College Notices: w/c 23rd June 2014

by Kim Small.  

Important Dates

  • Tue 1st July – UCAS Registration Day
    • All students must register for UCAS at one of the advertised sessions in the LRC
  • Thu 3rd July - Progression Fair
    • 8.50am, 10.25am & 3.15pm lessons run as usual
    • 11.25am-12.30pm - lunch break
    • 12.30pm-3pm - follow Progression schedule
  • Fri 4th July – Taster Day
    • For Year 10 students of partner schools by invitation
    • No timetabled lessons for current students
    • Simply Go 2nd bus in and 1st bus home for student helpers
  • Wed 9th July – Last day of Teaching for this Academic Year
    • Full day of timetabled lessons
    • Simply Go buses - normal Wednesday service
  • Thu 10th July – Welcome Fest
    • For students starting College in September
    • No timetabled lessons for current students
    • Arrival on Simply go late buses in and leave on early buses home

UCAS 2015 Registration Day

  • In order to apply to university you must REGISTER for UCAS -ALL students must attend one of the following sessions in the LRC:-
  • on Tuesday 1st July
  • @ 9.30am / 10am / 10.30am / 11am / 11.30am / 12pm / 1.30pm / 2pm / 2.30pm / 3pm / 3.30pm / 4pm
  • YOU must be in the LRC 10 mins before the session start time to allow for logging on. Late comers will be turned away to attend the next session
  • You will then be provided with further information on applying through UCAS on the 3rd July

Progression Fair

  • Thursday 3rd July
  • Collect your timetable from your tutor TODAY (Thursday 26th June)
  • A separate programme will be given to students who have signed up for the work based sessions. If you wish to go to this and haven’t let your tutor know please do so today and go and see Kim in the Hub
  • Please see below for a list of confirmed exhibitors who will be at the fair
Universities and Colleges: Glasgow, University of Southampton, University of Frontier CGI Sponsored degree in Business and/or IT
Alton College Greenwich, University of Southampton Solent University Gap Guru Challengers - careers and volunteering
Arts University Bournemouth Kaplan Business and Law School Sparsholt College Hampshire Gap360 EHDC - East Hants District Council - careers
Bath, University of Kent, University of Strathclyde, University of Jubilee Sailing Trust Hampshire Constabulary
Bath Spa University King's College London Surrey, University of KOOSA Kids Ltd Hampshire Fire and Rescue
Bournemouth University Law, University of Sussex, University of Lattitude Global Volunteering Hampshire Football Assoc - careers and volunteering
Brighton, University of Leeds, University of Swansea University Mind the Gap Year IBM Apprenticeships / Placements
Bristol, University of Leicester, University of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music Outreach International Brendoncare - careers and volunteering
Bristol, University of West England Liverpool, University of Warwick, University of Oyster Worldwide KPMG School Leavers Programme
Brunel University London, University College Westminster University of Project Trust Lloyd's of London Apprenticeships
Canterbury Christ Church Manchester, University of Winchester, University of Projects Abroad Network Rail Apprenticeships
Cardiff Metropolitan Nottingham, University of University Overseas: Raleigh International Professional Training Solutions - training and apprenticeships
Cardiff University Oxford Brookes The Student World Real Gap and I-to-I Travel RAF Careers
Chichester, University of Portsmouth, University of IE University Spain Worldwide Experience Royal Mencap Society - careers and volunteering
Creative Arts, University for the Queen Mary, University of London Gap Year Providers: Employers / Apprenticeships /Volunteering Royal Navy and Royal Marine careers
East Anglia, University of Reading, University of Chawton Park Surgery - Vaccination advice Alton College Volunteering Security Watchdog - careers in employment screening
Exeter, University of Roehampton University EDT - Year in Industry Alton Lions Volunteering Virgin Media - Apprenticeships and careers
Falmouth University Royal Holloway, University of London ESL Language T Army Careers  
Farnborough, University Centre South Wales, University of Espirit Ski/Inghams/Ski Total BDO careers in Accountancy (subject to change)

Student Mentors/Ambassadors

  • Congratulations all those who have been nominated as Student Mentors/ Ambassadors.
  • The next training sessions will be:
    • Tuesdays 24th June, & 1st July, 12.45-1.30pm – DLC
  • Dates for your diaries:
    • Taster Day on Friday 4th July
    • & New Student Welcome Event on Thursday 10th July
    • & Induction Day Friday 5th September
  • Please ‘enrol’ on the Student Mentor course on Moodle, all the presentations will be there if you missed any training sessions.
  • I will contact you via Moodle notices so please remember to check your College emails
  • Jan - Welfare Mg, Student Hub

The Alternative is hiring!

  • The Alternative (Alton College’s student-run magazine) is hiring
  • The Alternative is looking for a group of writers, artists, gig-goers, cinephiles, cooks and opinionated individuals to contribute to the magazine over the next year.
  • If you’re interested, come to a short meeting on Wednesday 2nd July at 12.40pm in room 713 to meet the new editorial team and discuss ideas.

Ski Trip

  • Come and see the Ski Team Video in the DLC after PLD! 26th June.

Bursaries 2014-15

  • If you receive a bursary this year or think you might now be eligible, you must apply by collecting, completing and returning a 2014/15 application – available from the Student Hub
  • The 16-19 Discretionary Bursary fund aims to help you with the cost of your course. Transport and equipment (including books) are considered priority
  • To qualify your household income must be under £22,000 and if your household income is under £16,190 from September 2014 you will also be eligible for free College meals
  • You may also be entitled to the 16-19 Vulnerable £1,200 Bursary – see Bursary form for details