Student News

No Sexual Health Clinic- cancelled today

Student News Feed - 19 January, 2018 - 11:03
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

Sexual Health Clinic has been unexpectedly cancelled due to staff illness.

Please access you local clinics this week or your GP for any urgent queries:

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.

If you have an urgent matter, please see Vanessa Edworthy (Welfare Manager) in room 504b

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Entries required for Rotary Young Musician Competition

Student News Feed - 17 January, 2018 - 09:55
by Victoria Small.  

Do you play a musical instrument? Are you interested in performing and winning cash prizes?

The registration deadline for the second annual Alton Rotary Young Musician Competition is this week. More details are on the attached leaflet.

• No registration fee
• No formal music exams required (tournament guidelines suggest Grade 6 or equivalent)
• Excellent opportunity to practice A-level pieces
• Cash prizes
• Friendly, relaxed opportunity for students to obtain performance experience

Take a look at the attached flyer and register TODAY!

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Young Carers Lunch Club TODAY

Student News Feed - 15 January, 2018 - 08:36
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

This is a reminder that Young Carers Lunch Club is running today at 1-2pm on the ground floor of Austen in the DLC (room 710)

Due to a lack of heating in the room- we will then be moving to classroom 720 at 1:15pm (also on the ground floor of the Austen Building.)

Meet for fun games, biscuits & squash and a chance to meet new friends.

Ali (Youth Minister/College Chaplain) & Vanessa (Welfare Manager)

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Sexual Health Clinic back tomorrow (12/01/18) 12-2pm

Student News Feed - 11 January, 2018 - 16:18
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

The weekly college walk-in sexual health clinic is back on from tomorrow 12-2pm in the Welfare Area in room 504b.

*Free for under 25year olds*       *Confidential*       *Contraception*      *STI testing*       *Pregnancy testing*      *advice*      *emergency contraception*  

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Apply to be on the SU NOW!

Student News Feed - 11 January, 2018 - 14:51
by Victoria Small.  

Applications for the student union are now open until Friday 19th January 2018 at 9pm.

The application form is attached - Submit this form to 'Student Union Application Submission 2018-19' folder on Moodle.

Every College has a Student Union committee and it’s time for you to apply to be a part of Alton College’s next Student Union team. This looks great on university applications!

As a member of the Student Union you will work hard to help make the College a place that values the students. We run events like the ‘Fun in the Sun’ days, we help influence policy, we raise money for charity, we promote National student issues and we are the students' direct line to the Principal.

The positions are as follows:
• — President
• — Equality, Diversity and Welfare Officer
• — Environmental Officer
• — Charities Officer
• — Treasurer
• — NUS Officer
• — Marketing/Press Officer
• — Secretary
• — One year course and adult course representatives

Remember - the deadline for applications is Friday 19th January 2018 at 9pm. (If you are applying, please come along to the SU meeting Tuesday 16th January, 1pm in the Michael Gray Building room 852)

If you have any questions please contact Gayle at

Good luck! We look forward to meeting you!

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GCSE November Re-sit results

Student News Feed - 9 January, 2018 - 12:06
by Frances Standen.  

Results for Maths & English GCSE sat in November at Alton College will be available on your insight Exams Results section on THURSDAY (11th January) AM.
Adult Student will receive their results by post.

Post results services (Access to scripts and Reviews of Marking) will be available via the online store from Thursday AM. Please speak to your teacher before requesting these services as they will be able to advise you if this is the correct course of action.

The Exams Team

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Young Carers lunch club

Student News Feed - 8 January, 2018 - 14:35
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

Are you a young carer or have responsibility for another person?

Join us at: 

1-2pm on Monday lunch times in Austen Building DLC room 710.

There will be fun games and biscuits for a chance to meet some new people. Feel free to bring your lunch along.

Ali Wright (Youth Minister/College Chaplain) & Vanessa Welfare Manager

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Rear college (Linnet's Way) gates - Daily Closure

Student News Feed - 8 January, 2018 - 10:40
by Darren Della Maestra.  

To improve security at college the back gates to Linnet’s way will be closed between 10:00am and 3:00pm Monday to Friday and at weekends starting today (08/01/18)

Access to the shop and this part of Alton can be gained via the Edward Road car park gate.

Access to the college nursery will remain unaffected.

Under NO circumstances are fences to be climbed or jumped over to gain access to the college when the gates are closed.

Thank you for your cooperation with this.


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UCAS Applicants - have you applied to the University of Surrey for 2018 entry?

Student News Feed - 19 December, 2017 - 14:50
by Kim Small.  

If you have applied to the University of Surrey for 2018 entry, you may qualify for the In2Surrey Scheme.

The In2Surrey scheme offers students who meet certain criteria the opportunity to receive the following:-

  • An alternative offer equivalent to 1 A-level grade lower
  • An award when students join the university of between £500-£2000
  • Access to an E-mentor (a current undergraduate)
  • A point of contact at the University for advice and guidance
  • Invitations to special events held at the University of Surrey

Eligibility criteria:

You must have applied to the University of Surrey on your UCAS application and meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • Be from families where there is no parental/carer experience of HE in the UK
  • Currently receive a 16-19 bursary or equivalent
  • Be from families where the main income earners are in a non-professional occupation, e.g. not a teacher, engineer, doctor or similar
  • Are currently in receipt of free school meals
  • Black and minority ethnic (BME) groups
  • Be a mature learner
  • Refugee from a country outside of the UK
  • No longer have contact with your immediate family
  • Be looking after someone, e.g. family member or friend
  • Ever been looked after by a Local Authority
  • Have a disability or long term health problem which affects your daily life
  • Your current home postcode indicates that you live in an area of disadvantage with low rates of progression to HE (visit only quintiles 1 & 2 qualify)
  • Your studies suffered from significant disruption e.g. due to personal circumstances or issues within your education

Applicants will also need to meet all course entry requirements including subject specific qualifications

For further information and an application form, please visit:

Application Deadline: 22nd January 2018

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Free condoms- last chance before Christmas.

