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QAC Winter Newsletter 2016

QAC Winter Newsletter 2016

12 December 2016

QAC News, our external College newsletter, is now available to download for winter 2016. If you require this information in an alternative format please contact us.  

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Student Design selected for the 2016 Christmas cards

QAC Christmas Card for 2016

02 December 2016

Congratulations to Chloe, one of our very talented Art and Design students, for having her design selected for use on the QAC Christmas cards. We recently challenged some of our students to create a design to be considered for use on our corporate Christmas cards for 2016. Chloe designed the chosen entry...

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QAC invited to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of the DofE Award

DofE Diamond Anniversary

01 December 2016

We were extremely pleased and honoured to receive an invitation to a special Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Hugh Williams was accompanied by Debbie Davis, Meltem Naylor and Natasha Czerwinski to this very special service which was held at...

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QAC presented with new Minibus!

PFL Green in front of the minibus

29 November 2016

Transport plays a vital role in enabling us to do what we do, so we were delighted to welcome representatives from The Lord's Taverners, Lady Taverners and Essex Auto to QAC to present us with the key to a shiny new minibus to add to our fleet of vehicles. Whilst here, they had a tour of the college to...

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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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What the students say

QAC has helped me to be more independent. I have made so many friends here and receive lots of support from staff but most importantly, we all have lots of fun!

Laura - 21

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Laura
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