College Notices: w/c 30th September 2013

by Kim Small.  

For All Students:

Messages from the Principal

Zero Tolerance Policy

• It is with regret that I inform you that a student has been expelled from College having been found on site with drugs in their possession.

• If you require support in this area please talk to us.

We have had a number of complaints from neighbours about litter outside of the College. Neighbours have also complained about students sitting on steps and / or leaning on fences outside their houses.

• It is important that we keep positive relationships with our neighbours and that students are good ambassadors for the College.

• Do not litter on or off campus. Use the bins provided.

• Please respect our College and our neighbours' property.

Thank you.

Jane Machell - Principal

College Open Evening

  • Thursday 3rd October
  • (6.00pm-9.00pm)
  • Teaching finishes at 12.25pm for second years and first years must go to PLD with their Tutor at 12.30pm
  • Buses have been rearranged and the last service for all buses departing College on the 3rd Oct will be at 1.05pm

Jeans for Genes Day

  • Staff and students raised an impressive £430 on Jeans for Genes day.
  • This money has been sent off to support children with genetic diseases.
  • Thanks to everyone for their generosity and support and particularly to those that gave up their time to collect money on the day.

Instrumental/Singing Lessons

Terrorism Information Event

  • Hampshire Constabulary are holding an information event on Terrorism and how it affects us all and what can be done to prevent it.
  • On 22nd October @ 19:30
  • Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, Hook. RG27 9NN
  • Event aimed at students aged 16+
  • Parents/Guardians welcome
  • What is Terrorism?
  • What exactly is a Terrorist?
  • How can I make a difference?
  • Further info from:

Maths Workshops

  • Every Mon, Tue and Wed
  • 1.00 to 2.00pm – in Room 121
  • Come along and get help with any of your Maths queries - whatever course you are doing, from FSMQ Money Management to A2 Further Maths
  • All AS Maths students with a B grade at GCSE have this timetabled once per week - make sure you attend on either Mon, Tue or Wed every week.
  • Similarly, all AS Use of Maths students with a C grade at GCSE; all A2 Maths/UoM students with an E grade at AS or a U grade in Core 1/Core 2/Algebra; and all students without a D grade doing GCSE Maths must attend Maths Workshop every week.


  • 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!

Student Finance Tour

  • ‘Think you can’t afford University, think again!’
  • Presentation by the Student Finance Tour
  • Thursday 10th October @ 1pm
  • Martin Read Hall
  • Presentation aimed at first year students but anyone welcome to attend

Free NHS Stop Smoking Support (for students, parents and staff)

  • The NHS Quit4Life Stop Smoking Service offers a free drop-in clinic with up to eight weeks Nicotine Replacement Therapy and regular weekly support. No appointment necessary.
  • The clinic runs at:
  • Alton Cardiac Rehab Centre, Chawton Park Road, Alton, GU34 1RQ
  • Every Wednesday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Support is also available at Boots The Pharmacy – 52 High St, Alton, GU34 1ET
  • Enter your postcode at to find your most convenient clinic!
  • If you can’t make a clinic, telephone support is also available offering access to medication and full support.
  • Text: QUIT to 60123 / Call: 0845 602 4663

For First Years:

More Able and Talented

  • On Friday 4th October we will be launching our ‘More Able and Talented’ programme for the coming academic year.
  • @ 1pm – Martin Read Hall
  • Students who performed very strongly in their GCSE’s will already have had an email invitation.
  • Anyone else is welcome to attend but will need to book a place by signing up at the Hub.

For Second Years:

UCAS clinics

  • If you are applying to university and haven’t yet visited a UCAS clinic, come along and get a section signed off
  • This will speed things up when you are ready to submit your completed application and we can help with any questions
  • Sign up at the Student Hub.

UCAS clinics are held in the LRC on:

  • Mon & Wed: 12.30pm-3.30pm
  • Fridays: 9am-12pm


  • Friday 25th Oct: Advisory College deadline
  • Monday 25th Nov: FINAL College deadline