Employment during the Academic Year
We recognise that some students may have to work part-time whilst completing their degree. There are a number of good reasons for doing this, as part-time work can help you to:
(i) Develop valuable employability skills that will impress future employers
(ii) Gain experience and a greater understanding of the workplace
(iii) Access and develop networking opportunities
(iv) Support yourself financially during your studies.
However, in alignment with sector wide best practice, the University strongly recommends that students on full-time programmes devote NO MORE THAN 15 HOURS PER WEEK TO PAID EMPLOYMENT. There is strong evidence to show that significant levels of part-time work can compromise your academic progress and affect degree outcomes.
Please note that International Students (Tier 4) will have prohibitions or restrictions in regards to working in the UK. It is very important that you confirm you have a legal right to work and if you do have the right to work, that you don’t exceed the permitted hours, as stated on your visa. If you work in excess of these restrictions, the University must report this as a breach of your visa conditions to UKVI. This may result in the University withdrawing sponsorship of your visa (which means that you will no longer be permitted to study at the University) and UKVI curtailing your leave. Further information can be found at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Visa-and-Immigration/
If you will be working for the University as a Tier 4 student, you will be provided with a Tier 4 Weekly Work Log booklet by OnCampus Jobs to assist you and the University with the monitoring of those hours of work.
To view the OnCampus Jobs code of practice and access Student Assistant vacancies currently advertised Oncampus please access the following page http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/
We do urge you to be sensible about how you manage your study, work and social time to get the best result you can from your degree. If you do have financial pressures that mean you have to work more hours than is advisable, please come and talk to us. Both the Student Income and Finance Department in the Student Guidance Centre and the Students’ Union can give you advice on funds that are available to help students in your position. The Learning Development Service http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/learning/ can also offer advice on time management.