During each campaign, we aim to contact around 2,000 alumni, sharing news and upcoming events at Bath, and inviting alumni to support students and academics here through a range of giving opportunities. These donations will help fund projects across the University, from scholarships and placement grants to research projects and Student Union Clubs and Societies.
The telephone campaign isn't just about fundraising; it is also a great way for Bath to stay in touch with our alumni and build a long-term relationship with them. Alumni enjoy hearing about what it is like to be a student at Bath today, and reminiscing about their own experiences.
Here's some of the things previous callers have said about the job:
"I thoroughly enjoyed the 4 weeks, meeting all the other 'telethoners' and I really gained so much out of calling all the alumni"
"Working as a caller for the Telethon is great - there is always a fun, motivated atmosphere and everyone is really friendly. I've been able to develop skills that will help me to excel at interview - no longer is talking to someone I don't know a scary prospect! Working as part of the Telethon has taught me how to connect with people, and find common ground quickly and easily. On top of all this I have a great set of transferable skills and an excellent reference added to my CV."
Working hours are 3 shifts per week between 6.15pm - 9.30pm Monday to Friday; 10.45am – 5pm Saturday and 2.45pm – 8pm Sunday.