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Children in Need Fundraiser 2018

Student News Feed - 15 November, 2018 - 15:31
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

Tomorrow is this year's Children in Need 2018 on 16th November.

To support this there will be cake sale and your friendly neighborhood busker Jacob, in the refectory at 12:30-1:45pm,

This is to raise much needed funds for all the good causes that Children in Need raise for.

Wear something yellow (or ears) to support the cause or donate in the refectory during lunch time tomorrow.

From Pudsey and his yellow team.

For more information see: https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/fundraisinghub

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Anti-Bullying Week

Student News Feed - 12 November, 2018 - 09:15
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

All Different. All Equal.
Monday 12th November to Friday 16th November is Anti-Bullying week.

Bullying can happen to anyone at any age: in school, in college or University and also in the work place. We have a responsibility to ourselves and others to report any bullying and support those around us to make it STOP!
The long term effects are devastating and can even take lives. We must support others suffering from its effects.

You can make a difference!
Uphold the British Values, speak out and report Bullying.
Bullying takes many form including: Cyber bullying; stalking; intimidation; physical abuse; emotional abuse; destruction of property or another's personal belongings; harassment.

Tolerance and Respect:
Acceptance and promotion of equality not matter what your race, creed, colour, religion, faith, sex, disability or background. Do not tolerate bullying where others are targeted for any of these reasons! Embody mutual respect and treat others how you would like to be treated.

Rule of Law, democracy and Liberty:
If you witness any form of abuse or anyone making negative comments on a person's individual difference, including beliefs or religion, you have the responsibility to stand up for that person.
Don't be afraid say something in support of them on their behalf, particularly when they are unable for themselves.

This could be you speaking to a member of staff or a trusted adult. It's not your responsibility to tackle to the bullying yourself, as you could then become the target.

Everyone has a voice and deserves to be heard.

Support is available for anyone who experiences bullying as we have a college counselling service and College Youth Minister who offer 1:1 support.
Email:
counsellor@altoncollege.ac.uk
or
ali.wright@altoncollege.ac.uk

For more information on the UK's anti-bullying campaign visit:
https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week

https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/ask-sam/bullying-abuse-and-safety-asksam/anti-bullying/

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Don't forget your YELLOW

Student News Feed - 9 October, 2018 - 08:53
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

October 10th (tomorrow) is 'HelloYellow' promoting World Mental Health Day.

Remember to wear something yellow to show your support and raise awareness.

Donations can be put into the yellow buckets on show tomorrow (via the Student Union) at Forum and in the Refectory at lunch time 12:30-1:45pm.

There will also be a donation bucket in the Welfare Department in the Student Hub all day.

Thank you for your support!

Vanessa
Welfare Manager

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Hello Yellow- World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10th October .

Student News Feed - 8 October, 2018 - 08:24
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

This Wednesday 10th October Alton College is promoting World Mental Health Day.

On the day we are asking all students and staff to show their support and wear yellow, or a colour that represents another UK mental health charity.

Donations- Yellow buckets will be available in forum sessions and on Wednesday at lunch time in the refectory. Please bring in your spare change and make a difference.

All donations will be split equally between these two charities:

YoungMinds (young people's mental health):
https://youngminds.org.uk/get-involved/how-to-fundraise/helloyellow/

CALM (prevention of male suicide): https://www.thecalmzone.net/


Stalls will be held in the Ref on the day where you can donate or buy goods to support mental health.
Let's tackle stigma, highlight awareness and together we can make a difference.

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Sexual Health Clinic running today (Friday 14th)

Student News Feed - 14 September, 2018 - 06:10
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

Sexual Health Clinic runs every Friday 12:30pm-1:45pm (lunch times) in room 504b (within the Welfare area- at the back of the student hub.)

This is a FREE walk-in clinic for students under 25yrs old.

*Condoms* *Sexual health advice* *STI testing* *Pregnancy testing* *Free contraception* *1:1 Appointments also available*

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College Notices: w/c 3rd March 2014

3 March, 2014 - 13:30
by Kim Small.  

For All Students

Summer Term Bus Passes

Student Credit

  • As you know, your ID card also holds your ‘Student Credit’ which is used to pay for a number of services that you might use whilst you study at Alton College such as:-
    • Printing
    • Paper, card, pens, memory sticks – from the LRC
    • Library fines
  • all without having to carry cash around in your pocket
  • The best way to add money to your card is through the online store – link: http://store.altoncollege.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=157 choosing amounts of £5, £10 or £20 (please allow 3 days for the credit to appear on your ID card)
  • Or use the money loader downstairs in the LRC

Exams

  • You can now view your personal exams timetable on your Insight Page
  • Please check that all of the exams you are expecting to take are listed here. If you see any errors, then please come to the Student Hub urgently so that we can make any corrections

Sport Relief 2014

  • Dodgeball tournament for charity
  • Friday 21st March 12.40pm-2pm (entries close 14th March)
  • £6 per team (6 players in a team)
  • Open to all
  • Sign up sheet on the Sports Hall notice board or contact Rupert in the gym or email Rupert.stapleton@altoncollege.ac.uk

New Deli

  • Our new Deli is opening on Monday 10th March at 12.40pm
  • Opening Special Offer - Spend over £3 get £1 off
  • Look out for further info...

Student Survey

  • Now is your chance to let us know what you think of assessment week, food outlets, buses and finance.
  • Click the link to the student survey on the left hand side of your Moodle homepage...
  • ...time is ticking, don’t miss your chance...

GSA

  • Gay- Straight Alliance
  • Every Friday - Room 67 - 12.40 – 1.30
  • Find support
  • Be Support
  • Be Yourself
  • You don’t have to be gay to come along – you DO have to be anti homophobia and discrimination!
  • gsa@altoncollege.ac.uk

No Smoking Day

  • Wed 12th March
  • Leaflets at the Hub

For First Years

Want to be part of the Students Sports Council?

  • Collect an Application form from the Gym or Sports Office
  • Closing date – Friday 7th March (extended)
  • Aims/Objectives of the council
    • Develop sports opportunities for Alton College students
    • Increase opportunities for participation in recreational and competitive sport
    • Create a positive image of sport and help develop an ethos of sport and health within the student body
    • Develop all aspects of the council members’ skills in relationship to sport development i.e. leadership, coaching, marketing, event organisation, officiating
  • Role of a Council member:
    • Assist college staff in the delivery of sports clubs in the college
    • Initiate, develop and run sports clubs and competitions within the college
    • Market and promote these opportunities to the student body
    • Promote college sport at Open Evenings, Welcome Events, Taster Days & Health Awareness weeks

Are you interested in learning to Dive in the Red Sea?

  • We are planning a 7-day trip to Jordan in October Half Term
  • You will be able to complete a Padi open water scuba diving course
  • We will also be visiting Petra and Wadi Rum
  • For further information attend a meeting in room 524 at 12.40pm on Friday 7th March

Surrey UCAS Convention

  • Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th March
  • Places still available
  • Don’t miss out – book your place when you get home tonight!
  • Over 100 uni's present to give info, advice and guidance on your future plans. This is a really excellent opportunity to kick start your uni research
  • Book via the online store - £4.50 – please pay by card online and not with cash/cheque at the Hub as a questionnaire needs to be completed by parents via the online booking

For Second Years:

Student Finance Workshops

  • Still lots of places available on the Student Finance Workshops for university applications
  • You need to apply as soon as possible to make sure you have everything sorted before you start university
  • Still waiting to hear from your choices – apply now – don’t wait.
  • Workshops are there to help with any stage of your application
    • making a start
    • started but have a question
  • Book a slot at a workshop : Every Friday in March
  • These workshops are your chance to get help with your application
  • Book on Moodle / Student Resources / Higher Education or at the Student Hub

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College Notices: w/c 24th February 2014

24 February, 2014 - 13:45
by Kim Small.  

For All Students

Reflection Period

  • Please be sure to use Insight to record your thoughts on progress in your subjects/units.
  • The top of your Insight page will highlight how many reflections you still have outstanding
  • Complete reflections by Friday 28th February

Also....

