Working whilst studying

Most students are able to undertake a small amount of part-time employment during term time to offset day-to-day expenses (subject to visa requirements).

Finding a job

We can help support you find work through our Employability and Careers Centre as well as the Unitemps employment agency.

You can work as many hours as you like, so long as it does not affect your studies.

Campus jobs

Here are some example of opportunities available at the University that could fit around your studies:

  • Student Ambassadors: a fun opportunity for students to represent the University at external and internal recruitment events eg campus tours and open days.
  • Students' Union roles: students work in roles in retail, administration and bar work, with full training and hours that work around your studies.
  • Peer Assisted Writing Scheme (PAWS) Mentors: a scheme for final-year and masters students to help mentor students to improve their academic writing.
  • Peer Supporters: an opportunity to give back to the University community by offering a non-judgemental listening and support service to all Surrey students.
  • University/campus roles: often the University advertises roles via the Unitemps service.

International students

As an international student there are restrictions on the number of hours you are allowed to work, as outlined by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA):