How to make money while you study
It’s no secret that university is expensive. What which fees, rent, food and books, the cost of studying can quickly add up. To help take the pressure off of their finances, a lot of students take on part time work while they’re at uni.
As well as giving their bank balance a boost, this extra employment is great for the CV. So if you’re currently studying or are heading off to uni this September, why not grab yourself a job and earn money while you study?
Giving you the chance to meet new people, learn new skills and have some fun, bar work is an enduringly popular choice with students across the country.
As every bar is run very differently, it’s always good to do a trial shift before you commit to a contract. It’s also a good idea to check the details of your salary as some employers try to skimp on tips, holiday pay and other perks.
Though babysitting does of course have its challenges, it can be a great way to earn extra cash while you’re at uni. Once you’ve got a few regular clients, word of mouth will soon help you build up your business, giving you plenty of cash for your efforts.
If you love dogs and the great outdoors, a job taking our four legged friends out for a stroll could suit you perfectly.
Paying surprisingly well, dog walking is a great way to get some exercise and earn some cash at the same time. To make yourself more attractive to pet owners, try going on a few dog training courses and even bagging a few qualifications.
If you’re outgoing, confident and sociable, promotions may well be the perfect uni job for you.
Though you might have to work unsociable hours handing out free samples to commuters or giving flyers to club goers, the money can be good and the contracts are normally very flexible.
Festivals need a lot of staff over a short period of time. To fill the employment gap, they often hire students to work as bar staff, security and stewards. If there’s a festival that you want to attend this summer, check their website a few months in advance to see what sort of jobs they’re offer.
In some cases, festivals might offer a free ticket in return for a few hours work. In other cases, you’ll get paid for your work but you’ll be expected to put in more hours and could end up missing your favourite acts.
Earning a bit of cash while you’re at uni is a great way to take the pressure off of your finances, free up some extra spending money, meet new friends and make your university experience even better.