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St Hilda's Telethon 2019

The 2019 Telethon will take place from 11 to 26 March, with our 13 fantastic student callers getting in touch with Senior Members to give them updates on College news and events, to find out about their life after University, and to seek support for the College's exciting projects.

The St Hilda's telethon has taken place nearly every year since 2008. As well as being a great way of catching up with our Senior Members, it has become an important fundraising event. Our students will be asking, on behalf of the College, for regular donations towards the 125th Anniversary Fund, Bursaries, Access and Outreach, Graduate Scholarships, Teaching and Research and the Jenny Tyrrell Bursary Fund, all of which will make a huge difference to our current and future students. Click here to read more about these funds. 

In our last telethon the donations we received supported several priority projects in College, including enhancing our successful access programme, providing student hardship grants and bursaries, protecting the tutorial system, and maintaining and improving College buildings and facilities.

Bilal Alim
Bilal Alim
1st year Geography

"The best thing about St Hilda's is the people and the community atmosphere. Everyone here is really friendly and it's a great College environment."

Megan Boreham
Megan Boreham
2nd year Biomedical Sciences

"I was fairly apprehensive about coming to Oxford but going to St Hilda’s made me realise that not everyone is how I thought they were going to be, and that there's a place for everyone here."

Georgina Findlay
Georgina Findlay
1st year Modern Languages

"Being able to live in a College-owned property would eliminate the panicked rush to get a student house in Oxford, where the rent is considerably more expensive than that of a College room."

Jess Grindlay
Jess Grindlay
2nd year Maths and Philosophy

"Everyone’s financial system is different, and I think it is important for there to be the infrastructure in place to support everyone as much as possible whilst at university."

Flo Lappin
Flo Lappin
1st year Geography

"Alumnae play such an important role in the continued development of the college and, as cheesy as it sounds, donations large or small really do make a difference!"

Leo Russell Willis
Leo Russell Willis
3rd year Chinese

"Living in College allows you to feel settled and at home, and additionally takes away the stress of private letting."

Chaira Sanchez
Chiara Sanchez
2nd year English

"Alumnae should give to St Hilda’s to ensure that more voices are heard and that more people are able to achieve their academic potential."

Georgia Scurfield
4th year Chemistry

"For me, St Hilda’s has a really welcoming atmosphere, and values extracurricular activities and student wellbeing as well as academic achievement."

Kamran Sharifi
Kamran Sharifi
2nd year PPL

"This is an opportunity to give back, and to buy into the College’s commitment to excellence and equality, providing funds to further our already excellent academic attainment and research."

Amber Sparks
Amber Sparks
3rd year History

"I really enjoyed speaking to alumnae about their time here and what St Hilda's was like. Many have gone on to do amazing things which was wonderful to hear about!" 

Emily Townsend
Emily Townsend
1st year Chemistry

"Housing in Oxford is really expensive. Having a College room throughout my degree would put less of a strain on me and my family to subsidise my living costs."

Rebecca Vitenzon
Rebecca Vitenzon
3rd year History

"Being able to have a College room for all three years would make the St Hilda’s community even more tight-knit than it is and give students more affordable housing."

Florence Walker
Florence Walker
3rd year English

"The percentage of state school students at St Hilda’s is higher than the University average, which is wonderful, but I would like to help St Hilda’s become an even better College for access."