Student News

Deadline for Essay Competition - Thursday 19 April

Student News Feed - 17 April, 2018 - 11:58
by Michelle George.  

This Essay competition is open to all current students at the College to enter.

Sponsored by Sir Simon Robertson and Sir James Scott, students are asked to answer the following question:

How can the current political economy be reorganised without undue disruption in order to reduce inequality within our society in the UK?

Please see attached file for further information about the competition, which has a winning prize of £2,500 and a runner-up prize of £750.

Essays should be submitted on email to michelle.george@altoncollege.ac.uk by Thursday 19 April 2018.

Good Luck.

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If you live in Whitehill, Bordon or surrounding area- please complete this survey:

Student News Feed - 17 April, 2018 - 10:56
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

Hannah Ashwell local Bordon & Whitehill community trust has been working with Steve Gilder from the Future Skills Centre and Stephanie Moral from Mill Chase Academy on a short survey for students in Whitehill & Bordon to ask their views or activities and volunteering opportunities in the town.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GKG68C6


Your feedback will be used to provide information for the redevelopment of Bordon and Whitehill.

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Drop In on Thursday

Student News Feed - 16 April, 2018 - 14:53
by Ali Wright.  

Dear Students,
There will be no Drop In at the Parish Centre St. Lawrence this Thursday, but it will be back on the following week.
Hope you have all had a lovely Easter Break.
Ali (college Chaplain)

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**Yr2 Forum Reminder**

Student News Feed - 15 April, 2018 - 17:18
by Darren Della Maestra.  

W/c 16/4/18

Just a reminder that it is Yr2 forum week this week.

The Exams Team will be running Forum sessions all week.

It is very important that you attend these sessions. The exams team will give you all the information you will need to take your exams this summer. This will include reminding you of the strict regulations in place for exams and explaining how the running of exams at Alton College may differ from exams you took at school, as well as offering an opportunity for you ask any questions you may have.

Please can we remind you that attendance to these Forum presentations are not optional. Should there be a problem during an exam due to you not understanding or following Alton College exam procedures we will not accept that you “did not know” as an excuse. If you are absent on your usual day for Forum please attend on one of the other days. If for any reason you are unable to attend any of the session this week, then contact the exams office as a matter of urgency.

Yr2 Forum dates this half term - 1:30pm to 2:00pm daily.

w/c 16/04 - Compulsory Exams Presentation by the Exams team
w/c 30/04 - The Psychology of Learning
w/c 14/05 - Going into the wider world - Last Yr2 Forum week

Please remember that Forum IS NOT OPTIONAL. If you are absent on your usual day for Forum please attend on one of the other days. Warnings can be issued if you don't attend (without a valid reason)

Welcome back and hope you had a great Easter!

Darren
Head of Student Support

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**Autism Awareness Week**

Student News Feed - 26 March, 2018 - 15:41
by Darren Della Maestra.  

March 26th until April 2nd 2018 is World Autism Awareness and Acceptance Week! #AutismAwareness #AutismAcceptance
 
The week helps to kick off a month of events and takes place around April 2nd every year, a date chosen by the United Nations General Assembly with the assistance of the Autism Society who in the 1970s started Autism Awareness month (April).

Each year, in the week leading up to World Autism Awareness Day, people are encouraged by charities such as The National Autistic Society to take part in World Autism Awareness Week – a full seven days of raising money, awareness and acceptance for Autistic people.

Autism affects the daily lives of at least 700,000 diagnosed people in the United Kingdom alone and in the last five years there has been a growing movement to support these people and their families. There is a particular focus on undoing the stigmatisation and stereotyping of autism, and making those on the spectrum feel more comfortable in their lives.

The world has come a long way in raising autism awareness and acceptance but there’s still more to be done until everyone understands autism. Whether it be through wearing purple, pink or red, fundraising, bringing it up during a conversation with a friend or sharing resources on social media, everyone can play their part in supporting Autism Awareness Week!

For more information on Autism, visit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4G0HTIUBlI

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2018 Annual Student Survey

Student News Feed - 26 March, 2018 - 10:52
by Peter Cox.  

Dear Students

Every year we launch a student survey in order to find out more about your experiences at Alton College.

The survey asks questions about your experience of courses, tutor and forum, wider college support services and, finally, questions about you. All results are anonymous.

The survey takes 10 - 15 minutes to complete and is vital in helping us better understand, celebrate and enhance your experiences of Alton College. The survey will close on Thursday 29th March.

