An integral part of studying Public Services at Alton College is to gain real life insight into different aspects of the Public Service Sector. Students recently took part in the Hampshire Constabulary Rural Crime Prevention Initiative, attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Parade and took Royal Navy Psychometric testing during a visit to campus. 

Supporting and collaborating with local schools is a key part of College life. The 'Eggar's Experience' (Eggar's School's bespoke whole-school enrichment programme) came to campus this week for a dark-room photography session, while College staff visited the school to lead Stem and Code Club providing talks in the style of the Royal Institute lectures. 

More Able and Talented science students scooped top awards at the annual British Biology Olympiad competition and attended lectures and activities on neuroscience at University of Southampton recently. More than 7200 students from around the UK took part in the UK British Olympiad competition and only the top performers receive awards.

Alex Scarborough, previously at Freemantles School near Woking, will be representing Great Britain at the 11th Special Olympics World Winter Games in Schladming, Austria in March. He will compete in the Alpine Skiing category in both slalom and Super G.

Teams of Year 8 and 9s from Eggar's School and Amery Hill School worked with A level students to compete in the launch of the Junior Team Maths Challenge, designed to stretch more able students, this month.

Students put their innovation and entrepreneurship to the test when the Unloc Enterprise Academy Team visited last term. The exciting day, designed to motivate and inspire young people into business, was split into masterclasses, talks and hands-on exercises where student groups were challenged to create then pitch their business ideas.