Careers and Entrepreneurship

Part-time jobs

Use our resources to help you find a part-time job while you study. The university recommends no more than 15 hours per week if you are an undergraduate and 20 hours per week if you are a postgraduate

New students

Welcome to Sussex! Find out more about how you can build your experience, develop your skills and explore your career options.

Canvas

Our Canvas site contains lots of advice on finding part-time jobs, as well as CVs and applications and more! Look out for Q&A discussion sessions on Zoom throughout the year, too.

Latest jobs on CareerHub

Log in to CareerHub for our full list of part-time jobs

Read our booklet Part-time work [PDF 91.26KB]

Campus jobs

Take a look at our campus jobs and opportunities page to see the types of jobs that are likely to come up. Some are only advertised at particular times of the year.

You can also filter CareerHub vacancies for on-campus positions.

All casual job opportunities on campus are now being managed by Reed Talent Solutions. If you would like to be included on their Talent Pool for student workers, please contact talentpool.uos@reed.com. Most vacancies will still be advertised via CareerHub, but it will make the process quicker if you are already registered with them.

Local job sites

  • USSU Jobs - Look out for student jobs at the Students' Union and subscribe to the vacancy notification mailing list
  • The Argus – Brighton’s daily newspaper prints its main jobs section on Thursdays
  • Vacancies on the street – Jobs spotted around the city, updated regularly by a Brighton and Hove Youth Employability Service adviser
  • Brighton and Hove Jobs
  • Brighton Job Search
  • Friday Ad – a free weekly publication, available online, with a Brighton jobs section
  • Employment for Students – lists jobs in Brighton
  • Care.com – opportunities for students within the care sector
  • Wired Sussex – digital, media and technology jobs in Brighton and Sussex
  • Churchill Square – retail opportunities in Churchill Square (part time and temporary positions)

We do not vet jobs on external sites to check that they obey minimum wage laws and other regulations. You can email us at careersjobs@sussex.ac.uk if you have queries about an external job.

Look around

We also recommend that you look in Brighton for job adverts. Many shops, restaurants and bars do not advertise online but put adverts in their windows instead.

Check supermarkets, food production, care work and cleaning for possible opportunities at the moment. Keep your eyes open.

Student Connectors

Co-create, gain skills and earn money as part of the Connector programme at Sussex.

See how the Connector programme works.

Recruitment agencies

Recruitment agencies can help you look for part-time jobs, particularly if you are interested in niche sectors and have the skills/experience that their clients need.

  • Agency Central – search by industry, location and employment type
  • REC member directory – filter by location, sector and type of opportunity. From the Recruitment & Employment Confederation
  • Reviewedo - Find, rate and review recruitment agencies.

General agencies

International students

If you haven't worked in the UK before, you will need a National Insurance Number.

There are likely to be restrictions around the type of work you can do and the hours that you can work.

See the university's information about working during your studies.

If you are an EU student find out more information on Brexit information for current students

Other resources