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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! This was all made possible by the great work of our student Ruth, who as part of her work placement in our library emaile

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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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Outdoor Activity Club take on their first Climbing adventure! #CollegesWeek

Student Reaches top of climbing wall

15 October 2018

QAC Students who are part of the Outdoor Activity Club recently got a great opportunity to visit the Wolf Mountain Climbing Centre in Worcester to take on the various activities they have to offer!   &

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Barclays deliver money skills workshops to QAC Students

Barclays employee and QAC student photo

12 October 2018

On Thursday 27th September, we welcomed employees from Barclays Bank to deliver workshops to three of our Employability classes. The workshops mainly focused on money skills, with the groups being tasked with planning and budgeting for an imaginary party. At first, some students, in their own words, were a little...

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Amey employees take part in "Crossing Paths: Working together to improve accessibility" event at QAC

Amey and Guide Dogs employees group photo

10 October 2018

We were recently excited to welcome employees from Amey to take part in "Crossing Paths: Working together to improve accessibility"; an event aimed at highlighting the daily accessibility struggles faced by people with disabilities. Amey, Birmingham City Council’s highways partner, are an...

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