How hard is it to find a job as a student.

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Kirigato
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Hello,
I'm considering studying in Glasgow, however, I'm afraid of my finances. I'm a non-UK European student, so it seems like I won't have much problems with my fees. I have some savings, however, it still seems like I'll take a job to pay my living costs.

The question is, how hard is it to find a part-time job in Glasgow?
How much do employers pay, on average. Do you actually pay task as a student?

What is you experience? How much did it take to find a job, how many hours did you work and what salary did you receive? What kinds of jobs are available?
Perhaps I'm not fluent, but my English is quite good I suppose

I'm curious as to know how many hours does an average student spend working and how much % of basic expenditures does it cover. I think I'll have something like 5000-6000f of my own savings, would I survive financially? :-)
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In at Glasgow and I have a part time job in a supermarket, 15 hours a week at £7 an hour. It wasn't too hard to get a job to be honest, it's more finding a job that will suit your timetable. You still pay tax as a student but it depends on how much you earn. Some months I earn more and pay some tax, most months I don't pay any.
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(Original post by Kirigato)
Hello,
I'm considering studying in Glasgow, however, I'm afraid of my finances. I'm a non-UK European student, so it seems like I won't have much problems with my fees. I have some savings, however, it still seems like I'll take a job to pay my living costs.

The question is, how hard is it to find a part-time job in Glasgow?
How much do employers pay, on average. Do you actually pay task as a student?

What is you experience? How much did it take to find a job, how many hours did you work and what salary did you receive? What kinds of jobs are available?
Perhaps I'm not fluent, but my English is quite good I suppose

I'm curious as to know how many hours does an average student spend working and how much % of basic expenditures does it cover. I think I'll have something like 5000-6000f of my own savings, would I survive financially? :-)
Hi

I'm studying for my Masters at Glasgow uni and also did my undergraduate degree here. Based on my experience, I don't think you would find it too difficult to get a part-time job.

I worked about 16 hours per week in a supermarket job (most will pay roughly £7/hour) and most of my friends have worked part-time in supermarkets, clothes shops, bars, cafes etc. You can also get help finding part-time work through the university's careers service, including jobs inside and outside of the university.

You do need to pay tax as a student, but only if you earn over £10,000 a year in total (over roughly £190/week) so most students don't.

How much a student spends will vary a lot depending on their lifestyle and accommodation etc. Glasgow uni has a helpful page with estimates for the cost of living: http://www.gla.ac.uk/international/s.../costofliving/. This page also has links to information on working while you study.

Hope this helps! Let us know if we can answer any other questions about Glasgow university or the city.

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Hey! You could do online tutoring?? `There's a comapny called Dorkaid that I used to do work for and they were great. It was really flexible hours tht were on my terms at £10 an hour. I could link it to you if you wanted?
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