Student News

Unifrog - expired log-in? (For Level 3 First Year Students)

Student News Feed - 9 hours 25 min ago
by Kim Small.  

If you are a Level 3 first year student, you should have logged on to Unifrog by now. If you haven't, your email link will now have expired. To rectify this please....

  • Go to
  • Enter your College email address and reset your password
  • You will then get another email allowing you to choose a password which will then enable you to log in

Please can everyone who hasn't as yet logged on complete the above.

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lunch club

Student News Feed - 19 June, 2018 - 15:00
by Ali Wright.  

Dear Students,
Just to let you know that lunch club on a Monday in room 720 won't be running now until September 2018.
I hope all your exams are going well, and that you have a great summer just in case I don't see you!
Ali - college chaplain

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UCAS 2019 Registration

Student News Feed - 19 June, 2018 - 13:40
by Kim Small.  

UCAS 2019 Registration

In order to apply to university you will need to complete an application through the UCAS system.

We will be holding UCAS Registration Days for 2019 applications on Friday 29th June and Monday 2nd July in the LRC .

DO NOT attempt to register independently.

Please choose an appropriate slot and make sure you arrive at least 5mins before the session start time. Late comers will be turned away and asked to attend the next session.

Session times: 9am / 9.30am / 10am / 1pm / 1.30pm / 2.00pm

Registration is just the start of the application process. You will be provided with further information on how to apply on the 4th July (Progression Fair Day).

We recommend that ALL students register, even if you are unsure whether you will be going to university, as you may change your mind.

If you are unable to attend on either of the above dates, please email

To prepare, start thinking of a password - it must:

  • be at least 8 characters long
  • have at least one lowercase letter (a-z) and one uppercase letter (A-Z)
  • contain at least one number (0—9)
  • use at least one special character, such as: % $ £ & @ * ! ?

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Sexual Health Clinic now closed

Student News Feed - 19 June, 2018 - 08:42
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

As we approach the end of the summer term, the college's Sexual Health Clinic is now closed and will reopen on Friday 15th September.

Should you need contraception, advice or testing, please visit your local clinic or GP:

Walk-in Clinics:

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

Alton Hospital: Tuesdays 4-7:15pm

Guildford, Farnham Road Hospital: Walk-in Weds 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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Mentor Training last session today 1:30-2pm in the DLC room 710 in Austen

Student News Feed - 18 June, 2018 - 11:40
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

Just a reminder to those of you who were put forward by your tutor for the mentoring scheme but have not attending the training (or missed a session):

We are running the last catch up session today.

It will be held in the Dynamic Learning Centre ground floor of Austen Building.

Hope to see you there!

Vanessa Edworthy & Mary Evans

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Sexual Health Clinic - Reduced hours - 15/6/18

Student News Feed - 15 June, 2018 - 08:49
by Darren Della Maestra.  

Clinic is running from 1.00-2.00pm only today (Friday) in room 504 in the back of the student hub, which you can access through the orange door opposite Austen Building.

*Confidential service for those under 25 years old* *Professional Advice* *Free condoms and contraception* *Free Emergency contraception* *Free pregnancy testing* *Free STI testing*

No appointment needed- walk in available.

If you need any advice or support outside of these hours please ring (07789) 868597. You call will be responded to as soon as possible.

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Closed corridor outside rooms 61-67

Student News Feed - 13 June, 2018 - 15:16
by Frances Standen.  

The Corridor outside rooms 61 - 67 is closed to students and staff for the duration of the summer exams. It will reopen on Wednesday 27th June. These rooms and spaces are used daily for exams and we have had a lots of incidents recently where people have moved the barriers and cut through the closed off section.

We would be very grateful if everyone could respect the "No Entry" signs and barriers. Closing the corridor enables the students who take their exams there to have the peace and quiet they need.

Many thanks for your co-operation.

The Exams Team

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College Counselling feedback 2018

Student News Feed - 13 June, 2018 - 12:43
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

If you have ever booked or attended a counselling appointment (from September to now) and have not filled out a feedback questionnaire 17-2018,you can do so using this link:

This is an important part of reviewing the whole service so your feedback is an integral part of what we offer here at Alton College.

Many Thanks,

Vanessa Edworthy
Welfare Manager

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yr 2/3 Mentors leaving college this term

Student News Feed - 12 June, 2018 - 16:39
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

This is just a final reminder to Mentors who are leaving college this week or before we break up in July to please return your red polo shirt.

We have a few outstanding especially the smaller sizes.

Please drop it off on the table outside Vanessa's office in Welfare or return it to the hub in a carrier bag with a label addressed to the Welfare Manager.

Many thanks for all your help and support with the scheme and good luck in all that you do!

Vanessa & Mary

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Young Carers Awareness Week 11th June- 15th June 2018

Student News Feed - 12 June, 2018 - 09:30
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

This week is Young Carer's week in the UK and we are always looking for ways in which we can support this amazing community.

it is vital to have access to support and resources as Young Carers have extra responsibilities and duties that other people of their own age don't have. This can put extra stress and strain on their physical and emotional wellbeing and they can become isolated.

A young carer is someone aged 18 or under who helps look after a friend or relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem.

Every Monday lunch time Ali Wright, our college Youth Minister runs a lunch time club for Young Carers. This is held 1-2pm in the Austen Building room 720. This is an opportunity to meet other people and have fun in a relaxed environment.

There is also a wealth of local groups available to support YC, one of which is at The King's Arms in Petersfield. For more information contact Mandy May:

More Information and resources can be found:

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Lunch Club Today!

Student News Feed - 11 June, 2018 - 12:38
by Ali Wright.  

