Student News

Christmas Card Competition

Student News Feed - 16 November, 2017 - 10:21
by Victoria Small.  

Don't forget, there is still time to submit your entry for the Christmas Card Competition.

Feeling festive and creative? We are, and we’re looking for a photograph to use on the College’s Christmas Card 2017. The photograph can be of anything you like (keep it tasteful!) so please do photograph other creative work, for example if you’ve engineered an amazing product, knitted a Christmas Jumper or perhaps illustrated or painted something brilliant, or even have a beautifully festive maths equation! Equally you can just photograph still life. The choice is yours.

Entries must be submitted by the closing date (01/12/17) and any entries received after this time will not be considered.

The winner will be contacted via email Friday 1 December and announced on Moodle. We hope to photograph the winner with their work to be used in news story on the website.

Task: Submit x 1 photograph for use on College’s digital Christmas Card 2017

Subject: Anything festive

Open to: All students on all courses (one photograph submission per student please)

Closing date: Friday 1 December, noon

Prize: £25 Jack Wills Voucher

Technical: 300dpi or over, jpeg or tiff only

Please email your photograph to: altoncollegemarketing@gmail.com

Please add: your first name, surname and course details

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Safe Drive, Stay Alive 2017 - Yr1 Students L2 and L3 -COACHES NOW FULL

Student News Feed - 15 November, 2017 - 08:38
by Darren Della Maestra.  

If you haven't already booked onto this compulsory event, you will not be able to book on to it now.  All 8 coaches booked are full and we can't accept any more bookings.  Sadly you have missed out on this occasion and can remain at home as there are no lessons on this day as it is Staff Inset Day.

If you are booked onto the event on the 21st November please make sure you arrive at college by 08:45am at the latest.  This may mean that you need to look at getting a different (earlier) bus or train or ask your parents if they can drop you off earlier to college on Tuesday.

Bus and train timetables are available on the Alton College website:

http://www.altoncollege.ac.uk/sixth-form/transport 

If you are intending on staying in Basingstoke after the event or meeting the college at The Anvil then please could you ask your parent(s) to email the college using the contact us tab (some of you have already done this and I have a list of these students).

I would expect the event to finish at 12:00pm and coaches to return to college by 1:00pm.

As a final note, the presentation can be quite hard hitting, visually graphic at times and some people find this emotionally quite hard.  It is a serious subject and designed to remind young people of the hazards of driving.  If at any point during the presentation you need to step out of the auditorium and take some time out then please just find the nearest member of Alton college staff and they will accompany you out.  We will also have welfare staff on hand to support anyone.

That a-side I am looking forward to the first big Alton college trip for 2017-18.  Thanks for participating and please remember you are representing the college during this event so please be mindful of this and respectful of the messages you receive. 

Darren Della Maestra
Head of Student Support

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To ALL UCAS Applicants - FINAL College Deadline rapidly approaching!

Student News Feed - 15 November, 2017 - 08:25
by Kim Small.  

The FINAL College Deadline for ALL applications is Monday 27th November - if you haven't yet attended a UCAS clinic please sign up at the Hub NOW. Don't leave it until the deadline as there will be queues and you will have a long wait!

Clinics run daily from 12.30-2.30pm - sign up at the Hub

You don't need to have completed your choices and personal statement to attend a UCAS clinic - get the other sections checked and signed off and this will speed up your final sign off at a UCAS clinic.

Use the yellow 'Completing your UCAS Application' booklet! Also available on Moodle / Student Resources / Higher Education

Alton College UCAS Procedures:-

1. REGISTER

2. LOG ON TO INSIGHT and add your UCAS ID to the Summary page

3. COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF THE ONLINE UCAS APPLICATION (at www.ucas.com) and attend a UCAS clinic to get these sections checked and signed off.