  • Use the Action Plan tab on your Insight to note your Long Term Aim
  • Then enter some short and medium term actions to get started
  • e.g. Research using HEAP, book Careers Appointment, talk to English teacher about degree courses, look at moodle careers resources, complete KUDOS….

Army Careers

  • Representatives from the Army Careers Service will be in College on:
  • Thursday 27th February
  • From 10am-2pm in the Refectory
  • No need to book an appointment – just turn up between the above times to discuss opportunities available for a career in the Army

AOC Student Design Competition

  • Alton College Alumnus Russell Howard won an AOC Gold award last year. Charlie Essex, our SU president collected it on his behalf and presented it to him backstage at one of his recent gigs. Now the AOC are looking for students to design a new trophy for the award. Full details of the competition can be found on the AOC website
  • The prize is a trip to the House of Lords for the winner + 3 guests to see your trophy awarded to this year’s AOC Gold Award winners and £100.
  • The deadline is 13th March and all the details are below.
  • http://www.aoc.co.uk/en/briefings/briefings-2014/charitable-trust/charitable-trust-0114--aoc-gold-awards-2014.cfm
  • Entries need to be made through the College, not individually-if you would like to enter please let your tutor know, or e.mail Frances in Fundraising & Alumni on frances.standen@altoncollege.ac.uk

Area next to College Reception

  • Unless you have authorisation from a member of staff, the area through the doors to the left of reception is out of bounds for students
  • If you are found in this area without prior arrangement you will be asked to move

Volunteers needed at Cookery Club

  • Alton Infants are looking for a cooking club helper. It would be on a Wednesday 3.00 to 5.00. Duties include helping to set up / clear away. Supporting the children while cooking.
  • Places are very limited so if you’d like to help please contact : Helen Freeston, Volunteer Service Manager – helen.freeston@cfheh.org.uk or pop in to the Student Hub, Tuesday’s 10.30am – 2pm (Drop in Monday 24th rather than Tuesday 25th Feb)
  • Or call 0300 500 8085

UCA Art Competition 2014

  • Art on a Postcard!
  • 1st Prize £600 / 2nd Prize £300 / 3rd Prize £100
  • UCA are running a competition for artists and designers aged between 16 and 19 in the UK, with cash prizes and the chance for shortlisted entries to be exhibited at the Elaine Thomas Exhibition Space at UCA Farnham.
  • Your image could be a painting, photograph, collage, drawing or any combination of these.
  • How to Apply - Create your artwork on a 6x4 postcard
  • Deadline: 14th July 2014
  • Click here for further information: http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/art-competition

SU Elections

Thank you for voting and for standing

The new SU Executive Committee will be:-

  • President: Tobias Millard
  • Vice President: Abi Riem
  • NUS Officer: Ruby Luckham and Louis Van Der Lande
  • Environment Officer: Amy Giraudet
  • Charities Officer: Sofia Pritchard
  • Treasurer: Mimi Pomerance
  • Marketing/Press Officer: Lucy Sheriff
  • Secretary: Pearl Knight
  • Equality and Diversity: Guerson Neto
  • Treloars’ Rep: Paul Tyrell

For First Year Students:

Surrey UCAS Convention

  • Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th March
  • 200 places available on each day - if you wish to travel with a friend please make sure you book on the same coach/day as you will not be able to change - places still available
  • Over 100 uni's present to give info, advice and guidance on your future plans. This is a really excellent opportunity to kick start your uni research.
  • Book your place via the online store - £4.50 – please pay by card online and not with cash/cheque at the Hub as a questionnaire needs to be completed by parents via the online booking

Student Sports Council

  • Want to be part of the Students Sports Council?
  • Collect an Application form from the Gym or Sports Office
  • Closing date – Friday 28th February
  • Aims/Objectives of the council
  • Develop sports opportunities for Alton College students
  • Increase opportunities for participation in recreational and competitive sport
  • Create a positive image of sport and help develop an ethos of sport and health within the student body
  • Develop all aspects of the council members’ skills in relationship to sport development i.e. leadership, coaching, marketing, event organisation, officiating
  • Role of a Council member:
  • Assist college staff in the delivery of sports clubs in the college
  • Initiate, develop and run sports clubs and competitions within the college
  • Market and promote these opportunities to the student body
  • Promote college sport at Open Evenings, Welcome Events, Taster Days & Health Awareness weeks

Are you interested in learning to Dive in the Red Sea?

  • We are planning a 7-day trip to Jordan in October Half Term
  • You will be able to complete a Padi open water scuba diving course
  • We will also be visiting Petra and Wadi Rum
  • For further information attend a meeting in room 524 at 12.40pm on Friday 7th March

Considering studying Medicine at University?

  • Wednesday 18 June 2014, 9.30am - 3.30pm at the University of London Bloomsbury campus
  • This is a taster course with a difference. It will provide you with an overview of medicine as a degree subject and the career options in medicine after graduation.
  • The day will include talks from doctors on how and why they went into medicine and what being a doctor is really like. You will also have the chance to hear about studying medicine from current medical students.
  • For further details and to apply, please visit our website http://tasters.gradsintocareers.co.uk/courses/details/CG591
  • Application deadline: 12am (midnight) on Monday 31 March 2014. Places will be allocated on a random selection basis

Considering a career as a Doctor of Lawyer?

  • Places available at the following conferences:
    * Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Doctor
    1 March 2014 at The University of Manchester
    29 March 2014 at University College London
    * Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Lawyer
    15 March 2014 at University College London
  • Full details, including costs and booking places, are at www.epoc.org.uk

Considering studying Abroad?

  • Meet over 50 universities from around the world at The Student World Fair at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday 22nd March 2014.
  • 9am – 4pm
  • You'll be able to attend interactive sessions to learn more about studying abroad and to find out more about fees and funding, as well as have the opportunity to wander around and find out more at your leisure
  • For further information and to register to go: http://www.thestudentworld.com/events/event/london_march_2014

For Second Years

UCAS Offers

  • Universities and Colleges can take different lengths of time to make a decision and it is likely that a lot of you will still be waiting to hear - universities have up to the 8th May to make decisions if you applied by the 15th Jan deadline.
  • When you receive all of your offers you will need to choose your ‘Firm’ (first choice) and ‘Insurance’ (back up choice)
  • DON’T rush into deciding on your choices
  • You will need to respond by your ‘reply date’ which will be displayed in Track. This is based on when the last decision is received for your choices so may differ to other people:
  • Last Decision by: 31Mar14 /Your Reply Date: 07May14
  • Last Decision by: 08May14 /Your Reply Date: 05Jun14

Student Finance for University

  • Don’t wait until you’ve accepted a place to apply for your student loans and grants – apply using your first choice and this can be changed later if need be. You need to apply as soon as possible to make sure that you have everything sorted before you start university.
  • Experts from the University of Portsmouth will be visiting College on the following dates to help you with your application (no matter which universities you’ve applied to).
  • Book now for the following dates via Moodle/Student Resources/Higher Education
  • Fri 7th Mar / Fri 14th Mar / Fri 21st Mar / Fri 28th Mar

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College Notices: w/c 10th February 2014

10 February, 2014 - 16:36
by Kim Small.  

For All students

Wednesday 12th February

  • The Student Hub and the LRC will be closed between 12.50pm – 1.45pm on Wednesday 12th February

Reflection Period

  • The March Review period is about to start and ‘Student Reflections’ will be open on INSIGHT from Mon 17th – 28th February.
  • You will be doing some work in lessons helping you to reflect on how you are doing and what else you might need to do – please use this to think about your progress and answer the questions as thoroughly as you can.

Also during half term....

  • Use the Action Plan on your Insight
  • Here you can note your Long Term Aim
  • Then enter some short and medium term actions to get started
  • e.g. Research using HEAP, book Careers Appointment, talk to English teacher about degree courses, look at moodle careers resources, complete KUDOS….

