The University of Southampton
Alumni and supporters

Student Fundraiser Recruitment 2017

Applications to be part of this year’s Student Fundraising Team are now open!

Some of our current fundraisers at work on the phones.
The Student Fundraising Team

The University is looking for confident, enthusiastic and dedicated students to join its student fundraising team for the 2017 spring and summer term telephone appeals.

As a student fundraiser for the Office of Development & Alumni Relations, you’ll help to engage our alumni with the many ways they can stay involved with their former institution through opportunities such as events, volunteering or by choosing to make a donation to fund various University-wide projects, including the new Centre for Cancer Immunology.

Being a student fundraiser is an excellent way to make a difference at your University, helping current and future students have the best experience possible - while also helping to fundraise for some of the University’s most exciting and groundbreaking research.


As a student fundraiser you’ll work on the Highfield Campus in the evenings for at least 6 hours a week and will earn £7.87 per hour. You will develop excellent communication, leadership and negotiation skills that will be of great benefit to you in your future career.

We recently asked our current students what they enjoyed about being a student fundraiser - here is what they said:

Enjoying a shift in the call room.
The Student Fundraising Team

"Speaking to alumni about their University experience and career since and seeing their genuine desire to give back to the University."

"I made a lot of friends through the calling team and I enjoy chatting with alumni."

"The social side, chatting to other callers, getting to know more about the University and building my confidence."

"Speaking to people who really enjoyed their time at Southampton."

"I enjoy being part of a project which fundraises for such an important cause and I enjoyed becoming more and more confident."

"Talking to people who had studied the same course as me; they gave lots of helpful advice particularly with regards to future careers."

"I enjoy being with a group of like-minded people raising money for a great cause."


The recruitment process consists of three stages; the online application, a telephone interview and a group interview. You must complete all sections of the online application form, found in the job description below, and submit it by midnight on 15 January to be considered for interview.

Once applications have been submitted they will be shortlisted by 16 January when successful candidates will be notified by email about the status of your application and the time of your telephone interview. If you do not hear from us by 5pm on 16 January please assume your application was not successful at this time.

You must be available on all of the following dates to be considered for this 

If you are successful at all stages and invited to join the Student Fundraising Team you will need to bring your national insurance number and passport to the first training session. If you are an international student you will also need to bring any relevant visas to the first training session. Please make sure you have access to these documents during the interview process.

If you have any questions about the job, or any part of the application and interview process, please email us at

For more information on the role, and how to apply, please click on the job description below.

We look forward to receiving your application. Good luck!



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