  • Personal Details
  • Additional Information
  • Student Finance
  • Education
  • Employment

4. LOG ON TO INSIGHT and COMPLETE COURSE CHOICES AND PERSONAL STATEMENT SECTIONS ON INSIGHT (under the UCAS Application tab). Advise your tutor and ask for approval - your tutor won't know you have done this if you don't tell them

5. ONCE YOUR CHOICES AND PERSONAL STATEMENT HAVE BEEN APPROVED ON INSIGHT BY YOUR TUTOR - transfer these to your online UCAS application and finalise all sections

6. COMPLETE THE PAY/SEND SECTION - Please note completing the pay/send section sends your application over to the College, not through to UCAS.

7. GO TO UCAS CLINIC FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF APPLICATION. Nothing will be done with your application until you have had all sections checked and signed off at a UCAS clinic. 

Your application and reference will be sent to UCAS within 15 term days of final approval at the UCAS clinic (delays may occur if errors/queries are discovered through the final checks of your application).

Note: Applications submitted after the FINAL College deadline of the 27th November will be considered late and as such we cannot guarantee that they will meet the UCAS deadline of the 15th January 2018

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Study Day - Friday 1st December

Student News Feed - 14 November, 2017 - 16:41
by Jon Myers.  

 

To all Students:

 

Please note that Friday 1st December will be a Study Day and the College will be closed to students. 

As it is a Study Day your teachers will be setting work for you to complete.

 

If you are a Maths student taking the Olympiad or Kangaroo exam, these exams will still go ahead as planned and further details will follow.

Jon Myers

Vice Principal

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Movember sport tasters

Student News Feed - 13 November, 2017 - 12:09
by Peter Langton.  

Hi!

For those of you that did go to any of our three sport taster sessions last week, please could you email me back ( on 9039019@alton.ac.uk ) on feedback about how it went, what went well, what didn't go well and what could be improved on for future sessions.

Many thanks,

Peter Langton
Student Union Sport Rep

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Sexual Health Clinic Open today

Student News Feed - 10 November, 2017 - 11:42
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

Sexual Health Clinic is open today 12-2pm at the back of the student hub in room 504b (in the Welfare area).

Walk-in clinic for under 25 year olds:

 *free condoms*           *free contraception*         *STD testing*

               *Professional advice*        *Pregnancy testing*  

                              *Emergency contraception*

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Christmas Card Competition win £25 Jack Wills Voucher!

Student News Feed - 9 November, 2017 - 15:28
by Victoria Small.  

Feeling festive and creative? We are, and we’re looking for a photograph to use on the College’s Christmas Card 2017. The photograph can be of anything you like (keep it tasteful!) so please do photograph other creative work, for example if you’ve engineered an amazing product, knitted a Christmas Jumper or perhaps illustrated or painted something brilliant, or even have a beautifully festive maths equation! Equally you can just photograph still life. The choice is yours. (attached is last year's winning entry)

Entries must be submitted by the closing date (01/12/17) and any entries received after this time will not be considered.

The winner will be contacted via email Friday 1 December and announced on Moodle. We hope to photograph the winner with their work to be used in news story on the website.

Task: Submit x 1 photograph for use on College’s digital Christmas Card 2017

Subject: Anything festive

Open to: All students on all courses (one photograph submission per student please)

Closing date: Friday 1 December, noon

Prize: £25 Jack Wills Voucher

Technical: 300dpi or over, jpeg or tiff only

Please email your photograph to: altoncollegemarketing@gmail.com

Please add: your first name, surname and course details

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Patient Participation Group - Chawton Park Surgery

Student News Feed - 7 November, 2017 - 09:09
by Darren Della Maestra.  

Calling all potential health, care and  medics...a worthy experience!

We have been contacted by the Chair of the Patient Participation Group (PPG) at Chawton Park Surgery.  They are keen to encourage more young people to get involved in the PPG and they know it is important that your voices are heard.They would like to invite any students, who are patients at Chawton Park Surgery to attend a PPG meeting.  If more than one student is interested they would be happy for a couple to come together or you could attend separate meetings.. it would not have to be a permanent commitment.

