Student News

Apprenticeship Information Presentation - Year 2 Level 3 students

Student News Feed - 18 October, 2017 - 17:06
by Peter Cox.  

Level 3 Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge
Alton College - Wessex Arts Centre
Tuesday 31st October 2017 @ 13:30



On Tuesday 31st October, a guest speaker will be joining us to speak to Level 3 2nd year students about Apprenticeships.

The following areas will be covered:


How to apply
Skill requirements
Career prospects with an apprenticeship

There is a sign up sheet for students available in the Hub.

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Movember sport tasters

Student News Feed - 18 October, 2017 - 13:00
by Peter Langton.  

Hi guys,

I am Peter Langton and as part of the sport council, one of many jobs I do is to promote sport to the college.

Movember is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. They're addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

We are raising awareness by doing these sports on those days;

Monday 6th November - Badminton
Tuesday 7th November - Basketball
Thursday 9th November - Dodgeball

It will be in the sports hall from 1.00 - 2.00 (lunchtime).

Please do come along and have a taster session.

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Foodbank

Student News Feed - 16 October, 2017 - 13:09
by Ali Wright.  

A big thank you to all students and staff who have donated to Alton Foodbank over the past two weeks!

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Upcoming Autumn 2017 dates...reminder for all students...

Student News Feed - 13 October, 2017 - 14:20
by Darren Della Maestra.  

Tuesday 7th November - College Open Evening (6:00-8:30pm) - Lessons as normal on this day.

Half term

Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October

Tuesday 21st November - NON TEACHING DAY  - ALL Yr1 students will be required to attend the Safe Drive Presentation in the morning in Basingstoke.  Coaches will leave college in the morning around 09:00 and return around 1:00pm and then you can go home (bookings now open).  All Yr2 students will not be required to come to college on this day. NO Yr2 FORUM THIS DAY (please attend another forum on Monday/ Wednesday/ Thursday/ Friday).

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SAFE DRIVE, STAY ALIVE - Tuesday 21st November - ALL Yr1 Students

Student News Feed - 13 October, 2017 - 14:11
by Darren Della Maestra.  

As mentioned in Forum this week...

SAFE DRIVE, STAY ALIVE - Safe Driving Awareness presentation.

Tuesday 21st November 2017 - Anvil, Basingstoke - Morning only.
Coaches depart college: 09:00am
Coaches arrive back at college 1:00pm

ALL Yr1 students (Level 2 and Level 3) must book onto this trip.
(Skills for Learning Student splease check with your tutor) 

It is free - Book NOW on the online store:

http://store.altoncollege.ac.uk/product-catalogue/field-trips/day-trips

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Police Visit on Campus – 12/10/17

Student News Feed - 12 October, 2017 - 14:31
by Darren Della Maestra.  

On behalf of the staff involved, Alton Police and their associated agencies, I just wanted to thank all students for their cooperation and manners this morning. You were a credit to yourselves and the college. The Police were very complementary of the student body they met this morning. It was also an opportunity to check on ID cards and lanyards and out of all the students checked, only 5 students didn’t have an ID card today. This is excellent…but we want 100% next time!

Today’s visit was planned several months ago and forms part of Hampshire Police's on-going work with schools and colleges on drugs education and prevention.

Darren Della Maestra
Head of Student Support

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Thank you for supporting Mental Health Awareness Day!

Student News Feed - 11 October, 2017 - 09:31
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

Yesterdays fundraising event for

'HelloYellow' World Mental Health Awareness Day   

was a great success, with the help from:

  • Student Union with Lucy Bayliss & Gayle Bicknell providing lemonade, pineapple & cheese on sticks and a lemon shy,
  • Youth Minister/College Chaplain, Ali Wright who made delicious cupcakes for students to decorate in lemon icing.
  • Welfare Dept with 'How Many Sweets in the jar'!
  • Student volunteers and various members of staff with yellow buckets for donations at forum and popping by the ref to help support such a good cause.

*Thanks to all those who came along and supported the event*

We have managed to raise a total of:

£175.54 for YoungMinds.


Congratulations to the winners of 'How Many Sweets' in the Jar:

  • Michael Scott (winner the biggest tub of sweets which contained 205 sweets)
  • Kate O'Mahony
  • Will Reigate


Students and staff also wrote positive messages (on bunting) to put out to all those suffering with mental illness. We have taken a photograph of these and have sent it to support YoungMinds to help them reach 1000Buntings!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y97VF5UJcc

https://youngminds.org.uk/

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HelloYellow! Mental Health Awareness Day-tomorrow

Student News Feed - 9 October, 2017 - 09:02
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

10th October is World Mental Health Day.

Please show your support by turning up tomorrow dressed in yellow!

