So you want to know how to make money as a student?
If you are looking for a bit of extra income to fuel your pizza eating or cocktail habits, then it may be worth finding a part-time job whilst you’re at uni. Making money as a student is extremely useful, but it can sometimes be hard to know what jobs are best for students, particularly if you have lots of uni work which takes up most of your time. Here is our Freshers Festival list of 5 of the best student jobs you can do to bring in some more cash.
Best Student Jobs:
1. Temporary Work Websites
Websites such as Temptribe are very easy to sign up to. They do not require previous experience, and once signed up you can access a list of hundreds of possible jobs. Then you simply have to find a job and a date which suits you, sign up, and you’ve found some work! It is very flexible, very simple, and a good way to bring in extra money. £8-10 / hour
If you like to spend your time outdoors, then flyering could be the job for you. Many companies, such as StreetPR, are always looking for students to help hand out leaflets in strategic areas. Some even offer the opportunity to work in sports stadiums, so this could be excellent for those of you wanting to visit some of the amazing football grounds across the UK. £9-11 / hour
This might not be for everyone, but tutoring can be a very profitable part-time job. You can sign up to websites such as FirstTutors, put in your credentials, and wait for people to contact you about potential jobs. If you are looking for more serious tutoring opportunities, then joining a tutoring company such as The Profs or Athena Tuition could be an excellent option. Tutoring is an extremely rewarding job, and particularly if you studied a maths/science based degree, you’ll find it very easy to get clients! £10-40 / hour
4. Uni work: Get paid to go to lectures!
There are often jobs available at your uni, from the local café to student support jobs. In fact, some student support jobs, including attending lectures for disabled students, can be very rewarding. Some people even get paid to attend their own lectures if they are doing the same subject as one of the disabled students. Whilst some might find it boring to transcribe lecture notes, it is a fairly relaxing and flexible job to earn some side income. £8-15 / hour
5. Resident assistant
Living in halls can be expensive, but what if you can get it for free, or actually be paid to live there? Resident assistants act as the ‘on-site manager’ for student accommodation, making sure everything is running smoothly, effectively, and safely. They will contact the owners of the building / the housing agency if they encounter any problems, and are often rewarded with cheaper or free accommodation. Contact your student union or student housing provider to see if any of these positions are available. Cheap / Free Accommodation
We hope you enjoyed our list of the best student jobs to make money as a student. If you are still looking to save money, maybe check out our 5 places to get free food in London: http://www.freshersfestival.com/5-places-to-get-free-food-in-london-in-2019/