The survey is available at:

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AltonSurvey2018


Thank you very much in advance for taking part!

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W/c 26/3/18 - Yr1 Forum this week - Financial Planning/ Awareness

Student News Feed - 26 March, 2018 - 09:53
by Darren Della Maestra.  

Just a reminder that it is Yr1 Forum this week - 1:30pm in the Martin Read Hall.

There is a fun Kahoot quiz, small presentation and a video/ film produced by Barclays Bank.

If your Forum day is normally on Thursday or Friday, please can you make the effort to come to Forum on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday this week as there IS NO FORUM on Thursday or Friday this week.

The last day of term is Wednesday 28th March - 4:00pm finish.

Thanks and Happy Easter!

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Sexual Health Clinic here Friday 23rd March 12-2pm

Student News Feed - 22 March, 2018 - 16:41
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

Just a reminder that the college clinic runs on Fridays 12-2pm in the Welfare Area (at the back of the student hub) in room 504b.

Free confidential walk-in advice, STI testing, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and condoms for under 25 year olds.

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Easter Egg Hunt!

Student News Feed - 21 March, 2018 - 15:56
by Ali Wright.  

Hi Everyone,
Some very exiting news!
There will 100 mini eggs hidden around college from Monday morning for you all to find as a gift from the Christian Union.
Happy Easter and happy hunting!

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Is leaving Facebook the only way to protect your data?

Student News Feed - 20 March, 2018 - 19:59
by Darren Della Maestra.  

Following on from the session put on by Sharon Girling about protecting your digital footprint and social branding, you might find this article interesting...

Is leaving Facebook the only way to protect your data?

Click here to find out more...

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What do you believe questionnaire

Student News Feed - 20 March, 2018 - 17:04
by Darren Della Maestra.  

Ali Wright our college youth worker and chaplain has put together this short questionnaire on faith and religion that will help her with her plans for a Forum session after Easter.

This is for educational purposes only and is completely anonymous.

Thanks in advance for doing this.

Please click HERE to access the questionnaire.

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*Today- HEALTH & WELLBEING FARE 12-2pm in the Ref *

Student News Feed - 20 March, 2018 - 09:39
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

Today we are holding our annual Alton College Health and Wellbeing Fare 12-2pm the Refectory.

Please come along at lunch and take part as you pass.

We have a number of internal and external organisations attending to inform students about the local services and to promote health & wellbeing. Some include:

-East Hants Mind
-Samaritans
-Early Intervention in Psychosis
-Hart Voluntary Action (support for young people)
-Road Safety by Chris Collins
-Car care for safety by QickFit
-Young Carers- Kings Arms
-School Nurses NHS Team
-Local dentist
-Student Sports Council
-College Chaplain service
-Gay Straight Alliance
-Student Union promoting community health
-Self Help by Lucy Bayliss & Nyzha Firkins
-College Counselling Sevice

It's an opportunity to learn more about local services, self care or perhaps just come along for some fun and freebies.

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Monday 19/3/18 - NO FORUM - Yr2

Student News Feed - 19 March, 2018 - 13:49
by Darren Della Maestra.  

Due to the late start to college today (due to the snow) there is NO FORUM for Yr2's today.

If today (Monday) is your Forum day please could you come to a Forum session on another day this week.

This week you will be given some advice an guidance on managing your personal finance (not just if you are going to University).

Thank you

Darren Della Maestra

Head of Student Support

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Sexual Health Clinic on today

Student News Feed - 16 March, 2018 - 13:00
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

This is just a reminder that College Sexual Health Clinic is running today at 12-2pm in room 504b in the back of the Student Hub in the Welfare Area.

No appointments needed. Free confidential advice, testing, contraception with NHS Health Professionals.

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Essay Competition - A Blueprint to solve the Inequality Conundrum

Student News Feed - 15 March, 2018 - 13:33
by Michelle George.  

This Essay competition is open to all current students at the College to enter.

Sponsored by Sir Simon Robertson and Sir James Scott, students are asked to answer the following question:

How can the current political economy be reorganised without undue disruption in order to reduce inequality within our society in the UK?

Please see attached file for further information about the competition, which has a winning prize of £2,500 and a runner-up prize of £750.

Essays should be submitted on email to michelle.george@altoncollege.ac.uk by Thursday 19 April 2018.

