Thank you to everyone who has pledged their support during the 2017 Telephone Campaign!

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 [...]


I have had a great time on 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 [...]

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday from all our fantastic Telephone Campaign Student Callers!

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A few hours each day calling up alumni

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 [...]

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 [...]