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1 Next End show This weeks news …. General Transport Last Day of Term Coach/Train Passes for next year Henley Regatta Weekend – Your last bus home……… Volunteers for Henley Literary Festival Bursary fund Closure of Whitchurch Bridge Library Closures Drop in Health Clinic Regal Cinema News If you feel unwell at College If you require First Aid at College Counselling Student Union News Careers and Higher Education Looking for summer Work Thames Valley Police Open Day Part Time Job Opportunity Careers Advice Interviews from Ist July How to write your Personal Statement Interested in Undergraduate Study in the USA? Applying for University 2014 Issue 54 – 22 February 2013 The Henley College Student Newsletter Issue 69 5 July 2013 College News IMPORTANT – Oxbridge Meeting Caversham Festival Exam Results Information Summer Break and Start of September Term

2 Next End show Back Menu Julia Lock Careers Adviser More opportunities on Learnzone – Careers and Higher Education Help with stewarding, back-stage etc and get an insight into how a large-scale music event is coordinated No experience necessary Free meal voucher for every 4 hours of volunteering Or Ali Brown Team Readipop Administrator and Project Assistant (Off the Beaten Track) Readipop Tel: Sign up Here

3 Next End show Back Menu for anyone interested in considering an application to Oxford or Cambridge for 2014 will be next Wednesday, 10th July, during Tutorial ( ) in the Deanfield Meetings Room. I shall be covering what you can - and should! - be doing over the summer to expedite your application, including logging on to UCAS, looking at Personal Statements, extending your background reading, arranging work experience, and preparing for any tests you will need to take (either early in November for Oxford or at the time of interview for Cambridge). If you're unable to attend, please let me know and I'll endeavour to send you the main document I shall be giving out. Look forward to seeing you next Wednesday. Joanna Atkinson, THC Oxbridge Co-ordinator

4 Next End show Back Menu TRANSPORT LAST DAY OF TERM COLLEGE COACHES LAST DAY OF TERM FRIDAY 12 th JULY 2013 College closes at noon on the last day of term Friday 12th July. All coaches have been re-scheduled to depart between pm and pm. The departure schedule is below. Please ensure you know the stop and time of your coach. Coaches will leave promptly at the times stated.

5 Next End show Back Menu COACH / TRAIN PASSES FOR THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR First year students continuing into the second year should renew coach / train passes as soon as possible. See notes below. Please apply early for College coaches as they may become full at enrolment and names placed on a waiting list. If you have any queries regarding transport please contact us in D104, telephone ext 4006/4010 or If your Coach / Train pass was issued by: How to renew Henley College A letter containing an application form (and an Oxfordshire subsidy form if applicable) will be sent out to all current 1st year passholders in July. You are advised to apply as soon as this is received. Windsor & Maidenhead Council Apply now for renewal. An application form can be downloaded from ( Education & Learning>Schools & Colleges>Travel & School ) or the Council Tel: www.rbwm.gov.uk West Berkshire Council Apply now to West Berkshire Council telephone to obtain a renewal form. Buckinghamshire Council Buckinghamshire County Council have recently sent out renewal forms – complete and return this to them as soon as possible. If you do not receive a form by the end of June telephone to obtain a renewal form. Horseman Coaches To renew your Horseman Bus pass or telephone You are advised to apply as soon as possible. Pam King/Julia Lock D104 PLEASE NOTE THAT A NO PASS, NO TRAVEL policy will operate on every journey from September 2013.

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7 Next End show Back Menu Volunteers for Henley Literary Festival Henley Literary Festival are looking for volunteers to get involved in their own time? Want to know about the Festival – Go the website: Contact us for further details Many Thanks Fiona Bringmann

8 Next End show Back Menu Students who received College Bursary Fund this academic year should receive paperwork to re-apply for early July. If you do not receive the application form please contact Pam King in Student Services. You are advised to apply as soon as possible. Pam King Student Services Room D

9 Next End show Back Menu CLOSURE OF WHITCHURCH BRIDGE Whitchurch Bridge – which crosses the Thames at Pangbourne is closing in October 2013 for 6 months. It has been checked with the College run bus companies and they have said that this does not affect the routes of our College coaches, but the information might be of interest to staff and students who make their own way in.