Dear Students,
Lunch Club is on today 1-2pm in room 120, Austen Building. It would be great to see you! Make so new friends, play games and eat lunch.
Hope to see you soon, Ali - College Chaplain

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LATE FOR AN EXAM? Reminder of what you should do.

Student News Feed - 8 June, 2018 - 14:06
by Frances Standen.  

This is a very important reminder about what you should do if you are late for an exam.  This information was part of the compulsory Forum Exams Presentation and is included in the Information for Candidates on Moodle.

  1. As soon as you realise you are going to be late for your exam contact the College.  Give the person you speak to your name, the reason why you are going to be late (including bus number if this is the problem), and what exam you are taking.
  2. As soon as you then arrive at College you must come straight to the student hub.

Failure to follow the above instructions can sadly lead to you not being able to sit your exam. It is very important that you keep in touch with us and we will do all we can to ensure you can take your exam.

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Student News Feed - 8 June, 2018 - 09:22
by Frances Standen.  

This is a reminder that you may NOT bring your bag to an exam room/hall.  You must leave your bag in a locker, your car, or make other arrangements. 

We do NOT have storage facilities for bags at the Student Hub - this facility is ONLY for students who have an exam clash and have been given prior permission to leave their bag at the Hub. If you turn up asking for your bag to be stored you will be turned away.   In extreme emergencies - where you are running late to an exam for reasons outside of your control we may store your bag at the Hub or Exams Office for you.

All other students must make other arrangements.  Please do this well in advance of your exam.  There are still plenty of lockers available - please enquire at the Student Hub.  If you have to make arrangements immediately prior to an exam you may miss the start and you will lose valuable exam time.

Thank you for your cooperation.  This will help us to avoid delays to the start of exams.

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Yr1 Forum - Reminder - w/c 04/06/18

Student News Feed - 5 June, 2018 - 09:10
by Darren Della Maestra.  

Just a reminder that it is Yr1 Forum this week.

This week I am pleased to be able to welcome students from our college community who will be presenting to you.

This weeks topics will have a British Values theme and will be on:

w/c 4/6/18 (5th June thru 8th June)

Rule of Law – Law Students
Individual Liberty – Sociology Students
Democracy - Student Union

Next week in your tutor session, your Tutors will be doing a refresher on Prevent in your tutor bases as a one-off special session.

The next Yr1 Forum after this week will be w/c 18/6/18

The theme will be:
Mutual respect – H&SC and Public Services students
Individual Liberty/ Diversity - Treloars students
Individual Liberty/ Diversity (religion) – Chaplain and Student-led

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).

If you are a mentor/ ambassador and your Forum day falls on one of the training days then you must attend Forum on another day this week - Wednesday or Thursday.

Have a good week

Head of Student Support

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Student Mentor and Ambassador Training Sessions

Student News Feed - 5 June, 2018 - 08:55
by Darren Della Maestra.  

If your tutor has nominated you to become a Student Mentor & Ambassador for the college for 2018-2019 you will have received an email from Vanessa Edworthy.

Please remember there are two training dates which you are required to attend in order to become an Ambassador & Student Mentor.

These will take place THIS WEEK:

Tuesday (today) 5th June 1:30-2pm

Friday 8th June 1:30-2pm

These training sessions are run by Vanessa Edworthy and Mary Evans and will take place in the Dynamic Learning Centre (DLC) on the ground floor of the Austen Building.

This is really important training – amongst other things they will cover the benefits of mentoring and the requirements of the role.

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Yr1 Forum - Reminder and Room Change UPDATE - w/c 21/05/18

Student News Feed - 23 May, 2018 - 11:03
by Darren Della Maestra.  

Just a reminder that it is Yr1 Forum week this week.

In Forum this week you will be having a presentation on 'Getting the most from the summer term and your summer break'.


IMPORTANT - Forum room change

Forum will be held in the Wessex Arts Centre every day this week
Monday 21/5/18 - Friday 25/5/18

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).

The next Yr1 Forum will be on Tuesday 5th June and for the rest of that week.

Head of Student Support

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English GCSE MOCK Papers

Student News Feed - 23 May, 2018 - 10:31
by Libby Morgan.  

The marked mock papers are back and ready for collection. Please come and see Libby Morgan or Stephanie Richardson between 1 and 2pm today, Wednesday 23rd May. We will be in room 745, which is on the first floor of the Austen Building.

There will also be a Paper 1 Masterclass on Monday 4th June 10-12 in room 707. If you would like some extra tuition on the long answer questions (3 and 4) and section b, you are are welcome to join us.

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Thought for the day

Student News Feed - 22 May, 2018 - 15:42
by Ali Wright.  

"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny" C.S Lewis

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Christian Union

Student News Feed - 22 May, 2018 - 15:40
by Ali Wright.  

Dear Students,
I'll be outside the DLC from 1.30-2.00pm tomorrow for the Christian Union. It would be great to see you.
I hope all your exams are going well so far!
Have a great half term if I don't see you!
Ali - College Chaplain

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* ‘Coping with Exams’ workshop Tuesday 22nd May *

Student News Feed - 21 May, 2018 - 16:33
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

East Hants Mind, our local Mental Health charity, have kindly agreed to run one last 'Coping with Exams' workshop tomorrow at 1-2pm in the Conference Room (room 32 by reception.)

It will be run by Danielle Barnes and is open to all students, so come along and learn some great tips and strategies for coping with the upcoming exams.

If you would like to attend please email Vanessa, the Welfare Manager or just turn up on the day.

This event will be held in the conference room, near reception.

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