Army Careers Service

  • Representatives from the Army Careers Service will be in College on:
  • Thursday 27th February
  • From 10am-2pm in the Refectory
  • No need to book an appointment – just turn up between the above times to discuss opportunities available for a career in the Army

The Alternative – Issue 2

  • Issue 2 of The Alternative, Alton College's student-run magazine, is out this week. Keep an eye out for posters and copies of the magazine around the college, or go to www.altonalternative.wix.com/thealternative for more!
  • CALLING ALL WRITERS: interested in being the The Alternative's Editor next year or working on the editorial team? There will be a meeting after half term with more information - date to be specified soon. Email altonalternative@gmail.com 9926648@alton.ac.uk with any questions or if you'd like to be added to our mailing group for meeting updates!

AOC Student Design Competition

  • Alton College Alumnus Russell Howard won an AOC Gold award last year. Charlie Essex, our SU president collected it on his behalf and presented it to him backstage at one of his recent gigs. Now the AOC are looking for students to design a new trophy for the award. Full details of the competition can be found on the AOC website
  • The prize is a trip to the House of Lords for the winner + 3 guests to see your trophy awarded to this year’s AOC Gold Award winners and £100.
  • The deadline is 13th March and all the details are below.
  • http://www.aoc.co.uk/en/briefings/briefings-2014/charitable-trust/charitable-trust-0114--aoc-gold-awards-2014.cfm
  • Entries need to be made through the College, not individually-if you would like to enter please let your tutor know, or e.mail Frances in Fundraising & Alumni on frances.standen@altoncollege.ac.uk

Creative Spring School at the University of Winchester

  • Thursday 10th – Sat 12th April
  • The Spring School is open to young people aged 14-19 years old who are from a Care Background
  • The residential is packed full of activities, Film Night, routes into university, types of courses and support offered whilst studying
  • If you are interested in attending the above please contact Andrew Mullis or Kate Woods in Careers in the Student Hub

Be Safe for your Valentine!

  • Chlamydia information & screening
  • Ref, 14th Feb, 12-2pm
  • NHS Health promotion – Confidential & knowledgeable

Anstey Junior School – Student Volunteers

  • Learn great life skills that would look good on any personal statement or CV.
  • Anstey Junior School would love it if some of the Alton College students could help them by volunteering to listen to the children read and talk about the stories. They need help after 1pm most days. The school is close to college and this opportunity could fit well into your free periods.
  • If you love reading and would like to pass on this passion please contact : Helen Freeston, Volunteer Service Manager – helen.freeston@cfheh.org.uk or pop in to the Student Hub, Tuesday’s 10.30am – 2pm.

Student Volunteers are needed to help on reception.....

  • At the Basingstoke & Alton Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre in Alton. Students are needed to help on a Saturday 8.30am to 11.30am or Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 5.30 to 8pm. This is a great opportunity as you can do your studying during the quiet times.
  • Contact: Helen Freeston, Volunteer Service Manager – helen.freeston@cfheh.org.uk
  • or pop in to the Student Hub, Tuesday’s 10.30am – 2pm.

Lions Club Awards

  • It’s never to late to submit your Lions Club Awards forms, however we’d love to get as many sent off so we can have a College presentation before Easter.
  • If you’ve done 50 hours or 100 hours of volunteering - it could be in college as a Mentor or Ambassador, or at Brownies, Guides or Scouts, youth club, sports club or many other places - please get your forms in as soon as possible.
  • Forms can be picked up in the Student Hub or found on Moodle under Student Resources.
  • Alternatively contact Helen Freeston, Volunteer Service Manager – helen.freeston@cfheh.org.uk
  • or pop in to the Student Hub, Tuesday’s 10.30am – 2pm.

Half Term Holiday

  • Lessons finish at 4.30pm on Friday 14th February for the Half Term break
  • Lessons start again at 8.50am on Monday 24th February

For First Years

‘After Alton’ Presentations

  • Compulsory presentations providing information to students on options available after studying at Alton in the Martin Read Hall on:
  • ‘N’ Directorate – 13Feb @ 12.45pm
  • BTEC Students – 13Feb @ 1.15pm
  • All students must attend with their tutors
  • If you missed the presentations for ‘A’ and ‘F’ Directorates held last Thursday please attend one of the above talks on the 13th Feb

Extended Project Deadline

  • Reminder:
  • The deadline for handing in EPQ application forms is Thursday 13th Feb at 4.30pm in the Student Hub

Student Sports Council

  • Want to be part of the Students Sports Council?
  • Collect an Application form from the Gym or Sports Office
  • Closing date – Friday 28th February
  • Aims/Objectives of the council
    • Develop sports opportunities for Alton College students
    • Increase opportunities for participation in recreational and competitive sport
    • Create a positive image of sport and help develop an ethos of sport and health within the student body
    • Develop all aspects of the council members’ skills in relationship to sport development i.e. leadership, coaching, marketing, event organisation, officiating
  • Role of a Council member:
    • Assist college staff in the delivery of sports clubs in the college
    • Initiate, develop and run sports clubs and competitions within the college
    • Market and promote these opportunities to the student body
    • Promote college sport at Open Evenings, Welcome Events, Taster Days & Health Awareness weeks

Surrey UCAS Convention

  • Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th March
  • 200 places available on each day - if you wish to travel with a friend please make sure you book on the same coach/day as you will not be able to change - places go quickly!
  • Over 100 uni's present to give info, advice and guidance on your future plans.
  • This is a really excellent opportunity to kick start your uni research.
  • Book your place via the online store - £4.50 – please pay by card online and not with cash/cheque at the Hub as a questionnaire needs to be completed by parents via the online booking.

HE Information Evening for Parents

Oxford and Cambridge 2015 Entry

3 day Uni Taster at the University of Bath

  • 3-day Uni Taster, 14 -16 July 2014
  • Find out what it's like to study at a top university, meet current uni students and staff, and get inside information and advice about progression to uni.
  • Who is the Uni Taster for?
  • The Uni Taster is for Year 12 students who meet the following criteria:
    • have achieved A and B grades at GCSE including Maths and English
    • are likely to achieve A and B grades at AS level (or equivalent)
    • are likely to progress to a top university
  • The residential course fee is £150 - inclusive of accomm & meals
  • Please contact Stephanie Gan, Higher Education IAG Manager to request application packs or to gain more information: s.a.gan@bath.ac.uk or 01225 383554

Student Union Elections

  • Student Union 2014 Executive Elections - vote Friday online from 6am-6pm
    Come & hear candidates speak Fri 14th Feb at 12.45 in Martin Read Hall
  • Standing for President:
    • Larz White
    • Abi Riem
    • Jack Clark
    • Megan Woodhouse
    • Tobias Millard
    • George Carlton
    • Jonty Bayliss
    • Harry Jessop
  • Standing for Treasurer:
    • Mimi Pomerance
    • Paul Tyrell
    • Izzy Harwoo
    • Mc Undag
  • Standing for NUS Officer:
    • Ruby Luckham (Gould)
    • Louis Van Der Lande
    • David Marshall
  • Standing for Secretary:
    • Laura Stevens
    • Zoe Brooks
    • Pearl Knight
  • Standing for Press/Marketing Officer:
    • Lucy Sheriff
    • Georgie Coule
  • Standing for Environmental Officer:
    • Rebecca Potter
    • Amy Giraudet
  • Standing for Charities Officer:
    • Sofia Pritchard
    • Annie Adam
    • Olivia Jennings
    • Flo Clarke
    • Abbie Hines
    • Kitty Chevallier
  • Standing for Equality & Diversity Officer:
    • Guerson Penha De Oliveira Neto
    • Michael Stanley
    • Murrough O'Brien

For Second Years

Student Finance for University

  • For students who have completed university applications......
  • Applications for Student Finance are now open on the www.gov.uk/studentfinance website
  • Please pick up copies of the Student Finance leaflets from your tutor on Tuesday
  • You don’t need to wait until you’ve accepted a place to apply for student finance
  • During March we will be holding Student Finance workshops for students who would like help with their applications – further details to follow

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Car lights left on

6 February, 2014 - 09:23
by Katie Smith.  

A 'T' Registration Ford Fiesta in car park C!

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College Notices: w/c 3rd February 2014

3 February, 2014 - 14:04
by Kim Small.  

For All Students

E-Cigarettes & Smoking

  • Smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking areas in College in the front car park and the Austen car park.
  • This includes e-cigarettes
  • DO NOT smoke around the College entrances.

