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    Hi, everyone. I will be starting my first year at UCL for Mechanical Engineering but I am now having some financial concerns. My sponsor has agreed to pay for my tuition fees for the whole course and this means I only have to meet the living costs. Taking into account the high exchange rate (I am an international student), my parents can barely afford my living allowances for my four years of study here. I intend to work part-time while studying to cover parts of the costs but here are some of my concerns.

    1) How stressful is it to juggle between study and work during term time, considering that engineering courses are particularly harder?
    2) What is the recommended number of hours that I should work per week so that my studies would not be affected (max 20 hours/week)?
    3) Is it easy to find part-time jobs on-campus and what is the average wage?

    Besides, I plan to work during non-term time too, which helps substantially. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.
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