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In this section you will find QAC's news releases, events and general news stories about the College.

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The John Lewis Partnership supports 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...


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...


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...


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....


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...

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Latest Events


Start of the Summer Term - Monday 24th April 2017

24 April 2017

All students resume studies for the summer term at QAC. 


Supporting Sex & Relationships in a Specialist Setting training course - Wednesday 26th April 2017

26 April 2017

Our next 'Supporting Sex & Relationships in a Specialist Setting' training day will take place on Wednesday 26th April 2017, 9.30am - 4.30pm. The training will be delivered by Gill Leno, a specialist sex and...


"Learning Disabilities, Sex and the Law" PSHE Training Course - Wednesday 3rd May 2017

03 May 2017

Our "Learning Disabilities, Sex and the Law" half-day training course will take place on Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 1.30pm - 4.30pm. The training will be delivered by Gill Leno, a specialist sex and relationships...


Information Day for Professionals - Thursday 4th May 2017

04 May 2017

Time of event: 10am - 3pm An opportunity for professionals to meet our staff and students, and discover more about QAC. These events are free of charge and include lunch. Please book your places early as...


Open Day for Potential Students/Families - Tuesday 9th May 2017

09 May 2017

Time of event: 1.30pm – 4.00pm Open Day for potential students and their families. You will receive a full tour of the campus and meet several members of staff and students. Please note that you need to...

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QAC is helping me to achieve my goals. PFL is a really fun course to be a part of and I have made lots of improvement with my confidence and social skills.

Conor - 20

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Conor
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