Thank you for your support

Calling TeamA huge thank you too all those alumni who took part in our recent telephone appeal to raise vital funds in support of key projects across the University. Nearly 1,000 alumni from all-eras enjoyed lively conversations with one of our team of 32 student callers; the calling room buzzed with enthusiasm as stories from University life, both past and present, were relayed.  

Over the three week campaign nearly £80,000 was pledged towards the Alumni Fund, which supports projects such as our flagship campaign to restore the historic Cinema at our Regent Street headquarters, pioneering research into the detection, treatment and prevention of breast and secondary cancers and much-needed student support and scholarships.  

Our student callers benefited too; from the positive experience of working in a team and building support for their University, and from the abundance of careers and study advice that they received from our alumni, one of the team has even accepted a paid work placement at a legal practice as a result of their conversation.

Humayra Anjum, third year biological sciences and student caller said: “Our alumni community is invaluable. As well as making up our past, alumni have a role to play in moving the University forward. Their support can make a vital contribution to the University, its research and especially to the lives of its students and their future careers. Thank you to everyone who has given so generously.” 

Thank you again for your support and we look forward to keeping you updated on the impact that alumni gifts are making across the University.  

Find out more about the Alumni Fund.