If you are a patient at Chawton Park surgery and would like to get involved in this group then please email me back by the end of November.  The next meeting is on Tuesday 5th December at 09:30am

Darren Della Maestra
Head of Student Support
Darren.dellamaestra@altoncollege.ac.uk

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Safe Drive, Stay Alive 2017 - Yr1 Students L2 and L3 - YOU MUST BOOK ON THIS NOW!

Student News Feed - 6 November, 2017 - 10:18
by Darren Della Maestra.  

This is a further reminder to all Yr1 L2 and L3 students.

This is not an optional trip unless you have spoken to your tutor to inform them with a valid reason why you can't attend.

SAFE DRIVE, STAY ALIVE - Safe Driving Awareness presentation.

Tuesday 21st November 2017 - Anvil, Basingstoke - Morning only.

Coaches depart college: 09:00am
Coaches arrive back at college 1:00pm

ALL Yr1 students (Level 2 and Level 3) must book onto this trip.
(excludes Skills for Learning Students) 

It is free - Book NOW on the online store:

http://store.altoncollege.ac.uk/product-catalogue/field-trips/day-trips

YOUR TUTORS WILL BE CHECKING THAT YOU HAVE DONE THIS IN TUTOR PERIOD THIS WEEK

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YR2 Forum sessions - REMINDER

Student News Feed - 6 November, 2017 - 10:09
by Darren Della Maestra.  

Just a little reminder that it is Yr2 forum week this week.  You will be receiving a very good presentation on Prevent/ British Values by the Further Education and HE Prevent Coordinator.   The person presenting is an ex-police officer who specialised in counter-terrorism and he is really, really interesting and informative giving his insight through his personal experiences.

Yr2 Forum dates this half term

w/c 6/11 - Prevent/ British Values
w/c 20/11 - Black History talk
w/c 04/12 - Social media and cyber safety
w/c 18/12 - Drugs, alcohol and sexual health awareness  

Monday – Tutor session A (TA)          Forum Thursday (FA)
Tuesday – Tutor session B (TB)         Forum Friday (FB)
Wednesday – Tutor session C (TC)    Forum Monday (FC)
Thursday – Tutor session D (TD)       Forum Tuesday (FD)
Friday – Tutor session E (TE)            Forum Wednesday (FE)

Please remember that Forum IS NOT OPTIONAL and your tutor will be issuing you a verbal warning if you don't attend (without a valid reason). 

Thank you,

Darren
Head of Student Support

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Africa Adventure 2019. Meeting for all 6pm in the Wessex Theatre Monday 6th Nov 17

Student News Feed - 3 November, 2017 - 14:03
by Jo Edmonds.  

Hi, This message is for all those interested in volunteering in Africa in 2019. 1st Apr -12th Apr 19

The Meeting with your parents is taking place in the Wessex Theatre on Monday 6th Nov 17 at 6 pm

THE ALTON COLLEGE’S 2019
TRIP TO GHANA WITH
MEANINGFUL VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES

Teach or assist teachers with
lessons for children aged 3-17
•• Help with the delivery of
sports/PE sessions
•• Spend time playing games and
engaging with the children

Building and renovating -
classrooms, kitchens, toilet
blocks and social spaces
•• Painting classrooms to
improve learning space
•• Light manual labour (no
qualifications required)
•• Supervised by local tradespeople

Experience life in a different culture
•• Your chance to make a difference
•• Broaden your horizons
•• Personal development

Tropical climate
•• Full of true West African
culture; drumming, dancing,
colour and different foods
•• Based in Woe - a rural,
‘traditional’ African village
on the south-east coast
•• Perfect if you are looking to get
away from everything Western

CAPE COAST ADVENTURE
WEEKEND
•• Visit Cape Coast Castle
•• Visit Kakum National Park
•• Visit a restaurant built
over a crocodile lake
•• One night at a hotel near
to Cape Coast Castle

Great for University UCAS Personal Statement Evidence

Regards Jo and Phil, Team Leaders Africa Adventures

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Movember sport tasters reminder

Student News Feed - 3 November, 2017 - 09:07
by Peter Langton.  

