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Fundraising phone calls from Warwick

Have you just received a call from us?

If you’ve recently been contacted by one of our students we hope you thoroughly enjoyed speaking to them. If you've missed a call from us, then we hope we'll be able to speak to you soon.

Everyone on the team is a current Warwick student and they play a hugely important role in keeping the University connected to our global family of alumni, friends and supporters.

Whether you graduated in 1968 or 2018 we always want to hear what you've gone on to do after your Warwick degree, or perhaps you never studied here but are connected to Warwick for a different reason.

We know you can keep in touch with Warwick news via social media, but for us, it's great to speak to you directly about everything that's happening here and find out your opinions on some of the latest developments. And of course, the students love to hear the interesting stories, insights and advice from generations that studied at Warwick before them!

Our students not only keep you in touch with the University, but also raise money for fantastic projects happening right now at Warwick. Last year we spoke with thousands of graduates and raised the equivalent of 19 scholarships! Thank you to everyone who made generous donations over the phone last year.

All these donations are now being put to work across the University and some projects wouldn't even get off the ground without donations from our supporters. Whether it’s providing more scholarships , supporting young people within our local community of Coventry, or empowering students to make a difference within schools across Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa; your support is vital.

If you have any questions or comments, or would like to update your details so you can receive a call from us, then please get in touch on 024 7657 4037 or benefactors@warwick.ac.uk.

If you would like to donate online, you can donate quickly and securely here.

Meet some of our current Student Fundraisers

Itunu

My name is Itunu Bankole-Olusina. I’m a second-year student, here at the University of Warwick, studying MORSE (Maths, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics). I’m an international student, from Nigeria, but I’m currently studying from my house in Earlsdon, Coventry.

My favourite thing about being a student fundraiser is that it gives me the opportunity to have conversations with Warwick Alumni. It is usually interesting to hear what alumni from different years did while they were here and what they’ve gone on to do since leaving Warwick. When I’m not fundraising calling or studying, I’m most likely listening to Nigerian music or watching a romcom on Netflix.

Itunu

Chloe

"My name is Chloe and I'm a second year PPE student. I have definitely enjoyed the academic side of my degree but also the people that I met along the way. They all reminded me that coming to Warwick was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

Being a student fundraiser for the past year has given me countless opportunities to hear from our graduates and subsequently received so many valuable advices. I'm very much looking forward to picking up the phone to support our community while keeping everybody safe from Covid by staying at home!

Chloe

Sam

I’m Sam and I’m currently a third-year student studying Biomedical Science. Being back at University recently has been fantastic, I’ve been spending lots of quality time with my housemates and teaching myself how to cook alongside my studies!

This job has taught me so many valuable life skills and I love learning what people have gone on to do once they have graduated – it makes me excited about my own future! I’ve has so many fantastic conversations over the last couple of years, and this year I am so excited to be a part of the supervision team. The passion of the team and the level of generosity that comes from our alumni always amazes me and leaves me feeling so proud to be a part of this community.

Sam

Polina

I'm Polina, and I’m really excited to be a part of the fundraising campaign in these challenging times. I'm currently completing an MA by research in Film Studies and I’m originally from Cyprus.

This is my fourth year as part of the fundraising team, but my first year as part of the supervision team. I really enjoy connecting with alumni and promoting such fantastic causes but I'm really looking forward to now working on the team in this new capacity, supporting the incredible work that student callers at Warwick do!

Polina

Zahra

Hi everyone, my name is Zahra and I’m a second-year student studying History and Politics. When I’m not working, I’m probably having brunch with my friends, seeing my family (and my cat) and reading feminist literature!

I love my role as a Student Fundraiser because so many graduates have amazing stories to tell about their time at Warwick and what they’ve been up to since. Each conversation is unique- I’ve received brilliant career advice, heard tales of crazy lecturers and even discussed my favourite flavours of cake! I’m also so proud to be part of a team that raises money for such fantastic causes.

Zahra

Vijay

Hello, my name is Vijay, and I am a final year student studying Economics and Industrial Organisation. I am originally from India but grew up in Tanzania for a big chunk of my life. Not being able to enjoy the campus this is not ideal, but I consider myself lucky enough since I have at least been in the company of my friends in Leamington Spa. It is a weird year, but we are trying to make the most of our final year at university!

