College Notices: w/c 25th February 2013

by Kim small.  

Student Hub:

  • The Student Hub will be closing early at 4pm on Tuesday 26th Feb.

Reflection Week – next week!

  • The March Review period is about to start and ‘Student Reflections’ will be open on INSIGHT from Mon 4th to Fri 8th Mar.
  • You will be doing some work in lessons helping you to reflect on how you are doing and what else you might need to do – please use this to think about your progress and answer the questions as thoroughly as you can.
  • Help us to help you

Apprenticeships Talk – this is aimed at second years, but first year students are welcome to attend

  • Apprenticeships are a great opportunity to gain qualifications and workplace experience at the same time. They involve working for an employer while studying for a qualification part-time with a training provider or college.
  • Come along to the Martin Read Hall on Tuesday 5th March at 1pm to learn about the different types of apprenticeships available and how to search for them.
  • There are over 200 types of apprenticeships in a huge range of industry sectors, lots of opportunities, especially in the areas of – Business, IT, Engineering, Project Management
  • Even if you have already applied to university it is worth considering apprenticeships–they will often sponsor you through a foundation degree, degree or professional qualification.

Volunteer Student Bloggers Wanted

  • The Fundraising Team for the Engineering and Design Technology Centre are looking for savvy students with a juicy journalistic passion!
  • 2 volunteer posts available
  • Great opportunity with a great reward which will look amazing on your journo CV
  • Apply by emailing a blog of 250 words and a photo of the current building site to
  • Closing date: 28th Feb 2013 @ 4pm
  • Email us if you need more information
  • Becky & Frances – Building Futures Fundraising Team

Volunteering Opportunity

  • Are you interested in teaching as a career? Do you like to chat? Would you like to help adults who are learning to speak English?
  • Volunteer assistant teachers needed for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Citizenship class at Alton College on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9pm.
  • If you are interested, please contact Cathrin Brockhaus:

Comic Relief Fashion Show

  • Interested in fashion design or styling?
  • The Student Union is staging a fashion show for Comic Relief on March 15th
  • We need teams of designers/stylists to compete in a Gok style fun fashion show
  • The challenge – to create six different looks
  • Even more of a challenge – create one look from the College Comic Relief jumble sale
  • A huge challenge – design for unique models (students have asked teachers to rise to this challenge!)
  • For more information contact Chloe Freemantle or Harriet Robins by email

Comic Relief Fundraiser

  • The Student Union will be holding a jumble sale on Friday 15th March
  • Bag up your clothes and bring in your unwanted clothes and shoes to the Hub
  • All proceeds will go to Comic Relief
  • See Moodle for more details

Surrey UCAS Convention – For First Years

  • Mon 18th / Tue 19th March
  • 200 places available on each day
  • Over 100 uni's present to give info, advice and guidance on your future plans.
  • This is a really excellent opportunity to kick start your uni research.
  • Book your place via the online store - £3.50 – please pay by card online and not with cash/cheque at the Hub

PLD Core - For First Years

  • w/c 25th Feb - Career/Uni/Apprenticeship research
  • w/c 4th Mar - Complete subject review/reflections on Insight

Student Finance Workshops – For Second Years

  • Places still available at the first work shop being held on:
  • Friday 1st March from 10am-2pm – Room 403
  • You don’t need to wait until you’ve accepted a place to apply for student finance.
  • Experts from the University of Portsmouth will be visiting to help you with your application (no matter which universities you have applied to)
  • Please sign up for a place at the Student Hub

The Alternative

  • Issue 2 of The Alternative, the Alton College magazine, written, designed and edited by you, the college students, is now live. To read articles, reviews, cartoons and more visit
  • To keep The Alternative vibrant, we want a range of writers from all areas of the college. If you feel you’ve something to say and want to share it with a wider audience then email the editor, Robert Eyers at or follow the link on the website.
  • The deadline for the Issue 3 is Friday 15th March (the Ides of March!)


  • 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!

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).