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    sorry to steal the thread question a little but do a lot of people have jobs almost waiting for them when they get to uni?
    do they start straight away?

    i really wanted to settle in and ejoy uni life for a bit.....

    my mums pressing me to get a job grrr
    i can see the point that more money will help etc i just didnt want to feel overwhelmed so soon
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    (Original post by hattilongsoks)
    sorry to steal the thread question a little but do a lot of people have jobs almost waiting for them when they get to uni?
    do they start straight away?

    i really wanted to settle in and ejoy uni life for a bit.....

    my mums pressing me to get a job grrr
    i can see the point that more money will help etc i just didnt want to feel overwhelmed so soon
    Nope, no job on the horizon, unfortunately.. I have started applying to some though, but haven't been lucky as of yet.
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    (Original post by hattilongsoks)
    sorry to steal the thread question a little but do a lot of people have jobs almost waiting for them when they get to uni?
    do they start straight away?

    i really wanted to settle in and ejoy uni life for a bit.....

    my mums pressing me to get a job grrr
    i can see the point that more money will help etc i just didnt want to feel overwhelmed so soon
    I have a job at home that I can keep coming back to in the holidays, so fortunately I won't have to work whilst I'm at uni... which is a good thing, because the uni don't allow term-time jobs anyway.
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    (Original post by traxhill)
    is there any chance to get an engineering position or at least computer programming for 10h-12h / week?

    I will start in October and i am interested in a part-time job (i guess that i will need 20 hours / week), but i found only full-time for engineering positions or computer programming.

    ever thought about freelance computer programming, not too sure what kind of programming your doing but there are generally websites where people advertise work that they need doing. They will pay you a fixed sum of money for writing a program for them. It's usually quite good, I do this sort of thing with web design and i have done simple websites for £300.
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    (Original post by biffyclyro27)
    ever thought about freelance computer programming, not too sure what kind of programming your doing but there are generally websites where people advertise work that they need doing. They will pay you a fixed sum of money for writing a program for them. It's usually quite good, I do this sort of thing with web design and i have done simple websites for £300.
    Thank you...i know that type of websites for freelancers! I am intermediate in PHP and MySQL, but i want a part-time job inside a company as engineer...if i cannot find something related to my work experience, then i will try to do some php programming (i only built sections or small applications...never done at professional level).
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    zero, lolz.
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    (Original post by EvilSheep)
    That's the point though.. You shouldn't work that much at uni, cos your degree work should be prioritised!
    yeahy, but i would have thought you would need to work longer. i mean, whilst i'm only having a job to pay for my social life alone, people at uni have everything to pay for on top of their social life.
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    (Original post by SpiritedAway)
    yeahy, but i would have thought you would need to work longer. i mean, whilst i'm only having a job to pay for my social life alone, people at uni have everything to pay for on top of their social life.
    Well, you have loans and grants.. And with very good budgeting you'll manage.. And it's better that you have little money during your student years and get a good degree, than work loads, have lots of money and get a half-decent degree.. IMO at least..
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    (Original post by EvilSheep)
    Well, you have loans and grants.. And with very good budgeting you'll manage.. And it's better that you have little money during your student years and get a good degree, than work loads, have lots of money and get a half-decent degree.. IMO at least..
    I agree with you
    school is more important than a fast-food work experience (at least for undergraduate level).

    I want to work because i already graduated and at PG level i believe that is very useful to gain work experience in a field related to my course.
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    At the moment I am working around 30 hours a week but when term starts I think I will just be doing about 17 hours a week during the weekends which will be more than enough to pay my rent each week (only just though).
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    (Original post by CheesyBeans)
    At the moment I am working around 30 hours a week but when term starts I think I will just be doing about 17 hours a week during the weekends which will be more than enough to pay my rent each week (only just though).
    during the weekends you get paid double?

    in my country some companies pay, others don't
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    (Original post by traxhill)
    during the weekends you get paid double?
    No :confused:

    I am working to live at the moment but once term starts I will be working to pay just my rent as I will have my loan for other things. If I do 15/16/17 hours during the weekends I will have just enough money to pay my weekly rent with some spare.
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    I've seen it advised in several places not to work more than 20 hours. However, I think it depends on the individual. If you have good time management skills, then you can manage quite a few hours without it affecting your course. I usually do 12-15hrs.
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    ok... sorry for my question, i just wanted to know.

    i used to work at orange and they paid me double only for night shifts and special days (Easter, Christmas...) but I’ve heard about other big companies that you can get a special bonus for Saturday and Sunday shifts.
    (at least where i work now, during weekends everyone is free).
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    (Original post by piku89)
    Just wondering how many hours of waged employment university students find they are able to comfortably work per week around studying and socialising
    I did between 8 and 16 a week right upto the second term of my third year but it was so flexible that I just did it as and when and it varied week on week but that's the nature of the company that I work for.

    My uni felt that anything above 10-12 was pushing it. It does depend on how you work and your work ethos as such. I work better (acedemically) if I have more to do in smaller amounts of time. So having to go off to work actually made me do my uni work if that makes sense.
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    (Original post by traxhill)
    ok... sorry for my question, i just wanted to know.

    i used to work at orange and they paid me double only for night shifts and special days (Easter, Christmas...) but I’ve heard about other big companies that you can get a special bonus for Saturday and Sunday shifts.
    (at least where i work now, during weekends everyone is free).
    Ahh right, sorry. Just wondered why you thought I would get paid double.

    I work as bar staff in a hotel so I don't get any extra, apart from tips. I'm going to work at the weekend though because I don't really want to work after uni or miss the student nights :P Sucks when it comes to going home if I need to though.
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    I think with my last job I may have done 15...not sure, possibly 8. Currently I do 8 hours a week, sometimes more if I feel able.
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    I do 20 hours a week during term time, 37.5 during holidays
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    (Original post by CheesyBeans)
    Ahh right, sorry. Just wondered why you thought I would get paid double.

    I work as bar staff in a hotel so I don't get any extra, apart from tips. I'm going to work at the weekend though because I don't really want to work after uni or miss the student nights :P Sucks when it comes to going home if I need to though.
    Of course i would be interested to work only 12-15 hours/week, so i can have more time to learn for school or free time, but after i spent a year working full time as an engineer, i don't know how it would look like on my CV a part-time job for 12-15 hours / week
    I know that i cannot do it both (work and school) with the same devotion, only if i will find something related to my field of study and my already gained work experience.
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    My job's amazing, because I work at a theatre, the shows that are on are sent out to us a week before, we say which ones we want to do. Means I can do nout over exams time but loads otherwise. I've comfortably worked 4 or 5 4 hour shifts a week, but not during a stressy time.
 
 
 
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