We understand that having some extra money in your pocket can make all the difference to your student life. Not only that but it’s great to gain work experience whilst studying and having a part-time job is a perfect way to make new friends.
If you are looking for work to help fund your studies then it’s important to find the right balance between the hours you work and the time you have available for study. The careers service recommend you work no more than 12-16 hours per week.
One of your first steps in looking for part-time work should be to register with the jobshop for work within the union and for the University itself. Work is varied and interesting – you could find yourself working at an open day as a student ambassador or behind the bar at the new Students’ Union.
The careers service doesn’t just offer advice on finding a perfect graduate job or what to do when you’ve finished studying, it can also help you find a part-time job outside of the University. Register with Openings to find out more.
There are tons of opportunities to get a part-time job that’s convenient for you. Cardiff is a major city with a bustling centre full of bars, cafes and shops that are often looking for part-time staff. Registering with agencies or job websites can help you to find work, whether it’s in Cardiff or Pontypridd.
Our student careers page has an up-to-date list of South Wales job websites and employment agencies, as well as advice for international student who might wish to find work.