Student News

Creative Writing Enrichment

Student News Feed - 22 September, 2017 - 10:42
by Kim Small.  

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing enrichment starts on Monday 25th September at 1pm in room 714.

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Careers Appointments: w/c 25th September

Student News Feed - 22 September, 2017 - 09:42
by Kim Small.  

A Careers Advisor will be in College on Monday and Tuesday next week - week commencing 25th September

Monday is by drop in all day - no appointment necessary

Tuesday is by appointment - click here to book (with drop ins between 9.15-10am and 1.45-2pm)

The Careers Office is located in the Student Hub

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**Important Information for all students**

Student News Feed - 22 September, 2017 - 08:12
by Darren Della Maestra.  

In line with the British Values and our College Core Values:

Whilst walking to College, waiting at bus stops etc , please show courtesy and do not block the pavements, also be aware of the language you use.

Please respect our Campus and our Neighbours this includes not hanging around in groups outside of college especially near to the back entrance to college in Linets Way , and not leaving litter either around College or in the local community.

Smoking – DO NOT smoke around College buildings, entrances and car parks – smoking is only permitted inside the 2 fenced designated smoking areas in College – this also applies to E-cigarettes.

Be aware that the College is situated in a residential area and remember that poor behaviour reflects badly upon the College. Please show respect for others.

Safeguarding...others and yourselves...

If you are ever approached by a member of public and asked to get in their car/ van please DO NOT accept this offer. If you feel you are in danger or a friend is and you need help straight away, please call the police on 999. Please also tell an adult you trust who will be able to help you. You can do this at college by speaking to your tutor or go straight to the student hub and a member of staff will be available.

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Instrumental Lessons Alton College 2017-2018

Student News Feed - 21 September, 2017 - 13:16
by Darren Della Maestra.  

One to one instrumental lessons are available which will be added to your college timetable.

Please read the Instrumental Contract; you will be asked to agree to this before purchasing your lessons.

Payment is as follows:

Students not studying on a Music or Performing arts course

Either £480 in one full price advance payment due by 18th September 2017 or two instalment payments of £240 to be paid by 18th September 2017 for the Autumn Term and the 30th November 2017 for the Spring and Summer terms.

Full Price Instalment payment 1 due by Tuesday 26th September 2017

Full Price Instalment payment 2 due by Thursday 30th November 2017

Students studying on a Music or Performing Arts course

If you are studying AS/A2 Music, BTEC Music Technology, BTEC Jazz, BTEC Rock & Popular Music or BTEC Performing Arts, we will provide you with Instrumental Lessons, on one instrument/voice, at half price.

Either £240 in one half price advance payment due by 18th September 2017 or two instalment payments of £120 to be paid by 18th September 2017 for the Autumn Term and the 30th November 2017 for the Spring and Summer terms.

Half Price Instalment payment 1 due by Monday 18th September 2017

Half Price Instalment payment 2 due by Thursday 30th November 2017

If you are not studying on one of the above courses but would like instrumental/voice lessons at College or you are studying music and would like lessons on a second or third, instrument/voice please add the full price item to your basket and pay using the link below:

Link to online store: http://store.altoncollege.ac.uk/product-catalogue/for-students/instrumental-lessons

Any questions then please contact Andy Light - andy.light@altoncollege.ac.uk

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Personal Statement checks - places available for tomorrow (Fri 22Sep)

Student News Feed - 21 September, 2017 - 09:42
by Kim Small.  

Great opportunity to get your personal statement looked at by a university representative. Print out a copy of your draft statement and bring it along.

The following slots are currently available for tomorrow:

  • 1.00pm
  • 1.45pm
  • 2.00pm

Sign up at the Student Hub

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Loan Laptops/Netbooks

Student News Feed - 20 September, 2017 - 15:42
by Diane Lee.  

·   If you do not have regular access to a computer/laptop at home to carry out your College work and your parents are unable to provide you with a personal laptop for your studies, firstly we would encourage you to take full advantage of the computers available around College outside of your timetabled lessons.  However, if not having access at home to a computer/laptop is causing you to get behind in your coursework you can apply for a loan laptop/netbook. 

·    A deposit of £25.00 is required which will be returned to you at the end of the academic year, upon the return of the device in full working order and if there is no repairable damage to the device.

·    Applications from students in receipt of Bursary support will be prioritised.

·    Forms are available from the Student Hub and must be supported by your Tutor.  Please note we only have a small number of devices available so will not be able to help everyone who applies.

·    All applications must be completed and handed into the Student Hub by Monday 9th October.

