on

Alison next to one of her wall murals

11 July 2017

Alison, a student on our Art & Design course who is also one of our leavers this year, has designed and painted wonderful large scale murals in two of the college's mentoring rooms. She has worked tirelessly to get these finished before she left, and now these murals set the atmosphere for our current students to...

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QAC's 20th anniversary celebrated by Time Capsule burial!

Two members of staff by Time Capsule burial site

06 July 2017

On Friday 6th July, a Time Capsule was buried on campus to commemorate QACs 20th Anniversary. The contents of the capsule give a snapshot of QAC and its staff and students as it is now; Staff and students contributed poems, personal statements, artwork, thoughts for the future and photos, which also included...

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QAC Summer Newsletter 2017

QAC News Summer 2017

01 July 2017

QAC News, our external college newsletter, is now available to download for Summer 2017. If you require this information in an alternative format please contact us.  

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Residential Student Bobby gets a taste of being a Pilot!

Bobby behind the controls of the plane

26 June 2017

One of our Residential students, Bobby, who is a wheelchair user and studying IT Level 3, enjoyed his first ever flying lesson last Monday at Tatenhill Airfield.   Alan Hamer,  Director of Care Services & Supported Living at QAC , learnt of Bobby's interest in aviation, and being an...

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Inspire2bInspired team climb Mount Snowdon in support of QAC!

Inspire2binspired team group photo

24 June 2017

A huge well done to the Inspire2bInspired Team who took on the challenge of climbing Mount Snowdon recently, helping to raise money towards our #QAC20 20th anniversary campaign! The team enjoyed the climb and the atmosphere, dealing with sunshine, cloud and cold winds to get our  #TeamQAC  flag to...

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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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