Katherine, a member of the UQ Calling Crew
Pictured: Katherine, a member of the UQ Calling Crew

Why do I receive a call from UQ?
A phone call from students is our personal way of staying in touch with you. Last year we made over 17,000 calls to alumni and friends and more than 1,200 people made a donation in support of UQ. See what our alumni and friends said about receiving a call from a student caller…

6 reasons to answer our call:
• Update us with your latest contact information so you don’t miss out on news, publications and event invitations.
• Learn about upcoming events, volunteering and student mentoring opportunities. 
• Find out what has changed on campus!
• Tell us your favourite stories at UQ and hear what our student callers say about their experiences. 
• Give advice to our student callers and share the lessons you’ve learned.
• Give back to your alma mater, make a donation to support the future of this great institution.

When are you calling?
This year’s Telephone Engagement Campaign will run from July to December 2017. The student callers will make calls during the day on Monday to Saturday and on weekday evenings.

 What number are you calling from?
Calls will be made from UQ St Lucia campus from this number 07 3737 2200. 

Are the student callers paid?
Yes, our Calling Crew are paid an hourly rate for their work.

What are you raising funds for?
Through the Telephone Engagement Campaign, student callers will raise funds for key areas of priorities for the University to provide vital support for student welfare, scholarships, teaching initiatives and research.

Can I make a donation now?
You can click here to give online today and direct your gift to an area you like supporting most. Your gift, however large or small, makes a real impact at UQ today and for the future generations.

What if I don’t want to be called?
If you prefer not to receive a call this time, please email us at giving@uq.edu.au 

Are my personal details safeguarded? 
UQ students taking part in the UQ Telephone Engagement Campaign are employed on behalf of the University to conduct calls to alumni and friends of UQ. There are strict policies in place for participating students to comply with as a student caller to ensure your personal details are safeguarded and remains confidential at all times. 

If you have any concerns or questions about the privacy of personal information you can learn more about privacy at UQ, by visiting https://www.uq.edu.au/rti/

If you’d like to receive a call in future telephone engagement campaigns, please contact us at giving@uq.edu.au 

Not sure whether we have the correct details for you?
You can update them online here

What our alumni and friends said …

“I think you are doing a marvellous job raising funds to help students, and the fact that you are so personable has made this conversation so enjoyable.” 

“I really enjoyed the chat and loved the idea of the upcoming event at the UQ Art Museum. I think that the idea of using phones to reconnect with past alumni is a good idea.”

“I loved the chat and am really looking forward to talking to UQ again. Happy to make a gift.”

“I really appreciated and enjoyed this call, I love to hear about current students and their experiences. To the students of UQ: never stop learning and always remember the opportunities you have been given so you are able to pass them on.”