Work alongside study

Postgraduate students in the College of Arts and Law are encouraged to undertake paid work alongside their study or research.  This includes casual work opportunities on campus and student representation. Researchers may also be offered teaching opportunities. 

A PGR teaching

For postgraduate researchers, postgraduate teaching assistant (PGTA) roles are not only paid generously, but are also a brilliant way to develop confidence, particularly if students are hoping to embark on an academic career. This role would involve facilitating seminar groups or teaching small classes of undergraduate students. If students choose to be a PGTA, there are also a wide variety of training workshops designed to prepare them for the role.  

You can find out more about all of the opportunities available for taught and research students on our Earning while you learn page.

Alongside paid work, the Guild of Students also has over 200 societies, community volunteering groups and associations for you to join. These provide brilliant development opportunities whilst allowing for flexibility alongside your research. Those providing voluntary experiences include: Amnesty International, the Howard League for Penal Reform, Freedom from Torture, Nightline, Student Action for Refugees, and The Autism Play Project.