You can donate your small change to YoungMinds in the yellow buckets outside of Forum session tomorrow.

We will also be fundraising in the Refectory 1-2pm tomorrow. Please come by as there will be some fun things to do whilst you eat your lunch!!

If you need help or would like to speak to someone please drop into the following locations:

Welfare Manager Vanessa in the student hub room 504b or to the First Aid room (room 52) in Faulkes.

If you would like to find out more about Mental Health or YoungMinds, visit:

https://youngminds.org.uk/

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Revised Student Hub opening hours

Student News Feed - 6 October, 2017 - 13:22
by Nicola Wells.  

Please note the slightly revised Student Hub opening hours (with the exception of emergencies, appointments and interviews) are as follows:

Monday to Friday:

09.15 - 10.15

and

12.45 - 14.15

Thanks and regards

Student Hub team

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HelloYellow Mental Health Day

Student News Feed - 6 October, 2017 - 09:56
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

Tuesday 10th October is 'HelloYellow' for World Mental Health Day.

Please show your support by:

  • Wearing yellow or
  • Donating to YoungMinds in the buckets around college labelled 'YoungMinds'.

We will be holding some stands in the Refectory 1-2pm on Tuesday next week. Please come by as there will be some fun thing to do whilst you eat your lunch!!

If you need help or would like to speak to someone please drop into the following locations:

Welfare Manager Vanessa in the student hub room 504b or to the First Aid room (room 52) in Faulkes.

If you would like to find out more about Mental Health or the charity YoungMinds:

https://youngminds.org.uk/

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Upcoming Autumn 2017 dates - Reminder for all students...

Student News Feed - 3 October, 2017 - 06:24
by Darren Della Maestra.  

You have been reminded in Forum but here are these important reminders again...

Thursday 5th October - College Open Evening (3:30pm-8:00pm) - Lessons finish at 1:00pm.  NO Yr2 FORUM THIS DAY (please attend another forum on Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Friday).

Wednesday 11th October - NON TEACHING DAY - You will be set work to complete at home on this day.  DO NOT COME TO COLLEGE ON THIS DAY. NO Yr1 FORUM THIS DAY (please attend another forum on Monday/ Tuesday/ Thursday/ Friday).

Tuesday 7th November - College Open Evening (6:00-8:30pm) - Lessons as normal on this day.

Tuesday 21st November - NON TEACHING DAY  - ALL Yr1 students will be required to attend the Safe Drive Presentation in the morning in Basingstoke.  Coaches will leave college in the morning around 09:00 and return around 1:00pm and then you can go home (further details to follow on how to book).  All Yr2 students will not be required to come to college on this day. NO Yr2 FORUM THIS DAY (please attend another forum on Monday/ Wednesday/ Thursday/ Friday).

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Alton College Tennis Team 2017-18 - Female tennis players needed!

Student News Feed - 3 October, 2017 - 06:07
by Darren Della Maestra.  

Following on from my post two weeks ago...I am now looking for more/ any female tennis players as the LTA Senior Students winter competition is coming up.

Dates for this competition are:
18/10/17
01/11/17
15/11/17

Only 3 competition dates this side of Christmas!

If you play tennis or know anyone that plays to a reasonable standard, it would be great to hear from you.  There must some female tennis players out there! 

Just a reminder... 

Alton College has a great partnership with Kingsley Indoor Tennis Centre. As part of the college tennis programme we offer:

• Performance tennis afternoon on a Wednesday

• Coaching by LTA qualified LTA Performance Coaches at Kingsley TC

• 28 weeks of indoor tennis

• Entry to the LTA Senior Students winter senior students tournament and summer LTA National Schools competition (Aberdare and Glanville trophies)

• Hampshire Inter-Colleges competition against other local Hampshire Colleges (summer term)

If this interests you and you want to join the tennis team this year please contact Darren Della Maestra – Teacher I/C of tennis. First session is on Wednesday 27th September 2017.
Darren.dellamaestra@altoncollege.ac.uk

Room 509

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Drop-In centre for Alton College Students

Student News Feed - 3 October, 2017 - 05:59
by Darren Della Maestra.  

  IT'S THERE FOR YOU, IT'S FREE
            PIZZA AND DRINKS,  WI FI
      THE PLACE TO CHILL OUT, RELAX,
   OR EVEN CATCH UP WITH SOME WORK
          EVERY THURSDAY  2.30 - 6.30
          THE HALL AT ST. LAWRENCE 
           CHURCH ST.   ALTON. GU34 2BW

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Course Freeze Period - Round 2

Student News Feed - 3 October, 2017 - 05:58
by Darren Della Maestra.  

Just a reminder that the second deadline is...

