Telephone fundraising campaign a great success!

Thank you to all the students and alumni who took part in our telephone fundraising campaign during February 2014. It proved to be a great success, raising £76,000 in donations and pledges! This money will go towards our Better Together Fund, which provides hardship bursaries for students who face severe financial difficulties.

Telethon thank you notice

Thirty current UWE Bristol students were recruited for the campaign and all said it was a great experience. Law student, Flora Ragless-Green, commented:

"I really enjoyed the telephone campaign; I found it really interesting speaking to alumni, learning about what they studied, their time at UWE Bristol and what they're up to now. It was a great opportunity to network too and I came away with many contacts and suggested places to apply for work myself. It also improved my communication skills and telephone manner. I would definitely do it again if the opportunity arose."

How your generosity will make a difference

Making a donation to the Better Together Fund helps students like Jack. Jack is a disabled student now in his final year studying Information Technology Management for Business. He received a Better Together Fund bursary during his first year at UWE Bristol. The bursary enabled Jack to take part in a mentoring scheme. This allowed him to gain valuable industry experience alongside his studies and put his learning into practice. Jack says:

Jack

"UWE Bristol's Better Together Fund supported me with a mentoring scheme which connects disabled students with local business leaders on a 1-1 basis. Receiving a bursary from the scheme enabled me to access my mentor and his place of work at South Gloucestershire Council by covering telephone and travel costs. This scheme has supported me in accessing a unique opportunity to network with a senior local businessman connected to my field of study. University provides a great education, but it is only when you interact with people in the real world that you begin to realise your full potential."

Find out more about the Better Together Fund, including how to make a donation.

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