Part-time jobs can be a very useful thing as a student. It gives you some extra money, which as we all know is always helpful. We can always do with more money. There are so many different part-time jobs for students, depending on your skills and availability. But it can sometimes be difficult to find a part-time job that works with your uni schedule and this can make the job hunt a little daunting. So we’ve created a useful guide on some of the best part-time jobs for students. 


The best part-time jobs for students
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You’re going to uni to study a subject, so why not make some money from it? Tutoring A-Level or GCSE students can be a very lucrative job, typically starting from around £10 an hour and most in the £20-£30 an hour. If you have one or two students for one hour a week each, then that works out to around £50 a week and £200 a month. This is all for just a couple of hours of your time. I would not say no to that.

Plus, tutoring jobs are normally online, so you save on travel costs. But, some things to remember: for some jobs you will need a DBS check before you can start (although they’re fairly easy to get). Some companies may require a degree to tutor with them too. Just make sure you do your research.

Bartender or Waitress/Waiter

Hospitality is probably the best industry for a part-time job while you are studying. There are so many places that will be looking for so many different kinds of work. Plus, they are generally pretty flexible, so you should be able to fit them around your studies. This could include working at a coffee shop, waiting in a cafe or restaurant or working in one of the stands at a local sports ground if there’s one near your uni. It’s generally paid by the hour at around £10 an hour (although this differs with every company and every event), so a shift or two a week can make a fairly solid income. 

Delivery Driver

Delivery driver is one of the best part-time jobs for students
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If you’ve got a licence, this could be the perfect one for you. From online food shopping orders to takeout delivery to Amazon packages, there are a number of different options. Generally, it looks like you’ll get paid similarly to a lot of other part-time jobs for students (about £10 an hour) but there are a few other costs that you’ll need to factor in. Namely, you’ll need a car/another kind of vehicle to do deliveries. Plus, depending on the company, you’ll likely need some kind of insurance in case an accident happens while you’re out on the road. 

Working For Your Uni

You’re already a student at uni, so why not make some money from it? There are many different options for working for your uni, from giving tours on open days to being ambassadors for your subjects to working in shops and cafes on campus. Unitemps is a great way of doing this. They work with universities to find roles needed on campus and to fill people in them. As it’s done through the university, you don’t have to go through an outside company. Additionally, as it’s jobs for students, they will naturally be flexible and made for students’ schedules. It’s a win-win. 

Customer Service Agent

There are so many companies looking for customer service agents, with many of them being part-time, and sometimes remote! They don’t usually require a whole lot of experience, but someone who is hardworking and reliable. Who’s more hardworking than a student looking for additional work?

Admin Assistant

admin assistant is one of the best part-time jobs for students
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This is another commonly sought-after role by employers that can often be part-time. You will need to show your ability to use computers and certain software – such as Excel and Word. It can be a great way to boost your CV and make money.

Content Creator

If you’re studying design or media, or generally have useful skills in content creation then this can be a great option! This can be creating Instagram or social media posts, helping with brand design or writing blogs. If you’re looking to boost your work experience, try volunteering by writing for Unifresher!


So, there you have it. These are some of the best part-time jobs for students. While not an extensive list, this will hopefully give you a starting point on your search for a part-time job. One of the best ways to search for a job is by looking at the Student Job site.

One thing to remember when looking for a part-time job is that it’s  part-time. It should be something you do alongside your studies that still leaves you with some time to chill. Your mental health is important!

If you’re looking for a way to make some money this festive season, check out this list for the 10 best Christmas jobs.

Last Updated on March 17, 2024