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Alton College Team Tennis 2017-2018

Student News Feed - 20 September, 2017 - 12:40
by Darren Della Maestra.  

Alton College has a great partnership with Kingsley Indoor Tennis Centre. As part of the college tennis programme we offer:

• Performance tennis afternoon on a Wednesday

• Coaching by LTA qualified LTA Performance Coaches at Kingsley TC

• 28 weeks of indoor tennis

• Entry to the LTA Senior Students winter tournament and summer LTA National Schools competition (Aberdare and Glanville trophies)

• Hampshire Inter-Colleges competition against other local Hampshire Colleges (summer term)

If this interests you and you want to join the tennis team this year please contact Darren Della Maestra – Teacher I/C of tennis. First session is on Wednesday 27th September 2017.
Darren.dellamaestra@altoncollege.ac.uk

Room 509

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IMPORTANT - Personal Statements

Student News Feed - 19 September, 2017 - 16:14
by Kim Small.  

Please ensure that you save a copy of your Personal Statement in a Word document as well as saving it on Insight.

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For Second Years: UCAS Clinics and Personal Statement Advice

Student News Feed - 18 September, 2017 - 15:07
by Kim Small.  

UCAS Clinics

UCAS clinics have commenced and are held daily in the LRC from 12.30pm to 2.30pm - sign up for a place at the Student Hub.

If you haven’t looked at your online application since registering back in June we recommend signing up for a slot so we can show you what you need to do in order to complete an application.

If you’ve completed a few sections it’s worth getting these checked and signed off rather than waiting until nearer the deadlines when the clinics are extremely busy.

Personal Statement Checks

At several of the UCAS clinics we will be holding individual Personal Statement checks by university representatives. These are bookable and you must sign up for a slot at the Student Hub.

The first of these start on Friday 22nd September.

These are really valuable sessions where you will receive individual advice on your personal statement from a university's point of view.

Personal Statement Workshop

As well as holding the Personal Statement checking sessions we will be holding a Personal Statement Workshop – run by the University of Surrey . This is aimed at students who haven’t got very far with their statement. It will include how to start; demonstrate transferable skills; and avoidable pitfalls.

This will take place on Tuesday 26th September. Please also sign up at the Student Hub

The Personal Statement checking sessions and the Workshop are run by university representatives and are applicable for any course at any university.

Sign up sheets are located at the end of the Hub desk.

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Alton Sports Centre - in Refectory (Mon 18Sep) 1-2pm

Student News Feed - 18 September, 2017 - 13:36
by Kim Small.  

Visit the Alton Sports Centre stand in the refectory today!

Special student membership offers

Between 1-2pm

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Youth and Chaplaincy opportunities

Student News Feed - 18 September, 2017 - 11:54
by Ali Wright.  

Dear Students,
I've just started here at Alton college as your new chaplain and Youth Worker. I will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in room 719. You can book an appointment on Moodle under the college chaplaincy heading, or just come and say hi.
I'm here for both students and staff if you want to chat about anything whether faith related or not.
If you are in the Christian Union I'd love to hear from you and support you in any way I can.
Looking forward to meeting you soon, Ali

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Course Freeze Period 2017

Student News Feed - 15 September, 2017 - 11:09
by Kim Small.  

All YR1 students will be reminded of this in their Forums this week and YR2 students who have course concerns should arrange to see their Director of Learning immediately.

The procedure to be followed is:

  1. YR1 students should speak to their subject teacher and Personal Tutor, and Insight note made.
  2. If a course change is required, students can collect a course change request form from the Hub – normal entry requirements will apply.
  3. This form must be completed, including teacher, tutor and parent comments. It must then be submitted to the Hub by 12 noon on Wednesday 20th September .
  4. Requests will be considered by Directors.
  5. Students will be emailed on Friday 22nd September to communicate decisions.
  6. Where changes have been made new timetables will be accessed through Insight, effective from Monday 25th September.

Course Change Requests after Wednesday 20th September 201 7 :

The same process will be repeated with a second deadline of:

  • 12 noon on Wednesday 4th October.
  • Decisions will be communicated by email on Friday 6th October.
  • New timetables will take effect from Monday 9th October.
  • In all cases, students on the waiting list will take priority.

No changes will be possible after this date

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Catering Facillity Opening Hours

Student News Feed - 15 September, 2017 - 11:05
by Kim Small.  

Catering Facility Opening Times

Starbucks 08.00am to 4.00pm The Refectory 10.30am to 2.00pm The Shop 09.45am to 2.00pm The Deli 11.00am to 2.00pm selling various Panini's and cold drinks/confectionary also available

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Catering Facility Opening Times

Student News Feed - 14 September, 2017 - 15:44
by Kim Small.  

