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    So I should be studying physics next year at manchester (looking forward to it!)
    While I understand that my main objective while I'm there is to get a good degree, I am going to try and minimise the debt I come out with. Thus I'm planning to get a job, I'm not really going to be picky with what it is I'm doing. Hopefully then I can use as much as possible of any grants that I get to put towards tuition fees.
    I'm not being unrealistic, I know I wont be able to use 100% of my grants on this, but I'm thinking that it would be nice to at least use some of that money to help pay them.

    What I was wondering, is how many hours would a typical university student (in my situation) work a week? And would a typical uni student working in say a bar or shop (etc etc) get paid minimum wage or more?

    thanks =]

    If you work smart you could get a good grade while studying for around 35 hours a week. Many can do it on less, but Physics isn't a particularly blaggable subject.

    If you were to work, say, three nights in a bar a week, at 4 hours a night, and £7 an hour, you'd be taking home £84 a week. Over the course of 30 weeks of term time that's about £2500, which is enough to offset some of the debt without wrecking your degree or social life.
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