Student life can be pretty expensive, this is true! Having a little extra income can go a long way and having a student job offers you great experience for the future and looks awesome on your CV. Whether you only work during the summer and winter holidays to focus on your course or you get a job near campus to head to after lectures, make sure that your job works for you and you're not taking too much time out of your studies.
1. Restaurant and bar workAre you a people person or a lover of food? Why not look for a part-time job in a bar or restaurant. Generally hours can be flexible as they hire a lot of students, you'll usually be fed when working and it's great for your customer service skills. [blockquote quote="Working in a bar gave me the night out atmosphere, I had loads of fun with the people I served and worked with plus I was making money and not waking up with a hangover!" name="Allie - UNiDAYS Content Executive"]
2. Retail workJobs in retail are another great choice for students, they can be pretty easy to come by and are perfect for improving your customer service skills. Retail work is also great for employee discount and the freedom of being a ‘seasonal employee’, the hours are pretty flexible too. [blockquote quote="50-70% off all the clothes I wanted was hard to pass up!" name="Andrew - UNiDAYS Account Coordinator"]
3. PromotionA lot of people might be put off by the idea of flyering, but it's actually really easy money. If you're looking for something with short hours and good pay, I recommend contacting your local bars, nightclubs or music venues for some work. You could also get jobs offering free products like shots or driving around in branded cars which is pretty cool! [blockquote quote="Pro Tip: If you work constantly, you have no time to spend money." name="Sarah - UNiDAYS Student Solutions Specialist"]
4. TutoringLooking to help others? Tutoring might be a good choice for you. Offering extra help to local schools or clubs looks great on job applications and can be really rewarding. If this is something you'd be interested in doing, you'll be able to find loads of information from your uni. [blockquote quote="Pro Tip: If you love the people you work with, it doesn't feel like work." name="Sarah- UNiDAYS Student Solutions Specialist"]
5. On campus jobsCheck out the jobs that your school might have posted on campus, usually the work isn't too taxing and you won’t have to leave campus which is pretty sweet. [blockquote quote="I also worked most Open Days at my uni. Either on the course stand answering questions about our studies to prospective students or by showing them around the halls and campus. The money was really good!" name="Allie - UNiDAYS Content Executive"]
6. Paid internshipsThere will always be the opportunity to intern if you live or study in a big city and they can sometimes be paid. These are great for the summer and you get real work experience as well as cash in your pocket! Ask your course tutors and your parents if they have any connections that they can introduce you to. [Hero Image](https://unsplash.com/photos/6dW3xyQvcYE)
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