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Postgraduate Research

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Part-time work

It is important when you start studying at the University that you have adequate funds to cover tuition fees and living expenses for the whole duration of your study. However, there may be times where you may need additional funding to support your studies. Many students take part time work to help fund their studies. In addition to the usual part-time work, being a research student presents a number of additional opportunities.

University activities may include:

  • Teaching
  • Demonstrating
  • Exam invigilation
  • Research Associate opportunities (if related to research degree)
  • Subwarden roles in the University halls of residence
  • Open Day helpers

In the first instance, speak to your School to find out what opportunities they may have.

If you are not in receipt of a studentship or any other source of funding you should discuss the number of hours that you are intending to work each week with your School. It is important that this does not impact on your studies.

Award holders:

If you are in receipt of a studentship, students may undertake teaching, demonstrating and, subject to the approval of their Department and sponsor, other paid work directly related to their training, provided that the total demand made on their time, including time spent in preparation, does not exceed an average of 6 hours per week.

Work during Annual Leave:

Research students may with the prior agreement of their supervisor(s), take up to eight weeks holiday in each year (pro rata for parts of a year), inclusive of normal public holidays and University closure days. Students can choose to take paid employment during this time.