News Archive

3 weeks ago

College alumnus Ollie West will return to the Wessex Arts Theatre to perform with his band in June as part of their UK-wide tour. Ollie is currently a student at the Royal Northern College of Music studying Popular Music Performance. 

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4 weeks ago

Over half term several Year 1 Duke of Edinburgh students taking their Gold award spent the weekend on Dartmoor practising their navigation skills in preparation for the their Gold expedition later this year in the Peak District. Twelve students took on the fog and mist of Dartmoor and covered around 15 kilometres of rain drenched terrain and they even negotiated a river crossing.  ...

5 weeks ago

A group of young writers were given expert tips on getting published last week when author Gill Thompson visited Alton College. Gill, who taught English at Alton for 24 years, took the students through the publishing process, from the initial idea to the end product. The students were also lucky enough to hear an extract from Gill’s first novel, The Oceans Between Us. The story, in which a...

7 weeks ago

Congratulations to twelve Alton College students who have recently been offered places at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Following a rigorous application and interview process the students have been notified of their offers in a range of diverse courses from a plethora of colleges. The twelve offers represent a really successful year for Alton College students applying to Oxbridge...

8 weeks ago

Is prison a place for punishment, retribution or rehabilitation? Over 150 Sociology, Criminology, Law and Public Services students considered this at ‘Behind Bars’, an in-house conference run by True Life Conferences. The day featured students hearing from a range of reformed prisoners who shared their eye-opening experiences surrounding a variety of crimes and the realities of prison life....