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Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Paul Faulkner to open QAC Summer Games

Picture of Paul Faulkner

21 June 2019

We are excited to welcome Chief Executive of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Paul Faulkner, who will attend QAC to be part of the opening ceremony of our Summer Games    

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QAC to welcome This Morning's Alison Hammond to open the Summer Games

Photo of Alison Hammond

18 June 2019

We are very excited to announce that this year's QAC Summer Games will be opened by This Morning's very own resident Brummie Alison Hammond! We look forward to Alison saying a few words to our students before she officially declares the games open!  

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QAC Collective Perform at Birmingham Town Hall as part of Midland Mencap's 70th Birthday Celebration

QAC Collective members performing on stage

14 June 2019

QAC Collective, a group of very talented QAC students who love music, took to the stage and joined some other amazing performers as part of Birmingham’s Big Noise, which took place in Birmingham Town Hall and was organised by Midland Mencap to celebrate their 70th birthday.  

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QAC Students and Independence Plus clients take part in Bearwood Festival performance with Spectra

Performance participants pictured together

08 June 2019

Some of our Performing Arts students, as well as Independence Plus and other QAC students, recently took part in a Spectra performance in the Bearwood street festival. They developed a performance inspired by the stories of the people of Bearwood to show the town at its very best!   Despite...

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Residential Students take part in Healthy Living cooking classes

Chef Zeph demonstrates cooking method to students

24 May 2019

Some of our residential students recently took part in a Health Living cooking class, led by Zeph, one of the Chefs in our College kitchen! The aim of the session was to introduce students to some healthy recipes and showing them juts how straight forward healthy eating and cooking can be! ...

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Music professionals work with QAC students on music piece

QAC Students preparing to record music instruments

15 May 2019

Last week, recording engineers from Serious Studios came to QAC to record some of the talented musicians we have amongst our students.    

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QAC ArtsFest 2019

QAC ArtsFest 2019 sign

15 April 2019

The Easter break arrived in style last week with QAC’s ArtsFest event. This year, the event happened over a whole week and showcased everything creative that happens at College. Over 20 staff-led workshops happened across the week, including percussion making, iPad music, virtual reality experiences,...

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Tes FE Awards 2019

QAC staff sit around a table at the Tes FE Awards

22 March 2019

The winners of this year’s Tes FE Awards for 2019 were revealed at a gala awards evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Friday 22 March 2019. More than 700 sector leaders and staff gathered to find out the winners of the awards, sponsored by the Education and Training Foundation. These...

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UCB Hair & Media students give QAC group a "gory" makeover

QAC Student getting makeup done by UCB student

20 March 2019

A group of University College Birmingham Level 2 Hair & Media students recently joined our Performing Arts group to host a ‘Special Effects’ makeup masterclass, giving a demonstration on how to apply special effects make up before students got to have some makeup done to them; from broken noses, cuts...

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Criminologist and Youth Specialist Craig Pinkney works with QAC students

Craig Pinkey delivering speech to QAC students

18 March 2019

Some of our students recently welcomed Criminologist and Youth Specialist Craig Pinkney to deliver an interactive workshop, aimed at raising awareness of good life choices when placed in difficult situations. Students were able to talk about gang culture and the impact of bad life choices on family and...

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What the students say

Staff are very supportive and make my time at College fun! My independence and confidence has improved which makes me really happy.

Keeley - 21

LEAP (Learning, Employment and Progression) Student

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