Good Luck.

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Considering university overseas?

Student News Feed - 15 March, 2018 - 12:59
by Kim Small.  

Attend the UK's largest study overseas event this Saturday (17th March) in London

The Student World Fair

QEII Centre London, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster London

17th March:  11am to 4pm

The Student World Fair provides the opportunity to meet many of the best universities in the world and get advice on everything you need to get ready for your experience abroad.

Exhibitors from:

The USA, Canada, Australia, Ireland, China, Germany, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Lithuania, United Arab Emirates, Slovakia, China.

For further information and to book your FREE place click here

 

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Cricket nets 2018

Student News Feed - 15 March, 2018 - 10:40
by Dean Gillatt.  

Good morning. For those interested in playing Cricket this year for the college, I am doing the first net session in the college Sports hall on Thursday the 22nd of March (1pm-2pm). If you are interested or know of anyone who is, please let me know or just turn up next Thursday. If you have batting equipment and want to bring it in, we have a locked cupboard to store your bag in. There are three league games played on a Wednesday afternoon (25th April, 2nd of May and the 9th of May), with the top two teams progressing to the Hampshire final.

 

All games will be 20/20 cricket, I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

 

Kind regards

 

Dean Gillatt

 

Alton College Sports Department.

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Dungeness Performance in Theatre on Friday @ 1pm

Student News Feed - 14 March, 2018 - 16:59
by Tina Osgood.  

We are delighted to be able to invite Alton College students to the performance of Dungeness on Friday in the Theatre at 1pm.

The performance is by a group of 16-18 year old Stagecoach students (some of whom are Alton College students). Alton College students have been working with Stagecoach on this project with the costume, technical support and recording the rehearsals and performances. The play is part of the National Theatre Connections Festival and will be performed at the Theatre Royal in Bath and possibly the National Theatre itself.

The play, by Chris Thompson, is based in a remote part of the UK, where nothing ever happens and a group of teenagers share a safe house for LGBT young people. While their shared home welcomes difference, it can be tricky for self-appointed group leader Birdie to keep the peace. The group must decide how they want to commemorate an attack that happened to LGBT people, in a country far away. How do you take to the streets and protest if you’re not ready to tell the world who you are? If you’re invisible, does your voice still count? A play about love, commemoration, identity and protest.

Please contact me at tina.osgood@altoncollege.ac.uk to reserve a seat to this free performance.

Public performances will be taking place on Saturday (flyer attached and details on the Alton College home page).

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REMINDER - IF YOU DRIVE TO COLLEGE...

Student News Feed - 14 March, 2018 - 15:43
by Darren Della Maestra.  

This message is aimed at all those who drive to college and use the college car park.  This comes as a result of a complaint...

~ Only students with a valid permit are to park in car parks C & D
~ There is a 10mph speed limit on campus
~ Anti-social driving/ parking/ behaviour may result in individuals' parking permits being taken away.
~ Please exit the college car park carefully and remember to 'Give Way' as you approach the junction with Alexandra Road and SLOW DOWN!

There have been recent episodes of beeping of car horns in the car park.  Please be respectful to our neighbours and stop doing this.  This is anti-social behaviour we could do without and you don't want to lose your car parking permit

For all those that drive to college and come and go quietly and slowly - thank you

Darren Della Maestra
Head of Student Support

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Employment and Apprenticeship Event - Tuesday 13th March

Student News Feed - 12 March, 2018 - 19:19
by Darren Della Maestra.  

Dear Yr2 students,

Just a reminder about all the events tomorrow –

Employment & Apprenticeship Fair taking place tomorrow (Tuesday). This is targeted at Year 2 students who have not submitted an application to UCAS and consists of two parts:

· A Fair in the Refectory form 1-2pm with representatives from local employers (those confirmed so far below) – open to all students

· 2-4pm (Wessex Arts Theatre) - A series of motivational presentations in the afternoon delivered by ‘Working Options’. These will cover range a range of content on the speakers career journeys and experiences and translating this into finding and securing employment.

This event has been put on in response to student (and staff) requests that we provide more opportunities for students who do not have plans to progress to employment yet.

IF YOU INTEND ON COMING TO THE 2-4pm EVENT, then there is some preparation material you must read below (use the link):

http://www.altoncollege.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Motivation-Information-Session-Student-Workbook-2018.doc

Thank you for your support with this event – another excellent new offering to our students this year.

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