Alumni launched for former students

We are celebrating our 35th birthday this year and to mark the occasion we've launched our brand new alumni association. Since our first intake of just 226 students in 1978, the College has dramatically grown in size with new buildings opening every few years.

Our 10th building, The Sonardyne Centre for Engineering and Design Technology, will open later this year to become our newest addition since the Berkoff Performing Arts Centre and the Austen building for languages and humanities opened in 2008.

The College was headed up by Principal Michael Gray for 26 years before Jane Machell stepped in during 2004. The two most recent Ofsted reports have seen the College result in Outstanding for all areas inspected and the course offerings have increased significantly since its early days.

To join the association, members must have studied at Alton College for a minimum of half a term. Once signed up, at the official Alton College Alumni website, they will receive a membership card, a range of networking opportunities and other key benefits including access to College facilities, discounts on community events, the chance to become involved with the College again and of course, to re-connect with old College friends.

The Class of 2013, the College’s youngest alumni, have been invited to attend the annual Celebration and Awards evening in September where they will be treated to a presentation by guest speaker Clare MacAvinchey, current Government Policy Advisor and former Alton College student.

Other Alton College alumni include comedian Russell Howard, ‘Best Job in the World’ winner Ben Southall, Politician Yvette Cooper and singer-songwriter Lisbee Stainton.