Student Caller Annie runs us through a day in the Telephone Campaign call room in Facebook Stickers. 1. When you sit down at your desk with a cup of tea, various snacks, and a positive attitude. It’s Sunday, it’s sunny, people surely want to chat?! 2. After half an hour of voicemails, you realise … Continue reading A Sunday on the Telephone Campaign, in Facebook stickers…
Taking part in the telephone campaign for the second year has its advantages: I know roughly what to expect (getting through mainly to voicemail or, if I’m very lucky, to people whose meals I’m interrupting); I’ve practised talking over the phone to people I’ve never met, so this year the nerves have gone! Magdalene alumni, … Continue reading A walk down memory lane…Natalya is back for a 2nd year working on the Telephone Campaign
I was somewhat apprehensive in the week prior to the launch of the Telephone Campaign. Lured by the prospect of good pay, free accommodation and the chance to crack on with some work, I decided to sign up earlier on in the term. Yet despite the clusters of voicemail messages from time to time, my … Continue reading Martial Arts, Paragliding and Colonial Architecture
The first thing that normally comes to mind when the telephone campaign is mentioned is, 'so you're calling people to ask for money?'. And that is in part true, however fundraising is only a small part of our efforts. A significant element is genuinely finding out how our alumni are doing, and what they've been … Continue reading Goodbye PhD in Aerodynamics, hello Magdalene Telephone Campaign!
Ever wondered what an evening in the Magdalene Telephone Campaign call room is like? Louisa, a 2nd year English student runs us through a blow by blow account of her second evening in the campaign call room... 6:15 - Enter the Telephone Campaign room. Swipe a handful of grapes from the fruit bowl and get cracking. … Continue reading An evening in the Magdalene Telephone Campaign call room….if life gives you lemons!
The 2017 Magdalene Telephone Campaign begins... Yesterday marked the first evening of calling for Magdalene’s Telephone Campaign. We have been particularly lucky to secure the assistance of 15 fantastic students this year (a few of their smiley faces can be seen above), who are excellent ambassadors for the College, and they have been working hard … Continue reading Magdalene Telephone Campaign 2017
The Magdalene Telephone Campaign has now come to a close, and I want to thank everyone who participated in making it a success. I think our excellent team of student callers have put it far better than I ever could, and have been tremendous ambassadors for the College. It isn’t always the easiest thing to … Continue reading Thank you! – Kevin Bentley