Student life, in partnership with UEA
you can do lots of jobs for your uni
Although it may be difficult to find work at uni I can share some advice from my experience working during my studies. I recommend having a look at jobs advertised by the university, my university has a job website where u have found temporary roles and part time jobs. This has been good because some of the roles have been suitable to fit around studies eg student ambassador roles. Many students also work during the holidays eg the summer break when they have more time off. Sometimes opportunities might be mentioned by your department so keep your eyes out for anything the lecturers or uni might mention.
I hope this helps !
Lancaster university student ambassador Holly
I think it's a great idea to have a part time job whilst at university. However, you need to have a balance and to focus on your studies.
Around half- 3/4 of all my friends have had a part-time job whilst at uni or worked over the holidays when not at uni to save money.
Before starting uni I had a full time job over summer to save to be able to pay for rent which was very helpful. Also, over the summer before uni I was madly applying to lots of jobs at my university city and it can be really stressful trying to find a job, but you will find one that suits you!
I've had a job throughout my three years at uni doing anywhere from 4-16 hours a week and managed to balance my life style. I've worked as a retail assistant at two different shops and a front of house assistant at a theatre. You have to find what works best for you, and stay organised so that your prioritise your uni work/ revision, but also manage to have time to relax and chill out.
Usually I have been paid minimum wage which in the UK for an 18 year old is £6.15.
I looked on Indeed for jobs as well as shopping centres own career pages (which is how I found out about the two retail assistant jobs). You can set up alerts on Indeed to send you an email when a new job is posted, and I found this so helpful! It's difficult at the moment due to covid as a lot of student jobs involve retail/ catering. However, this doesn't mean you can't set up an alert to notify you, as places may be hiring for when shops/ cafes/ pubs open.
I have worked the past year working as a Student Ambassador, which I have loved so much! Its very well paid (above minimum wage!) and flexible around my uni work. I would really recommend! I found the job on my university careers page. This is a really useful source to find a job internally in the University, but also an external job in the local area, as I found jobs posted on my careers page that weren't on Indeed. So definitely have a look from now until summer at your university's career page to see if you can sort a job for when you start uni!
Best of luck!
Sam- Official Student Rep
I hope you're well
The best thing you can do when finding a part time job is seeing whether the University offers any jobs - as they're the most flexible and can alter around your studies! Liverpool offer their jobs on twitter, so have a look and see how your chosen university advertises available jobs.
If you cannot find any, it may be a great idea to look into jobs in your area that are full of university student employee's, as this would be enjoyable - and an opportunity to socialise as well as get paid! Ideally, you should try and stay below 15 hours (as University is full time!) just so it doesn't get in the way of your studies.
Hope that's helpful - best of luck to you!
University of Liverpool Rep.