Earning while you learn

One of the primary means of supplementing your finances while studying on a postgraduate programme is by taking on part-time employment. There are several ways in which the University can help you to finance your postgraduate study through paid work.

Graduate teaching assistantships and other University work

Research students are eligible to apply for teaching assistantships, which enable you to undertake a certain amount of teaching on undergraduate programmes. They provide a welcome additional source of income while also broadening your academic experience. You can get details of the assistantships when you speak to the named contact about your research.

You can also supplement your income by acting as a demonstrator, or by engaging in tutorial or marking work. Again, your programme tutor or research supervisor can provide further details on these opportunities.

Part-time employment

Worklink provide students with on-campus casual work opportunities.

You can also find and apply for job opportunities at the Guild of Students.

Student Mentor Scheme

The Student Mentor Scheme offers peer-to-peer support for any students living in university accommodation with a range of issues including, wellbeing, accommodation, finance and academic queries.

Further information about the Student Mentor Scheme at the Guild of Students is available by visiting the Student Mentor Scheme website.  

The Postgraduate Ambassador Scheme

Each year, we recruit a team of enthusiastic postgraduate students to join our Postgraduate Ambassador Scheme. We regularly employ our ambassadors to support postgraduate recruitment activity and encourage prospective students to consider further study.

The Postgraduate Ambassador Scheme is flexible and works around your timetable. You only work if you have no prior study or social commitments and there is no minimum hourly requirement. For more information visit our Become an Ambassador webpage.