Student News

CAR PARKING

Student News Feed - 28 April, 2017 - 16:07
by Jon Myers.  

Due to high levels of demand in the car parks please be aware of the following:

 

·         From Wednesday 3rd May, entry to the Edward Road car parks will be manned.  If you do not have a parking permit you will not be allowed into the car park.

 

·         Please allow time for parking, particularly on days when you have an exam

 

·         As stated on your parking permit,  a permit does not guarantee you a parking space. If you arrive at College mid-morning the car parks may be full.

 

·         Parking must be in the designated spaces only and not in hatched areas, outside of spaces etc. Poor parking can block access for emergency services.

 

·         Disabled parking spaces are reserved for students, staff or visitors who need them.   

 

·         Reserved parking spaces by the Austen Building should not be used  - these should be kept free for staff who need to come and go for meetings off-site

 

·         If you do park on residential streets please park with consideration for our neighbours

 

Jon Myers

Assistant Principal

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For 2nd Years: IMPORTANT UCAS Reminders

Student News Feed - 28 April, 2017 - 11:03
by Kim Small.  

Replying to offers:

Many of you with a deadline of 4th May are still to accept offers – please ensure that you log on to UCAS track and accept your firm and insurance choices by the deadline. If you don’t, UCAS will decline all of your offers on your behalf and you will lose your university places!

Student Finance:

If you have applied for 2017 entry, the deadline to apply for student finance is the 26th May 2017. If you don’t apply by this date you may not get your money in time for the start of your course.

  • Register online – www.gov.uk/studentfinance
  • Fill in the application – apply using your firm (first) choice of university – this can be changed online later if needed
  • Print, sign and return the declaration form

If you have deferred your entry until 2018 – make a note that you will need to apply for student finance online at www.gov.uk/studentfinance between Feb-May 2018.

DSAs - Disabled Student Allowances

If you are applying for DSAs or are unsure whether you should apply, please attend a talk on Friday 5th May in room 70 at 1pm.

Taking a Gap Year and applying to Uni when you have left College

Please click on the following link which explains the procedure you will need to follow: http://www.altoncollege.ac.uk/the-college/for-former-students .  You will also receive details of the UCAS registration sessions that we hold at College when this information is available. Please note that if you registered for UCAS this year you will need to register again for 2018 entry.

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All English GCSE Students

Student News Feed - 25 April, 2017 - 13:32
by Libby Morgan.  

As your teachers will have told you, there will be mock exams running for both papers of the English GCSE.
Paper 1 is on the morning of Tuesday 2nd May and Paper 2 is on the morning of Tuesday 9th May.

For both exams you will be off timetable and the registers will be marked accordingly.

This is an extremely useful way to give you an experience of the full exam. Where possible, access arrangements have been put in place. Your English teachers will have this information and will tell you where you need to be.

As this is a mock you will be expected to attend your lessons after the exam has finished.

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38X BUS CURRENTLY BROKEN DOWN ON A3

Student News Feed - 28 March, 2017 - 14:52
by Fiona Salmon.  

38x from Portsmouth to Petersfield - due in to College at 15:15 today is running late and currently under roadside repair on the A3

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ALL English Literature and English Language and Literature students: A Streetcar Named Desire' Radio 3 this Sunday, 26th March

Student News Feed - 24 March, 2017 - 15:17
by Susan Greenhalgh.  

This is highly recommended to ALL students studying this play.
Starring the talented Ann-Marie Duff as Blanche, this will be excellent and will provide essential revision for you all.
The production is: 9pm until 10.55 on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday, 26th March.
We recommend that you listen in!

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Find out about the winners of the last Unloc Enterprise Day

Student News Feed - 24 March, 2017 - 12:20
by Peter Cox.  

Watch the link below to find out what's happening with the winners of the last Unloc Enterprise Day at Alton College

https://youtu.be/JULiR-usegA

Places still available for 27th March - sign up here: surveymonkey.com/r/unlocday

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Unloc Enterprise Day- 27th March

Student News Feed - 24 March, 2017 - 11:23
by Peter Cox.  

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Have a brilliant business idea? Want to learn more about starting a company and compete in Dragon's Den style activity?

