Randeep calling in the 2019 spring Telephone Campaign
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Telephone Campaign

The Fitzwilliam Telephone Campaign is an important way the Fitz spirit stays strong and former and current students stay connected. Every year, hundreds of conversations are enjoyed, stories are shared, and a lot of laughter is had. And every year, alumni show amazing generosity in supporting the new generation studying at Fitzwilliam today.

During the last 10 years over 2,000 of you have generously pledged more than £1.8 million through the annual Telephone Campaign, which has made a real and measurable difference to your ability to support Fitzwilliam's students. Thank you.  

This year, the Telephone Campaign will take place from 23 September to 2 October. We will be checking in with alumni on how the last few months have been and hearing their news. It will also be an opportunity to update them on how the College has adapted during the pandemic and the preparations we are making for next term.

In October we will welcome our most socially diverse intake of Freshers ever. But with this achievement comes responsibility and we must be ready to help those students who experience financial difficulty. Set against the economic challenges of the pandemic, it is likely that this will be felt more widely and more profoundly. Last year 1,119 financial awards were made to students, and we expect that number to be higher this year. We will ask alumni to lend a hand in helping us to ensure no one is held back from fulfilling their academic potential by money worries. You can read more here about how funding mechanisms and bursary support at universities and Fitzwilliam work.

All this being said, we also know that our alumni may be struggling financially as a result of the pandemic. We will email everyone in advance to give them the chance to opt out, but if you would rather not receive a call, you can let us know by emailing If you would rather not talk on the phone, but would like to make a gift towards student support, you can do so via our website. Our warmest thanks to everyone who is able to take part.

Fitzwilliam College is a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998. We hold information for the purposes specified in our notification to the Information Commissioner, including the provision of education, student and staff support services, staff, agent and contractor administration, and alumni relations (including fund raising initiatives) and we may use this information for any of them. For more information please visit our 'Official information' page.