A group of first year English Literature students had the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Edward Thomas on a bespoke trip tracing his journey from Steep to the Somme.

Alton College staff maintain and develop outstanding links with industry which benefit students as they bring these specialist skills and expertise into the classroom. Curriculum Manager for Creative Arts, Amanda Bollini and Teacher of Photography Paul Williams exemplified this when they were invited for a day with Olympus UK and unparalleled access to HMS Victory.

Congratulations to the Alton College rugby team who have had a very successful season, finishing second overall in the Hampshire College Sports Association league.

Congratulations to three Alton College students who completed the third race in the Portsmouth Duathlon Series 2015 last weekend in very impressive times.

Summer is here (nearly!) and so is the fantastic new programme for families in the Wessex Arts centre @altoncollege. There's something for everyone from brilliant family gardening, Spanish workshops and teen rock school to Science and Magic Shows, hilarious Comedy Club and fantastic films! Paddington this Weds 4pm wessexarts.co.uk

Ecotourism, volcanoes and current confluence were topics discussed in a fascinating talk to Geography students by Ian Dunn, Chief Executive of the Galapagos Conservation Trust on campus in April.