Student News Feed - 19 December, 2017 - 09:32
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

Catherine Garton & Kat Harder, Sexual Health Professionals from a charity called 'No Limits' have kindly offered to provide one last drop-in service for students to access free contraception & advice before we break up for Christmas.

Here on:

Wednesday 20th December (tomorrow) 12.45-1:15pm in the Refectory           before they attend Forum as speakers.

*Condoms*   *Sexual health advice*  *STI & pregnancy info*    *free anti drink spiking stoppers*

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Last chance to collect certificates

Student News Feed - 18 December, 2017 - 09:56
by Frances Standen.  

Today is the last of the scheduled collection days for certificates for qualifications gained at Alton College last year.

If you do not collect these important documents today they will be stored securely and sent out with your final certificates when you leave College.  We are unable to facilitate individual certificate collections on an ad-hoc basis.

If you have a genuine reason for not being able to collect your certificate on any of the three scheduled days, please contact the Exams Officer by email and where appropriate alternative arrangements will be made.

Please try to collect these today.  The exams team will be available in the hub until 2.15pm.

Thank you.

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Yr2 Forums this week - Mon/Tues/Wed only

Student News Feed - 17 December, 2017 - 17:46
by Darren Della Maestra.  

Just a reminder that it is Yr2 forum week this week.  You will be receiving a very good presentation from an NHS representative relating to sexual health.

As college finishes on Thursday at 1:00pm this week, if you normally have Forum on a Thursday or Friday then this week you can/ must come to Forum on Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday.  You can choose to come which ever one you like, but you must come to one.

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

Thank you,

Darren Della Maestra
Head of Student Support

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College Deli food outlet closure - Thursday 21st December

Student News Feed - 14 December, 2017 - 12:57
by Darren Della Maestra.  

If you require food on the last day of term please note that the Deli will closed on the last day of term.

The Shop and Starbuck’s will be open till 1.00pm

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** REMINDER ** Certificate Collection for Qualifications taken last summer (at Alton College only)** REMINDER **

Student News Feed - 14 December, 2017 - 12:55
by Darren Della Maestra.  

If you took exams or completed a vocational qualification at Alton College last summer, you can collect your certificates from the Student Hub.  This is the last opportunity this term to collect your certificates:

Monday 18th December 9.30am - 2.15pm

You must bring your student ID in order to be able to collect your certificates - we cannot accept day passes.  We are sorry, but only the person named on the certificate can collect them.  We will not issue them to friends/family members/etc.

If you are unable to attend on any of the three days listed above please contact the Exams Officer. 

These are important documents and the College is only allowed to store them for up to one year.  After this time we have to securely destroy them and you will be charged by the exam boards for any replacements required.  Please take the time to come and collect them.

Qualifications for which certificates will be available are: AS/A Levels, GCSE Maths & English, Functional Skills, FSMQ, BTEC all levels, CTech all levels.

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To ALL UCAS 2018 Applicants - Message from UCAS

Student News Feed - 13 December, 2017 - 08:14
by Kim Small.  

Due to planned maintenance, the services below will be unavailable from 20:00 on Friday 15 December until 23:59 (UK time) on Sunday 17 December:

  • UCAS Undergraduate Apply and Track
  • UCAS Conservatoires Apply and Track
  • UCAS Teacher Training Apply, Track, and the search tool

During this time, you won’t be able to work on your application, sign in to Track, or use the UCAS Teacher Training search tool.

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Sexual Health and Wellbeing Drop in TODAY

Student News Feed - 11 December, 2017 - 13:15
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

Today after Forum there is a drop-in for sexual health advice and support 2-3pm in The REFECTORY with Health Professionals.

Just turn up!

*Condoms*     *Testing*    *Advice*

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College OPEN as usual

Student News Feed - 11 December, 2017 - 09:59
by Victoria Small.  

To confirm, the College is open as usual today with lessons finishing at 4pm. If the weather worsens and this changes you will be updated.

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Final Reminder - Enterprise Day

Student News Feed - 8 December, 2017 - 15:57
by Peter Cox.  

Dear all

This is a reminder about the Level 3 Enterprise Day taking part on Monday 11th from 1000 - 1600 (meet in the Martin Read Hall @1000).

This is a really exciting opportunity for you to develop creative and lateral thinking, presentation, group work and employability skills.

It is free and open to any level 3 student.

There are still a few places left and you are welcome to come to the Martin Read Hall on Monday at 1000 to sign in and take part.

Many thanks

Peter Cox
Director of Learning

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lost coat

Student News Feed - 8 December, 2017 - 15:55
by Ryan Warner.  

I lost a black designer coat with grey fur in the hood and in the coat itself on Wednesday 6th Dec. If you find it can you please bring it to room 46 (by reception). Thanks!

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New Games Club

Student News Feed - 8 December, 2017 - 11:41
by Christian Reitano.  

Hi all,
Robert Kneen and I are starting up a new gaming club. This hopefully is a place where students like you can relax and let off some steam before a lesson. We have many ideas for this club. But we have one problem, what day(s) shall we operate? We’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts! Please respond to either myself ( or Robert Kneen ( with your ideas.
Looking forward to meeting you,

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