Telethon 2018

St Hilda's Telethon 2018

The 2018 Telethon will take place from 13 to 26 March, with our 13 fantastic student callers getting in touch with Senior Members to give them updates on College news and events, to find out about their life after University, and to seek support for the College's exciting projects.

The St Hilda's telethon has taken place nearly every year since 2008. As well as being a great way of catching up with our Senior Members, it has become an important fundraising event. Our students will be asking, on behalf of the College, for regular donations towards the 125th Anniversary Fund, the 125th Bursaries, Access and Scholarships Fund, and the 125th Teaching and Research Fund, all of which will make a huge difference to our current and future students.

In our last telethon, we gratefully received at total of over £170,000 from hundreds of Senior Members. Those donations supported several priority projects in College, including enhancing our successful access programme, providing student hardship grants and bursaries, protecting the tutorial system, and maintaining and improving College buildings and facilities. We look forward to similar generosity in 2018, the 125th year since our College's foundation.

Click on each of our student profiles below to find out a bit more about our 2018 callers.

Emma Bartel
Emma Bartel
Visiting Student, English Literature

"My favourite place in College is the Library; it is so beautiful and peaceful."

Isa Cooper
Isa Cooper
2nd year Geography

"St Hilda's has a friendly and welcoming environment built on collaboration rather than competition."

Ellie Dibben
Ellie Dibben
3rd year History

"I would have loved to have lived in College last year because it is a more comfortable and productive space in which to work."

Yinka Eseku
Yinka Eseku
1st year Modern Languages

"My favourite place in College is the banks of the river as sitting there allows me to unwind and appreciate the stunning scenery. It allows me to reflect on my day and feel at peace."

Lina Faggion
Lina Faggion
2nd year PPE

"Alumnae should support St Hilda's to give back to an enabling environment that has surely contributed to the economic success of many of them."

Tom Gould
Tom Gould
1st year PPE

"For me personally a guaranteed room in College would mean not having to worry about accessibility issues around my disability."

Ishaan Kapoor
Ishaan Kapoor
1st year Biomedical Sciences

"Once I graduate I will feel indebted towards this institution for helping me realise and access my future, and would accordingly wish to show my appreciation."

Eva Newton
Eva Newton
1st year English

"Bursaries and scholarships help those who might otherwise be unable to attend to receive the level of education that is appropriate for them as intelligent and hardworking individuals."

Chaira Sanchez
Chiara Sanchez
1st year English

"Alumnae should give to St Hilda’s to ensure that more voices are heard and that more people are able to achieve their academic potential."

Craig Shackleton
Craig Shackleton
1st year Medicine

"A guaranteed College room would have saved me much stress and anxiety which I am glad that future Hildabeasts won’t have to suffer."

Kamran Sharifi
Kamran Sharifi
1st year PPL

"This is an opportunity to give back, and to buy into the College’s commitment to excellence and equality, providing funds to further our already excellent academic attainment and research."

Amber Sparks
Amber Sparks
2nd year History

"The best thing about St Hilda’s is the friendly atmosphere. From the students to the staff, Hilda’s is really full of people who really care about the College."

Florence Walker
Florence Walker
2nd year English

"The percentage of state school students at St Hilda’s is higher than the University average, which is wonderful, but I would like to help St Hilda’s become an even better College for access."