Student callers wanted!

Applications for the Autumn 2022 campaign are now closed!

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What are the telephone campaigns?

Our telephone campaigns are an exciting opportunity for students to make an important contribution towards attracting essential philanthropic support from alumni of Imperial.

During each campaign, we aim to contact thousands of alumni, sharing news and upcoming events at Imperial, and inviting alumni to support the College through a range of giving opportunities. These donations will help to fund projects across the College, particularly scholarships and financial support for current students. For more information about our current fundraising priorities, visit the Giving homepage.

The telephone campaign isn’t just about fundraising; it is also a great way for Imperial to stay in touch with its alumni and build a long term relationship with them. Alumni enjoy hearing about what it is like to be a student at Imperial today, and reminiscing about their own experiences.

Join the team!

Every year the College recruits a dedicated team of trained student fundraisers who are passionate about Imperial and enjoy the opportunity to engage with the alumni community. The Autumn 2022 campaign runs remotely for 6 weeks, from Monday 31 October to Sunday 11 December.

The telethon is a great opportunity to boost your CV, and the professional skills you will develop are highly valued by employers. We will support you with training throughout the campaign, and you will have the opportunity to speak to alumni who studied a similar course and who have lots of careers advice to offer. It's also a great networking opportunity, not only with other current students but with alumni as well. 

Applications are made through an online application form. The deadline to apply for this role is 9am on Monday 10 October.

Selection Days will be held on Wednesday 12 October and Thursday 13 October.

Students who are successful at their selection day must attend the compulsory paid training, a combination of on-demand webinars and in-person training days taking place on Saturday 29 October and Sunday 30 October at the South Kensington campus.

Callers on the team will be required to do 3 shifts per week, which includes 2 weekday shifts and 1 weekend shift. Callers can indicate if they’d prefer to work Rota A, Rota B, or if they have no preference.

  • Rota A – Mondays and Thursdays (5.45pm – 9pm), and Saturdays (9.45am – 5pm, includes one hour break).
    • Please note, there will be no calling on Thursday 3 November, and this will take place on Wednesday 2 November instead.
  • Rota B – Tuesdays and Fridays (5.45pm – 9pm), and Sundays (1.45pm – 8pm, includes one hour break).

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the application process and the role, or for other queries contact Amy Cook (

Here's what our former callers enjoyed about the role

Group of callers

“I found it a great way to learn vital skills, like persuasion and negotiation.”

Student caller

“I enjoyed meeting other students in the team, who I wouldn’t normally get the chance to interact with.”

Group of callers

“The environment was always positive – everyone shared the excitement if one person got a gift.”