College Notices: w/c 6th May 2013

by Nicola Wells.  

FOR ALL STUDENTS:

Your email is changing

• On May 16th your College Live@Edu account will be upgraded to Office 365 for education.

• After the upgrade you will have two accounts:

An Office 365 account for access to all Office 365 for education services, email etc.

A personal Microsoft account which will give you access to your existing SkyDrive and the files you have stored there.

• Both accounts can be accessed using your current username and password.

• There should be no interruption to your access to email or your SkyDrive during the upgrade process.

What you need to do: Look out for further information on these changes; this will be emailed to you and available on Moodle.

Contact / Address Details

• It is important that all students check that their Contact Details under the Personal Details tab on Insight are correct.

• We are getting a number of phone calls from parents who are not listed as a contact and we are unable to provide them with any information.

• If you need to change/add anything to your Contact/Address details please complete a form at the Student Hub.

Volunteering

• Helen Freeston, the Volunteering Co-ordinator is in the Student Hub between 10.30am – 2pm every Tuesday

(except w/c 20th May – when Helen will be in on Mon 20th, rather than Tue 21st)

• Many volunteering opportunities available – pop along to see Helen or email helen.freeston@cfeh.org.uk

GSA

• 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!

gsa@altoncollege.ac.uk

The Alternative

• Issue 3 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 www.altonalternative.co.uk

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).

FOR 100 STUDENTS:

Summer Exams

• Please be considerate of your fellow students by observing notices and keeping quiet where exams are taking place.

FOR 200 STUDENTS:

Summer Exams

• Exams start on Monday 13th May

• Exam information is displayed on Insight

• Your room location and seat reference shows TBC (to be confirmed) until 24 hours before your exam, when the room and seat information will be displayed. Please ensure you check this carefully – this is the only place it will be displayed.

• Please be considerate of your fellow students by observing notices and keeping quiet where exams are taking place.

Solent Career Coach

• The Solent Career Coach is visiting College:-

• TODAY from 11am-2pm in the Austen Building car park

• Visit the coach and speak with skilled advisors who will help you look at progression options with advice on * Specific jobs * Education and training * Potential earnings * Regional job information

Taster Day for BTEC Students

FREE Taster Day

• Saturday 18th May

• @ the University of West London

• Courses available: Business * Computing * Psychology * Forensic Science * Law * Criminology * Music * Art & Design and Media * Hospitality & Tourism

For further information and to book a place please click on: http://btectasterday.eventbrite.co.uk/#

Taster day for courses in Airport / Tourism Management

• FREE Taster Day

• Friday 28th June

• @ the University of West London

• For students interested in studying Airline and Airport Management or Travel and Tourism Management in Higher Education

• For further information and to book a place please click on: http://dayofhe28jun2013at.eventbrite.co.uk/#

PLD Core

w/c 6th May

• Personal Statements – All students

• Important, guidance – Introduction Session

w/c 13th & 20th May

• Personal Statements continued

• Update personal CV if needed

Exam Stress getting you down?

• Exam Stress Busting workshops:

• Learn and practice simple techniques to help you to remain calm and so do your best

• TODAY 12.40- 1.30pm room 90

• Run by Lizzy Le Fort and Jan Symes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=853oZbRnQ5I

Ski Trip 2014

FOR 300 STUDENTS:

Celebration & Award Evening

CLASS OF 2013

Wednesday 11th September 2013

7.30pm – 9.00pm

• You are invited back to College to celebrate your success, share your plans for the future and say goodbye to old classmates.

• The Celebration & Awards Evening recognises the tremendous achievements of our students during their time at College and special Awards are presented to former students who have been nominated by their peers and teachers for outstanding achievements.

• The event is free, so reserve a place for you and up to 2 family members through the Online Store

• Link: http://store.altoncollege.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?catid=193&modid=1&compid=1

• Guest speaker: To be announced.

• Light refreshments will be served.

Solent Career Coach

• The Solent Career Coach will be visiting College on:-

• Thursday 9 th May from 11am-2pm in the Austen Building car park

• Visit the coach and speak with skilled advisors who will help you look at progression options with advice on * Specific jobs * Education and training * Potential earnings * Regional job information

• Make use of this valuable opportunity and sign up for a slot at the Student Hub