What Jobs Do Universities Offer Students?
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What Jobs Do Universities Offer Students?

Jasmyne Jeffery December 16, 2022

Getting a job whilst at university means that you can have a little extra cash. Finding one that fits in with your studies, however, can be a little more difficult. That’s why seeing what jobs universities offer for students is a great idea.

Everybody needs a little bit more cash at the moment and students are no different. With student loans that don’t cover living costs, getting a job seems like the only way to stop counting the pennies. But, more often than not, hospitality and retail jobs that take on students demand a lot of time that should go into studying. That’s why getting a job with your university might be the right decision for you.

Why Get A Job With Your University

A university will know better than anyone else that your priorities need to be your degree. Whilst other places may say that they don’t necessarily practice what they preach. A student job like this is much more likely to be flexible and fit around your schedule, not the other way around.

It is worth knowing that sometimes the pay is less as they can charge student rates, but that isn’t always the case and it usually means they’re more lenient with time.

Plus, quite often university jobs for students can be more in line with your degree. So, not only will you be earning some cash, but you’ll be getting experience in your desired area too!

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What Jobs Do Universities Offer Students?

Universities offer a whole range of jobs, so it’s worth looking at their jobs page or speaking to a lecturer if you are interested.

I, for one, had a student blogger job at the University of South Wales. I got to write about my experiences there and even got interviewed by a news outlet about it. The work was a little few and far in between, but it paid pretty nicely and gave me some practical experience in the field I was interested in.

Someone else I know did some freelance video editing work for a few lecturers at the university. That then resulted in the being taken on in a more permanent position once they had graduated.

But the student jobs universities offer can be even simpler than that. It can be in the library, the café, the student union shop or something else entirely.

If you want to work more closely with your university then often they are looking for student ambassadors. That typically means being on hand for Open Days, online chats with prospective students or even posing for photos for leaflets and booklets.

Loads of lecturers or other staff are always looking for IT support or admit assistants too. There’s never any harm in asking about positions like that if it’s something you’re interested in.

Students often think that they have to get a job in a shop or a restaurant to get through university. That’s simply not the case. If you don’t ask then you don’t get! So keep your eyes peeled for university jobs for students if that’s what you’re after.

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Jasmyne Jeffery is a full-time Entertainment and News Writer on university-themed website Freshered and HITC, and joined the company having previously worked in a freelance role. She attended the University of South Wales where she was also a student blogger and graduated in 2022 with a first-class honours degree in English and Creative Writing. Now, she puts her creativity to use reviewing university bars, Love Island episodes and the latest apps any 18-25-year-old is using.