Alumni Telethon

Our 2021 Telethon was held on 31 October - 21 November 2021

A sincere thank you to everyone who has donated as part of the 2021 telethon! So far, over £114,000 has been pledged to our various Student Support Programmes during this year's campaign. If you missed your call but would still like to donate, you can do so at the button below.

Telethon postcard 2021

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 1700 alumni have pledged their support to Keele; with donations totalling over £570,000 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?

Student Support

Keele's Student Support Programmes

Promoting social mobility and widening participation is a key priority at Keele University. 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 and ensures that every student can fulfil their potential and experience an excellent education, just as you did. An unrestricted gift to our Student Support programmes allows us to direct donations where they are most needed and ensures funds go directly to helping those students who need it most, through our various bursary and scholarship schemes.

> Find out more about student support at Keele

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:

If you'd like to know more about these areas, just ask your student caller or contact Alumni HQ on 01782 732978 or alumni.hq@keele.ac.uk.


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 our student support programme or other 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 alumni.hq@keele.ac.uk 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.