Finding flexible part-time work

How to find part-time work in diverse, easily accessible opportunities in fields such as hospitality, sales and youth mentoring that can help you support yourself while studying.

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Job listings 

See job opportunities on CareerSPACE.

Employers listed are vetted by us as student-friendly. Jobs advertised here can be trusted as solid opportunities that will strengthen your CV and help you develop over the course of university life, offering more than just much-needed money.

Many jobs pay the National Living Wage or higher. All pay/hours are clearly advertised, meaning there’s no chance of a surprise after going through a lengthy application process.

We have lots of information online about applying for jobs.

If you would like direct help with your applications or support with how to apply, please book a workshop or appointment with us.

Or visit us in room 123 of the Richard Hoggart Building, email: careers ( or call 020 7919 7137.

International students

If you are a full-time student at a degree level or above, you can work for 20 hours per week

Full-time students at Foundation level are usually only allowed to work for a maximum of 10 hours per week.

If you’re unsure about the number of hours you’re allowed to work or whether you’re allowed to work in the UK, we recommend clarifying this before applying for jobs.

During semester breaks, full-time international students are usually allowed to work for 40 hours a week.

International students are not able to work in a freelance capacity.

Read more about working as an international student.

If you have any questions about your specific VISA requirements, email the Immigration Advisory Service, make sure to include your name and student ID number.

Other ways to earn money

Learn what a side hustle is and how to make it work while at uni.

Earn some cash and develop career skills while you study. For instance it could be things like, teaching piano or selling on Etsy, pet and house sitting.

Part-time work

Part-time work develops skills and provides a reference for future job applications. We have 100s of part-time jobs on our jobs board. We have lots of information online about applying for jobs

If you would like direct help with your applications or support with how to apply, please book a workshop or appointment with us. 

Or visit us in room 123 of the Richard Hoggart Building, email careers ( or call 020 7919 7137

Part-time jobs directory

Local retail 

There are opportunities in local retail centres where there are plenty of part-time jobs in bars, coffee shops and restaurants. In the run-up to Christmas, in particular, many shops and stores hire additional temporary, staff.


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