Following the regional heats of the Worldskills UK Industrial Electronics competition in June, several Alton College students have made it through to the National Finals which will be held in November. Congratulations on this fantastic achievement!

Alton College welcomed a delegation of 34 students, parents and teachers from the People’s Republic of China for a tour of the campus, a physics lesson and lunch before they went on to explore the other attractions of Alton. Several of these students will be studying at Alton College from September, and homestay families are still required to host international students during their study.

Alton College hosted a ‘Year 9 Gifted and Talented’ event at the end of June, attended by Year 9 students and their parents from partner schools which was a great success and has received some very positive feedback from attendees. The evening consisted of a variety of talks, presentations and workshops for both parents and students.

Our new students starting in September enjoyed an amazing day at WelcomeFest 2015 in July. The morning was dedicated to exploring subject areas through workshops and talks while the afternoon was more relaxed watching talented current students perform for a chance to play at Butserfest. Optional #gettingahead summer work now available here.

Several athletic students scooped top placings earlier this month at the Hampshire County Athletics Championships in Portsmouth as part of the Aldershot & District team and may get the chance to represent Hampshire at the English School's Competition in Gateshead in July. Whilst the College Tennis Team finished as Hampshire Colleges Boys Doubles Champions 2015. 

Alton College's first two International students from the People's Republic of China have successfully completed their UK study year. We recently caught up with the two students to find out about their experiences studying at Alton College, and life in the UK.