Introducing our Student Call Team!

Our Call Team are 25 Lancaster students with a range of degree majors and backgrounds. They talk to our alumni and friends to give information about the University and encourage them to support various University-wide projects, including the College 1000 and our Defying Dementia Campaign.

We want to make a difference

The Friends Programme is a long-term fundraising initiative which has been going since 2001. It's aim is to raise funds from our alumni and friends to support the University. Our call team is just one aspect of the fundraising activities here at Lancaster University. Our student callers are enthusiastic and dedicated students who truly want to make a difference to our University.

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About us

Our team really look forward to speaking with you and if you would like to be called, please contact Dan Corkhill. We operate call shifts October-November, Late January-March, Late-April-Early May and one week in June. We call our alumni and friends in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. If you would like to be called and live in a different country, please contact us here.

The number our students call from is 01524 510782.


We want to answer as many of your questions as possible. If you are unsure as to why you have received a call or how we have your details, see below. 

What is the Telephone Campaign?  

The Telephone Campaign is run by the Development and Alumni Relations Office at Lancaster University, where we aim to raise money for various projects across the campus including scholarships and medical research, update our alumni on events, ask for feedback and help with any queries that they might have.

Why is there a Call Team and who are they?

Our Call Team are there to update you and help as well as inform you about our fundraising campaigns.  The team is made up of about 25 student staff, who have a passion for fundraising and talking about the University. The team are paid and there is no commission. They are paid from the University centrally, there is no compensation from your donation. 

When should I expect a call?

We call in the UK Monday-Thursday 6pm-9pm October-November, Late January-March, Late April-Early May and one week in June. We call the USA on Sundays 4pm-8pm (GMT) October-November and February-March. Unfortunately we do not call any other countries, but if you would like a call and live in another country, please let us know.

I missed the student's call. How can I call them back?

Unfortunately you cannot call the students back, due to the software that we use. You will be called again, but if you would like a specific time, please email us.

Ok, I have been persuaded. How can I donate?

You can donate over the phone with the caller, it is completely safe and you will receive a payment statement over e-mail (if you have donated a single gift) and via post (if you have set up a direct debit with us). You can also donate online here or through the post with a donation form which the caller can send you or you can find here. For any further enquiries, please contact us. 

I do not wish to be called. How can I inform the alumni department?

If you would not like to be called, please email us or call us on 01524 594109. You can also update your profile on the alumni site to not receive calls. 

If you are a current Lancaster student and would like to join our student fundraising Call Team, take a look at our job advert on the University's Employment and Recruitment Service, where you can also apply online.

Get in touch:

Development & Alumni Relations‌

C Floor, University House

Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW

T +44(0)1524 594109

Contact a member of the Development Team

Contact the Alumni Relations Team