Hi guys,

I am Peter Langton and as part of the sport council, one of many jobs I do is to promote sport to the college.

Movember is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. They're addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

We are raising awareness by doing these sports on those days;

Monday 6th November - Badminton
Tuesday 7th November - Basketball
Thursday 9th November - Dodgeball

It will be in the sports hall from 1.00 - 2.00 (lunchtime).

Please do come along and have a taster session.

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Scholarships for Excellence 2017-19

Student News Feed - 2 November, 2017 - 15:09
by Darren Della Maestra.  

The Alton College Foundation will be offering the following Scholarships for Excellence this academic year.

Students are asked to apply in writing (letter or email) to the Foundation michelle.george@altoncollege.ac.uk indicating the Scholarship you wish to apply for.

The application should include why you should be awarded a scholarship; which subjects you have enjoyed at school and any hobbies. Further information about the scholarships is available on the Alton College Foundation Website.

 

The deadline for receipt of applications this year is Wednesday 15 November .

Interviews for the shortlisted candidates will be held over a two week period in January (15 – 26 January 2018).

Listed below are the scholarships on offer this year along with the financial reward (other terms and conditions may apply):

1 Year Scholarships:

· 3 x Art Foundation Scholarships – Alton Decorative and Fine Arts Society (£300 each)

· Business for a 2nd year student – Alton Chamber of Commerce and Industry (£400)

2 Year Scholarships (available to first year students):

· English – Dischma Trust (£800 over 2 years)

· 3 x Engineering – Craven Bros Scholarships (£800 each over 2 years)

· Engineering – The Aerogen Company Limited (£800 over 2 years)

· Humanities – Mr Nicholas Branch (£800 over 2 years)

· Mathematics – Rotary Club (£800 over 2 years)

· Medicine – Richard Frankel Memorial Scholarship (£800 over 2 years)

· Modern Foreign Languages – Sir Simon and Virginia Robertson (£800 over 2 years)

· Modern Foreign Languages – Alastair Graham Scholarship (£800 over 2 years)

· Music – George Heller (£400 over 2 years)

· Science – Alton College Alumni (£800 over 2 years)

· Sport – Alton Lions (£800 over 2 years)

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Would you brave the coals? Charity Firewalk on 25th November

Student News Feed - 2 November, 2017 - 14:11
by Tina Osgood.  

Brendoncare have a charity firewalk on 25th November and are looking for people to brave the coals!

If you think you can take the heat, contact Brendoncare at fundraising@brendoncare.org.uk or call 01962 852133.

£15 registration fee & £60 minimum sponsorship.

Please share the attached poster.

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Join the Santa Run on 26th November

Student News Feed - 2 November, 2017 - 12:46
by Tina Osgood.  

There is still time to sign-up as a team or an individual to take part in the fancy dress Santa Run on Sunday 26th November.

Santa Sunday will be in the Market Square from 12:00. As well as the Santa Run, there will be a Santa's grotto, refreshments, stalls, mulled wine and entertainment (including our very own students)!

This event will be raising funds for Home Start Weywater (poster attached).

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Sexual Health Clinic this Friday

Student News Feed - 1 November, 2017 - 09:11
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

Sexual Health Clinic will only be running 1-2pm this Friday (3rd November)

If you need any contraception or health advice outside of these hours please contact your GP or visit your nearest walk-in clinic (see below.) 

College clinic will then resume at the usual time of 12-2pm from Friday 10th November. 

