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QAC hosts another successful "Dinner in the Dark"

Blindfolded diners at "Dinner in the Dark"

28 November 2016

We recently hosted our second "Dinner in the Dark" event at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, with nearly 70 diners being plunged into darkness and taken out of their comfort zone as they enjoyed a two course meal. This year, hotel staff were more involved with the event, having sighted guide training before...

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QAC Awarded National Accreditation for Work Experience Provision

Fair Train Bronze Standard logo

15 November 2016

QAC have successfully achieved the Bronze Standard level for their Work Experience provision. The Fair Train Work Experience Quality Standard accreditation means that the College has met the necessary requirements to gain an external quality assurance for high quality work experience and employability provision....

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QAC Students receive Royal response

2 Students holding thank you cards from the Queen

11 November 2016

Two of our students were recently surprised after receiving a Royal "Thank You" for their winning entries into the Queen's Birthday Competition. Our students, Jess and Neelam, won the 'Design a card for The Queen's Birthday' competition and received winning prizes. The students put a lot of effort into their...

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Lord Mayor of Birmingham visits QAC

Lord Mayor with 2 students

08 November 2016

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming the Lord Mayor of Birmingham to QAC. He visited the college to learn more about the work done here at QAC by both students and staff, as well as find out first hand the experiences of both students and staff here at the college. The Lord Mayor also had the chance to...

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Collectable Die-Cast Model Van Available to Order at QAC

brib die-cast model van out of  box

01 November 2016

Queen Alexandra College (QAC) is delighted to inform that you can support the work of QAC whilst grabbing a piece of history with a limited edition brib branded die-cast model van made exclusively by Lledo. Tracing its history back to 1847, The Birmingham Royal Institute for the Blind (brib) has seen many...

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Birmingham Inclusive Sports Festival launch hosted at QAC!

BISF 16 Photo Mosaic

25 October 2016

Recently, we had the privilege of hosting the launch of the 2016 Birmingham Inclusive Sports Festival here on QAC campus, In conjunction with Sport Birmingham, taking over our sports hall, field and courtyard. We welcomed VIPs and families from across the city to find out more about the Festival and what it...

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Paralympic medallist appointed Patron of QAC

Mikail, Hugh and Chris posing for photo

20 October 2016

Mikail Huggins, former guide runner for Paralympic sprinter Libby Clegg, has accepted our invitation to become Patron of the College.  Mikail has been working with our students in a variety of ways over the last year,  and governors at the college saw the impact and benefit this had on students....

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QAC Students take part in Work Experience Week 2016

QAC Students at Willmott Dixon for WE Week

17 October 2016

During Work Experience Week 2016 (10th-14th October), our students had plenty of opportunities to partake in various activities, giving them an insight into employment.  Work Experience Week is dedicated to raising awareness of the benefits of high quality work experience. It's a fantastic opportunity for...

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Double Duke of Edinburgh success for QAC

DofE donation cheque presented to QAC

14 October 2016

Our Duke of Edinburgh manager Deborah Davies was given the opportunity to apply for funding of up to £500 from The Maria Marina Foundation, to go towards equipment required by our DofE group. After careful consideration, it was decided that our DofE group required a tent large enough to...

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Nature Watch project in development at Umberslade Nurseries

Students working on their plans for Umberslade

12 October 2016

Thanks to funding received, Umberslade Nurseries are excited to be developing a Nature Watch project, which includes the design and build of a nature garden to hopefully entice a range of creatures and critters to take up residence and give an insight into their world and habitat. To help this happen, a series of...

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What the students say

The College is a happy place to be with some amazing people. It has helped me to prepare for life post-QAC.

Gemma - 21

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