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UCL Annual Fund raises over £500,000

21 July 2011

Student callers

For the third year running UCL's Annual Fund has generated over £500,000 in income, which each year is used to support scholarships, research and the work of departments across UCL. A key part of this success is the role of current UCL students who phone UCL alumni to encourage them to give back to their alma mater. The most recent campaign finished at the end of last week and we saw a remarkable level of warmth and willingness to give from our 2009 graduates - the first cohort to enter UCL under the new variable fees introduced in 2006.

Over the past three years it has been graduates of the last five years who have shown a growing willingness to give back - appreciating the quality of the education and the experience they received at UCL. Perhaps even more remarkable during the current calling campaign were the two gifts members of the calling team chose to make - without any prompting from Development Office staff!

In addition to encouraging more alumni to support UCL the calling campaign also provides a connection between current and former students - enabling them to share their experiences of UCL.

To find out more about giving to UCL visit Supporting UCL.

Hamish Stewart, Head of UCL Annual Fund, UCL Development & Alumni Relations Office