Walk-in Clinics:

Bordon, Chase Hospital:  Tuesdays 5:30pm-7:30pm & Wednesdays 12:30pm-2:30pm

Alton Hospital: Tuesday 4-7:15pm

Guildford, Farnham Road Hospital: Walk-in Wednesdays for under 25's 3-5pm

Aldershot Centre for Health: Mons 2-5:45pm, Weds 4-6pm, Thurs 2-6pm, Fri 8:30-11:45am

1:1 Appointments for any of the above clinics can be made by calling: 0300 300 2016

There is also a free emergency contraception service at Lloyds Pharmacy in Alton, during their opening times.

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Remembrance Day

Student News Feed - 31 October, 2017 - 13:57
by Ali Wright.  

Dear students and Staff,
I will be putting up a Remembrance Day display in reception tomorrow for anyone who wishes to write a message and remember someone who is no longer with here.
If you'd like to chat, I'm in college Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons.
Ali - College Chaplain

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Personal Statement Checks available!

Student News Feed - 31 October, 2017 - 09:11
by Kim Small.  

We currently have lots of availability for Personal Statement checks as follows:-

TODAY, Tuesday 31st October

  • 2pm / 2.15pm

Friday, 3rd November

  • 12.45pm / 1pm / 2.15pm

Tuesday 7th November

  • 12.30pm / 12.45pm / 1.45pm / 2pm / 2.15pm

Friday 10th November

  • 12.30pm / 12.45pm / 1pm / 1.15pm / 1.30pm / 1.45pm / 2pm / 2.15pm

Tuesday 14th November

  • 12.30pm / 12.45pm / 1pm / 1.15pm / 1.30pm / 1.45pm / 2pm / 2.15pm

Friday 17th November

  • 12.30pm / 12.45pm / 1pm / 1.15pm / 1.30pm / 1.45pm / 2pm / 2.15pm

This is a fantastic opportunity to get your personal statement looked at by a university representative. Print out a copy of your draft statement and bring it along. Even if you have started your statement and have come to a halt, or have jotted down ideas and don't know how to pull it all together, sign up for a 15minute slot and get some advice.

Please sign up at the Student Hub (the sign-up sheets are located next to the UCAS Clinic sign up sheets).  

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Safe Drive, Stay Alive 2017 - Yr1 Students L2 and L3 - YOU MUST BOOK ON THIS NOW!

Student News Feed - 31 October, 2017 - 08:37
by Darren Della Maestra.  

This is a further reminder to all Yr1 L2 and L3 students.

This is not an optional trip unless you have spoken to your tutor to inform them with a valid reason why you can't attend.

SAFE DRIVE, STAY ALIVE - Safe Driving Awareness presentation.

Tuesday 21st November 2017 - Anvil, Basingstoke - Morning only.

Coaches depart college: 09:00am
Coaches arrive back at college 1:00pm

ALL Yr1 students (Level 2 and Level 3) must book onto this trip.
(excludes Skills for Learning Students) 

It is free - Book NOW on the online store:

http://store.altoncollege.ac.uk/product-catalogue/field-trips/day-trips

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**REMINDER** Forum - Monday 30th October - Prevent and British Values Presentation - External Speaker

Student News Feed - 30 October, 2017 - 12:26
by Darren Della Maestra.  

Just a reminder about today's forum...

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Today we will receive a really good presentation on Prevent/ British Values with the Further Education and HE Prevent Coordinator.   The person presenting is an ex-police officer who specialised in counter-terrorism and he is really, really interesting and informative giving his insight through his personal experiences.

If your Forum day is normally on a Monday...

Due to the presenters hectic schedule Forum won't start until 2:00pm TODAY.  If you have a 2:00pm lesson TODAY after Forum then you may need to go to Forum on another day this week but this will be a recording of today's live presentation.  If you would still like to attend today's Forum as normal then your teachers have been warned that you may be late to class.

If your Forum day isn't on a Monday and you don't have a 2:00pm lesson TODAY....

Please come along to the live presentation...it will be one not to miss!

Best wishes,

Darren

Head of Student Support

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