After several months of preparation and just over two weeks of calling, the Magdalene Telephone Campaign has drawn to a close for 2017. I'm delighted to inform that we raised £288,852.71 over the phone and over two-thirds of the Members we spoke with decided to make a gift. That makes this particular Telephone Campaign one … Continue reading Thank you to everyone who has pledged their support during the 2017 Telephone Campaign!
I have had a great time on telephone campaign so far, and have enjoyed loads of brilliant conversations. In calling alumni on a lovely Sunday afternoon, however, and, in addition, on Boat Race day, the telephone campaign turns swiftly into its hideous twin – the voicemail campaign. We start work at 2.45, and after spending … Continue reading I have had a great time on telephone campaign…
Hi! My name is Flavia and this is my first telephone campaign. I thought of signing up earlier this term, and apart from talking briefly to students who had done it the previous year, I had no idea what to expect. I was anxious about speaking on the phone before starting as I realised I … Continue reading The telephone campaign is nearly over!
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I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I first signed up to the Telephone Campaign. I knew that I wanted to stay in Cambridge for most of the Easter holidays (mainly because my dissertation is still very far from complete!) and the prospect of spending a few hours each day calling up alumni seemed … Continue reading A few hours each day calling up alumni
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