We are installing new photocopiers during half term – please use up your print credit

  • Over half term we are replacing all college photocopiers. Part of this process also requires that we replace the management system that stores your printing credit. From today and until you return after half term, please only top-up your account with essential credit. We won’t be able to transfer your existing balance to the new system. If you have a considerable amount of credit that you think you won’t spend before half term, please raise a Student Hub Ticket and we will help. A small amount of student credit will be added to your account so that you can print immediately after half term without needing to top up.
  • A new money loader will be available on the ground floor of the LRC, which will accept coins and notes (£5 and £10). Using the new loader is no different - just swipe your ID card and insert money.
  • What do you need to do now? Use up your existing print credit and only top-up with credit that you will use before half term.

Football Coaching Course

  • Anyone interested in doing a level 1 Football Coaching Course based at Alton College. The cost would be £120.
  • The dates would be Mon 3rd, Wed 5th, Sat 8th, Mon 10th, Wed 12th and Sat 15th March.
  • If you are interested please contact Dean Gillatt in the Sports Department A.S.A.P

Alton Youth Event & Valentine’s Gig

  • Friday 14 Feb - Alton Community Centre
  • FREE Event
  • 4.30pm-6.30pm - Activities, inflatables, sports clubs, pampering, Health, information and guidance, FREE Pizza and much more
  • 6.30pm–10.00pm - Live Gig featuring local bands Under Thunder, Ultrasonic and other local bands from Alton College
  • Age groups: 11-19yrs (to 25yrs with disability)

Disability Challengers

  • On Tuesday 4th February and Thursday 6th February Disability Challengers will be holding a recruitment drive from 11.00 to 1.00 in the College Refectory.
  • They are looking to employ people to work on Saturdays with disabled children.

Sexual Health Clinic

  • Free & confidential service
  • Contraception – Pill & Condoms & Emergency contraception (morning after pill)
  • Advice about other contraception methods
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Chlamydia Screening
  • Every Friday from 12.15pm to 2.00pm
  • Rooms 504–505 Student Hub – please use the Austen end entrance (orange door).

For First Year Students

After Alton – Central Presentations

  • Compulsory presentations providing information to students on options available after studying at Alton in the Martin Read Hall on:
  • ‘A’ Directorate – 06Feb @ 12.40pm
  • ‘F’ Directorate – 06Feb @ 1.15pm
  • ‘N’ Directorate – 13Feb @ 12.40pm
  • BTEC Students – 13Feb @ 1.15pm
  • All students must attend the appropriate session with their tutors

Interested in Studying Computer Science at University?

  • The University of Liverpool are holding a FREE 4-day programme in Computing
  • 14-17th April 2014
  • Take part in guided, hands-on, sessions where you will learn more about some of the key areas in computer science
    During the week, you will also have the chance to produce some software of your own and put this to the test in competition with other students.
  • For more information please visit www.csc.liv.ac.uk/summer

Ex Perins Students

  • Please can all ex Perins students who studied DT, collect their DT Projects from Perins School before February half term, otherwise they will be destroyed.

SU Elections

  • Reminder
  • Student Union Elections
  • Thursday 13th February
  • Look out for further information

For Second Year Students

Next Steps Talk

  • Tuesday 4th Feb @ 1pm – Martin Read Hall
  • For ALL students who have completed UCAS applications
  • If you haven’t already booked a place – please go to the Martin Read Hall at 1pm on Tue 4th Feb
  • Find out about:
  • Receiving and viewing decisions
  • Choosing your Firm and Insurance choices
  • UCAS Extra
  • Confirmation, Clearing and Adjustment and more
  • plus answers to any other questions you may have

Exams – Resitting units

  • FINAL DEADLINE: Monday 10th February at 12noon. We will not accept late applications.
  • As you know re-sit opportunities are only available for June 2014
  • If you want to resit an exam that you took here last year you need to:
  • Go to online store
    • Select subject
    • Input unit and personal details
    • Make payment

Considering a Late UCAS application?

  • There is still time to apply
  • If you didn't send your application to UCAS by 15 January, don't worry! You can still apply until 30 June in the usual way.
  • Many universities and colleges are happy to receive your application later, and will consider you for their courses if they still have vacancies. Please check with individual universities and colleges if you're not sure.
  • Please follow the instructions on the UCAS Apply Checklist – Moodle / Student Resources / HE

Categories: Student News

College Notices: w/c 20th January 2014

20 January, 2014 - 14:55
by Kim Small.  

For ALL students

Assessment Period

  • During the Assessment Period – 24th to 31st January
  • Normal timetable is suspended during this time
  • There will be no PLD or College Notices next week (w/c 27th Jan)
  • Check details with your subject teachers if you are unsure about anything

Chaplain Update

  • You can now follow (and chat) with your College Chaplain via Twitter
  • Rev. Hadley Bennet
  • @chaplainchat

For Students on a 1 year course

Work Experience Briefing

  • Compulsory Work Experience Briefing
    • Thursday 23rd January
    • @ 1pm
    • Martin Read Hall
  • For all Level 2 students going out on Work Experience – also applicable for Level 3 Health and Social Care Students

Progressor Applications

  • Make sure you’re working on your Progressor application with your Tutor
  • Forms can be completed electronically but must be printed off for the student and tutor to sign before handing in
  • Deadline for handing completed forms in at the Student Hub: 31st January

For First Year Students (of a 2 year course)

HE Information Evening for Parents

‘After Alton’ – Central Presentations

  • Compulsory presentations providing information to students on options available after studying at Alton in the Martin Read Hall on:
    • ‘A’ Directorate – 06Feb @ 12.40pm
    • ‘F’ Directorate – 06Feb @ 1.15pm
    • ‘N’ Directorate – 13Feb @ 12.40pm
    • BTEC Students – 13Feb @ 1.15pm
  • All students must attend the appropriate session with their tutors

Goldman Sachs A-level Girls Inspire Programme

  • 1 day event to introduce female A-level students to the world of financial services
  • 17th or 21st February 2014
  • at Goldman Sachs, London
  • For more information and to apply, please visit www.goldmansachs.com/careers
  • Click on ‘Events’ and select ‘Goldman Sachs A-level Girls Inspire Programme: Investing in Women of the Future’
  • Under ‘Other Information’ within the application select EMEA as your regional preference and Firmwide as your divisional preference
  • Application deadline: 2nd February 2014

Considering a career in Property

  • Summer School, 20-23 July 2014
  • University of Reading
  • Discover where a career in property could take you
  • Further information and to apply: www.reading.ac.uk/pathways-to-property
  • Application deadline: 30th April 2014

RoePact Compact Scheme

Sutton Trust Summer Schools

  • Find out what university life is really like with a FREE week-long introduction at a Sutton Trust Summer School
  • Open to all Y12 students
  • Priority given to students who: * are first generation to attend uni * have achieved at least 5 A/A* at GCSE
  • Really excellent opportunity - wide range of subjects
  • Find out more and apply online at http://www.suttontrust.com/summer-schools/uk-summer-schools/
  • Applications close on 10th March 2014

UNIQ Summer Schools at Oxford

  • Applications for Oxford UNIQ Summer Schools now open
  • FREE residential week-long courses in July/August
  • 1000 places available
  • You don’t need to be interested in applying to Oxford but you must be academically talented, enthusiastic and have excellent GCSE results
  • Closing Date: 5pm Monday 24th February
  • Apply online at: www.uniq.ox.ac.uk

SU Elections

  • Thank you for your fantastic response - we have loads of first years interested in joining the SU Committee. It's not too late, you have one day left to apply to for a position (Friday 24th Jan). Email Jo.gardner@altoncollege.ac.uk if you are interested.
  • Elections take place on Thu 13th February.

For Second Year Students

Next Steps Talk

Exams – Resitting Units

  • As you know re-sit opportunities are only available for June 2014
  • If you want to resit an exam that you took here last year you need to:
    • Go to online store
    • Select subject
    • Input unit and personal details
    • Make payment
  • FINAL DEADLINE: Monday 10th February at 12noon. We will not accept late applications.

