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Money and skills hand in hand: my Unitemps journey

By Pooja Mooladka, nutritional sciences Like most international master’s students, I arrived in September, hoping to pursue studies while covering living expenses with part-time jobs. Initially, I struggled to find work and spent months relentlessly applying for jobs without success, which led to constant worry about my depleting financial balance. The rejections piled up, and …

The benefit of part-time and volunteer work at university

By Rania Monasch, BA Geography – © Ray Sangga Kusuma via Unsplash For various reasons it might not be appealing to volunteer or work part-time while studying at university. Your main focus is likely to pass your exams and part-time work could detract from that. However, with the correct planning and scheduling, part-time work can …

Working part-time alongside a degree: tips and advice

by Zoe Waite, liberal arts student Balancing full-time study, new adult responsibilities and a social life is already a mammoth task never mind adding a part-time job into the mix. From hospitality to online tutoring, students are taking on a huge range of roles to support themselves as the cost of living crisis continues.  In …

How Working for the Careers Team at University Helped Me Land a Graduate Job

By Grace Smyth, Spanish and Contemporary Chinese Studies student blogger Over the past year, my final year of university, I have worked for the Careers team as a social media content creator. What started as simply a way to earn some extra money alongside my studies, has actually given me the opportunity to move abroad …

Earn Money by Sourcing Flexible Jobs Through Unitemps

By Grace Smyth, Languages student blogger Having a part-time job at university is a great way to build your CV work experience while earning a little extra cash on the side. In my first year at university, I knew that I had the time and could benefit from a part-time job but was worried about …

Top Tips to Balance Work and Study

By Emily Oxbury, history student blogger University certainly isn’t a cheap experience. From bus passes to society memberships, food shops to petrol, there’s a lot of outgoing costs. This leads many students to need to work part-time. But this can lead to a dilemma… how do you balance studying alongside working part time?  My first …

How To Find a Student Job That Works for You

By Amaia Robertson Nogues, American Studies and English student We all know that it can be tricky to balance a university workload as well as part-time jobs. However, they are a great opportunity to give your CV a boost whilst also earning some extra cash. With countless obscure work listings and nightclub ambassadors waving leaflets …

Funding Festivities – My Experience Working Over Christmas

By Hannah Evans, Cancer Sciences student blogger If you’re anything like me then around the holiday season you’ll find you’ve got a lot more time and a lot less cash. So, holiday temp jobs are an absolute life saver! I’ve had a holiday temp job for a few years now, and honestly I can’t recommend …

How Part-Time Work Can Offer More Than Just Money in Your Pocket

By Georgia Lee, MSc Psychology Conversion student If I asked you right now, ‘what would be your main reason for getting a part-time job?’, I bet you would most likely say for the money. As a recent History graduate and now current MSc Psychology student I can’t deny that I would say exactly the same …

Develop Your Skills Through Part-Time Work

Unitemps is the University’s recruitment service for part-time, casual and temporary work on campus and with local businesses. A service created just for you, it’s the ideal place to find work that fits around your studies and other commitments. We asked two students to tell us what they love about working with Unitemps and the …