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The Annual Fund would not have the success it does without the hard work of our Phonathon Student Callers. During this campaign, the passion and commitment of 34 students has inspired 2,100 alumni to donate over £400,000 to the Annual Fund.  

We must give a special mention to the following students, who have each made a particularly significant contribution to the Annual Fund over the course of the year.


Duncan Swainsbury - Spring caller of the term

Duncan joined the team in Autumn 2012, and within this academic year raised over £12,000 for students here at the University. He describes how working on the team provides a "perfect opportunity" to give back to Newcastle University, and found talking to alumni about their University experiences and subsequent career paths particularly enjoyable. Duncan graduates in BA Hons Economics and Business Management in the summer.


Ben Nuttall - Summer caller of the term

Although Ben has only been on the team since January 2013, he has already raised £11,900 for the Annual Fund. Ben is currently in the middle of his MB BS degree, and the funds raised by him are enough to support 2 of his fellow medical students through a year of focussed research. Ben will join us on the calling team for another year 2013-14.


Sarah Jowett - Longest serving caller

Sarah is the Phonathon’s veteran caller, having been part of the team for 3 years (and counting!); Sarah graduates with BSc Hons Mathematics this Summer, and will then begin her PhD Mathematics at the University next term.  “I'm proud to be an ambassador for Newcastle University and the Annual Fund, and am looking forward to another three years of fundraising!"




As congregations approach, we say goodbye to our callers graduating in the Summer, and wish them the best of luck. We look forward to welcoming a new cohort of Student Callers in Autumn this year!

To all of our Phonathon team a huge Thank you and well done!!






Photographs by Zander Photography