Categories: Student News

College Notices: w/c 13th January 2014

13 January, 2014 - 11:26
by Kim Small.  

For All students

Lions Club Awards – Volunteering

  • Have you done some volunteering? If so you could be eligible for a Lions Club Award.
  • 50 hours or Silver or 100 hours for Gold
  • Have you helped at a sports club, local group, Scouts, Guides, cared for a relative?
  • The next batch of applications are going on the 28th January 2014.
  • Come to the Student Hub to collect a form, or look on Moodle.
  • Any questions or if you need any help come and see Helen in the Student Hub on a Tuesday 10.30am to 2pm or email helen.freeston@cfheh.org.uk

Safe Drive Stay Alive – Information

  • The Young Drivers Guide - available for collection from the Student Hub
  • Includes information on:
    • Learning to Drive
    • Buying a car
    • Insurance
    • Owning a car
    • Winter Driving
    • Motorcycles

GSA

  • Gay- Straight Alliance
  • Every Friday - Room 67 - 12.40 – 1.30
  • Find support
  • Be Support
  • Be Yourself
  • You don’t have to be gay to come along – you DO have to be anti homophobia and discrimination!
  • gsa@altoncollege.ac.uk

NHS Blood Donation

  • We have been sent details of the next Blood Donation session to be held in Alton as follows:-
  • Wednesday 15th January at the Community Centre, Amery Street, Alton, GU34 1HN
  • To make an appointment visit www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23

Win £300

  • Be part of the largest National Careers Survey of school and college students
  • All students who complete the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win up to £300
  • Complete the survey by visiting: www.cascaid.co.uk/careerssurvey

For Students on a 1 year course

Work Experience Briefing

  • Compulsory Work Experience Briefing for all BTEC Level 2 students going out on Work Experience
  • Thursday 23rd January
  • @ 1pm
  • Martin Read Hall

For First year students (of a 2 year course)

HE Information Evening for Parents

‘After Alton’ Central Presentations

  • Compulsory presentations providing information to students on options available after studying at Alton in the Martin Read Hall on:
    •  ‘A’ Directorate – 06Feb @ 12.40pm
    •  ‘F’ Directorate – 06Feb @ 1.15pm
    •  ‘N’ Directorate – 13Feb @ 12.40pm
    •  BTEC Students – 13Feb @ 1.15pm
  • All students must attend the appropriate session with their tutors

Sutton Trust Summer Schools

  • Find out what university life is really like with a FREE week-long introduction at a Sutton Trust Summer School
  • Open to all Y12 students
  • Priority given to students who: * are first generation to attend uni * have achieved at least 5 A/A* at GCSE
  • Really excellent opportunity - wide range of subjects
  • Find out more and apply online at http://www.suttontrust.com/summer-schools/uk-summer-schools/
  • Applications close on 10th March 2014

UNIQ Summer Schools at Oxford

  • Applications for Oxford UNIQ Summer Schools now open
  • FREE residential week-long courses in July/August
  • 1000 places available
  • You don’t need to be interested in applying to Oxford but you must be academically talented, enthusiastic and have excellent GCSE results
  • Closing Date: 5pm Monday 24th February
  • Apply online at: www.uniq.ox.ac.uk

For Second year students

Exams – Resitting Units

  • As you know re-sit opportunities are only available for June 2014
  • If you want to resit an exam that you took here last year you need to:
  • Go to online store
  • Select subject
  • Input unit and personal details
  • Make payment
  • FINAL DEADLINE: Monday 10th February. We will not accept late applications.

Next Steps Talk

Categories: Student News

College Notices - w/c 6th January 2014

7 January, 2014 - 12:06
by Kim Small.  

For All Students

Simply Go Bus Service – Wed 29th January

  • During the Assessment Period, the afternoon bus service on Wed 29th Jan will be operating at the same times that the afternoon service operates during the rest of the week
  • i.e. Buses will be departing at 3:10pm and 4:45pm
  • Please make a note of this in your Student Planner

East Hampshire Citizens Advice Bureau Recruitment Morning

  • Are you interested in volunteering in your local CAB? The CAB are recruiting volunteers for a range of roles in their Alton, Bordon and Petersfield offices.
  • If you would like to find out more then please sign up for the recruitment morning on.....
  • Friday 31st January 2014
  • 10.00am – 12.00
  • East Hampshire CAB Petersfield Office
  • Heath Road, Petersfield
  • For more information or to reserve a place email Gill Ormond via smdg@easthantscab.org.uk

Volunteering

  • New Year, New You! If you’ve ever thought about volunteering the New Year is a perfect time to start. Come and see me, Tuesdays 10.30am to 2pm in the Student Hub to find out more.
  • Helen Freeston

Spring Bus and Train Tickets

  • If you have ordered Bus or Train tickets for this term, please collect as soon as possible from Reception at the front of College

Sexual Health Clinic

  • Free & confidential service
  • Contraception – Pill & Condoms & Emergency contraception (morning after pill)
  • Advice about other contraception methods
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Chlamydia Screening
  • Every Friday from 12.15pm to 2.00pm
  • Rooms 504–505 Student Hub – please use the Austen end entrance (orange door).

It’s your shout!

  • Please answer just two questions about Alton College for the chance to win a coffee voucher. The survey is on Moodle, is called ‘It’s your shout’ and won’t take more than a few minutes to complete.
  • Thank you

For Students on a 1 year Course:

Progression Presentation

  • What do you want to do after your course?
  • On Thursday there will be a central presentation to explain your options and help you with your action plan
  • 1pm in the Martin Read Hall

For First Years:

University Taster Course Programme

  • Free taster courses at numerous universities in London
  • Available to students in Year 12
  • Courses range from voice and drama, to medicine and nursing, to computing and business.
  • Apply online from 11am on Thu 9th Jan through to 11am on Wed 15th Jan via www.london.ac.uk/tasters

FE2HE – Health Professions Easter Residential

  • 4 day Easter residential run by the University of Southampton on health related subjects
  • Wed 2nd April – Sat 5th April 2014
  • Costs will be met by the University.
  • In order to apply you must meet at least 3 of the following criteria: a) first in family to pursue HE (not including siblings); b) attended a secondary school achieving less than the national average of 5 A-C GCSE passes in 2013; c) living or grew up in public care; d) in receipt of 16-19 Bursary or similar grant; e) studies affected by circumstances in personal, social or domestic life.
  • Further info and application forms at the Student Hub
  • Application deadline: 31st January 2014

Access to Southampton Scheme 2015 entry

  • Thinking about studying at Southampton Uni?
  • The Access to Southampton scheme (A2S) provides financial support and special consideration to applicants who meet at least 2 of the following eligibility criteria: a) first in family to pursue HE (not including siblings); b) attended a secondary school achieving less than the national average of 5 A-C GCSE passes in 2013; c) living or grew up in public care; d) in receipt of 16-19 Bursary or similar grant; e) studies affected by circumstances in personal, social or domestic life.
  • Successful applicants receive an alternative offer which is normally up to 2 grades lower than the standard offer as well as a £1000 bursary in their first year of study
  • For further information and how to apply go to www.southampton.ac.uk/a2s Deadline: 23May2014

Exam Access Arrangements

  • For those who have not yet made an appointment………
  • If you qualified for access arrangements such as extra time for your GCSE exams, you will need an update assessment at college in order for these arrangements to continue.
  • Please call in to room 61 or room 62 in the Foulkes Building to book an assessment with Lizzy or Judy. The best time to call in is during one of your free periods.