Come to Unloc Enterprise Day
Monday 27th March, 9am-4.30pm, Martin Read Hall

The day is designed to put students through their entrepreneurial paces. Comprising of inspiring talks from real-life CEOs and MD's, the day also includes series of masterclasses run by the UnLoc Team ranging from how to build a business vision to how to pitch your idea to investors. The day will conclude with a pitching competition and prizes.

Places still available - sign up now: surveymonkey.com/r/unlocday

More information on the last Unloc day @altoncollege altoncollege.ac.uk/news/students-unloc-enterprising-ideas

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LAST CHANCE - Student Survey

Student News Feed - 24 March, 2017 - 11:22
by Peter Cox.  

The Student Survey will close today at 1630.

If you haven't completed it, please do so at

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ACsurvey17

Results are anonymous but this is your opportunity to help make the decisions to make Alton College even better!

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Dodge ball for comic relief

Student News Feed - 23 March, 2017 - 13:05
by Joshua Reeves.  

Thank  all teams that have signed up for dodge ball, the applications are now closed.

Please could all teams participating ensure they are  wearing sports clothes (shorts, trainers and T-shirts) You will not be able to participate if you are wearing the incorrect clothes.

All students are welcome to watch the tournament, any donations welcome, its for a great cause!

Sports hall - Friday 24th March 2017 - 12:40pm-2pm

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Student survey - last chance to take part!

Student News Feed - 21 March, 2017 - 12:32
by Peter Cox.  

The Student Survey is about to close! You have until Friday to complete it.

If you haven't completed it, please do so at

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ACsurvey17

Results are anonymous but this is your opportunity to help make the decisions to make Alton College even better!

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Reminder: Employment and Apprenticeship Fair – TODAY (Tuesday 21st March) – 1-3pm

Student News Feed - 21 March, 2017 - 11:35
by Kim Small.  

In response to requests from students we are holding an Employment and Apprenticeship Fair on Tuesday 21st March from 1-3pm in the College Refectory.

The Fair is open to ALL students and we would recommend attending between the following times to avoid it becoming too busy:-

  • 1-2pm: First year students and second years who have applied to go to university. Find out about possible opportunities you can take up alongside your College courses, during holidays etc.
  • 2-3pm: Second year students who are intending to go into employment / apprenticeship / gap year after College

All second year students who have not applied to go to university must attend the presentation in the Martin Read Hall at 1pm.

This is YOUR chance to speak to local employers and find out about current vacancies, how to apply, prepare for interviews, what skills you need and more. Opportunity to also find out about Degree Apprenticeships at the University of Portsmouth.

We hope you will all make the most of this valuable opportunity.

Exhibitors:

  • Absolute Healthcare
  • Aldi
  • BAE Systems
  • Biocompatibles UK Ltd
  • Challengers
  • Enterprise
  • EY
  • Face TV
  • Hampshire Futures
  • Hollybourne Developments
  • On Track Recruitment
  • PETA Ltd
  • Portfolio Recruitment
  • Reassured
  • Robert Simmons Legal Services Ltd
  • South Central Ambulance Service
  • Thunderbolt Digital
  • Treloar’s
  • University of Portsmouth (Degree Apprenticeships)
  • Vodafone
  • Xtrac Limited
  • Wheels to Work

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Cake sale for comic relief

Student News Feed - 21 March, 2017 - 09:37
by Joshua Reeves.  

Comic Relief Cake Sale

Friday 24th March 1-2pm

The refectory

The level 1 student council will be selling cakes to raise money for comic relief. Find out more about what Comic relief does and who they support here http://www.comicrelief.com/what-we-do

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SIGN UP FOR DODGEBALL

Student News Feed - 21 March, 2017 - 09:18
by Joshua Reeves.  


Dodgeball Tournament for 
Comic Relief 2017 The Student Union will be hosting a dodge ball tournament on Friday 24th March 2017 at 12:40pm - 2pm   Sign up to one of the greatest throw downs of all time! Enter a Team of 5 people for £5 (that's only £1 per person) To sign up your team E-MAIL Joshua.reeves@altoncollege.ac.uk post with your Team name & Names of each member of your team. Wear Sports Kit, Enter a team name & do your best! Prizes for - Winning Team - Runners Up - MVP (Most Valuable Player) - Best Team Name SIGN UP NOW & we look forward to all of you coming. Alton College Student’s Union.

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Dodgeball this friday! Sign up now.

Student News Feed - 20 March, 2017 - 10:08
by Joshua Reeves.  

