Many full-time students work part-time while studying, it can help you financially, improve your skills and get you valuable work experience.
Our students have found lots of innovative ways of working during uni and tell their own stories here and on their Brighton student blog.
There are careers centres on each campus and our Career and Employability team can help you find a job while studying and give you useful advice about part-time job opportunities at the university.
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Earning money at university has a lot of benefits, especially if you can fit new work commitments around your studies. However, the type of work and where you might work is changing so it pays to stay flexible.
Digital only jobs, gig economy work and entrepreneurship are all flourishing. Maybe there are new ways to earn money you've yet to explore?
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It's important you strike the right balance so that work supports your studies in a positive way. Here's some helpful tips from current students for working and studying at the same time.
You can work as many hours as you like, so long as it does not affect your studies.
A sensible guideline for all full-time students is 12–15 hours per week. Remember that your studies need to take priority.
If you are an international student you should check your visa.
Your visa should tell you if you can work and for how many hours a week. If you are allowed to work, this will usually be for no more than 20 hours per week.
If you are unsure check with the Home Office or UKCISA.
The pandemic has left many students wondering about financial income, specifically due to many places having to furlough workers to help prevent the spread of the virus.
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