The new Anniversary Building and Pavilion

St Hilda's Telethon 2022

The 2022 telethon will take place from 21 June to 6 July. A wonderful group of students will be calling alumnae to give you updates on College news and events, to find out about your life after University, and to seek support for the College's exciting projects. You can read about our individual callers below.

The telethon has taken place nearly every year since 2008. As well as being a great way of catching up with our Senior Members, it is an important fundraising event. The College relies upon philanthropy in order to continue providing the world-class education and supportive learning environment of which we are so proud. Our students will be asking, on behalf of St Hilda's, for regular donations to support the College's main priorities. These include our bursary programme, student accommodation and facilities, graduate scholarships, Access work, travel and research grants, academic posts, the Library, and much more! All of these funds go towards ensuring current and future students get the most out of their education at St Hilda's. Click here to read more about the areas most in need of support now.

Despite the challenges of the last two years, St Hilda's has achieved a great deal. We have completed the transformation of the entrance to the College, providing fantastic new accommodation and facilities in the Anniversary Building as well as a spectacular new riverside Pavilion. We have also, of course, had to manage the many difficulties created by the Covid-19 pandemic, to make sure that our students and staff were kept as safe as possible - often at great, but essential, expense. In addition, in the last two years we have provided more bursaries than ever before, enabling our students to continue their studies at a time when many of them have been unable to supplement their income with paid work during the vacation. None of this would have been possible without the support of so many of our alumnae, and so our telethon team will also be calling to thank you for your past donations.

Once again, our telethon is taking place remotely, but our callers will still be fully trained and supported throughout the telethon, as they always have been. To help them, and you, get the most out of your conversations, calls will be monitored carefully. Our students are really looking forward to speaking to you, and we hope you enjoy your call!

 

Penelope Aggett
Penelope Aggett
1st year Classics

"The best thing about St Hilda’s is how it used to a be a women’s college. It’s amazing to have all these female role models to look up to."

Bilal Alim
Bilal Alim
3rd year Geography

"I received the Jayne Almond Bursary, which made a huge difference to my overall quality of life during my second and third year."

Joel Aston
Joel Aston
2nd year Biochemistry

"Being able to [...] nurture students going through a pretty stressful time to give them the best shot at it is quintessential St Hilda’s."

Emma Bray
Emma Bray
4th year Biology

"There is a real sense of community here and we are the opposite of what a stereotypical Oxford college is."

Maddie Clark-Jones
Maddie Clark-Jones
2nd year English

"[St Hilda's] is a college that supports students and gives them a safe and nurturing environment."

Rosie Collier-Gent
Rosie Collier-Gent
3rd year English

"What I love most about St Hilda’s is the sense of community. Everyone is so kind and welcoming and I feel so at home!"

Izzy Dernedde
Izzy Dernedde
3rd year History

"I received a grant to travel to Pompeii to conduct research... I was so grateful to be able to pursue this research in the historical site on which the work was based."

Carys Hoggan
Carys Hoggan
1st year Psychology & Linguistics

"By making a donation, you’re enabling the College to create the leaders of the future."

Harsimran Kundi
Harsimran Kundi
2nd year Biomedical Sciences

"A bursary ensures that those who are most disadvantaged are supported financially at Oxford, and helps level the playing field."

Jess Morris
Jess Morris
2nd year Engineering

"St Hilda’s is a very friendly environment and I feel like I can be completely myself."

Oscar Smith
Oscar Smith
2nd year Modern Languages

"At St Hilda’s we’re lucky to be very well supported by a range of grants and bursaries and that is made possible through the generous donations of alumnae."

Caitlin Stark
Caitlin Stark
3rd year History

"Without this bursary from St Hilda’s, I would have been unable to take advantage of the opportunities Oxford offers."

Vanessa Zarm
Vanessa Zarm
MSt Film Aesthetics

"St Hilda’s new facilities have created a healthy work-life balance which ultimately shapes us into better students."