2018 Telephone Campaign

From 14th – 26th March 2018, current St Hugh’s students will be contacting our alumni around the world to share college memories, chat about their experiences after leaving St Hugh’s, and thanking our alumni for their support. They will also be seeking support for the Discretionary Fund. This Fund supports undergraduate and graduate scholarships, the student hardship fund, the upkeep of our beautiful gardens, as well as the modernisation of our buildings.

Our student team reflects the diversity of our current students and alumni and includes undergraduate and graduate students from various years, studying a range of subjects, with a diversity of interests including rowing, music, theatre, gardening, and sports. They are very much looking forward to connecting with our alumni, sharing stories, and hearing your news.

Last year the telethon was a great success raising over £130,000 for the Discretionary Fund. Nearly half of those we spoke with made a gift, with half of those making a regular gift.

If you would like to receive more information about the Discretionary Fund, or supporting St Hugh’s, contact the Development Office at development.office@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk or +44 (0)1865 613 839.

If you have received a letter notifying you that we will be calling and would like to opt-out, please contact the Development Office at development.office@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk or +44 (0)1865 613 839.


2018 Student Caller Team

Karolina Bassa
I am reading Mathematics and Philosophy at St Hugh’s college, but sometimes I feel that rowing should be added as the third subject of my degree. My personal tutor is Dr. Tom Sanders and next term I will have tutorials with Prof. Adrian Moore. I am a part of the committee of Ox Philosophy Society and I work for charity organisation Project Access, supporting underprivileged students in getting to the best universities in the world. I am from Poland and dearly love playing volleyball, ice skating and photography.

Emma Brass
I am a first year student at St Hugh’s reading Chemistry. My personal tutor is Prof. Luet Wong. Outside of my studies, I enjoy participating in the Chemistry Society, creating art, and running. I am from Cambridge originally but have also lived in California, USA.

Molly Carlin
I am a third year historian from London focussing my studies on US history in the twentieth century. In my spare time I enjoy being involved with Oxford student film, and was, until a couple of weeks ago, the St Hugh’s Women’s representative – something I have really enjoyed!

Lana Firth
I am thoroughly enjoying my first year studying Classics II and English. So far in my course, I have been studying Latin intensively as I had never studied a classical language before. At the same time, I have also just been elected the women’s cocaptain of the Boat Club. I loved competing in Torpids despite the cancellations due to snow, and can’t wait to lead the Boat Club to victory in the summer!

Naomi Hirst
I’m a second year reading law and I’m from Southampton, but I was born in Australia. I love sports and have just finished a year of being Women’s Captain of St Hugh’s Boat Club. I also play football and rugby for the college and am St Hugh’s law society president.

Robin Hobbs
Hello! My name is Robin, and I’m a 4th Year Classicist at St. Hugh’s. I come from Dorset by way of South Africa and enjoy swimming, playing chess, and taking part in educational outreach. My main focus is on ancient Greek and early Roman history, but I also study ancient and modern philosophy as well.

Emma Jackson
My name is Emma and I’m a second year reading Experimental Psychology at St Hugh’s. I have particular interests in aspects of developmental and social; I used to work as a nursery nurse, and I’m helping out with some social psychology research in my hometown of Oldham. I’m a recipient of a scholarship with Lloyds bank, through which I spent last summer working in project management in Leeds. As part of this, I do volunteering; currently, I’m on the Target Schools committee. I’ve also just been elected co-chair of the Class Act campaign after a year as the regions rep.

Jessy McCabe
I’m Jessy and I’m in my 2nd year studying Music, originally from London. I play the flute, but I’m primarily interested in looking at the socio-cultural sides to my degree, particularly focusing on inequality within music education. Outside of music, I like taking part in university outreach projects as Access & Academic Affairs representative for the JCR and President of Oxford First-Generation Students.

Abhishek Menon
I am a first year Engineering student from London. I play football, cricket and mixed lacrosse for College, and tried out rowing last term. Within Engineering I am especially interested in the car industry, and enjoy watching Formula One. My favourite thing about St. Hugh’s is the friendly and welcoming atmosphere at the college.

Emma O’Callaghan
Hi! I’m a first year student, studying History. I’m on the college women’s football team, the Beginners’ Debate squad at the Union, and to the detriment of my sleep schedule, started rowing this term! My personal tutor is Professor George Garnett, who also taught me late antiquity Britain during my first term. My favourite thing about St Hugh’s is all the amazing people I’ve met.

Eleanor Piggott
Hi! I’m Ellie, a Human Sciences student in my first year at St Hugh’s, from Salisbury. Outside of my broad interests in humankind and society, I’m particularly interested in politics and international relations. While at Oxford, I enjoy rowing (though I’m not sure my skill level matches my enthusiasm) and competitively debating in the Oxford Union!

Aleksandr Stephanyan
I’m a third year lawyer and my personal tutor is Glen Loutzenhieser. While I’ve been here I’ve been involved with the College volleyball and University Poker Club. I live in Reading and I’m originally from Armenia.

Hugh Watmough
3rd year, Experimental Psychology

James Whalley
1st year, German