Alumni Telethon

Most recent Telethon: 8-29 November 2020

Telethon postcard 2020 Every year, Keele University runs a Telethon, where current students contact graduates in order to gain a valuable insight into their experiences after Keele, whilst also allowing alumni to hear about the University's latest achievements and developments.

Telethons allow the University to continue to build strong relationships with our alumni, whilst in turn offering former students a chance to make a direct impact on current and future Keele cohorts. Any money raised through the Telethons goes directly to supporting Keele students through a variety of projects, funds, bursaries and scholarships.

We are deeply grateful to our supporter community; the cumulative impact of many people joining together is transformational. Over 900 alumni have pledged their support to Keele; with donations totalling £500,000 since our first fund, the Keele Key Fund, was established in 2007. Alumni can also help by volunteering their time to give guest lectures, offer work placements, host career tours for our current students, and by providing testimonials of their Keele experience that we can share with current and prospective students.

How can I support?

Hardship fund

The Keele Hardship Fund Appeal

Although long-established, never has the University’s Hardship Fund seen such a demand for help. Due directly to the impact of COVID-19, many of our students have suddenly found themselves struggling to make ends meet. Grants from this fund provide a much-needed temporary lifeline, helping to alleviate some of the desperate financial situations in which students and their families have found themselves, ensuring that every student can fulfil their potential and experience an excellent education, just as you did.

> Find out more about the Hardship Fund appeal

The Keele Key Fund logo

The Keele Key Fund

The Keele Key Fund supports innovative projects which directly impact the student experience at Keele. Promoting social mobility and widening participation is a key priority at Keele University and this would not be possible without the generosity of our alumni, friends and funding partners, alongside significant University investment. This philanthropic support enables Keele to develop and expand its programmes to meet the changing demands of the student community in the 21st century.

> Find out more about the Keele Key Fund

Other areas that you may wish to support:

  • Student support programmes
  • Accommodation bursaries
  • Young adult carer scholarships
  • Article 26 scholarships
  • Estranged student scholarships
  • Postgraduate scholarships

If you'd like to know more about these areas, just ask your student caller or contact Alumni HQ on 01782 732978 or

Thank you

If you receive a call, we hope that you enjoy speaking to one of our current students and hearing about what’s happening at Keele.  If you choose to support one of our funds, bursaries or scholarships, thank for you helping us to raise money to further improve the Keele experience for students both today and in the future.

Opt in / opt out

If you have received a postcard or email from us to say that you have been selected for this year's telethon but do not wish to receive such a call, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01782 732978 or and we will remove you from the calling list.

Alternatively, if you have not received any telethon communications from us but would like to be added to our call list, please feel free to contact us on the details above.