College Notices: w/c 11th March 2013

by Nicola Wells.  

1. Easter Eggstravaganza!

  • The annual ‘Name the Lion’ is at reception
  • Tickets £1 each
  • Proceeds to Bushy Leaze Children & Families Centre, Alton
  • Prizes: Giant Chocolate egg / Small cuddly Lion
  • Draw takes place: 28th March

2. Comic Relief Jumble Sale

  • Need a wardrobe revamp? – Unworn clothes we need you!
  • Please bring in items, clothing (no kids wear), shoes, accessories for our Comic Relief Jumble Sale
  • Just drop your bags off at the hub and each item will be sold for bargain prices
  • On Friday 15th March for Comic Relief
  • All funds raised will go to our collection

3. Charity Dodge Ball Tournament

  • FRIDAY 15th March
  • 12.45 in the Sports Hall
  • £6 per team
  • 6 players per team
  • See Suzy Batty (Gym) to submit teams and entry fee

4. Health and Wellbeing Fair

  • Thursday 21st March
  • 12-2pm
  • Refectory

5. GSA

  • Gay- Straight Alliance
  • Every Friday - Room 67 - 12.40 – 1.30
  • Find support
  • Be Support
  • Be Yourself
  • You don’t have to be gay to come along – you DO have to be anti homophobia and discrimination!
  • gsa@altoncollege.ac.uk

6. Simply Go Buses - Summer Exam Period

  • Please note the Simply Go Buses will be running a normal service during the summer exam period
  • This includes the inset day on the 3rd June.

7. The Alternative

  • The Alternative is starting a weekly TV review section.
  • We are looking for people who regularly watch a series (drama, comedy or documentary strand) and would be willing to write short weekly opinion pieces.
  • If you are interested email Robert Eyers on 9905197@alton.ac.uk

 8. Sexual Health Clinic

  • Free & confidential service
  • Contraception including the Pill, Patch, Injection, Emergency Contraception, Pregnancy testing, Chlamydia Screening and Condoms
  • Also advice on Coil and Implant and any other issues
  • Every Friday from 12.15pm to 2.00pm
  • Rooms 504 – 505 in the Student Hub – please use the Austen end entrance (orange door).

 9. UCAS Convention – Surrey

  • Mon 18th / Tue 19th March
  • Remember to collect a Convention Guide from the Student Hub to read before you go!
  • Remember which day and coach you are booked on – NO CHANGES ARE PERMITTED
  • Be at the front of College to board the coach from 9.15am

 10. Extended Project Introductory Meetings

  • Are you interested in doing an Extended Project?
  • EPQ is an additional qualification which carries half the UCAS points of a full A level. Universities look favourably on the qualification and ask about it at interviews.
  • If you are interested in doing EPQ and have commitment grade 1 for all of your current subjects, come along and find out more.
  • To try to even out the meetings, please attend as follows:-
  • Surnames A-L: Mon 18th March @ 12.40-1.10pm in the DLC
  • Surnames M-Z: Wed 20th March @ 12.40-1.10pm in the DLC
  • If you are attending the UCAS Convention on Monday please go to the Wednesday meeting / if you are attending the UCAS Convention on Tuesday please go to the Monday meeting

 11. Lancaster University Summer Schools

  • Year 12 Aspire Summer Schools available in:

» Arts & Social Science

» Business & Management

» Health & Medicine

  • All places are FREE for students who meet one or more of the following criteria: * neither parent attended university * is, or has been a looked after young person * has experienced difficult family or individual circumstances that have affected performance * has a disability that they feel would prevent them from progressing to higher education * is entitled to free school meals
  • For more information and to book a place visit: www.lancs.ac.uk/schools/summer-schools

 12. RED NOSE DAY! - BAKE DAY

  • The photography gang are holding a bake sale in the department on Friday 15th March to raise some ‘dough’ for Comic Relief!
  • Come and join us at break and lunchtime and help us raise as much money as possible!

 13. Student Finance Workshops

  • Places still available for workshops on the following dates:
  • Fri 22nd Mar: 10.00am - 2pm
  • Fri 26th Apr: 10.00am - 2pm
  • Experts from universities will be available to help you with your application (no matter which universities you have applied to)
  • Please sign up for a place at the Student Hub
  • All applications should be completed by the 31st May 2013 to ensure that the money is available for the start of Uni courses in Sep/Oct

 14. Student UCAS Survey on Moodle

  • Hello again all second years who have applied for HE through UCAS this year.....
  • Thanks to those that have already completed the survey - I really need more of you to respond so that I can confidently use the results to make improvements.
  • It would be really helpful if you would complete the survey by the end of this week (15th March): SHORT Survey
  • Thanks again, Esther Silver, Director of Student Support and Admissions