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Telephone Campaign Callers 2018

Our team of student callers will soon be getting in touch with alumni as we launch our 2018 Telephone Campaign. You can find out more about this vital part of our fundraising here, and watch our new short film explaining why we need to raise money and giving a flavour of the bursaries, studentships and other projects your gifts make possible. This year, we've also launched a new live blog where members of the caller team will add their own posts.

You can meet some of the team below - we hope their call offers you a chance to find out about their Caius careers and about College life today.

Marissa Green

Hi - I'm Marissa Green (2012), Annual Fund Officer in the Development Office. I organise the Telephone Campaign, so please contact me with any queries on I hope you enjoy chatting to this year's team of student callers!

Deepa Iyer

I'm reading an MPhil in Development Studies. I'm also the research team leader of the Cambridge Development Initiative, working on community-led projects in Dar as Salaam, Tanzania. During my free time, I enjoy writing poetry and Chinese calligraphy.

Matt Coote

I am now in my third and final year as an undergraduate at Caius, reading Classics. My year on the College's Student Union executive came to an end in Lent Term 2018, but I enjoyed working with staff and students during my time as Housing Officer.

Jonathan Lancaster

I'm a second year geographer with a particular interest within human geography and development and citizenship studies. Currently I am preparing to go to Jordan for fieldwork investigating Syrian refugees' experiences and perception of refugee camps.

Pippa Morris

Hi - I'm a second year medical student, hoping to go into paediatrics. I enjoy rowing and music. I'm really looking forward to talking to alumni during the campaign!

Sean Jones

I'm in my third year studying Genetics and am currently researching genetic differentiation between Orangutan species and subpopulations. Outside of my course, I'm President of the University Trampoline Club and Junior Treasurer of the GCSU.

Reiss Akhtar

I'm a second year English Literature student, and GCSU President. I'm also Access Officer for the University Pakistan Society and Secretary of the University Bangladesh Society, and am helping organise the Cambridge University Charity Fashion Show.

Thomas Wemyss

I'm a second year reading Biological Natural Sciences. In my spare time, I'm working on simulating how colourblind people see the world, and on developing peer-to-peer student support. I'm also restoring an old motorcycle.

Tom Nott

Hi I'm Tom and I'm a first year Geographer. I'm really enjoying my time at Caius and since I've been here I've become quite involved in rowing, squash and debating.

Xavier Castelino

I'm a first year Economist here at Caius. I've tended to most enjoy the mathematical side of my course, but also have a deep interest in my politics module, with post-war Britain my favourite topic. I find global history for this period fascinating.

James Darnton

I'm a first year classicist at Caius from Bath. I'm focusing mainly on ancient history and archaeology and I'll be attending a dig run by the faculty near Cassino in the summer. I enjoy squash, perform with Footlights and write for La Nouvelle Union.