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Earn while you learn

To help support yourself during these difficult times, you may wish to consider working alongside study, read on for more information on employability options and support.

Careers, Employability and Enterprise 

The Careers, Employability and Enterprise team are here to help if you are looking for opportunities to earn money alongside your course. We can support you with where to look for part-time and temporary vacancies, such as the FutureMe job board, job search websites and recruitment agencies. Part-time work is a great way to gain experience as well. Find lots of advice on our Where to Find a Job page

There are opportunities right here at the University too. Our Micro-Placement scheme offers paid roles in various University departments, designed to be flexible and fit in with your studies. Or you could consider Student Ambassador or mentoring roles – as well as earning money, it all looks great on your CV!  

And on the subject of CVs, we can help you make yours the best it can be– check out the resources on FutureMe, email or book an appointment. We can help with advice about all aspects of application and interview processes and give you every chance of success in getting those jobs. 

FutureMe also has an online jobs board for you to look at part-time work that can help you financially and gain experience ready for when you graduate. Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages, where you can see our posts about free events to attend, helpful resources and opportunities to help you develop at no extra cost.  

You also have access to our VR career support, to strengthen your interview and core workplace skills. It is completely free for all students and alumni for as many sessions as you want. You can book through our VR Career Support page. 

Interested in setting up your own side hustle? Here’s a few ideas to inspire you. Our specialist Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Manager can also offer you great advice on how to get started. 

We also understand that undertaking career-related work experience or training can come with additional costs, which is probably the last thing you need right now. Don’t be put off – why not have a look at our Inspiring Futures Fund? You may be able to apply for financial support to help you access those professional development opportunities.  

Find out more about our support: