The telethon is a great way for us to get back in touch with our alumni to update them on College news, hear about what they are up to now and invite them to support the College’s Annual Appeal.
Last year the telethon campaign was a fantastic success and more than 55% of those who we asked to support the Appeal either made or pledged a gift to the College. Thanks to the generosity of Lincoln’s alumni community, we succeeded in raising £110,000 in gifts and pledges.
Below you can read about our 2016 calling team.
2016 student caller profiles
Hi! My name is Yyanis, and I am going into the 4th year of my maths degree. I’ve had a really fabulous time at Lincoln so far and have both enjoyed and been very grateful for all of the opportunities that have come with it. My proudest achievement is being a key player in Lincoln Men’s 2nd XI FC. A team who this year confirmed what many had suspected about us, when we became officially the worst men’s football team in Oxford, ending our 2015/2016 season with a glorious 12 losses out of 12 and a goal difference of -81. (I say I am a ‘key player’ - I am just one of the few people optimistic enough to keep turning up to our games!). I’m really looking forward to participating in the telethon, and getting to know old students!
Hi, my name is Kieran and I’ve just finished my first year studying Engineering science at Lincoln. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Lincoln so far and am really looking forward to what is going to follow. I play a lot of sport and have played both college and university rugby as well as college football, tennis and lacrosse. I have also captained the college cricket side this summer. Through sport I have met a lot of the alumni, and have found them to be incredibly friendly, I now play 6 a side football with recent leavers on Wednesday evening in term time. I am looking forward to hearing about the great experiences alumni have had at Lincoln, and to raising money to support Lincoln in the future.
Hello, my name is Emily and I have recently graduated from Lincoln with a BA in History. During my first year I rowed for Lincoln College Boat Club, and in my second year I was a member Lincoln’s ‘Entz’ and Welfare teams. My role in the Welfare team involved being a Peer Supporter for five terms, through which the College funded my thirty hours of counselling training with professional counsellors from the University of Oxford’s Counselling Service. I am passionate about the arts and performed in Oxford University Drama Society’s productions of West Side Story in the Oxford Playhouse and Passion in the Keble O’Reilly Theatre. I was also a member of Oxford’s most diverse dance troupe called The Broad Street Dancers for a year. Through my degree, I have studied art during the Italian Renaissance and Dutch Golden Age, and I was fortunate to have my trip to Florence and Venice last summer fully funded by the College. I am now enjoying my gap year and have recently returned from Asia after travelling in Thailand and Sri Lanka, and completing five wonderful weeks of teaching English in Hong Kong, as part of the Oxbridge Summer Camps Abroad scheme. I really look forward to connecting with alumni and hearing about their experiences at Lincoln and the University in general.
Hello, my name is Nina and I am a second year at Lincoln, studying History. I have really enjoyed my time at Lincoln so far, getting involved in the History Society, ice skating and singing. Recently, I auditioned for and received a part in the Lincoln Musical; just to make my Michaelmas even busier! Last year I benefitted from the Blues Fund at Lincoln to put towards my skating for the University Ice Hockey Team. The fund helped me to meet the costs of ongoing training, hiring equipment and going away to games, including the British University Ice Hockey Championships in Sheffield. I was fortunate enough to be able to compete in the Varsity match against Cambridge where we won 17-1, and I was awarded a Half-Blue for my part in the team, something I am very proud and thankful for. From Michaelmas I am on the executive committee of the team as treasurer.
I'm Jessica, a graduate student at Lincoln. I'm just beginning my second year of the MPhil in Economics and I'm hoping to stay to complete the DPhil. After this, I hope to work in International Development or Public Policy in developing economies.
My interests are diverse: economics (particularly behavioural economics applied to consumer choice theory and development) but also languages, reading fiction and non-fiction and travel. Before I began my graduate study, I worked for a few years as a Management Consultant for Health and Public Service clients in the UK. I also spent time abroad volunteering in Latin America and working for the WHO in Geneva. My undergraduate degree (which - I confess it! - was at 'The Other Place') was in Spanish and Russian, particularly focusing on literature and art from the early 1900s in revolutionary Russia and Latin America. I am really excited to talk to and be inspired by all the Lincoln Alumni during the telethon about their diverse experiences since leaving Oxford.
Outside of work and academia, I am a passionate sportswoman: I practice aerial dance and static trapeze, run, spin, train in the gym, and love all water and snow sports.
