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PFL and LEAP students host annual Christmas Fayre

Students pose for photo at Christmas Fayre

28 November 2018

Our PFL and LEAP students recently hosted their annual Christmas Fayre, open to other students, staff and parents/carers of our students! There were plenty of unique and handmade gifts, decorations and festive treats on offer, all helping to well and truly bring the Christmas spirit to...

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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. Kelly is an inspirational young woman who lo

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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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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 Academy Student

Amy
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