I'll be joining Aston Uni this September and my rent will be just over 5k for the year. My parents are quite high earners so my student finance doesn't cover the rent (3.8k over the three terms...) and to make things worse, my parents aren't helping me at all with any funding. Are there any students or past students out there that could give me some advice.. How difficult is it to find a job in the Aston area? When I went to the open day, I believe there was a department within the Uni where you could hand your CV to, and they'll help you search for a job, but I'm not sure. How often were you working during the week and how much were you getting paid weekly? Also, how diffucult is it to balance a part time job with a social life and education?