College Notices: w/c 9th June 2014

by Kim Small.  

Important Information for Extended Project (EPQ) students

  • Please note that the following meetings will act as your taught sessions for the next 3 weeks:-
  • Fri 13th June - Martin Read Hall - 1pm - Barbara Frater meeting with EPQ students - showing you how to access the resources in the LRC eg academic journals, Gale's database etc.
  • Tuesday 17th June - Martin Read Hall - 1pm - speaker from Southampton Uni meeting with EPQ students- to discuss how you can develop research skills that are valued by Universities.
  • Weds 25th June (open evening day) - coach trip down to Southampton uni - research in Uni library and tour of campus. Optional - if interested you must sign up on the online store ASAP.

Dropping a course this Half Term?

  • Deadline Friday 13th June
  • We strongly encourage students to keep all four subjects to the end of term
  • You must retain at least 3 courses/BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Remaining courses should be C grade or above
  • Request an APPLICATION form from the Student Hub and return by Friday 13th June
  • (See Moodle announcement for details)

College emails:

  • Reminder:
  • Make sure you read your College emails regularly – don’t miss important information!

Students interested in the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

  • Attend a Meeting on Monday 16th June at 12.50pm in Room 861 for information on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
  • This course covers subjects such as Architecture, Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art, Graphics, Illustration, Photography and Film, 3D, Animation and more.....
  • Meet Foundation staff and current Foundation students
  • And find out how to apply

Foundation Diploma & BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design Exhibition

  • Private viewing Tuesday 17th June 6.30pm-9.00pm
  • Open to the Public 18th to 24th June 2014 from 10am-4pm
  • 3 Dimensional Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Fashion & Textiles, Photography and Film

BTEC Performing Arts at Alton College presents....

  • Musical Through the Ages
  • Come and join us as we transport you from the 1920s to 2011 in our musical production!
  • Performed in the Wessex Arts Centre
  • Wednesday 18th June @ 7.30pm
  • Tickets £7.50 (£6 Concessions)
  • Tel: 01420 592221
  • Wessex Arts Centre, Alton College, Old Odiham Road, Alton, GU34 2LX

Student Mentors/Ambassadors

  • Congratulations all those who have been nominated as Student Mentors/ Ambassadors.
    (I still have a few Tutors who haven’t given me any names so do check with your Tutor if you are unsure)
  • Training sessions will be:
    • Tuesdays 17th & 24th June, 1st July, 12.45-1.30pm – DLC
    • I will contact you via Moodle notices so please remember to check your College emails
  • Dates for your diaries:
    • New Student Welcome Event on Thursday 10th July
    • & Taster Day on Friday 4th July
    • & Induction Day Friday 5th September
  • Jan - Welfare Mg, Student Hub

College Open Evening

  • Wednesday 25th June
  • 3.30pm to 8.00pm
  • Lessons will finish at 12.40pm
  • Simply Go Buses have been rearranged and the last service for all buses departing College on the 25th June will be at 1.05pm

Progression Fair

  • Thursday 3rd July – 11.25am to 3.00pm
  • Timetabled lessons will be replaced by a programme for all including:
  • Presentations by Whatuni, visits to the Fair, sessions on Finance & UCAS applications
  • There will be over 80 exhibitors * Uni’s * Gap Year organisations * Employers * Apprenticeships * Volunteering *
  • If you are 100% certain you don’t want to go to Uni we need to know as an alternative work based programme will be taking place – Tutor please email names to Kim Small by 20th June

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For all students with lockers

  • ALL locker keys must be returned to the Student Hub by Friday 4th July for a £10 cash refund. Locker keys cannot be kept and used for the next academic year
  • You must clear your locker as they are emptied and cleaned over the holidays. No responsibility will be taken for any items left behind
  • Lockers for 2014-15 will be issued during September


  • 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!

Maths at University

  • Dr Calvin Smith, from Reading University's Maths Department, will be doing a fun Maths activity that will give you an idea of the sort of
    thing you might learn in a Maths degree
  • There will also be time for any questions about Maths at university – at Reading or other universities
  • Tuesday 17th June, 12.45 to 1.30pm, room 119.
  • Please let Dave Lynch know if you're interested in attending as we need to have an idea of numbers

University Open Days

  • See posters on the Red Route
  • & visit searching by university name
  • Parents/guardians to phone absence line in advance to authorise absence due to university open day visits