Wadham calling, 2013

22nd September 2013

News, Student news, Alumni news

Wadham's telethon kicked off on Sunday 22 September. Our student callers are manning the phones to talk to alumni and help raise money for the Wadham Fund.

  • Wadham's Warden, Ken Macdonald QC and Director of Development, Julie Hage, with student callers.

  • Words of encouragement from Ken Macdonald QC

    Words of encouragement from Ken Macdonald QC

  • University of Oxford Vice Chancellor, Andrew Hamilton visits the call room

  • Wadham's Development team telethon campaign organiser, Laurelle Vingoe, explains protocol

Over two weeks from Sunday 22 September, Wadham students will be telephoning alumni with updates on College news and views and to find out about life after Wadham.

Our student callers

This year’s telethon involves 13 undergraduate students, under the guidance of Development Officer, Laurelle Vingoe.

The telephone campaign has taken place every year since its inauguration in 2004. In addition to being a great way of catching up with our alumni, it has become an important fundraising event and our students will also be asking, on behalf of the College, for donations towards the Wadham Fund.

Last year more than £200,000 was donated to Wadham as a result of the telephone campaign. The money went towards priority projects in College, including our renowned Access programme, student hardship grants and bursaries, protecting the tutorial system and maintaining and improving College buildings and facilities.

We hope that you enjoy speaking to one of our wonderful Wadhamites!

  • Wadham's 2013 telethon team

    Wadham's 2013 student telethon team