College Notices 20th April 2012

by Esther Silver.  

For All Students:

Bus and Train Passes

Have you collected your pass?

Please come to the Hub to collect your pass...

...many passes have been paid for but not collected, without your pass you will have to pay for your travel!

Volunteers needed

Butts Primary School in Alton: to listen to children read and share stories. All volunteers are needed, however, there is a need for male volunteers to encourage more boys to read. This is a great opportunity as it can fit around your free periods.

If you’re interested in helping please contact Helen Freeston, email or in the Student Hub, Tuesdays, 10.30am -2pm for more information

LRC Survey

This is your chance to influence how the LRC works and the resources provided for your use. Tell us how we could make it a better working area and what you think about the DVDs, e-books and other electronic resources.

The survey is on Moodle and a link will be emailed to all students.

Tell us more....

What is the most important/useful thing you could tell someone considering coming to the College?

It might be about….. your course, the teachers, the facilities, new friends, the campus, social life, enrichments, environment, the H u b, being near to town, different to school, inclusive, study periods, scholarship or bursary...

Why did you choose Alton College? Why should they?

Tell us, in a few sentences what you think, e-mail:

…. by next Monday 23rd April and the most useful entries will receive a £5 voucher for use in Amigo, Refectory or Costa Coffee

Modelling opportunity

Divi-Cult Vintage ( are offering our students the opportunity to volunteer to be models and take part in
the photo shoot for their website which will be taking place in our Photographic studio during lunchtime on Monday 30th April.

Students interested will need to come along to a meeting on Monday lunchtime on 23rd April – photography studio

Sexual Health Clinic

Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic

Every Friday from 12.15pm to 2.00pm

Rooms 504 – 505 in the Student Hub – please use the Austen end entrance (orange door).

For Students on a One Year Course:

Term dates


• Thursday 31st May and Friday 1st June are INSET days

• w/c 4th June is Half Term

For Students on the 1st Year of a 2 Year Course:

Term dates

  • There is NO STUDY LEAVE
  • You should attend all lessons until you have sat all exams in that subject
  • Thursday 31st May and Friday 1st June are INSET days, so no lessons but exams take place as scheduled
  • Bus services run as normal throughout
  • w/c 4th June is Half Term
  • Monday 11th June: start your 2nd yr work

Higher Education Information Evening for Parents

Thursday 3rd May @ 7pm – Sports Hall

Parents to book via the online store max 2 seats per family – FREE event

Presentations will include:

• Choosing a course and university

• Student Finance

• Advice and Guidance at Alton

For Students on the 2nd year of a 2 year course:

Term dates

Teaching for all A2 and 2nd year BTEC courses will finish on Friday 25th May

This means there are just 6 weeks of College left for you - make the most of them – talk to your teachers about any revision sessions available

Replying to Uni offers

Deadline for replying to offers:

9 May (if you had received all offers by 31 March)

If you need help deciding call in at Student Services drop-in, see Moodle / Student Support / Higher Education / Replying to Offers, or speak top your SSM/ST