Part-time work

Working during your studies

The level of student funding means that most students will work at some point during their studies. There is often no alternative way of making ends meet.

Working hours

If you are a full-time student you may find your studies suffer if you work more than 16 hours a week.

Income Tax and National Insurance contributions

Students in the UK are liable to pay Income Tax and National Insurance contributions on their earnings just like everyone else.

Do check that the deductions from your wages are correct, especially if you have more than one job. For information on tax and National Insurance contributions, including a tax calculator, visit the HMRC site for student tax advice.

Work arrangements for EU and International students

All EEA and Swiss national students can work in the UK (during or after their studies). Croatian nationals are no longer subject to the Worker Authorisation Scheme, and therefore can work without obtaining permission. If you were someone who was required to obtain an accession worker authorisation document under the Worker Authorisation Scheme, it is important that you keep the document(s) you were issued. If you applied for a document before 1 July 2018, it is important that your application was processed and that you got this evidence (issued as a certificate) of your permission to work before 1 July 2018.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) visa to study, there are restrictions on both the number of hours you can work and on the type of work. It is a criminal offence to break these rules. It is important to check the restrictions on work before you start working.

Student Eden smiling at the camera.

"Another obvious way to save money is to work. The University and shopping areas always have jobs available! There are direct bus services from Frenchay campus to both Cabot Circus and Cribbs Causeway. "

Eden, BSc(Hons) Architecture

Eden BSc(Hons) Architecture