College Notices: 18th October 2012

by Kim small.  

Please find below a summary of notices shown to students this week:

For All Students:

College Inset Day

  • Friday 19th October:
  • The College will be closed to all students for a Staff training day – the LRC will also be closed.
  • Your teachers will be giving you work to do so that you can study at home.

Jeans for Genes Day

  • The current total for the Jeans for Genes collection is £293.
  • There are still some more donations to be counted.
  • Anyone who has not had the chance to donate yet can pass on their donations to Libby Smith in 942 until Friday.
  • A big thanks to all of the staff and students who donated so generously on Friday.

National Science & Engineering Competition

  • The Competition rewards students who have achieved excellence in a science, technology, engineering or maths project.
  • Build your project skills and experience
  • Compete for over £50,000 worth of prizes and experiences!
  • Contact Chris Norman for further information

Alton College Futsal League

  • 5 a side Football
  • Tuesday Evenings after half term
  • 4.30-5.30pm in the Sports Hall
  • Futsal is the only form of small sided football recognised by FIFA.
  • Bring Trainers and Sports Kit
  • Get a team of 5 together and contact Dean Gillatt

Rebounding Classes

  • Start next week!
  • Mondays – 12.40 to 1.30pm
  • Fun, aerobic exercise class
  • Any level of fitness welcome!
  • Limited places so please email Claire Hawes: or pop along to the PE office if you are interested

The Alton College Theatre Company

  • Present a classic comedy ‘The Government Inspector’
  • 18th, 19th & 20th December @ 7.30pm
  • Student Concession Tickets £4.00!!!
  • NOW available through the ‘On-line
  • Store' on the Alton College website.

Monitoring week

  • This week!
  • Check Insight for your commitment grades.
  • These should be grade 1 in each subject! (see the explanation on Insight).
  • If it isn't a grade 1 you will need to set targets at your next 121 with your tutor to make sure it is next time!

Reflection Week

  • What is it?
  • This is when you enter your ‘Student Reflections’ on Insight
  • What is a ‘Student Reflection?’
  • Your assessment of how you are doing on your current course and what you need to do
  • When is Reflection Week?
  • Next week – from Monday 22nd October
  • What will happen?
  • In each of your subjects your teacher will work with you to help you reflect on your progress
  • You will then need to answer the questions on the ‘Subject Review’ link on Insight
  • The emphasis is on TARGET GRADES and how well you think you are doing compared to these
  • Why do I need to do it?
  • To help you meet that Target Grade!
  • When do I need to do it by?
  • As soon as possible after the lesson in which you have discussed ‘Reflections’ with your teacher
  • What happens next?
  • After half-term you will discuss your reflections with your teachers

Bioveterinary Sciences Open Day

  • Royal Veterinary College, London
  • Wed 31st October
  • 11.30am-4.00pm & 1.00pm-5.15pm
  • Tour of campus
  • Experience taster sessions/lectures
  • Speak to staff and current students
  • Booking is essential and can be completed at

Sexual Health Clinic

  • Free & confidential service
  • All contraception
  • 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 Years:

PLD Core:

Lesson 3 (w/c 08Oct & 15Oct)

  • Advice on support available in College
  • Internet Safety

Lesson 4 (w/c 22Oct & 05Nov)

  • Complete reflections on Insight
  • Monitoring and Review Systems

Student Union 2013 Executive Elections

  • You can apply to be President, Welfare EO&D, Environmental Officer, NUS, Charities Officer, Treasurer
  • Press Officer or Secretary.
  • These roles and more will be explained in your PLD lessons

“The role of the Students' Union is to discuss and resolve issues raised by other students as well as organising a range of charity work, raising money for local and international charities, improving participation in sports and providing support for the disadvantaged. The committed team of SU officers meet every week to decide on the plan of action and to deal with the issues that have been raised.

Everyone has an opportunity to run for a post in an election and get involved in the SU, irrespective of the course or subject they take. Working within the SU develops your character and gives you experience of working within a team whilst having fun at the same.”

Yegor Ryazanov - SU President 2012

  • President – weekly meetings with Principal, weekly meetings with exec. Face of College e.g. talks at Open Evenings, wreath on Remembrance Day etc. Motivation and leadership for the team – setting and tracking goals and targets
  • Vice President – work with and support the President in role.
  • President
  • Welfare EO&D
  • Environmental
  • NUS
  • Charities
  • Treasurer
  • Press Officer
  • Secretary
  • 1 year rep
  • Treloars
  • Sports council
  • Adults

Benefits of the Job

  • Speaking at events and representing the college shows many skills which will help you find work and get a Uni place
  • You meet many people from different industries who may be helpful to you in the future
  • You gain plenty of hands on experience in negotiating, meetings and discussions which will help you in the future.

For Second Years:

The Student Finance Tour

The Student Finance tour visited College to provide information for students on Finance for Uni including:

  • the types of student finance available
  • how to apply
  • repayment structure

UCAS deadlines

  • Advisory Deadline: 22nd October
  • Meet this if you can
  • But, don’t rush if you are not ready…..
  • We’d rather have a strong application after half-term than a rushed one before
  • Final Deadline: 26th November
  • There will be no UCAS clinic on Friday 19th Oct due to the College Inset Day