10 Next End show Back Menu The library is closing today Friday 28 June. This is two weeks before the end of term. There will be a major refurbishment of the library over the summer holiday and these last two weeks are needed to get a head start. You may be wondering: Are the SLCs closing too? No, both Rotherfield and Deanfield SLCs will be open as normal Will I still be able to return library books? Yes, you can post them through the letterbox on the outside of the building or return them to Deanfield SLC Will I still be able to take books out over the summer? Yes, anything borrowed on or after 14 th June (long loan books) or 21 st June (short loan and DVDs) will be due back in September, but remember that the library will be out of bounds after 28 th June What if I need to have my leavers form stamped? Leavers will be able to have their forms checked, signed and stamped in Deanfield SLC We look forward to welcoming you to the new-look library in September!

11 Next End show Back Menu Julia Lock Careers Adviser There are lots of ways to find some work over the summer so have a go! First get your CV up-to-date. You can get help with this at https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk.https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk Then have a good think about possible contacts, family and friends who might have an opportunity for you. Dont be afraid to ask! Keep an eye on your local papers job pages. Approach local businesses with your CV and a covering letter asking if there are any available positions. (Check the company websites first – they may prefer you to apply through that.) Have a look at these websites or google summer student jobs:

12 Next End show Back Menu Drop-in Health Clinic STUDENT DROP-IN HEALTH CLINIC on Mondays am – 1.00 pm in D504 (next to Deanfield Meetings Room) Students can drop-in and receive confidential advice and support from College nurses about all aspects of health including contraception, sexual health, substance mis-use and diet and nutrition. Free condoms, pregnancy tests and Chlamydia testing are available. No appointments necessary. STUDENT DROP-IN HEALTH CLINIC on Mondays am – 1.00 pm in D504 (next to Deanfield Meetings Room) Students can drop-in and receive confidential advice and support from College nurses about all aspects of health including contraception, sexual health, substance mis-use and diet and nutrition. Free condoms, pregnancy tests and Chlamydia testing are available. No appointments necessary. There is also a drop-in Clinic for FEMALE students only at the HART SURGERY (by Townlands Hospital in the centre of Henley) on Tuesday lunchtimes, – pm for advice and prescriptions for all methods of contraception. Pam King/ Julia Lock Student Services There is also a drop-in Clinic for FEMALE students only at the HART SURGERY (by Townlands Hospital in the centre of Henley) on Tuesday lunchtimes, – pm for advice and prescriptions for all methods of contraception. Pam King/ Julia Lock Student Services

13 Next End show Back Menu THAMES VALLEY POLICE OPEN DAY Julia Lock Careers Adviser More opportunities on Learnzone – Careers and Higher Education Saturday 7 th September 10am-4pm Thames Valley Police Training Centre at Sulhamstead near Reading Learn about the different police departments and specialist roles Speak to officers from units such as the Air Support Unit, Road Policing, Specialist Search & Recovery Team, Mounted Section, Scenes of Crime, Tactical Support and more. Visit the Thames Valley Police Museum See Free Entry!

14 Next End show Back Menu Part-time job opportunity Julia Lock Careers Adviser More opportunities on Learnzone – Careers and Higher Education Leaflet distribution in Henley on Thames and surrounding villages This is a self employed vacancy. Own transport not essential. You will be required to deliver leaflets throughout the local areas of Henley. This position will involve walking for up to 4 hours per day. Hours of work are very flexible as the leaflets can be delivered at any time before 8pm. However, a minimum of hours per week is required. The company has given an assurance that this vacancy enables workers to achieve a wage equivalent to the National Minimum Wage rate. Self-employed people are responsible for paying their own National Insurance contributions and Tax. Please call Rob the first instance on alternatively Do you like walking? This could be the part-time job for you!

15 Next End show Back Menu Careers Interviews from 1 st July Julia Lock Careers Adviser More opportunities on Learnzone – Careers and Higher Education Due to meetings and training Julia will be unavailable for interviews the week beginning 1 st July. If you would like to have an interview during the last week of term (Tuesday 9 th or Thursday 11 th July) please Julia at The Library is out-of-bounds from 1 st July so no careers interviews with Julia Lock can take place there during the last 2 weeks of term.

16 Next End show Back Menu The Exams Team would like to wish all students success in their exams, future studies and plans. All information about how to access exams results can be found on the Exams Section of Learnzone and from a link on the front page of the College website. There is also further information about Post Results enquiries, requests of exam scripts etc on Learnzone.