For Second Years:

UCAS Track

  • Once your application has been sent to UCAS, log on and check UCAS Track regularly for offers, invitations for interviews, auditions, additional essays or tests
  • Make sure you reply to any invitations promptly – don’t miss out on an offer because you didn’t log on to Track
  • Universities and Colleges can take different lengths of time to make a decision
  • Some of you will have received 1 or more offers, others may not have heard anything – don’t worry, this is perfectly normal

UCAS Offers

  • When you receive all of your offers you will need to choose your ‘Firm’ (first choice) and ‘Insurance’ (back up choice)
  • DON’T rush into deciding on your choices
  • You will need to respond by your ‘reply date’ which will be displayed in Track. This is based on when the last decision is received for your choices so may differ to other people:
  • Last Decision by: 31Mar14 /Your Reply Date: 07May14
  • Last Decision by: 08May13 /Your Reply Date: 05Jun14
  • Further information and advice to follow

Categories: Student News

College Notices - w/c 16th December 2013

15 December, 2013 - 17:21
by Kim Small.  

For All Students

Assessment Period

  • Revision material is available on Moodle under Student Resources / Learning Support
  • Please make use of the time over the holidays to revise – don’t leave it to the last minute!
  • Assessment period: Fri 24th - Fri 31st Jan

Volunteering

  • This week the Volunteering Service will be in the Student Hub from 10am to 1.30pm, Tuesday 17th December
  • New Year, New You! If you’ve ever thought about volunteering the New Year is a prefect time to start. Come and see me, Tuesdays 10.30am to 2pm in the Student Hub to find out more
  • Have a great Christmas and I hope to see you next term
  • Helen

Christian Union Meeting

  • Room 747
  • From 1-2 on Tuesday 17th December
  • Hadley, the College Chaplain, will be holding a small Christmas talk along with optional Communion
  • Please pop along for a chat or email Hadley direct via Hadley.bennet@altoncollege.ac.uk

Charity Dodgeball Event

  • Think you’ve got what it takes to dip, duck, dive and dodge then come down to the Sports Hall on Wednesday 18th December at 11.25am
  • £1 to play / 50p to watch
  • If interested please contact Christie Dailey – email: 9926107@alton.ac.uk
  • All proceeds go to the Whizz Kids Charity

Christmas Sale!

  • Art Department
  • Wednesday 18th December 12.45-2pm
  • Lamp Shades, Cushions, Present Tags, Purses, Jumpers, T-Shirts + lots more all made by staff and students

ACSU - Festive Firsday

  • Thursday 19th December
  • Wear Christmas jumpers/onesies/Christmas accessories
  • SU selling sweet treats in the ref for charity at break and lunch!

End of Term

  • Friday 20th December
  • Lessons finish at 12.30pm
  • Buses leave at 1pm
  • Start of Term:
  • First day of teaching: Tuesday 7th Jan 2014 @ 8.50am

For Students on a 1 year course

  • Reminder - Start Thinking about Progression
  • What do you want to do after your course?
  • On the 9th January 2014 there will be a central presentation to explain your options and help you with your action plan
  • 1pm in the Martin Read Hall

Categories: Student News

College Notices: w/c 9th December 2013

13 December, 2013 - 14:02
by Kim Small.  

Copy of notices shown during PLD sessions this week

For All Students

Assessment Period

  • Reminder: Fri 24th Jan to Fri 31st Jan is the formal College Assessment Period
  • Look out for the revision information which will be uploaded on to Moodle this week – under Student Resources
  • Don’t leave revision to the last minute!

Young Carers Group

  • This is for any student who has extra responsibilities at home to help care for a parent or brother or sister.
  • Friday 13th December @ 1.15 - 2pm
  • in the DLC (room 710 ground floor Austen building)
  • We are keen to offer support to you as we know it can be very hard to juggle everything
  • Hope you can make it, Lois Hutchinson

Charity Dodgeball Event

  • Think you’ve got what it takes to dip, duck, dive and dodge then come down to the Sports Hall on Wednesday 18th December at 11.25am
  • £1 to play / 50p to watch
  • If interested please contact Christie Dailey – email: <font color="#374b9c">9926107@alton.ac.uk</font>
  • All proceeds go to the Whizz Kids Charity

Christmas Sale

  • Wednesday 18th December
  • 12.30-2.00pm
  • Michael Gray Building (Art building)
  • Some of the Art Staff will be selling T-shirts, jumpers, Christmas tags, decorations, printed textiles and home-made objects.
  • Come along and take a look and buy your Christmas gifts!

ACSU - Festive Firsday

  • Thursday 19th December
  • Wear Christmas jumpers/onesies/Christmas accessories
  • SU selling sweet treats in the ref for charity at break and lunch!

The Alternative Magazine

  • 'Issue #1 of The Alternative, Alton College's student-run magazine, is out now! You can look at a copy in the LRC and they're also being distributed randomly around college. Go to www.altonalternative.co.uk for more!'

End of Term

  • Friday 20th December
  • Lessons finish at 12.30pm
  • Buses leave at 1pm
  • Start of Term:
  • First day of teaching: Tuesday 7th Jan 2014 @ 8.50am

For Students on a 1 year course

  • Start Thinking about Progression
  • What do you want to do after your course?
  • On the 9th January 2014 there will be a central presentation to explain your options and help you with your action plan
  • 1pm in the Martin Read Hall

For First Years (first year of a 2 year course)

Sutton Trust – US Summer School Programme

  • 1 week summer school in the US at America’s leading institutions – Harvard, MIT and Yale
  • All costs covered including accommodation and travel.
  • Eligibility - applicants must in Year 12 and not hold US citizenship and meet all or most of the following criteria: 8 or more As or A*s at GCSE * from low or middle income families * show commitment & interest in US culture and Education. Applications also welcome from students who are the first in family to go to university
  • Further information available on Moodle under Student Resources / Higher Education / Summer Schools (http://moodle.altoncollege.ac.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=82909 )
  • Full details of the application process can be found on the Sutton Trust website: http://www.suttontrust.com/students/us-programme.
    Applications will close at 12pm on Wed 22nd January 2014

For Second Years

National Grid – Engineer Training Programme

Careers with IBM

  • Planning on taking a Gap Year before university or undecided, IBM have many opportunities
  • Find out about:
  • Gap Year Opportunities
  • Apprenticeship Scheme
  • Leaflets available at the Hub or further information available at www.ibm.com/jobs/uk

Categories: Student News

College Notices: w/c 10th December 2013

10 December, 2013 - 10:13
by Kim Small.  

For All Students

Assessment Period

  • Reminder: Fri 24th Jan to Fri 31st Jan is the formal College Assessment Period
  • Look out for the revision information which will be uploaded on to Moodle this week – under Student Resources
  • Don’t leave revision to the last minute!

Young Carers Group

  • This is for any student who has extra responsibilities at home to help care for a parent or brother or sister.
  • Friday 13th December @ 1.15 - 2pm
  • in the DLC (room 710 ground floor Austen building)
  • We are keen to offer support to you as we know it can be very hard to juggle everything
  • Hope you can make it, Lois Hutchinson

Charity Dodgeball Event

  • Think you’ve got what it takes to dip, duck, dive and dodge then come down to the Sports Hall on Wednesday 18th December at 11.25am
  • £1 to play / 50p to watch
  • If interested please contact Christie Dailey – email: 9926107@alton.ac.uk
  • All proceeds go to the Whizz Kids Charity

Christmas Sale

  • Wednesday 18th December
  • 12.30-2.00pm
  • Michael Gray Building (Art building)
  • Some of the Art Staff will be selling T-shirts, jumpers, Christmas tags, decorations, printed textiles and home-made objects.
  • Come along and take a look and buy your Christmas gifts!

ACSU - Festive Firsday

  • Thursday 19th December
  • Wear Christmas jumpers/onesies/Christmas accessories
  • SU selling sweet treats in the ref for charity at break and lunch!

The Alternative Magazine

  • 'Issue #1 of The Alternative, Alton College's student-run magazine, is out now! You can look at a copy in the LRC and they're also being distributed randomly around college. Go to www.altonalternative.co.uk for more!'

