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There is so much to do when you move to a new city and start university; I know from experience that the excitement of having so much to do, so many places to go and having so many new restaurants to try can be super exciting … until your student loan runs out!

It’s important to be mindful of your money (as I’ve talked about in previous blog posts!) but another way you can help yourself out is by getting a part-time job so you can top up your bank account when things get a little tight! As well as finding a part-time job in the community, e.g. waitressing, retail assistant, bar tending, it’s a good idea to think about what the university can offer you! Below, I’ve listed a few ideas that might be worth investigating…

  1. Unibuddy ambassador – it’s a job that involves exactly what I’m doing right now; writing blog posts to help students and answering questions for prospective students! It’s an easy job because you just talking about your experiences; you don’t realise how much you know 😮
  2. Student ambassador – the university often require students to help out on campus open days, so it’s always worth keeping your eye out for those opportunities! But on top of that, you can become an SRO Ambassador (Student Recruitment & Outreach). This role requires you to work with the University to promote higher education in under-represented groups of adults and children. This role includes going to UCAS exhibitions, Higher Education fairs, primary schools, Open Days and much more! I would definitely recommend this job!!!
  3. SU Shops, receptions and cafés – you can work as part of the SU either in the on-campus shops, SU receptions or cafes/restaurants🍔🥗. This role is around 16 hours a week and it’s great because you’re based on campus so you can easily balance your work and study time!
  4. The AMEX Stadium – the AMEX is right next door to Falmer campus and they’re always looking for casual staff to assist on match days. Often you only get approximately 2 shifts per month but it’s a nice little top up when you’re low on cash!🍺⚽

I hope this has given you some inspiration on where to find a part time job! Let me know if you have any questions about anything I’ve said!


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Lois Downes • 1st May 2020

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