Dodgeball Tournament for Comic Relief 2017

The Student Union will be hosting a dodge ball tournament on Friday 24th March 2017 at 12:40pm - 2pm

Sign up to one of the greatest throw downs of all time!

Enter a Team of 5 people for £5 (that's only £1 per person)

To sign up your team please reply to this forum post with your Team name & Names of each member of your team.

Wear Sports Kit, Enter a team name & do your best!

Prizes for

- Winning Team

- Runners Up

- MVP (Most Valuable Player)

- Best Team Name

SIGN UP NOW & we look forward to all of you coming.

Alton College Student’s Union.

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Reminder: Student Finance Workshops in the LRC today (Friday 17th March)

Student News Feed - 17 March, 2017 - 11:58
by Kim Small.  

Reminder - Student Finance Workshop today (Friday 17th March)

If you have completed a UCAS application you will now need to apply for student finance.

Workshops are being held in the LRC today between 12-2pm.

Don't delay applying - apply now with your first choice and this can be changed at a later date if need be.

A representative from the University of Portsmouth’s Student Finance Centre will be running the workshop – applicable for any course at any university.

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LIMITED CAR PARKING - THURSDAY 16TH MARCH

Student News Feed - 15 March, 2017 - 12:50
by Fiona Salmon.  

Engineering Department are hosting their 'RACE FOR THE LINE' Event all day tomorrow (THURSDAY) in the LEFT hand lower section of CAR PARK C so there will be limited spaces in that area.

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DODGE BALL TOURNAMENT

Student News Feed - 14 March, 2017 - 16:36
by Joshua Reeves.  

Dodgeball Tournament for Comic Relief 2017

The Student Union will be hosting a dodge ball tournament on Friday 24th March 2017 at 12:40pm - 2pm

Sign up to one of the greatest throw downs of all time!

Enter a Team of 5 people for £5 (that's only £1 per person)

To sign up your team please reply to this forum post with your Team name & Names of each member of your team.

Wear Sports Kit, Enter a team name & do your best!

Prizes for

- Winning Team

- Runners Up

- MVP (Most Valuable Player)

- Best Team Name

SIGN UP NOW & we look forward to all of you coming.

Alton College Student’s Union.

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Student Finance Workshop – this Friday, 17th March

Student News Feed - 14 March, 2017 - 10:46
by Kim Small.  

Student Finance Workshop - Friday 17th March

If you have completed a university application you will need to apply for Student Finance.

There are 2 types of Finance to apply for:

  • Tuition Fee Loan - this covers the course cost and is paid straight to the university (not dependent on your household income)
  • Maintenance Loan - helps pay for your living costs and is paid into your bank account (the amount you receive depends on your household income and where you live and study)

Don’t wait until you have a confirmed place, apply now with your first choice and this can be changed at a later date if need be.

We are holding a workshop on the 17th March between 12-2pm in the LRC – sign up for a place at the Student Hub.

If you have started an application and have a question or don’t know where to start please come along.

A representative from the University of Portsmouth’s Student Finance Centre will be running the workshop – applicable for any course at any university.

Make the most of this opportunity by signing up now!

Don’t leave it too late otherwise you won’t have the money ready for when you start your university course.

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Unloc Enterprise Day- 27th March

Student News Feed - 13 March, 2017 - 10:33
by Peter Cox.  

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Have a brilliant business idea? Want to learn more about starting a company and compete in Dragon's Den style activity?

Come to Unloc Enterprise Day
Monday 27th March, 9am-4.30pm, Martin Read Hall

The day is designed to put students through their entrepreneurial paces. Comprising of inspiring talks from real-life CEOs and MD's, the day also includes series of masterclasses run by the UnLoc Team ranging from how to build a business vision to how to pitch your idea to investors. The day will conclude with a pitching competition and prizes.

Places still available - sign up now: surveymonkey.com/r/unlocday

More information on the last Unloc day @altoncollege altoncollege.ac.uk/news/students-unloc-enterprising-ideas

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Student Survey

Student News Feed - 13 March, 2017 - 10:33
by Peter Cox.  

Please complete the student survey if you haven't yet! It is so important that we hear from you about your experiences of the College.

The survey is available at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ACsurvey17

Results are anonymous but this is your opportunity to help make the decisions to make Alton College even better!

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