College Notices: w/c 15th September 2014

by Kim Small.  

For All students

Student Behaviour

  • We've received complaints about the behaviour of some of our students
  • Whilst walking to College, waiting at bus stops etc, please show courtesy and do not block the pavements, also be aware of the language you use
  • Remember - Stagecoach buses are used by members of the public as well as by students
  • For the very small number of students who might not show courteous behaviour, remember that poor behaviour reflects badly upon the College.
  • Please show respect for others

Student Watch

  • Thinking about a career in the Police? Want to work alongside them in their day to day work in helping people prevent crime?
  • Student Watch is a crime partnership between Alton College an Hampshire Constabulary allowing students an insight into the work of the Police.
  • First meeting – Friday 1pm – room 73 (red route)

Do you like to sing? Do you like to dance?

  • Why not get involved in the College show ‘A Night at the Movies’
  • You must be available for weekly rehearsals on Wednesdays 2-4pm and the performances on 21st and 22nd January
  • Please contact Louisa Church for more information

Instrumental/Singing Lessons

  • If you are interested in instrumental/singing lessons please email Pande Shahov and you will be emailed all the necessary information and a link to the online sign-up form

Charity Event – Friday 19th September

  • Charity Event – Friday 19th September at 3.30pm in the Sports Hall to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Penalty Shoot out
  • Anyone can come along and have a go
  • £1 fee allowing 5 attempts

Ultimate Sport Challenge

  • Raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Trust
  • Tuesday 23rd September @ 12.30
  • Team of 4
  • Previous winner was an International cricketer
  • Cake to be won
  • £1 per person / 20p for spectators
  • You will play all these Sports: Netball (shooting) / Badminton (serving) / Basketball (shooting) / Football (crossbar) / Cricket (bowling the wickets) / Lacrosse (catching from the wall) / Rugby (passing through a hoop) / Dig shot (shot into ground basket)

Rounders tournament to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care

  • Thursday 25th September @ 12.45pm
  • Venue: Alton College Sports Hall
  • Equipment needed: Sports kit e.g. trainers
  • Cost: any donation (minimum £1) per player
  • Team: 8 players per team
  • Test your skills for chance to win a chocolate medal!!!

Penalty Shootout

  • Can you beat the keeper?
  • Think you can score 3 in a row?
  • Win a prize for scoring 2 or 3 goals!!!!
  • Each penalty is only 20p!!!
  • Participate in a charity event to raise money for Macmillan Cancer support!
  • Friday 26th September – Sports Hall – 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Open Evening

  • Thursday 2nd October
  • From 3.30pm to 8.00pm
  • College finishes at 1pm
  • Please speak to your subject teachers to see how you can help

Calling Football referees…..

  • If anyone is a qualified Football referee and are available on a Wednesday afternoon
  • Please contact Dean Gillatt in the Sports department
  • You could referee some College games and get paid

Ski 2015

  • Apres Ski
  • Donutting, Karaoke, Ice Hockey, Murder Games, Sauna and Swim, Awards Night

For First Years only:

Have you…….

  • Completed your……………
  • Induction Checklist
  • Time Management (Alton College Study Plan)

New Parents’ Welcome Evening 2014

  • Thursday 18th September
  • A chance for parents to meet Tutors
  • @ 6pm in Tutor Base rooms
  • Students are not required to attend


  • Check all of your information on Insight including the Personal Details tab and your qualifications on entry information under the Exams tab
  • Go to the student hub if changes need to be made

For Second Years only:

Work Experience Briefing

  • Tuesday 30th September
  • Compulsory meeting for all Level 3 students going out on Work Experience
  • Martin Read Hall @ 1pm

UCAS Deadlines

  • 19th September: Deadline for all Oxbridge, Medics, Dentists and Vets
  • 24th October: advisory College deadline for A-level student applications
  • 14th November: advisory College deadline for BTEC Ext Dip student applications
  • 24th November: FINAL College deadline for ALL applications


  • Please collect a copy of the 'Completing your UCAS Application' booklet from your tutor today (if you haven't already done so)
  • UCAS clinics are held daily in the LRC from 1pm to 3pm
  • Sign up for a slot at the Student Hub
  • Don’t wait to complete your application before attending a UCAS clinic

UCAS Procedures

  • Register on if you haven’t already done so
  • Log on to Insight and click on the UCAS Application tab
  • Read the Summary page and add your UCAS ID
  • Complete the following sections of the online UCAS application: Personal Details / Additional info / Student Finance / Education / Employment – and sign up to attend a UCAS clinic at the Hub- you can complete 1 section at a time and get it checked or several in one go
  • Complete Course choices and Personal Statement sections on Insight and obtain approval from your tutor – once approved transfer your choices and statement to your online UCAS application
  • Complete the pay/send section of the online application
  • Attend a UCAS clinic for final approval (sign up at the Hub)
  • Your application and reference will then be sent to UCAS within 15 term days