Catering Facility Opening Times

Starbucks 08.00am to 4.00pm The Refectory 10.30am to 2.00pm The Shop 09.45am to 2.00pm The Deli 11.00am to 2.00pm selling various Panini's and cold drinks/confectionary also available

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Student Hub opening times

Student News Feed - 14 September, 2017 - 12:33
by Nicola Wells.  

Please note the Student Hub opening hours (with the exception of emergencies, appointments and interviews) are as follows:

Monday to Friday:

09.00 - 10.00

and

12.30 - 14.00

Thanks and regards

Student Hub team

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Sexual Health Clinic

Student News Feed - 13 September, 2017 - 15:42
by Vanessa Edworthy.  

Walk-in Sexual Health Clinic takes place every Friday 12-2pm in the Student Hub room 504b with Tor Harris.

An opportunity to access free contraception, including condoms, STI treatments, Chlamydia tests, pregnancy testing, or talk to a sexual health nurse about any related questions or concerns.

Free, Friendly & Confidential

For anyone under 25yrs old

*Term time only*

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Course Freeze Period 2017

Student News Feed - 13 September, 2017 - 13:02
by Darren Della Maestra.  

All YR1 students will be reminded of this in their Forums this week and YR2 students who have course concerns should arrange to see their Director of Learning immediately.

The procedure to be followed is:

1. YR1 students should speak to their subject teacher and Personal Tutor, and Insight note made.

2. If a course change is required, students can collect a course change request form from the Hub – normal entry requirements will apply.

3. This form must be completed, including teacher, tutor and parent comments. It must then be submitted to the Hub by 12 noon on Wednesday 20th September .

4. Requests will be considered by Directors.

5. Students will be emailed on Friday 22nd September to communicate decisions.

6. Where changes have been made new timetables will be accessed through Insight, effective from Monday 25th September.

Course Change Requests after Wednesday 20th September 201 7 :

The same process will be repeated with a second deadline of:

· 12 noon on Wednesday 4th October.

· Decisions will be communicated by email on Friday 6th October.

· New timetables will take effect from Monday 9th October.

. In all cases, students on the waiting list will take priority.

No changes will be possible after this date

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Enrichment Fair - 1 to 2pm TODAY (Wed 13th Sept) in the Refectory

Student News Feed - 13 September, 2017 - 09:55
by Kim Small.  

Alton College Enrichment Fair - Wednesday 13th September - 1-2pm in the Refectory

Just turn up, take a look and sign up. 

Includes:

  • Collect locker keys - please pay through the online store and bring receipt to collect key
  • Road Safety
  • My Journey Hampshire
  • Sport Enrichments
  • Duke of Edinburgh - Gold Award
  • G S A
  • Ski Trip
  • Unloc
  • Students' Union
  • Christian Union
  • Volunteering
  • Life Drawing
  • Music
  • Creative Writing
  • College Magazine
  • Health and Wellbeing

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REMINDER - Student Lockers 2017-2018

Student News Feed - 12 September, 2017 - 09:02
by Kim Small.  

Student Lockers: Sep 2017 to July 2018

Lockers are now available to order via the online store on the Alton College website ( link: http://store.altoncollege.ac.uk/ - search for lockers)

There are five types of locker available; Standard, Sport, Public Services, Motorcycle/Bicycle and Laptop. PLEASE ensure that you choose the correct type when ordering.

  • Sport Lockers are ONLY available to students registered on a Sport course
  • Public Services Lockers are ONLY available to students registered on a Public Services course
  • Motorcycle/Bicycle Lockers are only available for students who travel in to College by these modes of transport and need to store a safety helmet/boots etc
  • Laptop lockers are only large enough to accommodate a laptop and laptop sized bag - if you require a larger locker to accommodate your College folders/books please pay for a standard sized locker
  • All other students should select STANDARD LOCKER

Locker keys are to be collected at the Enrichment Fair on Wednesday 13th September (between 1-2pm in the Refectory) and from the Student Hub thereafter. YOU MUST bring a printed copy of your 'purchase confirmation' in order to obtain the key.

Lockers are priced at £10 per academic year and are issued on a first come first served basis.

Keys must be returned to the Student Hub before the end of the academic year to obtain a £10 cash refund. ALL lockers will be emptied and cleaned over the summer and reissued the following year.

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Lost iphone

Student News Feed - 11 September, 2017 - 15:36
by Debbie Hallier.  

If anyone has found an iphone around the hub area can you please hand it into the Hub helpdesk.

Thank you.

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