College Notices - 6th January 2012

by Kim small.  

Please find below a summary of the notices shown to First Years this week.  Some of the following is relevant to all students and will be repeated in the notices for Second Years on the 10th January.

All Students:

Volunteering Opportunities:

  • Come along and find out about the:

Lions Club Awards

Refectory on Tuesday 17th January 10.30am to 2.00pm

The weekly volunteering drop in with Helen will also be held in the Refectory at the above time on the 17th Jan


  • Exams start on the 9th January

Refer to the guidelines you have been given

You MUST have your College ID card with you

You MUST use black ink

You MUST NOT have mobile phones or bags in the exam room

Find out your exam room by viewing the Exam Notice Board in the Hub or on Moodle

Morning exams start at 9am, afternoon exams at 1.30pm - arrive at least 15mins before start time

Exam Stress getting you down?

  • Panic? Freeze? Can't remember even though you have been revising?
  • Come to the Exam Stress Busting workshops:

Learn and practice simple techniques to help you to remain calm and so do your best

Tue 10th Jan - 12.40 to 1.30pm - Room 32 Run by Chris Flannaghan and Jan Symes

Study Leave

  • If you have an exam in the MORNING you must attend all subsequent lessons that day.
  • If you have an exam during the AFTERNOON session you do not need to attend College in the morning, but must attend any lesson after the exam has finished.
  • If you are taking a RESIT, you are NOT entitled to any study leave.

Need help deciding on your next steps after College?

  • Need help/support researching higher education, further education, gap years, employment and training?
  • Book an appointment with the Careers Adviser, Jane Lightbody, through Moodle - Student Resources
  • There is also a careers drop-in on Mon, Tue, Thu between 1pm-2pm in the Hub.  No appointment necessary, just come along with queries or to book an appointment with Jane directly
  • First years:  PLD Core w/c 30th Jan will be focussing on your plans After Alton.

Student Services Drop ins

  • Need help with anything to do with your studies at Alton College?
  • e.g. course queries / exam revision techniques / time and organisation / coursework management / motivation etc
  • Please come along to the Hub, between 12.45pm - 1.30pm on Mon, Wed & Fridays

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 orange door at the Austen end entrance

First Years:

Sutton Trust Summer Schools

  • Find out what university life is really like with a free week-long introduction at a Sutton Trust Summer School
  • Open to all students who are first generation to attend university
  • Really excellent opportunity
  • Huge range of subjects
  • Find out more at
  • Applications close on 9th March 2012