Stay in touch: Get the Farnborough Connection
Posted on Tuesday 13 September 2011
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If you are an ex-student of the college join at http://tfc.farnborough.ac.uk/
If you are leaving this summer then please join so we can stay in touch. We are always delighted to know what you are doing.
Hundreds of students progress through The Sixth Form College Farnborough each year, before moving on to the next stage in their lives: an incredible network of former students spreading out across the globe. Last summer, in response to the demand from so many former students and staff, the College launched The Farnborough Connection – an alumni programme providing the opportunity to expand and renew personal contacts.
The Farnborough Connection, or TFC as it has quickly become known, has been established by students and staff. Former student President and College Governor, now working in the City, Nick Coxon, has been closely involved: ‘The experience of being at Farnborough is such a positive one. The Farnborough Connection will establish a network of contacts between former students, and keep them connected with the College. Membership will provide an invaluable forum for sharing experience and insight into the huge variety of different universities and careers chosen by past students.’
Stuart Rowland, past Vice President now studying Physics at Oxford, has been working at the technological challenge of the scheme: ’It was important that becoming a member of TFC was both simple and free – and it is! You can register through the College website where there is a quick link on the main page. There, you can find all the information you need. I’m sure that TFC will perpetuate friendships and develop links between generations of Farnborough students.’
Beccy Rogers, former student now working at the College, is the enthusiastic hub at the centre of the scheme: ‘It’s such a great idea! The Farnborough Connection will communicate with members on a regular basis, keeping them informed of social events and reunions with old friends. Members will be back in the loop of College life, sharing achievements and successes, contacts and information. We plan to foster relationships between current and past students through the development of internships, mentoring schemes and professional networking.’
Simon Jarvis, College Principal, is pleased with the growth of his idea: ‘College students go on to do fantastic things, from film directing to professional athletics, and all have valuable experience and insights to share. As the network develops, members will have personal access to this wealth of knowledge and experience which can only be advantageous in our ever changing world. The Sixth Form College Farnborough is a special place to study: our former students are as excited as we are about becoming members of The Farnborough Connection.’