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On Thursday 27 March a full coach of first year AS English Literature students set off for two days to trace the footsteps of local poet, Edward Thomas. English students are very fortunate to be studying a poet whose main body of work was inspired by, and written in, Steep. 6am found the group on the top of Shoulder of Mutton Hill in the pouring rain, thinking about Thomas, seeing more or less...

Alton College staff maintain and develop outstanding links with industry which benefit students as they bring these specialist skills and expertise into the classroom. Curriculum Manager for Creative Arts, Amanda Bollini and Teacher of Photography Paul Williams exemplified this when they were invited for a day with Olympus UK and unparalleled access to HMS Victory.

On 7 May, Amanda and...

This year, Alton College Rugby team have had a very good season, finishing second overall in the Hampshire College Sport Association league. This league consists of a number of colleges throughout the county including local rivals, QMC, Farnborough Sixth Form College and Peter Symonds College. Having finished second in the league, the team...

Congratulations to three Alton College students who completed the third race in the Portsmouth Duathlon Series 2015 last weekend. Alex Powell and Michael Penn, both previously at Heath End School, and Lauren Hole, previously at Perins School, completed the course in some impressive times considering it was their first Duathlon, and it was all for charity. All three students are all studying...

Ecotourism, volcanoes and current confluence were topics discussed in a fascinating talk to Geography students by Ian Dunn, Chief Executive of the Galapagos Conservation Trust on campus in April. Ian’s career covers 15 years working overseas and another 15 years working in the UK and has involved both human and physical geography. The talk focussed largely on tourism on the Galapagos Islands...