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    I was calculating my budget for living at university and Im in debt by a few thousand pounds lmao
    Did you get a job while studying at uni? If so, how much was the salary and what job was it?
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    Everyone I know who has wanted a job at university has been able to get one.

    Most will pay between minimum wage and living wage. In general it's best to go for jobs at the university or at large chains as these will pay the best, though waiting at the right restaurants can also pay well once you add tips, I've seen a few people making £15-20 per hour that way.

    I'd recommend trying to get a job at home and paying off your debt that way before you go/return to uni though.
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    I've found that everyone who wants a part-time job, has been able to find one at University.

    On-campus jobs are the best, but retail or hospitality industry jobs around the University area also have lots of opportunity. I think on-campus jobs are the best, as long commuting times can be a hassle and really start to suck time away from coursework.

    I would also take a second look at your budgeting to ensure you're living within reasonable means!

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by gigi77774)
    I was calculating my budget for living at university and Im in debt by a few thousand pounds lmao
    Did you get a job while studying at uni? If so, how much was the salary and what job was it?
    Some universities have student bars/shops that employ their own students, so that's something to look into.

    In my current university city it's quite challenging to find part-time work, but that's mainly because 1) the student population is huge compared to the amount of jobs available in such a tiny place, and 2) almost all jobs require you to be bilingual Welsh/English. The strictness of this requirement probably varies by where in Wales you study though (and obviously isn't an issue if you study elsewhere in the UK).
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    I'm currently a first year student and I've been trying to get a part time job since September. Every single job I apply for I get turned down because of availability.. it's really demotivating me and I need to get £600 by July to pay for my summer rent for the house I'm getting and at this stage it's just not gonna happen.

    I genuinely am struggling to say the least. I've applied for McDonald's, KFC, GAME, Primark etc. The university only hires second years and above and their job shop hasn't gotten back to me about any of their summer jobs.. genuinely not sure what to do now.
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    (Original post by Muttski)
    I'm currently a first year student and I've been trying to get a part time job since September. Every single job I apply for I get turned down because of availability.. it's really demotivating me and I need to get £600 by July to pay for my summer rent for the house I'm getting and at this stage it's just not gonna happen.

    I genuinely am struggling to say the least. I've applied for McDonald's, KFC, GAME, Primark etc. The university only hires second years and above and their job shop hasn't gotten back to me about any of their summer jobs.. genuinely not sure what to do now.
    What uni do you go to?
 
 
 

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