17 Next End show Back Menu A few reminders before you break up for the summer The Autumn terms starts on Thursday 5 th September and all students who are returning to College are asked to attend the Welcome Back session between 8.45 and Details of when and where you should attend are available from the front page of the Website or from LearnZone. During this session new student ID cards, timetables and important information will be handed out to students and Lead Tutors and Heads of School will be available to offer advice. If you do not pass your AS exam (Pass is grade E or above) you are not able to progress with the subject to A2 unless a very rare exception is made following consultation with the relevant Programme Leader. Please attend the Advisory Service at the end of August at Deanfield: full details of where and when to come are available from the front page of the Website or LearnZone. You should also attend the Advisory Service if you decide to change your Year 2 programme. (NB: you do not need to attend if you decide after you get your results that you wish to drop down from 4 to 3 A2 subjects; but you are asked to your Lead Tutor so your enrolments can be updated. Full details are available from LearnZone or the Website).LearnZoneWebsite Finally, I wish you all a good summer break. Simon Cuthbert Deputy Principal

18 Next End show Back Menu DATE FOR YOUR DIARY! Wednesday 18 th September Rotherfield Hall 10.30am Speaker: Paul Drinkwater, Southampton University This is a fantastic talk which will inspire you to write an excellent personal statement

19 Next End show Back Menu Julia Lock Careers Adviser More opportunities on Learnzone – Careers and Higher Education Due to a limited amount of testing centres in the UK, places for these tests fill up very quickly. We strongly encourage students interested in applying for US study who would like to sit the SAT or ACT to register early. You need to register through College Board for the SAT and ACTstudent for the ACT.College BoardACTstudent How do I know if I have to take an admissions exam? Most US universities will require students to take either the SAT Reasoning Test OR ACT. However, the most competitive US universities will require students to take the SAT Reasoning Test and 2-3 SAT Subject Exams OR the ACT with Writing. Please note some US universities do not require any admissions tests (a list is online). In order to ensure that you are taking the appropriate test, check the admissions webpage of each university to which you will apply.SAT Reasoning TestACTSAT Subject ExamsACT with Writinga list is online Interested in learning more about the US admissions process? Attend the Fulbright undergraduate admissions seminar in London. undergraduate admissions seminar

20 Next End show Back Menu Applying to University for 2014? UCAS Apply 2014 is now available for you to start filling in your application form. Just go to and click on Apply or Track your Application, then Apply for 2014 Courseswww.ucas.com This can be done in stages over the coming months so dont panic. The UCAS website is full of helpful advice but there are documents on Learnzone with specific information for Henley College students. Go to Learnzone – Careers and Higher Education – Applying to University – University Applications. Making your Higher Education Choices 2014 gives advice on choosing where to go and what to study. Making Your UCAS Application 2014 takes you through the application form, gives deadline dates etc. Julia Lock Careers Adviser

21 Next End show Back Menu Slackers – AUGUST SLACKERS FILM Thanks to everyone who attended the free screening of Monsters University last Thursday which SOLD OUT in record time! No free film in July but on August 1 st at 4.15pm, come along and watch the terrifying The Conjuring Before Midnight Behind the Candelabra The Globe: Twelfth Night The Great Gatsby NT Encore: The Audience Summer in February Whats On…Click here We Steal Secrets: the Story of Wikileaks

22 Next End show Back Menu Report to either Deanfield or Rotherfield Reception The duty First Aider may be called depending on your condition. You or the First Aider will ask the relevant School Administrator to contact your parents/guardians to obtain permission for you to leave the College. Onced the School Administrator has been given permission they will contact you or the first Aider. The School Administrator will contact your tutor(s) to inform them of your absence.

23 Next End show Back Menu Report to either Deanfield or Rotherfield Reception if you can. If you require assistance urgently, either you, a friend or a member of staff use any internal phone and dial the emergency number (4242). Please inform the person answering the phone what has happened and where you are so that they can send a staff member(s) immediately to you. The duty First Aider will be called and he/she will assess your injury or condition and decide on the relevant treatment or course of action. With the help of the first Aider you will have to fill out an Incident/Accident form. The First Aider will ask your relevant school administrator to contact your parent or guardian if required. The School Administrator will contact your tutor(S) to inform them of your absence. At no time should you leave the College without permission.

24 Next End show Back Menu Counselling is provided to support students when things are not going too well. If you are worried about something outside College or related to issues in College and would like to see a qualified student counsellor, you can book an appointment in D104 (see Pam King or Julia Lock) or telephone / This is a confidential service

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