So far in 2018 Swansea University has reached out to more of its alumni than ever before. Current Swansea University students spent time outside of their regular studies reconnecting with thousands of our alumni, inviting them to events, discussing recent developments at the University and reminscing on their time here.
Our alumni were also offered the chance to support our future students by making a gift to The Swansea Fund. By contacting alumni all over the world, from the UK to USA, our Spring 2018 Telephone Campaign has proved once again that we really are a global community, one which is fondly remembered by all it's alumni.
What we achieved:
- 2635 fundraising calls
- 542 new numbers
- 2140 emails added
- Over 1000 business and career details
- Support pledged so far: £311,000
What our alumni said
One of the most fulfilling parts of a telephone campaign is reconnecting Swansea University students, past and present. Here’s a few of our favourite comments!
"I fondly remember my time at Swansea, and I'm looking forward to a reunion with my fellow students in October for a tour around Bay campus. One of my favourite memories is the lamb curry in the refectory and the cheap beer on campus!"
"It was great to talk to a current student about some of the events I used to take part in which have now disbanded such as the Rag Ball. I went on to study further at another University, and it didn't hold a candle to the friendly open-door environment at Swansea University!"
"Having not come from a wealthy family I relied on a grant to attend Swansea University. The education I received there changed my life and I this is why I feel so strongly about supporting the Academic Excellence fund!"
What our current students said
"I thoroughly enjoyed listening to alumni. Finding out about their lives after University really made me think about what I'd like to be doing after higher education."
"My favourite part was getting the chance to discuss their experiences and careers."
Read more about our campaign from the one of our student callers here
Our Spring 2018 Telephone Campaign was the third run by the University in over a decade. Through the support of our alumni we have now raised over £300,000 towards The Swansea Fund. All of us at Swansea appreciate the time and generosity donated by our alumni during these calls, be that in valuable advice given to students, or the financial support that a gift provides.
In the coming years we hope to contact more of our alumni, and if you would like to speak with an Swansea student in a future campaign, you can do so by emailing Catrin Harris (Development and Fundraising Officer)
Don’t forget to update your contact details here