Without the support of a scholarship partly funded by Lincoln, I would not be able to complete my graduate studies in Oxford: I am therefore looking forward to the chance to work on the telethon this September to ensure that other students have as an incredible opportunity in the future as I have now.
Hello! I’m Rose, a graduate student at Lincoln, and I’ve just finished the first year of a DPhil in Bioethics. My current research is interdisciplinary, spanning the fields of philosophy, social science, psychiatry and criminology; my project is an empirical ethics study of care and justice in the context of mother and baby units in UK Women’s prisons.
Aside from studying, I’m also Welfare Officer for Lincoln MCR, which in practice means I spend a lot of my free time baking cakes for Welfare Tea. When I’m not baking, I enjoy going for runs in the University Parks, browsing the shelves in Blackwells, and continuing my mission to visit every coffee shop that Oxford has to offer. I absolutely love Lincoln, and I’m looking forward to talking with alumni and hearing more about their experiences of life in Oxford’s finest college!
Hi, I’m Rory and I recently finished an MSt in Music at Lincoln, having previously studied for my undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol. I really enjoyed the postgraduate experience at Lincoln, and in particular our large and friendly MCR community. Alongside my studies, I played trumpet with Oxford University Jazz Orchestra, and helped to organise a 10-day tour to New York in July which saw us perform gigs in Brooklyn, Harlem, and Greenwich Village. My place on the tour was partially funded by the College, through the Vivian Green Student Assistance Fund, and I therefore have first-hand experience of the fantastic opportunities that alumni donations can facilitate for College members. The telethon campaign represents a rare chance for me to give back to the College, and to hear from alumni about life after Lincoln.
Hi! I'm Amelia and I'm about to start my second year studying English at Lincoln. I have absolutely loved my first year from both an academic and extra-curricular perspective. Alongside my studies I have been involved with several drama productions: two operas, a musical, and a play and I also sing with The Oxford Belles, Oxford's original all-female a capella group, with whom I am looking forward to performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.
I am not yet sure as to what I'd like to do after university so I am particularly excited to speak to alumni not only about their own experiences at Lincoln, but also about where life has taken them since graduating.
Hi, my name is Anna. I have just finished my third year studying Law with German Law at Lincoln, I am British-German dual-national, but have grown up in Hong Kong.
As I am returning from my year abroad studying German law at the University of Constance, I am excited to be back for my final year at Oxford. I look forward to getting back into college rowing, as well as university rugby. I am also now part of the 2016/17 TEDxOxford committee, which will be running the annual speakers conference at the beginning of next year.
In future I aim to be a solicitor at an international law firm. For this reason, I have spent my summer doing a couple of vacation schemes with commercial law firms in London, before heading back home to Hong Kong.
Hi, my name is Ella and I’m about to start my second year studying English Language and Literature at Lincoln. I loved the first year course and am excited about becoming the English subject mentor for incoming first years, as well as coordinating the social events for all students studying English at Lincoln next year! I’m interested in pursuing a career working in theatre and luckily Oxford is brimming with theatrical opportunity. This year I’ve been fortunate enough to be nominated for best supporting actor in the Drama Cuppers festival; to perform at the Playhouse in a production of The Fairy Queen; and to assistant direct The Tempest, which was performed in Wadham Fellows’ Garden. In my second term I was involved in Turl Street Arts Festival as a committee member and as a performer in a rehearsed reading of a new play. Last term I was elected to take over as Lincoln’s Arts Representative and am looking forward to running arts related events in college. As a Lincoln ambassador I have hugely enjoyed helping out during the interview process and at open days. Access is very important to me and I am looking forward to speaking to alumni about this as well as hearing about their own experiences of college life.
My name is Joseph Stedman Jones, and I studied History as an undergraduate. Having finished last year, I am about >to start a Masters course in the History of Science, continuing as a student at Lincoln.
In my undergraduate life at Lincoln, I represented the College in a wide variety of sports, from Rugby and Football to Dodgeball, and played cricket for the University. Telethon is a good way to share these experiences and others with those of a different generation, and to consider other views of Lincoln; either those aspects which I have not explored, or the changing nature of those I have.
Hi, I'm Simon and I'm starting my 4th year studying Chemistry. I've had a great 3 years so far and am very much looking forward to hearing the experiences of former Lincoln students. In my spare time I am a blues modern pentathlete and play rugby for Lincoln. I have spent the summer working as an intern in an investment bank and hope to pursue a career there.