Student callers wanted!

Applications for the Autumn 2018 campaign are now open!

What are the telephone campaigns?

Our telephone campaigns are an exciting opportunity for students to make an important contribution towards attracting essential philanthropic support from alumni and friends of Imperial.

During each campaign, we aim to contact around 7,500 alumni, sharing news and upcoming events at Imperial, and inviting alumni to support the College through a range of giving opportunities. These donations will help to fund projects across the College, from scholarships and financial support for current students to campus improvements and extra-curricular developments. For more information about our current fundraising priorities, visit the giving homepage.

Last year we raised over £200,000 to support many different initiatives at Imperial. We hope to continue this success during our autumn appeal, the first campaign of 2018-19.

The telephone campaign isn’t just about fundraising; it is also a great way for Imperial to stay in touch with its alumni and build a long term relationship with them. Alumni enjoy hearing about what it is like to be a student at Imperial today, and reminiscing about their own experiences.

Join the team this year!

The College is looking to recruit a dedicated team of trained student fundraisers who are passionate about Imperial and enjoy the opportunity to engage with the alumni community. The autumn 2018 appeal will run for six weeks, from Monday 22 October to Sunday 2 December.

The telethon is a great opportunity to boost your CV, and the professional skills you will develop are highly valued by employers. We will support you with training throughout the campaign, and you will have the opportunity to speak to alumni who studied a similar course and who have lots of careers advice to offer. It's a great networking opportunity, not only with other current students but with alumni as well. 

Interviews will be held from Monday 15 October through to Wednesday 17 October on the South Kensington Campus.

Students who are successful at the interview stage must attend the compulsory paid training on Saturday 20 October (10:00 - 17:00) and Sunday 21 October (10:00 - 17:00).

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the application process, or for other queries contact Katharine Palmer (k.palmer@imperial.ac.uk).

Here is what our former callers have enjoyed about the role

Group of callers

“I found it a great way to learn vital skills, like persuasion and negotiation.”

Student caller

“I enjoyed meeting other students in the team, who I wouldn’t normally get the chance to interact with.”

Group of callers

“The environment was always positive – everyone shared the excitement if one person got a gift.”