University is not cheap, and it’s common for students to take on jobs to supplement their income. However, there are many different types of student friendly jobs to choose from and some you might not have even considered.
Work for UAL or the Student Union
What could be better than working for the university you study at. Not only will it look good on your CV, but the jobs are sympathetic to university hours and will often compliment the course you are studying.
Childminding, tutoring and pet sitting
Although these do take some qualifications and experience, childminding and tutoring is a great way to earn money and can be very rewarding. If you’re not a fan of kids, there are many pet sitting agencies that allow you to control your hours, pay and availability and you get to spend time with animals. Check out: Cat in a Flat or Tailster.
Freelance creative jobs
If you have a talent, why not use it to earn an income? From creating Logos to proofreading articles, if you can prove you have skills in this area, there’s nothing to stop you from taking on freelance jobs before you finish studying. Check out Arts Temps, UAL’s in-house recruitment service, for lots of temporary and freelance jobs, including everything from creative temp roles to bar work.
You might find that you don’t want to tie yourself down to a job, but you have traditional student job experience like bar or restaurant work. Temp Agencies allow you to pick and choose events to work at your leisure, all whilst exploring different venues across London. Check reviews and ask around for referrals before signing up to agencies, so you can find the one that best suits you.
Keep your job from home
Many companies that have a chain of stores will allow you to move location but keep your old job. This often eliminates the need for an interview/training. Usually, this is dependent on your employee review, so remember to keep high working standards to be in with the best chance when you ask your employer.