In February and March 2017 the Development and Alumni Relations Office will be running the third telethon fundraising campaign to support students at the University through the Harbutt Fund.
We have recruited a wonderful team to work as student fundraisers, from a wide range of subjects and backgrounds. They will spend their evenings and weekends during February 27 until March 25 attempting to call over 6000 graduates of the University and its predecessor colleges.
The callers will be finding out about what the University was like when the alumni were here and what they have gone on to do since leaving, the students will update them about university life today and discuss how they can continue to be involved with our amazing community.
We will also like to inform our alumni about becoming a mentor and the benefits of offering placements or advice to our current students. We will be inviting them to consider making a donation to support current students at the university.
Our student callers are looking forward to speaking with you!
Oliver is a first year Creative Writing & English Literature student who hopes to use his degree to further his acting career by penning his own plays and taking them to Fringe festivals. He has come to fall in love with Bath Spa and everything it has to offer and is an active member of the university's Theatre, gymnastics and Comedy societies. He has taken up being part of the telethon in hopes that he may contribute to the students, who in future will come and reap as many benefits from Bath Spa as he foresees getting for himself.
I'm a first year history student at Bath Spa University. I'm originally from Newcastle - Upon - Tyne and have a real love of visiting historic sites and travelling. I love to help others which is why I am doing the telethon, and have helped a variety of charities in various ways over the years. After my degree I hope to do a PGCE and become a secondary school history teacher.
My name is Alexandra Wilbraham. I am a second year Creative Writing student hoping to write and produce my own plays. Born in Leeds, England, my family and I moved to Germany in 2000. Here I received my formative education, moving back to England in 2015 to continue into higher education. I have since fallen in love with Bath Spa and its dedication to encourage students in developing their talents and giving them opportunities to travel and excel outside of their chosen career path. I am an active member of the Theatre and Spoken Word Society, enjoying writing and performing both theatre and poetry. As part of the telethon I hope to aid and improve the possibilities for future students, so that they can get the most rewarding experience from their time at Bath Spa University.
Hello, my name is Elliot Carey and I am a Fine Art Student from Birmingham. I moved to Bath Spa to continue my studies in contemporary painting and conceptual video and installation work. Bath Spa as an institution and as a city has greatly improved my skills as an artist and truly allowed me to expand and develop my interests. I live in the city centre, so I am surrounded by all of the on going events Bath has to offer, which is perfect for me. The opportunities Bath Spa Uni has opened up for me has been immense. I am now in the process of creating on-going work and exhibiting my work externally where ever I can, as well as taking advantage of seminars and artist talks offered by the uni. I also have an internship at the Bath Contemporary Gallery that I will be starting soon. I am hoping that after my degree I will be able to continue my education here on the MA course offered at Bath, as well as working as a resident artist at galleries/studios around the world.