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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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QAC Student organises Art Exhibition

Beth's Art Exhibition

14 March 2019

Art & Design student Beth has unveiled an exhibition of what she describes as her best and most successful pieces of work from her time at QAC.   The exhibition was part of Beth's

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Sudents enjoy a day of Mardi Gras celebrations

QAC Student in a Mardi Gras mask playing drum

08 March 2019

On Wednesday we held our very own Mardi Gras celebration event, with various activities taking place around the whole college! Students were asked to dress in purple, gold and green, with some even creating amazing masks to wear during the celebrations!

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Former Performing Arts student makes her screen debut in BBC drama 'Call the Midwife'

Poppy

04 March 2019

Former Queen Alexandra College (QAC) performing arts student Poppy has appeared in the final episode of BBC period drama ‘Call the Midwife’ which aired on Sunday evening (3 March 2019).  Poppy, who studied BTEC Performing Arts at QAC between 2014 and 2017, starred as Jane, the girlfriend...

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QAC hosts Birmingham South Primary Schools Boccia and Kurling Competition

QAC Student facilitates a sports competition

04 March 2019

On Monday 4th March 2019, QAC hosted the Birmingham South Primary Schools Boccia and Kurling Competition. 9 schools had been invited to take part in competitions. For some students, it was their first time competing in sport!   QAC Sport and Powerchair Football Academy students facilitated...

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QAC puts the spotlight on Bardet-Biedl Syndrome for #RareDiseaseDay

Employees from BBS UK during QAC visit

01 March 2019

Rare Disease Day falls annually on the last day in February, with the objective of the day being to raise awareness of rare diseases and to highlight the impact they have on sufferer's lives. This year we opted to put the spotlight on Bardet-Biedl Syndrome and invited representatives...

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What the students say

I am really happy here! My programme has helped me make progress with my learning and communication. Staff are supportive and I've made lots of new friends.

Mustafa - 21

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Mustafa
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