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Spring Telethon 2022

Find out more about becoming a student telethon caller.

Thank you for your interest in joining the calling team for the 2022 Spring Telethon but applications have now closed. The next telethon will take place in 2023 and recruitment for that will begin in November 2022.

Essential information

The Telethon is the Department of Development & Alumni Relations' biggest fundraising event of the year. As a caller, you’ll earn money while getting excellent work experience and having great conversations with fellow members of the University community.

The job description can be read here.

Shift times

Training days

Saturday 5 February: 9am - 4pm Sunday 6 February: 9am - 4pm, followed by calling 6 - 8pm

Typical shift times

Weekdays: 6.00 - 9.15pm Saturdays: 9:45am - 5pm (1 hr lunch) Sundays: 1.45 - 8pm (1 hr dinner)

You’ll have the option to select shifts within the weekly rota to best fit with your commitments. There may also be the option of working additional shifts.


Successful applicants (including previous callers) will need to complete both days of training. This will all be online, but expect plenty of activity, games and breaks!

Equipment needed

You'll need a suitable PC or laptop and a smart phone. Equipment cannot be provided. You will also need to be able to work your shifts in a room at home where you can make calls uninterrupted.

The team

As a caller, you’ll be a very important part of the team. Day-to-day you’ll be managed by our specialist fundraising agency, Buffalo, and our campaign manager Gemma. You’ll speak to Buffalo about recruitment, training and booking shifts, and they will support you with all your calling needs.

The University staff on the team are Gemma Hill and John Richardson, who have overall responsibility for the campaign.


If you have any questions, please contact us.