End of Term

  • Friday 20th December
  • Lessons finish at 12.30pm
  • Buses leave at 1pm
  • Start of Term:
  • First day of teaching: Tuesday 7th Jan 2014 @ 8.50am

For Students on a 1 year course

  • Start Thinking about Progression
  • What do you want to do after your course?
  • On the 9th January 2014 there will be a central presentation to explain your options and help you with your action plan
  • 1pm in the Martin Read Hall

For First Years (first year of a 2 year course)

Sutton Trust – US Summer School Programme

  • 1 week summer school in the US at America’s leading institutions – Harvard, MIT and Yale
  • All costs covered including accommodation and travel.
  • Eligibility - applicants must in Year 12 and not hold US citizenship and meet all or most of the following criteria: 8 or more As or A*s at GCSE * from low or middle income families * show commitment & interest in US culture and Education. Applications also welcome from students who are the first in family to go to university
  • Further information available on Moodle under Student Resources / Higher Education / Summer Schools (http://moodle.altoncollege.ac.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=82909 )
  • Full details of the application process can be found on the Sutton Trust website: http://www.suttontrust.com/students/us-programme.
    Applications will close at 12pm on Wed 22nd January 2014

For Second Years

National Grid – Engineer Training Programme

Careers with IBM

  • Planning on taking a Gap Year before university or undecided, IBM have many opportunities
  • Find out about:
  • Gap Year Opportunities
  • Apprenticeship Scheme
  • Leaflets available at the Hub or further information available at www.ibm.com/jobs/uk

Categories: Student News

College Notices: w/c 2nd December 2013

2 December, 2013 - 11:27
by Kim Small.  

For All Students

Assessment Period

  • Reminder: Fri 24th Jan to Fri 31st Jan is the formal College Assessment Period
  • Revision plans will be available to download from Moodle - watch out for posts
  • Don’t leave revision to the last minute!

College Governor Visits

  • Governors will be visiting the College during this week and will be sitting in lessons and communal areas and will be available to speak to staff and students.

Office 365 Upgrade for Student Accounts

  • Starting on Tuesday 3rd December and taking approximately 2 days to complete, Microsoft will be upgrading our Office 365 service.
  • If you happen to be checking your email with the Outlook Web App when your email account is updated, you may be prompted to sign-out and sign back in. Apart from that there should be no interruption to the service.
  • After the upgrade, you will notice some changes to the Outlook Web App. See here for more details: Learn about the changes to the Outlook Web App

The Alternative Magazine

  • 'Issue #1 of The Alternative, Alton College's student-run magazine, is out now! You can look at a copy in the LRC and they're also being distributed randomly around college. Go to www.altonalternative.co.uk for more!'

Parents Consultation Evenings

  • Appointments may be booked for 5th or 10th December.
  • If you have any problems booking a time please contact the relevant subject teacher.
  • Please remember to only book with one teacher where a single subject is taught by two teachers.
  • Further information can be found on the Parents pages of the College website under ‘Keeping you Informed – link: http://www.altoncollege.ac.uk/node/2361

Charity Hockey Tournament

  • Monday 9th Dec
  • Come along to the Sports Hall at 11.25am and participate in a charity hockey event in support of Whizz-Kidz
  • Whizz-Kids provides disabled children with the essential wheelchairs and other mobility equipment they need to lead fun and active childhoods
  • £1 entry per team
  • Join as a team of 4
  • Contact: 9928961@alton.ac.uk about your team and to collect your consent form

Whizz-kidz Multi-Sports Challenge

  • ‘Move a child’s life forward’
  • Wednesday 11th December @ 11.25am in the Sports Hall
  • Help raise money for a wheelchair today
  • Win a Christmas size tin of celebrations
  • Many disabled young children need your help to live a better qualify of life
  • Challenge your self against your peers to see who is the best all-round sportsman
  • Please give what you can to help make a young child’s life so much easier whilst feeling good about yourself!

Crossbar Challenge

  • Thursday 12th December
  • 9.00am-10.00am
  • Alton College Sports Hall
  • 3 attempts = 50p
  • Cash prize to be won
  • Extra information email Jack Bilsland at 9906246@alton.ac.uk
  • All money raised will go to Whizz-Kidz charity fund
  • ‘We give disabled kids the equipment, support and life skills they need to be just like any other kid’

Sexual Health Clinic

  • There will be NO Sexual Health Clinic at College on Friday 6th December
  • To find out your nearest clinic:
  • www.letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk

County Cross-Country Championships

  • Saturday 18th January 2014
  • at Fleming Park, Eastleigh
  • representing Aldershot & District
  • Selection occurs here for the Inter Counties event and then on to English Schools
  • If you would like to compete, please email Rupert (up in the Gym) on rupert.stapleton@altoncollege.ac.uk

Alton College Theatre Company presents ‘Canvas’ , a comedy by Michael Wynne

  • Tue 17 / Wed 18 & Thu 19 DEC @ 7.30pm Berkoff Theatre
  • This brilliant comedy addresses the precarious delights of ‘camping’ for people in 2013...who maybe prefer their creature comforts to what mother nature has to offer!.....Happy ‘glamping’!
  • To book click: http://www.thelittleboxoffice.co/BPAC/event/view/6561 Bookable through the 'COMMUNITY' link on the College website.
  • Give yourself a real treat this Christmas...this wonderful comedy is a delight for all - book now!
  • Forward this link to all your network of friends, family etc....

For First Years

Exam Access Arangements

  • For those who have not yet made an appointment
  • If you qualified for access arrangements such as extra time for your GCSE exams, you will need an update assessment at college in order for these arrangements to continue.
  • Please call in to room 61 or room 62 in the Foulkes Building to book an assessment with Lizzy or Judy. The best time to call in is during one of your free periods.

Headstart

  • Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) or related subjects?
  • Do you want to find out more re: subjects, disciplines, careers?
  • Do you want to gain experience of university life & the working world?
  • Headstart is a fantastic opportunity giving you the chance to explore or reaffirm your options ahead of UCAS applications and ask questions you might not have had a chance to do. Make some really good friends along the way. Oh, and they look good on your CV or personal statement too.
  • The courses are residential, at a university, over 4 or 5 days. There is a fee (usually £330) to cover accommodation, meals and activities, but you may be able to get help with this.
  • For more information see www.headstartcourses.org.uk. Deadline for applications is 20th December if you want top priority

For Second Years

UCAS – missed the College deadline?

  • Over 550 UCAS applications were submitted by the College deadline – well done to everyone that met the deadline!
  • If you have recently decided that you would like to apply to university, or missed the deadline for whatever reason, please come to the Student Hub as soon as possible to discuss how to proceed

Exams - resitting units

  • As you know re-sit opportunities are only available for June 2014.
  • If you want to re-sit an exam that you took here last year you need to:
  • Go to on-line store
  • Select subject
  • Input unit and personal details
  • Make payment
  • Recommended DEADLINE: 20th December 2013

(Edited by Chris Grant - original submission Monday, 2 December 2013, 11:27 AM)

(Edited by Chris Grant - original submission Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 08:50 AM)

Categories: Student News

College Notices: w/c 25th November 2013

28 November, 2013 - 16:53
by Kim Small.  

For All Students

Governer Visits

  • Week commencing 2nd December - groups of Governors will be visiting the college and will be sitting in lessons and communal areas and will be available to speak to staff and students.

Learner Agreements

  • Learner Agreements – these are essential documents that you are required to complete to confirm your course of study…

they will include….

  • Courses on which you are enrolled
  • PLD
  • Work Experience if part of your course (includes travel time)
  • Directed Study (time allocated for learning outside of the classroom that is not homework, but will be assessed in some form) 1 hr per week for AS/BTEC yr1, 3 hours per week for A2/BTEC yr2
  • Exhibition and Performance – for BTEC students that don’t do work experience but present learning through performance or exhibition
  • Enrichment courses
  • Student and Tutor must check and sign the form – amendments can be made and initialled
  • Forms to be returned to the Hub

Hope for Jayden

  • held today - 28th Nov

Charity Penalty Shootout and Cake/Sweet Sale

  • Monday 2nd December
  • Sports Hall
  • 11.25am-12.25pm
  • If you have any queries contact: 9932089@alton.ac.uk
  • All the proceeds will go towards Whizz Kidz Charity
  • Prizes to be won!
  • Cakes and sweets on sale
  • 5 penalty shots for £1

County Cross-Country Championships

  • Saturday 18th January 2014
  • at Fleming Park, Eastleigh
  • representing Aldershot & District
  • Selection occurs here for the Inter Counties event and then on to English Schools
  • If you would like to compete, please email Rupert (up in the Gym) on rupert.stapleton@altoncollege.ac.uk

Non-teaching Day

  • Friday 29th Nov
  • Your teachers will be giving you work to do so that you can study at home.

