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    I was just wondering how most students fund their social life/travel back home. Is it a bad idea to get a job whilst studying a uni course?
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    (Original post by Smashby25)
    I was just wondering how most students fund their social life/travel back home. Is it a bad idea to get a job whilst studying a uni course?
    Pretty much the majority of my friends did. I had two a certain times of the year. I did quit them all in my final term of my 4th year, to focus on my dissertation.

    Also those who didn't work term times, would work full time during summer so earn as much money as they could to keep them going during the year.
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    Pretty much the majority of my friends did. I had two a certain times of the year. I did quit them all in my final term of my 4th year, to focus on my dissertation.

    Also those who didn't work term times, would work full time during summer so earn as much money as they could to keep them going during the year.
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    (Original post by Smashby25)
    I was just wondering how most students fund their social life/travel back home. Is it a bad idea to get a job whilst studying a uni course?
    I wouldn't say it was a bad idea, you just have to make sure your degree is your priority.
    Quite often Universities have campus jobs, like at Reading. These are more flexible jobs so you do it around your study. For example I work as a student ambassador, so I work open days, give campus tours and help when school visits come in. I really enjoy it because I get to give presentations and talk to lots of different people. But what is ideal about this job is that it is only really during term time we are expected to work and if a lecture gets rescheduled so you can't work, the full time staff understand and don't mind as long as you let them know as soon as possible.
    As it is flexible it means I can go home during the holidays and don't have to worry about Christmas working, which shops in town do. Reading also have bar jobs and jobs in the cafes and campus shop, which are only term time.

    You can always give a job a go, and if it becomes to much then you can leave. Hope this has helped and feel free to ask me any other questions

    Emma
    2nd Year Human and Physical Geographer
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    (Original post by UniofReading)
    I wouldn't say it was a bad idea, you just have to make sure your degree is your priority.
    Quite often Universities have campus jobs, like at Reading. These are more flexible jobs so you do it around your study. For example I work as a student ambassador, so I work open days, give campus tours and help when school visits come in. I really enjoy it because I get to give presentations and talk to lots of different people. But what is ideal about this job is that it is only really during term time we are expected to work and if a lecture gets rescheduled so you can't work, the full time staff understand and don't mind as long as you let them know as soon as possible.
    As it is flexible it means I can go home during the holidays and don't have to worry about Christmas working, which shops in town do. Reading also have bar jobs and jobs in the cafes and campus shop, which are only term time.

    You can always give a job a go, and if it becomes to much then you can leave. Hope this has helped and feel free to ask me any other questions

    Emma
    2nd Year Human and Physical Geographer
    Thanks, Emma
 
 
 
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