Meet our Callers 2017

As part of our Bright Futures Annual Fund, the College runs a telephone camapaign every winter to reconnect with Alumni around the world and to ask for their financial support. The calls are made in London House by a team of our enthusiastic Members who look forward to sharing stories of Mecklenburgh Square, old and new.

Below you can meet this year's team of Members who called Alumni between 6th and 26th November.

Racheal Ayanga

I am studying for a Master's in Public Health at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. I enjoy being part of the Dance and Choir Societies and meeting new people. I look forward to hearing from alumni about their experience at the College in the telephone campaign and improving my communication skills through my role as a caller.

Amaia Uriz

I am in the first year of my PhD in Development of New Cancer Immunotherapies at Imperial College London. I think the telephone campaign will be a great chance to get in touch with alumni and hear about their experiences. It is also a good opportunity to bond with other current members of the College.

Cindy Blenman

I am studying for a Master's in Clinical Dentistry at University College London. The telephone campaign has been integral to the funding of College programs which has been to the benefit of past, present and future students in gaining opportunities to further their careers, travel, networking and other great opportunities. I believe this campaign requires our continued support for all future generations.

Vanessa Elliott

I am a Goodenough College Alumni, and also sit on the Melbourne Goodenough College Committee in Australia. The College has an important place in my heart and I want to fundraise to ensure other students both now and in the future get the opportunity to enjoy the special experience of Goodenough. I'd like to connect with alumni from around the world and hear about their experiences at Goodenough. As an alumni myself, I understand the value of maintaining connections with alumni. Goodenough is a community, and alumni are of value as they embody both the telling of the College's history and enable Goodenough College to live on into the future through the connections and friendships maintained long after students cease their time here. We cannot record Goodenough's history without maintaining contact with the College's alumni. I further hope that through the telephone campaign we can raise money to ensure a strong future for Goodenough College. The College relies on such donations to continue. So no matter how big or little all donations are really important to keeping Goodenough college alive for generations to come.

Cindy Gasca

I am studying a Master's in Social Policy and Development at London School of Economics & Political Science. I joined the College this year and I am already in love with the strong sense of community this college has. I believe that the campaing is an amazing initiative to get in contact with the alumni and hear the amazing stories of the college when they were here, also it is the opportunity to give a little back so that many others young students can live the Goodenough experience

Annette Wangong'u

I am studying for a Masters in Gender and Law at the School of Oriental & African Studies at SOAS. Joining the telephone campaign is a way for me to contribute and give back to Goodenough College, a community that has made me and other students feel at home in this busy city. The sense of community here is overwhelming. On my very first day at the College, within the first 10 minutes while trying to check in, one of the residents already offered to help me carry my luggage upstairs.

Philipp Cyrus

I am in the third year of my PhD in Environmental Economics at the School of Oriental & African Studies, SOAS. I hope to give back to the College through participating in the campaign and helping it to continue creating opportunities for other students.

Gloria Akello

I am studying for a Master's in English (TESOL) at University College London. I hope to enlist support from alumni in raising money for various projects at the College including the outstanding clubs, societies and the future beneficiaries of Goodenough membership.

Dean Thompson

I am in the first year of my PhD in Law at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. I have been fortunate to receive an entry scholarship which has been a tremendous help to me and made my transition into PhD study easier. Helping out in this campaign is just a small way I can give back to our community.

Jane Rose Shikuri

I am in the second year of my PhD in Leadership Studies with reference to Security and Development at King's College London. It was such an enriching experience for me in last year’s campaign chatting with alumni on their experiences at Goodenough College while raising funds for the Annual Fund. I am looking forward to having another great experience this year.

Mona Elayyan

I have recently started a Master's in Digital Humanities at University College London. I hope to contribute to the College through participating in the telephone campaign as a Member caller and I look forward to communicating with college alumni all over the world. I am also excited to learn new skills and meet new people in the campaign.

Ana Garcia Orantes

I have been a Goodenough member since 2016 and it has always been my home away from home. As part of the Goodenough community, I am very grateful for the opportunity to help to raise funds that will allow the College to maintain and improve the facilities that the College offers to members so that we can perform our best in our studies and in generating the community that is quintessential to the College.

Meghan Phillips

I am studying my LLM in Public International Law at Queen Mary, University of London. I am new to Goodenough College and this is my first time living in London. The College has provided me with a rich community life that has made the transition not only easier, but enjoyable. I especially appreciate the mix of nationalities and disciplines that the College has brought together because I feel I learn so much from those with different backgrounds and studying in different fields. I wish to be able to give back in some small way to this community, especially in an endeavor that tries to raise money to improve the community and help people to be able to join through scholarship programs.

Victor Law

I am in the fourth year of my PhD in Politics and International Studies at School of Oriental & African Studies. I was a scholarship holder (Goodenough PhD scholarship) and I am keen to give back to the College. I also look forward to connecting with the alumni, gaining some experiences in fundraising and improving my interpersonal skills through the telephone campaign.

Winston Rocher

I have just completed my Master’s in Strategic Project Management at University College London. I joined the telephone campaign to share experience with other members and alumni.

Aditi Batra

I have just completed a Master's in Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of the Arts London. Goodenough College was a home away from home and helped me adjust in no time. I cannot wait to give back to the College, for what it has given me for the past year and I look forward to contributing by raising funds for other members so they can enjoy the same opportunities.

Boyana Buyuklieva

I am in the second year of my PhD in Geocomputation at University College London. Through the telephone campaign I hope to gain experience in fundraising and to contribute to making Goodenough College a home to postgraduate students from all over the world.

Bethany Scott

I am in the third year of my PhD in International Development. I'd love to hear from alumni about their experiences at Goodenough College and give something back to the College.

Bathsheba Asati

I just started the LLM in Law and Economics. I joined the telephone campaign because I'd like to help raise funds for the Bright Futures Annual Fund. I believe that it is important to be able to create an opportunity for other students who are not financially privileged to join the College. It is an honour to contribute positively to someone else's life and this campaign gives me the opportunity to do just that.

Srishti Gupta

I am studying for a Master's in Human Resources at the London School of Economics & Political Science and I am on the Goodenough Entry Scholarship. Being a part of this campaign is really special to me because it helps me give back to the College and allows the future generation of students here to benefit from the splendid community and monetary aid.

Ramchandra Madan

I am studying a LLM at London School of Economics & political Science. I joined the telephone campaign to connect with alumni and build a stronger network for the College.

Ruo-Yan Goh

I am from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and am currently pursuing the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at The City Law School, which will allow me to qualify as a practising lawyer in Malaysia. Prior to moving to London, I completed an LLB Law degree at the University of Nottingham. This is my first year staying here at Goodenough College, but it already feels like home. I love the community spirit here at Goodenough College, and I am positive that I will be able to make life long connections and memories here!
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