Parents Consultation Evenings

  • On the non-teaching day on November 29th staff may proactively contact parents where there are specific concerns.
  • The booking system will be open to all parents from 30th November. Appointments may be booked for 5th or 10th December.
  • If you have any problems booking a time please contact the relevant subject teacher.
  • Please remember to only book with one teacher where a single subject is taught by two teachers.

Annual Hampshire Colleges GSA (gay-straight alliance) get-together.

  • Alton College
  • Wednesday 4th December 1-3pm
  • DLC
  • Don’t miss a lesson! – you can come before & after if you have a class.
  • We have students from QMC/Farnborough/ Bcot/ Winchester Uni joining us.
  • Also LAGLO (police lesbian & gay liaison officers) and from Health promotion.
  • It’s very friendly and informal
  • You don’t have to be Gay to come along – you do have to be anti-discrimination!
  • All welcome

Alton College Theatre Company presents ‘Canvas’ , a comedy by Michael Wynne

  • Tue 17 / Wed 18 & Thu 19 DEC @ 7.30pm Berkoff Theatre
  • This brilliant comedy addresses the precarious delights of ‘camping’ for people in 2013...who maybe prefer their creature comforts to what mother nature has to offer!.....Happy ‘glamping’!
  • To book click: http://www.thelittleboxoffice.co/BPAC/event/view/6561 Bookable through the 'COMMUNITY' link on the College website.
  • Give yourself a real treat this Christmas...this wonderful comedy is a delight for all - book now!
  • Forward this link to all your network of friends, family etc....

Student Survey

  • Student Survey this term.
  • Available through Moodle, this survey is to help the College understand who its students are as part of its commitment to Equality and Diversity.
  • Please encourage all students to complete it.

For First Years:

Exam Access Arangements

  • For those who have not yet made an appointment
  • If you qualified for access arrangements such as extra time for your GCSE exams, you will need an update assessment at college in order for these arrangements to continue.
  • Please call in to room 61 or room 62 in the Foulkes Building to book an assessment with Lizzy or Judy. The best time to call in is during one of your free periods.

Headstart

  • Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) or related subjects?
  • Do you want to find out more re: subjects, disciplines, careers?
  • Do you want to gain experience of university life & the working world?
  • Headstart is a fantastic opportunity giving you the chance to explore or reaffirm your options ahead of UCAS applications and ask questions you might not have had a chance to do. Make some really good friends along the way. Oh, and they look good on your CV or personal statement too.
  • The courses are residential, at a university, over 4 or 5 days. There is a fee (usually £330) to cover accommodation, meals and activities, but you may be able to get help with this.
  • For more information see www.headstartcourses.org.uk. Deadline for applications is 20th December if you want top priority

For Second Years:

Exams – Resitting units

  • As you know re-sit opportunities are only available for June 2014
  • If you want to resit an exam that you took here last year you need to:
  • Go to online store
  • Select subject
  • Input unit and personal details
  • Make payment
  • Recommended DEADLINE: 20th December 2013

HE Finance Evening for Parents

  • If parents were unable to attend the above event held on Thursday 21st Nov – the presentation is available on the Parents section of the Alton College website
  • Link: http://www.altoncollege.ac.uk/node/3148

Categories: Student News

College Notices: w/c 25th November 2013

26 November, 2013 - 09:08
by Kim Small.  

For All Students

Open Evening – TONIGHT!

  • Lessons finish at 12.40pm for first years
  • It is VITAL that ALL second year students go to their PLD base at 12.30pm to see their tutor before leaving
  • Buses depart at 1.05pm

Learner Agreements

  • Learner Agreements – these are essential documents that you are required to complete to confirm your course of study…

they will include….

  • Courses on which you are enrolled
  • PLD
  • Work Experience if part of your course (includes travel time)
  • Directed Study (time allocated for learning outside of the classroom that is not homework, but will be assessed in some form) 1 hr per week for AS/BTEC yr1, 3 hours per week for A2/BTEC yr2
  • Exhibition and Performance – for BTEC students that don’t do work experience but present learning through performance or exhibition
  • Enrichment courses
  • Student and Tutor must check and sign the form – amendments can be made and initialled
  • Forms to be returned to the Hub

Hope for Jayden

  • Thursday 28th Nov
  • Room 401 from 12.30pm
  • Charity Bake Sale

Charity Penalty Shootout and Cake/Sweet Sale

  • Monday 2nd December
  • Sports Hall
  • 11.25am-12.25pm
  • If you have any queries contact: 9932089@alton.ac.uk
  • All the proceeds will go towards Whizz Kidz Charity
  • Prizes to be won!
  • Cakes and sweets on sale
  • 5 penalty shots for £1

County Cross-Country Championships

  • Saturday 18th January 2014
  • at Fleming Park, Eastleigh
  • representing Aldershot & District
  • Selection occurs here for the Inter Counties event and then on to English Schools
  • If you would like to compete, please email Rupert (up in the Gym) on rupert.stapleton@altoncollege.ac.uk

Non-teaching Day

  • Friday 29th Nov
  • Your teachers will be giving you work to do so that you can study at home.

Parents Consultation Evenings

  • On the non-teaching day on November 29th staff may proactively contact parents where there are specific concerns.
  • The booking system will be open to all parents from 30th November. Appointments may be booked for 5th or 10th December.
  • If you have any problems booking a time please contact the relevant subject teacher.
  • Please remember to only book with one teacher where a single subject is taught by two teachers.

Alton College Theatre Company presents ‘Canvas’ , a comedy by Michael Wynne

  • Tue 17 / Wed 18 & Thu 19 DEC @ 7.30pm Berkoff Theatre
  • This brilliant comedy addresses the precarious delights of ‘camping’ for people in 2013...who maybe prefer their creature comforts to what mother nature has to offer!.....Happy ‘glamping’!
  • To book click: http://www.thelittleboxoffice.co/BPAC/event/view/6561 Bookable through the 'COMMUNITY' link on the College website.
  • Give yourself a real treat this Christmas...this wonderful comedy is a delight for all - book now!
  • Forward this link to all your network of friends, family etc....

Student Survey

  • Student Survey this term.
  • Available through Moodle, this survey is to help the College understand who its students are as part of its commitment to Equality and Diversity.
  • Please encourage all students to complete it.

For First Years:

Exam Access Arangements

  • For those who have not yet made an appointment
  • If you qualified for access arrangements such as extra time for your GCSE exams, you will need an update assessment at college in order for these arrangements to continue.
  • Please call in to room 61 or room 62 in the Foulkes Building to book an assessment with Lizzy or Judy. The best time to call in is during one of your free periods.

Headstart

  • Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) or related subjects?
  • Do you want to find out more re: subjects, disciplines, careers?
  • Do you want to gain experience of university life & the working world?
  • Headstart is a fantastic opportunity giving you the chance to explore or reaffirm your options ahead of UCAS applications and ask questions you might not have had a chance to do. Make some really good friends along the way. Oh, and they look good on your CV or personal statement too.
  • The courses are residential, at a university, over 4 or 5 days. There is a fee (usually £330) to cover accommodation, meals and activities, but you may be able to get help with this.
  • For more information see www.headstartcourses.org.uk. Deadline for applications is 20th December if you want top priority

For Second Years:

Exams – Resitting units

  • As you know re-sit opportunities are only available for June 2014
  • If you want to resit an exam that you took here last year you need to:
  • Go to online store
  • Select subject
  • Input unit and personal details
  • Make payment
  • Recommended DEADLINE: 20th December 2013

HE Finance Evening for Parents

  • If parents were unable to attend the above event held on Thursday 21st Nov – the presentation is available on the Parents section of the Alton College website
  • Link: http://www.altoncollege.ac.uk/node/3148

UCAS – missed the deadline?

  • We will be holding a ‘FINAL’ UCAS clinic on Wednesday 27th Nov for anyone who missed yesterdays deadline in the LRC - from 12.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Applications submitted on the 27th Nov will be sent by the UCAS deadline of the 15th January
  • Completing an application online does not finalise your application - you MUST attend a UCAS clinic with a completed UCAS Checklist, signed off by your tutor
  • Please sign up at the Student Hub

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