How do I get a part-time job whilst studying?

There are hundreds of part-time jobs and work experience opportunities for Queen Mary students and graduates, both on and off the university's campuses. The QM Careers Hub provides a database of such opportunities, which is frequently updated with live vacancies by Queen Mary's Careers and Enterprise team.


A very popular part-time work opportunity for Queen Mary students is working as a student ambassador. This is a great way for students to earn money by representing the university in various settings, in a way that they can fit around their studies. Students also take up part-time work in the Students' Union, Library, the Gym, or one of the many coffee shops and retail outlets on campus.


Queen Mary students and graduates also have the opportunity to receive support in building their CVs, preparing for interviews and exploring their career options through one-to-one appointments with members of the Careers and Enterprise team.

As an international student, am I able to work part-time?

Most students entering the UK on a Tier 4 student visa are permitted to work a maximum of 20 hours per week during term- time. Your maximum hours you can work are normally printed on your visa sticker or Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). Please note that if you are studying on a course classed as below degree level, which includes our International Foundation and English Language courses then you are only permitted to work a maximum of 10 hours per week.


You can work full-time during the University vacations that apply to your programme of study. If you are an undergraduate, your vacations will be the standard Christmas, Easter and summer vacations that apply to your programme. If you are studying on a one year taught postgraduate programme, your vacations will usually be just at Christmas and Easter.


More information about working as an international student. 

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