News Archive

33 weeks ago

Congratulations to twelve Alton College students who have recently been offered places at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Following a rigorous application and interview process the students have been notified of their offers in a range of diverse courses from a plethora of colleges. The twelve offers represent a really successful year for Alton College students applying to Oxbridge...

Is prison a place for punishment, retribution or rehabilitation? Over 150 Sociology, Criminology, Law and Public Services students considered this at ‘Behind Bars’, an in-house conference run by True Life Conferences. The day featured students hearing from a range of reformed prisoners who shared their eye-opening experiences surrounding a variety of crimes and the realities of prison life....

Maisy Venn, an Art Foundation student at Alton College, is celebrating having a sculpture selected for inclusion in two prestigious exhibitions in London this summer. For a number of years the Royal Association of British Artists (RBA) have included the work of up and coming young artists in their annual exhibition in London and have worked with The Arts Society, previously called NADFAS,...

First year Music student Scottie Thompson has been awarded the Martin Read Foundation Grant for composition. This enables him to have composition lessons with Simon Speare, the Head of Composition and Contemporary Music at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music in London. As part of the grant, he has also been commissioned to write a piece for recorder and percussion (in...

34 weeks ago

Congratulations to Foundation Learning student Federica Vazzana on qualifying in first place in the British Schools Gymnastics Association Trampoline Southern Zonal Competition which means she progresses to the National Finals! She competed in two excellent routines against some tough competition from the South West Region and her sister from the South East Region.

She goes on to...