This is my second year as a student fundraiser, and this job has had such a positive impact on my life. I find it very rewarding to work with my colleagues in trying to raise awareness and funds for projects at Warwick. Talking to alumni and listening to their experiences at the university has got to be the most interesting part of this job as well!

Vjay

Abena

Hi, my name is Abena and I'm a final year Law and Sociology student. As a student fundraiser, I take pride in being able to shine a light on the amazing and life-changing projects we have at Warwick. I have thoroughly enjoyed speaking to alumni about our shared and contrasting experiences at the University.

I am grateful to have had such great conversations and received vital knowledge and insight about life after university. During this difficult time, I am looking forward to raising awareness and funds for initiatives and people that need support, fundraising allows us to focus on the good and be a small part of the change we wish to see in the world.

Abena

Jess

Hi, my name is Jess and I'm a part-time History student. I enjoy exercising, such as swimming and running, as well as outdoor activities, such as gardening. I like spending as much time outdoors as is possible during times like these!

I also love volunteering and charity work as it feels great to give back to others. I look forward to meeting the other student fundraisers as well as getting to know alumni over the phone.

Jess

Adenekan

Hi, my name is Adenekan Adeniji. I’m an international student from Nigeria studying Economics in my second year. In my spare time, I enjoy eating out or a watching series on Netflix/Amazon prime.

My favourite thing about being a student fundraiser is the many delightful conversations I’ve had with Warwick alumni. Its always nice to hear how different or similar their Warwick experience was to mine, and I’ve learnt a lot from their advice and enjoyed listening to their fun tales.

Adenekan

Nadia

Hi, I'm Nadia. I am a third-year MEng Civil Engineering student. Fundraising is something I love to do as it gives back to the community. I have participated in a number of fundraising events, particularly with the University of Warwick.

As part of ISOC, I climbed Mount Snowdon for Islamic Relief's charity week where over £65,000 was raised along with other universities.

Nadia new

Lucy

I'm Lucy and I'm a shift supervisor and former student fundraiser. I'm currently based in my hometown of Port Talbot in South Wales. I'm studying (remotely, at the moment!) for an MPhil in Philosophy, and when I'm not reading and writing about philosophy, I can usually be found pampering my cat, Pedro, and my hamster, Bob. I was a fundraiser for three and a half years, during which time I relished the opportunity to chat to alumni about their experiences at Warwick and beyond.

My favourite thing about being a shift supervisor is working with fundraisers who are every bit as passionate as I am about the projects we support. Their enthusiasm and commitment are truly inspiring!

Lucy new

Nathalie

My name is Nathalie, and I’m a final year Law student from Hong Kong. I enjoy travelling and visiting historical sites. I came to the UK when I was 14 years old, and I’ve studied at a boarding school located in a seaside town. As a boarder, it was nice to get to know people from different cultures and learning their stories.

I hope that being a student fundraiser would allow me to contribute to meaningful projects at Warwick. Also, I look forward to speaking with different people.

Nat

Rohini

My name is Rohini and I'm a final year History and Politics student. I have recently returned from a year abroad in Melbourne, Australia. When I'm not writing my dissertation, I can be found on the lacrosse pitch or listening to my favourite political podcasts!

I'm thrilled to be back and have the opportunity to catch up with old Warwick alumni. I am excited to help fundraise for Warwick's fantastic charitable projects, such as Warwick in Africa, which I had the privilege of being a part of in Summer 2018.

Rohini

Cat

Hi, I’m Cat and I’m a third-year studying Global Sustainable Development (GSD). In my spare time, I enjoy watching dinosaur documentaries and eating vegan food. I’m also currently learning British Sign Language.

I’m really looking forward to meeting lots of different people as part of the Student Fundraiser role, whilst also getting to support some really important causes!

Cat

Olivia

My name is Olivia, I am a first-year medical student based in Leamington. I am looking forward to the Student Fundraising position to meet new people, spread the word of student support and to have good conversations during the pandemic!

Olivia

Alieu

My name is Alieu Touray, I am currently an LLM candidate specialising in International Economic Law. During my free time, I enjoy the thrills of a good game of football or an impassioned conversation about current affairs.

As a student fundraiser, I am not only excited by the idea of contributing to great projects, which are all for good causes, but I also look forward to connecting with many people who share the same interests as I do. I enjoy connecting with people in this way.

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