Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Student Advice and Support Service

Working during your studies

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Working during your studies

Many students need to earn money while they study. The University’s Careers Network  has a range of resources to help you look for and secure a part-time job.

It is important that you do not work too much in term time, as your studies may suffer. 

If you are an international student you also need to check whether your visa allows you to work. Our web pages for international students have more information.

Once you have a job, the employer has legal obligations towards you but equally you have responsibilities to them. It is also advisable to understand your liability to pay income tax and National Insurance contributions. Our information below will provide an overview of these rights and responsibilities.

If you are having a problem on your placement or need to discuss any concerns you are having, we strongly encourage you to contact the Placement team. You should do this as soon as you can and definitely before resigning or taking any action.

You can read more about your employment rights and responsibilities here, and income tax and national insurance here.