Last year more than 30 students were involved in the phonathon, and each one of them has made an invaluable contribution. The passion and commitment of each caller has again inspired over one thousand alumni to donate over £300,000 to the Annual Fund.
The following students have each made a particularly impressive contribution to the Annual Fund over the course of the year.
Autumn caller of the term: Esther Tyreman
Esther, a Chemistry student and bursary recipient was the caller of the term for the autumn campaign “As a bursary recipient myself, I saw the phonathon as an ideal chance to give something back” says Esther. “I’m delighted to help such a worthwhile cause”. The funds raised by Esther will allow 8 students to receive a full undergraduate bursary of £1500 each.
Spring caller of the term: Rebecca Hill
Rebecca’s work for the phonathon team means that 7 undergraduates can receive a full bursary, and this number continues to rise thanks to her ongoing commitment to the Fund. "I love hearing about peoples' memories of their time at University" says Rebecca. "Seeing the difference alumni donations make across campus makes me proud to be both a student of the University, and a donor myself."
Longest serving callers: Amy Green and Charlotte Mountford
Amy and Charlotte have both worked for the phonathon for 2 years now, raising over £25,000 between them. “It is very rewarding to have persuaded an alumnus to make a donation. There is also a great working environment and social aspect to the job, making it a welcome break from my academic work” says Amy. Amy will be graduating with a degree in Architecture this summer.
Charlotte will continue to raise these vital funds for the University in her final year. Charlotte says “knowing you are making a difference to fellow students is great, and I have had some really inspiring conversations with graduates as well.”
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