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Brief Encounter - Faye Jennings

Brief Encounter with Faye JenningsFaye Jennings is based in the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) which maintains relationships with all of Warwick's graduates and friends, as well as securing donations to help advance the University.

Faye is responsible for managing the University's Annual Fund telephone campaigns managing a team of students who call Warwick graduates to ask if they would like to help fund student scholarships.

Telephone Campaign Manager

Which means
I work with the other members of the Annual Giving team and our Student Calling team - which now includes two Shift Managers, two Shift Supervisors, two Administrators and 75 Student Callers! I am responsible for the organisation, administration and supervision of the Annual Fund telephone campaigns. I also co-ordinate the recruitment and training of our Student Callers.

Favourite phrase/s
Teamwork makes the dream work!
It’s always better after the break!

Least favourite phrase
Birmingham City win Midland Derby

Magazines read
Heat, FourFourTwo

Life before Warwick
University of Southampton, studying Spanish.

Smartest career move
Coming to Warwick!

Best thing about working at Warwick
The people (especially those in DARO and the Student Callers!) & the campus.

Worst thing about working at Warwick?
The journey from Birmingham!

Lifelong ambition
To travel the world. I especially want to visit Central and South America.

People are always surprised to learn this about me, but?
I am an Aston Villa season ticket holder.

As a young child, what did you want to be as a 'grown-up'?
A singer (even though, as those who have been to karaoke with me will know, I can’t even sing in tune!).

Now that you are a grown-up, what would be your 'dream job'?
To be a backing dancer on a Kylie Minogue tour!

What has life's experience taught you so far?
To learn from your mistakes and to value your friends & family.

What do you treasure most?
Friends, family and my photos.

Any hidden talents?
The Playstation Dancemat.

Your all-time favourite record or piece of music?
Too difficult to choose one and too many to mention! But would include The Jam “Town Called Malice”, Aerosmith “Amazing” and Jewel “Foolish Games” as they all remind me of friends and good times.

Your favourite hobby or pastime?
Going to watch football, socialising with friends.