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QAC welcomes team of employees from Tac-Grid

28 November 2018

We recently welcomed a team of employees from Tac-Grid to QAC to work with staff and students, demonstrating their new smart cane and tac-grid system! The students enjoyed an interactive session in using the cane and learning about its functions, as well as how in the near future it can help them to travel...

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Invictus Games Silver medallist Kelly Ganfield and QAC Patron Mikail Huggins visit QAC

Kelly and Miakil speak to students

23 November 2018

Yesterday we welcomed Team UK The Invictus Games Foundation athlete Kelly Ganfield to QAC to speak to students and staff. Kelly was joined by QAC Patron Mikail Huggins who works with her as a guide runner and coach.  

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Queen Alexandra College shortlisted for prestigious Tes FE Award

TES FE Award 2019 shortlist logo

20 November 2018

QAC is delighted to inform that it has been shortlisted for the Specialist provider of the year category in the 2019 Tes FE Awards. The complete shortlist was formally announced at the AoC conference gala dinner on Tuesday 20 November 2018. A shortlist feature will also appear in

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Member of QAC staff supports Purple Tuesday initiative

QAC LSA Andy during Purple Tuesday

16 November 2018

Tuesday 13th November was Purple Tuesday, the UK’s accessible shopping day. The aim of the day was to make customer-facing businesses more aware of opportunities and challenges for disabled people and inspire them to make changes to improve the disabled customer experience over the long term.  

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Residential students host fundraiser for 'Dancing for Dignity' charity

Students dancing during their event

15 November 2018

Our residential students had a very busy October. All students in residential and those on our Independence Plus programme came together and organised a show stopper of a party.                                    ...

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J.K. Rowling donates to QAC after plea from student

QAC Student Ruth holds up donated items

25 October 2018

We'd like to extend our thanks to J.K. Rowling and team for donating a range of Harry Potter DVDs and audio books to our college library!

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Students take part in a Music Arts Award delivered by the OHMI Trust

25 October 2018

Recently, 11 of our Visually Impaired students took part in a Music Arts Award, delivered by The OHMI Trust, gaining a certificate from Trinity College London! The OHMI Trusts objectives are to remove barriers to music making faced by physically disabled people and to enable undifferentiated...

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#CollegesWeek 2018 draws to a close

Female student voting

19 October 2018

This year, Queen Alexandra College joined in the efforts of Colleges Week, a week aimed at raising the profile of the amazing work colleges accross the UK do, as well as the struggles they face with funding cuts and a lack of government support.  As well as highlighting the various issues faced by...

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Birmingham Sight Loss Council and QAC Students and Staff consult on city development

All involved pose for photo together

18 October 2018

Recently, some of our students and staff were involved with the Birmingham Sight Loss Council's consultation on the development of the Birmingham Snow Hill area! The Birmingham Sight Loss Council hosted a “blindfold walk” for the developers including an architect from Broadway Malyan and an...

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Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley Jess Phillips visits QAC #LoveOurColleges

Bev Jessop and Jess Phillips photo together

16 October 2018

On Friday 12th October 2018, we were pleased to welcome Jess Phillips, the Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, to QAC. Jess's visit to the college coincided with #CollegesWeek, and because QAC takes on a number of students from the Birmingham Yardley constituency, Jess was keen to learn more about how we support our...

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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 - 21

Powerchair Football and Further Education Programme Student

Amy
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