College Notices: w/c 28th January 2013

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Bus Passes

  • Summer Term Bus payment instalments are now available on the Alton College online store

Road Safety Awareness Week

  • Next week: week commencing 4th Feb
  • Mon 4th Feb: Road Safety Simulator
  • 11am-2pm – Refectory
  • Thu 7th Feb: Impaired Goggles & Drug Box
  • 11am-2pm - Refectory
  • Fri 8th Feb: Moped Safety – React or Distract
  • 11am-2pm - Refectory

Battle of the Bands

  • Come along and support the………
  • Alton College Heat for Battle of the Bands
  • TODAY! 29th Jan – 12.45-2pm – Martin Read Hall

Alton College Foundation Development Fund

  • The Foundation offers grants of up to £500 to full-time students aged 16-19 studying at Alton College.
  • Funds provided for specific activities such as additional tuition, field trips or items of equipment/materials associated with studies.
  • Applications can be made either on an individual basis or for a group of students and should be made in writing explaining what the grant is for and why the request should be considered.
  • Applicants must have completed a full term at College.
  • Contact:
  • Additional info:

Lions Club Awards 2013

  • Completed Lions Club Award Forms should be handed in by TODAY – 29th Jan . Drop them into the Student Hub.
  • If you need any more information about the awards or volunteering generally please contact Helen Freeston, Volunteer Coordinator – or pop in to the Student Hub, Tuesday 10.30am – 2pm.

PLD Core (for first years)

  • PLD sessions will be focussing on volunteering...
  • what are the benefits
  • how to find placements
  • how to record and get recognised

UCAS Card (for first years)

  • Get great information so you can make the right decisions. Registering will give you:
  • a monthly email, full of relevant information
  • tailored information from education providers about subjects and courses that interest you
  • a discount card to use on and offline.
  • Apply online:

Interested in applying to Oxford or Cambridge? (for first years)

  • Meeting on FRIDAY 8th FEBRUARY
  • Venue: Martin Read Hall
  • Time 9.00 - 10.15am
  • Find out about the applications process, what Oxbridge are looking for in a student as well as what you can expect from life at Oxford or Cambridge.

Considering applying to Uni in the US?

Student Finance for Uni (for second years)

  • If you have applied to start a Higher Education course in 2013 you will shortly be required to complete your Student Finance application online via the website
  • It is anticipated that applications for 2013 entry will open sometime during February.
  • We will be running workshops for students who would like help completing their application
  • If you have applied for deferred entry to start in 2014 you do you not need to complete a Student Finance application this year.
  • Further information to follow .

Replying to Uni Offers (for second years)

  • If you are at the stage of replying to your university offers, please remember to give this careful thought.
  • Once you accept an offer, including an insurance offer, you are committed to that course
  • Your firm acceptance is your first choice – if your firm choice is a conditional offer you should accept another offer as an insurance choice
  • We strongly advise that you select an insurance offer that is safe and within your current working at grades.
  • Your insurance must ask for lower grades than your firm.

How and when to reply to offers:

  • Use Track to reply to your offers ( – Track Progress)
  • Your reply date will be displayed in Track and is based on when the last decision is received from your choices so it may be different to other people.
  • Last Decision by:

    Your reply date








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