Calling Campaign FAQs

Caller Benefits

*£112 per week covers the rental cost of a standard student College room. On-site accommodation in a standard student room will be available for student callers for the duration of the campaign, if requested.

Do I need previous experience?

Previous experience is not necessary since you will receive excellent training in negotiation and communication.

What is the campaign raising money for?

The campaign is aiming to increase funds for the following key priorities:

Why does the College run Call Campaigns?

To raise money for targeted needs such as student support or new building facilities. Over £400,000 was pledged towards Student Support inthe last campaign in December 2016.

What makes a good caller?

Someone who…

Why apply?

What skills will you gain?

When will you be working*?

Training days:


*Please note that weekend calling times may change slightly depending on the final call pool

Student caller endorsements

It was a great way to get in touch with our alumni! I got to hear their stories and we had some great chats about life and career aspirations. To me, it was a great experience and I’d definitely do it again – if I was still at Churchill!
KK Teh (U13 NatSci) 

I would highly recommend applying. It was really interesting talking to former students and finding out about the history of the College, and the perks of the job were great - free meals, occasional gifts and a generous salary.
Zofia Gibbins (U13 Medicine) 

Being a part of the calling campaign forced me to step out of my comfort zone and develop my communication skills. Additionally, it gave me access to a lot of good advice about what to do in my future career from people in relevant fields. It was also quite fun and I had a great time with the other callers!
Dimitris Kousoulidis (U13 Engineering) 

I applied to work on the Calling Campaign because it was a good short-term job that fitted in well with my studies, but I ended up coming out of the Campaign with more than a lining in my wallet. Talking to person after person on the phone was a great way of getting over my typical millennial fear of calling people, something that's essential to do sooner or later. Also, the responsibility of asking people to part with their money (which you're guided through expertly!) really forces you to sell Churchill, yourself, and your fellow students; so even if at the time it seems like you're just blagging it, you end up learning a conversational style that's polite while still being confident. So it's a rewarding experience in all sorts of ways.
Amy Johnstone (U13 Engineering) 

It was far more rewarding both in terms of both giving back to the College and skills learnt than I expected!
Nicholas Taylor (U14 Land Economy) 

When I applied for the Call Campaign there were multiple factors that persuaded me: First, I wanted to contribute in raising funds for the next cohorts of Churchill students. Second, I wanted to have a fundraising experience as well as the communication skills that come with it while also putting my own skills to work. Third, considering that this was going to happen in the second and third week of December 2016, it was a perfect time to participate while also working on my research papers and Thesis. The College support was enormous - the free meals, accommodation, and the brief words of encouragement by the members of staff at the start of each Call day. I was particularly inspired having the Master and other members of staff come speak to us intermittently before the start of each Call day - and I'm sure each member of the Call team had similar experience and may had also contributed in boosting morale. The Buffalo team were amazing and also contributed to the success following the structure of Campaign, the games, and the overall support. Finally, I also learned a lot: The experience and the invaluable piece of career advice which I did receive from the Alumni.
ThankGod Ebernezer (G13 Biochemistry) 

The Churchill Call Campaign was an absolutely amazing opportunity to hear personal stories from alumni first hand. On top of that, I was able to polish my communication skills in English over the phone. The organizing team made this experience a lot of fun motivating us with games and small rewards.
Barbora Janulikova (G12 Arch&Anth)

A unique opportunity to talk with past students and find out what was different about college in their day. Plus you get to work in a fun and lively team for a great couple of weeks!
Robert Smyth (U14 Medicine)

Still not convinced?

Why not come and meet callers from the last Call Campaign at a drop in information/drinks event on Monday 12 February 2018 in the JCR Games Room

Apply online