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QAC hosts successful first Virtual Christmas Market

Virtual Christmas Market Banner

07 December 2020

Last weekend saw QAC host our first ever Virtual Christmas Market, replacing our annual Christmas Fayre this year due to Government guidelines and social distancing. Although very different to our usual event, it was an opportunity to try and get the festive spirit building, with some lovely stallholders...

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Student Design selected for the 2020 QAC Christmas cards

QAC Christmas card 2020 design

04 December 2020

Congratulations to Bethany, one of our very talented Art and Design students, for having her design selected for use on the QAC Christmas card. We recently challenged some of our students to create a design to be considered for use on our corporate Christmas cards for 2020.

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Ecclesiastical 'Movement for Good' 12 Days of Giving

Ecclesiastical 12 days of giving logo

27 November 2020

Ecclesiastical are running a 'Movement for Good' initiative this Christmas, where they are giving £1000 to ten charities a day each weekday from 7 – 22 December as part of their 12 days of giving campaign. Please take a minute to nominate QAC to be in with a chance of winning.     ...

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QAC Hospitality students feature in Baking Heaven Magazine article!

QAC Students read Baking Heaven Magazine

26 November 2020

A while back, Baking Heaven Magazine, an international publication all about baking and food, conducted a remote interview with QAC Fundraising and Grants Manager Sarah Caldwell and Hospitality Tutor Nicola Coleman to find out more about QAC's QACafe and the College's Hospitality group, and how the...

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QAC Community Services PA / Support Worker Service

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16 November 2020

As part of our 5-year strategy (2019-20) QAC is developing a new range of services for young people with disabilities in the community. QAC are now offering a support worker service which is able to provide you with a personalised package of support using your direct payments / personal budget. We will work...

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QAC LEAP Students work to create protective screens for College use!

Student sits behind finished protective screen

12 November 2020

Our students in the LEAP (Learning, Employment and Progression) Hub Trades and Motor Vehicle Studies groups have recently been hard at work producing protective screens to be used around various areas of College, supporting the College's efforts against COVID-19!     Dedicated areas...

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QAC achieves Investors in People Silver accreditation

Investors in People - We're Silver logo

09 November 2020

Investors in People (IiP) is delighted to award Queen Alexandra College (QAC), a leading national residential college and charity, the ‘ We invest in people’, silver accreditation. Silver is a fantastic achievement and something only 20% of the organisations assessed achieve. It means that the...

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Thank Your Cleaner Day 2020

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21 October 2020

Today marks 'Thank Your Cleaner Day' and, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has never been a more worthwhile celebration. Cleanliness and hygiene are vital for our welfare and key to reducing the risk of infection, making cleaning staff some of the heroes of our time!   On behalf of QAC,...

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QAC Patron Dave Heeley awarded OBE in the Queens's Birthday Honours List

Dave Heeley running in a red QAC t-shirt

14 October 2020

QAC Patron and former student Dave Heeley, known as "Blind Dave", has been honoured for services to charitable fundraising in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2020. The HM Queen’s Birthday honours list recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people. Dave gradually...

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Return to College - September 2020: FAQs for students and parents/carers

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09 October 2020

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors is our priority. Over the summer holidays we have been busy implementing systems and processes for a safe return for all students to college in September.  We continue to follow government advice and adhere to the Department for...

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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

Keeley
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