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QAC Football team enjoy a season of success

QAC Football Team Photo

04 July 2018

The QAC Football team have been actively participating in various competitions over the past season and their success in these comes as a reflection of their great performance, team work and respect they show each other as well as their opposition and everyone involved Recently, the team played their final...

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Queen Alexandra College appoint new Principal and Chief Executive

Bev Jessop

27 June 2018

Queen Alexandra College (QAC) has appointed Bev Jessop as its new Principal and Chief Executive.  Bev has educational leadership experience of over 15 years at independent specialist

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Students take part in Dame Kelly Holmes Trust "On Track to Achieve" programme

Students and their guests group photo

26 June 2018

Some of our students have been taking part in the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust "On Track to Achieve" programme and as part of this have worked on social action projects to raise awareness/money for a social issue that is important to them.   One of the groups chose homelessness as the issue they...

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QAC's Kerri and Colin become Sport Birmingham's Disability Sport Ambassadors

Kerri and Colin

21 June 2018

Kerri, currently completing her Powerchair Football course alongside the Albion Foundation and Colin, working as a fitness instructor at our Feelgood Health and Fitness Centre as well as being a Judo coach at the college, have recently been given the opportunity to become Sport Birmingham's Disability Sport...

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QAC members of staff attend DofE Gold Awards presentation at Buckingham Palace

Debbie and Mel at DofE Gold Awards

05 June 2018

Recently, two of our members of staff, Debbie and Mel, were invited to the presentation of the Gold Awards as special regional guests of DofE Central England. They were allocated to a group where a member of the Royal Family and a celebrity were chosen to speak to the Gold Award participants, their families and...

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QAC Students take part in 2018 Natspec Games

Natspec member logo

23 May 2018

QAC students recently took part in the annual Natspec games, this year taking place at the The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC). QAC had competitors taking part in Football, Tennis, Boccia as well as Gym challenges against other colleges from around the country. All of our participants received...

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Team QAC runners take on Great Birmingham Run 10k race!

Team QAC runners before Birmingham 10k

08 May 2018

A huge well done and thank you to all Team QAC runners who took part in the record-breaking Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k on Sunday 6th May 2018, which consisted of 8,000 runners! The running conditions were difficult on the day due to the scorching heat, but the runners embraced the...

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QAC and DofE receives donation from The North Face

The DofE group sporting The North Face gear

07 May 2018

Following a generous donation to the DofE Central England Office by The North Face, we were delighted and extremely grateful to be allocated a sizable donation of clothing and footwear, to support our DofE students on their expeditions. A number of our students experience financial hardship and...

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Inaugural Sight Village South West event takes place at Sandy Park, Exeter

Sight Village South West Event Photo

17 April 2018

Our inaugural Sight Village South West roadshow took place on Tuesday 17th April at Exeter's Sandy Park, with over 400 guests attending the event throughout the day! We were excited to bring a Sight Village Roadshow to the South West for the first time this year. Sandy Park proved to be an excellent venue and we...

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Performing Arts students and Independence Plus clients prepare for performance at MAC Birmingham!

I am Me. We are Kindred. Banner

11 April 2018

Our Performing Arts students and Independence Plus clients have been working towards the "I am Me. We are Kindred." performance taking place at the Midlands Arts Centre on 12th May at 1pm and 4pm, alongside Spectra! The performance is unseated and includes 15 minutes of walking on wheelchair-friendly...

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What the students say

Being a residential student has really helped me to become more independent I do my own washing and I can cook with a bit of help from staff.

Amy - 18

Powerchair Football and Further Education Programme Student

Amy
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