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Best Part-time Jobs Whilst at Uni

Going to uni is great, but when you need a bit of extra money in the bank for nights out, new stationary, or to pay for your food shop, you might be more aware of the lack of zero’s on the end of your bank balance.

As most students are not in the position to work a full-time job whilst studying, we’ve compiled a list of some of the more interesting and fun part-time jobs ideally suited to student life.

Student brand ambassador

If you’re a natural social butterfly, a student brand ambassador might be right up your street. A lot of brands use student brand ambassadors as it gives them direct access to the student market. The roles are best suited to those who are outgoing, enthusiastic and have a love of people. Depending on who you work for, you might be asked to post on your social media, PR for clubs – be warned this can be a late night job! If you are interested in a career in marketing, it can be a great introduction to the industry.

Pet Sitter

If you’re a pet lover, this is a great one for you! You can even filter by your favourite fluffy animal, so whether you prefer dogs, cats, rabbits or even hamsters you’ll be able to find a job that you won’t believe you get paid for! If you’re a lover of all animals, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Sites like Borrow My Doggy are a great place to start. In most cases you will need to build up a reputation, which will help you gain more bookings over time. If you have friends or family you can pet sit for, it will help build your reputation if booked via the right channels.


If you have strong grades and a bit of patience, tutoring could be a great part-time job option for you. What’s even better, is most, if not all of your tutoring can be done online via calls, this means you can tutor students from anywhere, giving you a lot more options. Tutoring can also be a great way to boost your CV, especially if you are looking at going into teaching.

Film or TV extra

Ever fancied being on TV or starring in a film? Well, you might not get a leading role, but you’d have a good chance of popping up in the background as an extra. Most roles will be short term and appear at short notice, however, the day rate can be surprisingly good! You also don’t need any experience or qualifications (most of the time), so it can be a great option for those looking for some quick cash.

Dog Walker

If you are reliable, trustworthy and a lover of dogs, dog walking could be the perfect job for you. With flexible hours, a decent hourly salary (£10-15 per hour usually) and no experience required, you can usually start straight away, or as soon as you pass vetting (if through an agency).

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