The Job Shop here at the University can help you to look for part-time and vacation opportunities. Also see our publication Finding Part-Time Work which lists useful resources, web links and tips on securing a part-time job.

Other sources of part-time work at the University include:

  • Student Ambassadors: the University recruits a number of student ambassadors on a paid basis to promote the University, help with open days, campus tours and conferences. 
  • The Students Union recruit students to get involved in various activities such as Course and School Reps. Some of these positions carry a financial incentive.

  • On-Campus Opportunities: the University recruits students to work in a number of departments including roles such as admin workers, sports hall attendants, library workers, specialist project employees and casual ad hoc general helpers.   Positions are advertised on the jobshop vacancies website .

  • The University recommends that you do not work more than 16 hours a week during term-time, as this could affect your studies.

International Students: before you embark on any job opportunity please check your conditions of stay in the UK. Undergraduate international students are allowed to work up to 10 or 20 hours during term-time with no restrictions during holiday periods.  Postgraduate students on a Masters or PhD will have different rules and should seek advice from the International Office.

Other Useful Ideas

  • If you are interested in bar work it is worth while approaching busy town centre pubs and clubs to hand in your CV and enquire whether they have any vacancies.
  • Some small businesses will advertise vacancies for sales staff by displaying adverts in their window. Keep an eye open.

  • Supermarkets and large department stores often have their own websites where they advertise jobs.  They don't always use newspapers or external job sites.

  • Otherwise most employers will expect you to apply for vacancies that are advertised, and normally this will mean sending them a CV and covering letter or completing an application form.