A Sunday on the Telephone Campaign, in Facebook stickers…

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 [...]


A walk down memory lane…Natalya is back for a 2nd year working on the Telephone Campaign

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, [...]

Martial Arts, Paragliding and Colonial Architecture

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 [...]

Goodbye PhD in Aerodynamics, hello Magdalene Telephone Campaign!

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 [...]

Magdalene Telephone Campaign 2017

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 [...]