You can earn extra cash and gain valuable work experience by working part time. With a thriving tourist industry, Brighton is a good place to look for part-time work, and students often apply for jobs in shops, hotels, bars, restaurants and offices, as well as on campus.
The UK has a minimum wage – £6.31 per hour for adults aged 21 and over and £5.03 per hour for those aged 18 to 20 – from 1 October 2013.
If you are a non-EU student, you will normally be allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week during term time and full time during vacations. However, we recommend you always put your studies first and avoid working more than 15 hours per week during term time. If you require a visa to come to the UK, you are granted it on condition that you can pay your tuition fees and living expenses (for you and your family) without having to depend on finding work in the UK.
You can find part-time work by looking in local newspapers and asking in shops and restaurants. Our Careers and Employability Centre also advertises details of around 3,000 jobs each year.