Earn While you Learn
The first year at University is often your first time away from home and responsible for yourself. Whilst many of you may be looking forward to a taste of freedom and independence – one of the biggest worries is being financially responsible. You may have had a weekend or part-time job previously and be used to handling cash, but the reality of managing your finances whilst at university can be daunting.
Learning to budget is a skill that can take years to perfect. It’s no wonder that students often find themselves with very little money after buying those essentials for student accommodation.
If you don’t fancy living on value noodles and beans until you go home for the Christmas break, working part-time while you study could provide a steady income and offer invaluable work experience. With a regular temp role that fits around your lectures and seminars, you can boost your bank balance and enjoy all that uni has to offer. The student union has activities almost every night that require ticket purchase on top of drinks and food. Although these events are a fantastic way to mix and make friends, they can be a drain on dwindling resources.
What are the benefits of working part-time?
Working part-time could enable you to participate in activities that your student loan or savings simply won’t stretch to. It can also enable you to participate fully in the student experience.
When the opportunity to go on the trip of a lifetime comes knocking, don’t you want to be able to jump in and say yes, please?
What about those homesick times that you just NEED to go home and hug your dog at the weekend?
Last-minute train travel can be expensive!
Or perhaps you’d prefer to learn to drive so you can take your washing with you when you visit home?
A further advantage to having a steady income whilst in university could also mean having to borrow less from the student loans company or the banks, meaning that you could graduate with less debt and a CV filled with employment history and experience. Win-win!
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Last updated on 11 March 2021Share this article