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    Just a really quick question

    I was told that Cambridge students were not allowed part-time jobs whilst at university - is this true or do they just discourage it?

    What about Oxford too???
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    i assumed they just discourage it, however i don't think anyone realistically has time to hold down a part-time job whilst studying for a cambridge/oxford degree.
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    (Original post by Katie Heskins)
    Just a really quick question

    I was told that Cambridge students were not allowed part-time jobs whilst at university - is this true or do they just discourage it?

    What about Oxford too???
    You can sometimes get jobs working at your college, usually working in the canteen or in an office. I think those are the only jobs you're really allowed to take, and there are firm limits about how long you can spend doing them.
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    I think the rule is if you do get a part time job in the classic sense, they take your wages off you.
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    (Original post by d750)
    You can sometimes get jobs working at your college, usually working in the canteen or in an office. I think those are the only jobs you're really allowed to take, and there are firm limits about how long you can spend doing them.
    canteen? what 2 bit college do you go to?

    Bar work (in the college bar) is the mainstay of the working student. It's pretty much all you are allowed to do
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    (Original post by Katie Heskins)
    Just a really quick question

    I was told that Cambridge students were not allowed part-time jobs whilst at university - is this true or do they just discourage it?

    What about Oxford too???
    Yeh...i was told by one of their representatives that they won't let you get a part time job during term time at Oxbridge....and i think the shop-keepers are told not to employ any uni students as well!!!!!

    But Oxbridge students do get amazingly long holidays....only have 8 week terms...so it means that you can come home nad get the jobs in your area in the hols way before anyone else has even finished!!!

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    I work on a casual basis for the Oxford Colleges Admissions Office, but it's carefully monitored to make sure it does not interfere with my academic work. Other people work in the bar and the buttery in college, and some in the library.
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    (Original post by gzftan)
    Yeh...i was told by one of their representatives that they won't let you get a part time job during term time at Oxbridge....and i think the shop-keepers are told not to employ any uni students as well!!!!!

    But Oxbridge students do get amazingly long holidays....only have 8 week terms...so it means that you can come home nad get the jobs in your area in the hols way before anyone else has even finished!!!

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    8 weeks of full term
    you have to pay lease for 10 weeks, and are often expected to remain there for 9 or 10 weeks
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    I did silver service waitressing in College.

    Beware, some college bars are ran by volunteers to help keep beer prices low. Ours is....
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    (Original post by fishpaste)
    I think the rule is if you do get a part time job in the classic sense, they take your wages off you.
    You think wrong
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    (Original post by fishpaste)
    I think the rule is if you do get a part time job in the classic sense, they take your wages off you.

    LMAO! I didn't see this! Ta for pointing it out Foolfarian!

    I would like to see a college try to take wages off you!!!! Hell! My college were paying mine

    Most colleges will try to talk you out of part time work, as it's better for your studies and social life not to do it. Of course many times there is a need to earn.

    Also if you get really streched and need more money, most (if not all) Oxbridge Colleges have their own hardship funds outside of the Gov Hardship fund. Much easier to get than the GHF, and usually more generous too....
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    (Original post by foolfarian)
    8 weeks of full term
    you have to pay lease for 10 weeks, and are often expected to remain there for 9 or 10 weeks
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    That depends on the college...
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    Indeed it does - officially full term is just over 8 weeks, but most people come up half a week before. However, nearly all the first years at Clare get chucked out of our accommodation at the end of every term, which is very annoying. We had to be out by 12 yesterday, hence I am now at home lamenting the lack of high speed internet among many other things.

    As for working, I don't think they'll send you down for it (assuming it's not for college bar or whatever, which is allowed) but they claim it's really obvious and you'll probably get a lecture from your DoS or something. I just wouldn't find it physically possible.
 
 
 
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