  • 12 noon on Wednesday 4th October.
  • Decisions will be communicated by email on Friday 6th October.
  • New timetables will take effect from Monday 9th October.
  • In all cases, students on the waiting list will take priority.

The procedure to be followed is:

  1. YR1 students should speak to their subject teacher and Personal Tutor, and Insight note made.
  2. If a course change is required, students can collect a course change request form from the Hub – normal entry requirements will apply.
  3. This form must be completed, including teacher, tutor and parent comments. It must then be submitted to the Hub by 12 noon on Wednesday 4th October.

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Personal Statement Checks available!

Student News Feed - 29 September, 2017 - 16:19
by Kim Small.  

We currently have lots of availability for Personal Statement checks on:

  • Tuesday 3rd October
  • Friday 6th October
  • Tuesday 10th October
  • Friday 13th October

This is a great opportunity to get your personal statement looked at by a university representative. Print out a copy of your draft statement and bring it along. Even if you have started your statement and have come to a halt, or have jotted down ideas and don't know how to pull it all together, sign up for a 15minute slot and get some advice.

Please sign up at the Student Hub (the sign-up sheets are located next to the UCAS Clinic sign up sheets).  

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Food for lunch- new kiosk!

Student News Feed - 27 September, 2017 - 12:28
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

Just a reminder that we have reopened a kiosk food outlet in the student hub near photography.

11:30-2pm Daily

*Paninis*    *Salads*   *Bagels*   *Muffins*   *cakes*   *fruit*

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Creative Writing Enrichment

Student News Feed - 22 September, 2017 - 10:42
by Kim Small.  

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing enrichment starts on Monday 25th September at 1pm in room 714.

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Careers Appointments: w/c 25th September

Student News Feed - 22 September, 2017 - 09:42
by Kim Small.  

A Careers Advisor will be in College on Monday and Tuesday next week - week commencing 25th September

Monday is by drop in all day - no appointment necessary

Tuesday is by appointment - click here to book (with drop ins between 9.15-10am and 1.45-2pm)

The Careers Office is located in the Student Hub

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**Important Information for all students**

Student News Feed - 22 September, 2017 - 08:12
by Darren Della Maestra.  

In line with the British Values and our College Core Values:

Whilst walking to College, waiting at bus stops etc , please show courtesy and do not block the pavements, also be aware of the language you use.

Please respect our Campus and our Neighbours this includes not hanging around in groups outside of college especially near to the back entrance to college in Linets Way , and not leaving litter either around College or in the local community.

Smoking – DO NOT smoke around College buildings, entrances and car parks – smoking is only permitted inside the 2 fenced designated smoking areas in College – this also applies to E-cigarettes.

Be aware that the College is situated in a residential area and remember that poor behaviour reflects badly upon the College. Please show respect for others.

Safeguarding...others and yourselves...

If you are ever approached by a member of public and asked to get in their car/ van please DO NOT accept this offer. If you feel you are in danger or a friend is and you need help straight away, please call the police on 999. Please also tell an adult you trust who will be able to help you. You can do this at college by speaking to your tutor or go straight to the student hub and a member of staff will be available.

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Instrumental Lessons Alton College 2017-2018

Student News Feed - 21 September, 2017 - 13:16
by Darren Della Maestra.  

One to one instrumental lessons are available which will be added to your college timetable.

Please read the Instrumental Contract; you will be asked to agree to this before purchasing your lessons.

Payment is as follows:

Students not studying on a Music or Performing arts course

Either £480 in one full price advance payment due by 18th September 2017 or two instalment payments of £240 to be paid by 18th September 2017 for the Autumn Term and the 30th November 2017 for the Spring and Summer terms.

Full Price Instalment payment 1 due by Tuesday 26th September 2017

Full Price Instalment payment 2 due by Thursday 30th November 2017

Students studying on a Music or Performing Arts course

If you are studying AS/A2 Music, BTEC Music Technology, BTEC Jazz, BTEC Rock & Popular Music or BTEC Performing Arts, we will provide you with Instrumental Lessons, on one instrument/voice, at half price.

Either £240 in one half price advance payment due by 18th September 2017 or two instalment payments of £120 to be paid by 18th September 2017 for the Autumn Term and the 30th November 2017 for the Spring and Summer terms.

Half Price Instalment payment 1 due by Monday 18th September 2017

Half Price Instalment payment 2 due by Thursday 30th November 2017

If you are not studying on one of the above courses but would like instrumental/voice lessons at College or you are studying music and would like lessons on a second or third, instrument/voice please add the full price item to your basket and pay using the link below:

Link to online store: http://store.altoncollege.ac.uk/product-catalogue/for-students/instrumental-lessons

Any questions then please contact Andy Light - andy.light@altoncollege.ac.uk

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