The Best Student-Friendly Jobs in 2020

January 13 2020 , 0 Comments

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New Year, New Me. We all say it, but who can say New Year, New Job? Well, hopefully, you can! If you are a student and want an extra bit of cash while studying, then there are plenty of roles out there for you, and that doesn’t just refer to bar or retail work. Here are our top 5 jobs for you to apply for in 2020, that perfectly fit into the university lifestyle.


Event Staff

There are plenty of companies who look for flexible young adults to join their team for events and special occasions. These roles are perfect for those who have a varied timetable and are not able to commit to a full-time position, as you can choose as many or as little events that suit you. One thing to note is that this does mean many companies only offer zero-hour contracts.

You could be working some of the coolest events in the UK in venues such as The O2, Ascot or festivals across the UK. Experience is often not required with full training provided, meaning it’s a great opportunity to gain your first working experiences and to build your CV.


Supermarket Roles

If you are looking to save money so you can travel in the summer, or support your university lifestyle, then a supermarket job is perfect for you. Often supermarkets are looking for more team members for the shop floor or customer assistants.

One perk of supermarket work is that there are plenty of locations to apply to! If you find yourself wanting to work during term time, and while at home in a different location, then you may be able to transfer between the two.

When applying for a job while at university, you need to ensure that you can work to their shift patterns; as you do not want to find that you have unexpected lectures during your working hours! Most supermarkets work on a regular pattern meaning most weeks you will have the same shifts, so a recommendation is to find out your timetable before committing!

Along with a decent wage, after a few months, you should find that you receive a staff discount, which while away from home is sure to go a long way!



Just like being self-employed when running your own business, becoming a tutor allows you to set your own working hours, where you work is and how much you get paid - all of which are perfect for a university student.

One of the main benefits of being a tutor is how rewarding it is. Passing on your knowledge to someone else, knowing that it has helped them pass an exam or get onto that course is an unbeatable feeling. Tutoring is also one of the best ways to get teaching experience, which is highly recommended if you are looking to get into the sector.

As a tutor, commuting doesn’t even come into the picture. With video calling now readily available to most people, you can work in the comfort of your own home. This also means that you can fit tutoring around a heavily packed timetable, as you could even tutor while you are out and about.


Campus Jobs

If you love working as part of a team, then campus jobs are the perfect opportunity for you! Depending on the positions available, these may range from being an open day guide to working at your university's student union or becoming a subject ambassador. Either way, you will be surrounded by fellow students, so you will be sure to have a fun time.

Alongside little travel time between lectures and work, your employers will also understand that studying is your priority, meaning you will easily be able to fit the role into your university lifestyle, no matter how busy it is. Check out your university career office as they will know what's available now!


Become Your Own Boss!

If you are a student looking for a job in 2020, then it is a no-brainer that you are probably tech-savvy and full of new ideas. So, why not set up your own business? This way, you can invent your own job with your entrepreneurial mind. You can set your own salary (to an extent), your working hours, where you work from, and the list of perks only continues.

Due to the ever-growing online marketplace, it is easier than ever to create your own online business, truly meaning that you could work from the comfort of your own bedroom! As well as this, through social media, blog spaces and their millions of users, getting your business out there and advertised is a fairly easy task.

Working a part-time job at university is a great way to build your CV, meet new people and most importantly earn some extra cash! Though it may be tempting to work as many hours as you can to fill up your bank account, make sure your studies are still the priority. You will already be juggling the act of studying and socialising, so find a job that you enjoy!


Written by Rebecca Hart, an Online Marketer at StudentJob UK. If you are looking for a job but not sure where to start, then check out StudentJob. Our application tips will help you create an effective CV, cover letter and help you smash interviews!

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