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    you know, to earn money to pay for university. is it worth getting one or is there just too much to do in uni and could it distract me from my uni work?

    also, is there likely to be any paid work the university offers? (eg. working at the bar of the student union)
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    (Original post by sil3nt_cha0s)
    you know, to earn money to pay for university. is it worth getting one or is there just too much to do in uni and could it distract me from my uni work?

    also, is there likely to be any paid work the university offers? (eg. working at the bar of the student union)
    Ahh, I want a part-time job while Im at uni.. Not sure how easy it will be to get 1 in the current climate though? Also, my brother advised against it as u will not have time for 'university life'. He just did work during the holidays. Im still debating it though, I personally think it would be best to get one!
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    If you're going into first year, don't get one. You'll miss out on too many socialising opportunities.
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    Lmao, yes. Did someone just actually ask this? Jesus it's unbelieveable how many spoilt rich kids there are out there. I couldn't afford NOT to work, guess I'll just have to miss out on those "socialising oppurtunities." Lol, a part time job can be as little as just saturdays?
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    (Original post by Katieloula)
    Lmao, yes. Did someone just actually ask this? Jesus it's unbelieveable how many spoilt rich kids there are out there. I couldn't afford NOT to work, guess I'll just have to miss out on those "socialising oppurtunities." Lol, a part time job can be as little as just saturdays?
    FYI i'm getting a grant for university and plan on budgeting. plus there are such things as HOLIDAYS which occur for HALF THE YEAR in which you can do things like WORK IN A PAID JOB. don't assume things next time.

    so it is not an unreasonable question...
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    P.S every single person who I know who goes to Uni works an avg of 20 hrs a week! They seem to have plenty of friends!
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    (Original post by sil3nt_cha0s)
    FYI i'm getting a grant for university and plan on budgeting. plus there are such things as HOLIDAYS which occur for HALF THE YEAR

    so it is not an unreasonable question...
    No, not unreasonable, but its pretty much common knowledge that the vast amount of uni students have p/t jobs throughout the year.
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    Prior to 2009, yes, post-2009, not a chance.
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    Lol, its ridiculous, you can get a job, just try hard. People are blowing it out of proportion. It just takes determination. I got a job in the past month after applying to over 50 places. It's called effort.
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    (Original post by Katieloula)
    No, not unreasonable, but its pretty much common knowledge that the vast amount of uni students have p/t jobs throughout the year.
    Actually i'd say students with jobs tended to be in the minority at my uni. Maybe as it was first year.
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    (Original post by Katieloula)
    Lmao, yes. Did someone just actually ask this? Jesus it's unbelieveable how many spoilt rich kids there are out there. I couldn't afford NOT to work, guess I'll just have to miss out on those "socialising oppurtunities." Lol, a part time job can be as little as just saturdays?
    I'm not rich.

    My situation at uni was a little odd though. Everyone (including myself) went home at weekends so when I had a job I missed out about two nights a week of socialising. I didn't really think about the weekend but yeah, you're right, you could definitely do so if you're still at your uni over the weekend, or even have at one at home if you go home each weekend.
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    (Original post by Eric Arthur)
    I'm not rich.

    My situation at uni was a little odd though. Everyone (including myself) went home at weekends so when I had a job I missed out about two nights a week of socialising. I didn't really think about the weekend but yeah, you're right, you could definitely do so if you're still at your uni over the weekend, or even have at one at home if you go home each weekend.
    How about just get a job in your uni area? :confused:
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    (Original post by George231086)
    Actually i'd say students with jobs tended to be in the minority at my uni. Maybe as it was first year.
    Probably because they're new to the area. Everyone I spoke to got a job in their uni area before they went to uni, or were already from the area and hence already had a job they stuck with. A friend of mine is going to Birmingham uni and shes managed to get herself a job in time for sept.
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    Yes, yes, I did have one there!

    But everyone in Northern Ireland is still quite attached to home so they all go back to their families pretty much every weekend. So I was losing two nights a week to socialise with people but didn't have the weekend to make up for that because everyone went home.

    But assuming things aren't the same in England/Scotland/wherever, definitely get a job at the weekend in your uni area if possible.
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    (Original post by Eric Arthur)
    Yes, yes, I did have one there!

    But everyone in Northern Ireland is still quite attached to home so they all go back to their families pretty much every weekend. So I was losing two nights a week to socialise with people but didn't have the weekend to make up for that because everyone went home.

    But assuming things aren't the same in England/Scotland/wherever, definitely get a job at the weekend in your uni area if possible.
    Ah right sorry I misunderstood, yeah, but thatll probably only be in first year. Ill be working Sat day and mon and tues evenings 5-10pm, ill just go out after! Dont usually head out till 11 anyway tbh!
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    I find it strange tht so many people are motivated to go uni even though they cant afford it and in the end having no guarantee of getting a graduate salary paying job ..
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    (Original post by Sver)
    I find it strange tht so many people are motivated to go uni even though they cant afford it and in the end having no guarantee of getting a graduate salary paying job ..
    There are no guarantees in life, my friend. You have to work to increase your chances of success.
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    How do you pay for uni if you don't have a job ?. and pay for food ?. No job = no money
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    (Original post by Maximum Velocity)
    How do you pay for uni if you don't have a job ?. and pay for food ?. No job = no money
    you get a student loan (which is the most bureaucratic process i've ever been through) and then you pay it back.

    or you get daddy to pay it all for you.
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    I don't think you miss out on much in the way of socialising opportunities if you work. Especially if you work at the union with other students. You are just broadening your opportunities for sociable activity then as you'll make a load more friends and getting paid for doing so!! I personally couldn't manage without a job. I worked my ass off this year trying to get a scholarship so i wouldn't have to work in my final year but I haven't heard anything yet, so i guess i missed it.. grrrr..
 
 
 
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