Manchester Metropolitan University

First Generation Alumni Phone Appeal

Alumni can help us transform the lives of first generation students

Regular telephone campaigns are part of Alumni and Development’s engagement activities with our graduate community.

A team of students, trained by Alumni and Development, take to the phones in March to speak to graduates about our exciting new University campaign, First Generation. Students will ask alumni if they are able to support this new scheme to help young people who will be the first generation in their family to go to university. Our Callers will also talk to graduates about their time here, what they have been doing since graduation and about other ways in which they can stay involved with the University.

"My role as a student caller has been such an interesting experience. Speaking to alumni has given me an insight into the wide variety of careers that they have succeeded in, following their degree, as well as gaining some career advice myself! It is so rewarding to see the impact that gifts from alumni have upon future and present students."

Roma Syed, BSc (Hons) Psychology

There are many ways to get involved with First Generation: you can make a gift to the campaign; fundraise in aid of First generation; provide a paid placement; give your expertise and become a mentor for a first generation student.

Alumni can make a gift to the University at any time, however; if you are a graduate and would prefer not to receive a phone call, simply send us an email to opt out of the appeal.

First Generation