8 best student jobs you probably haven’t considered

8 best student jobs you probably haven’t considered

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Student brand ambassador

Working in PR is a perfect option if you're an outgoing, enthusiastic and social person. A lot of brands are interested in hiring student ambassadors (or 'Student Brand Managers' as they're also called) to promote them online. And, as a student, you have something totally invaluable to brands: access to the student market.

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Personal tutor

Parents will pay big money to help their kids get decent grades, and if you're confident in your subject, that money could find its way straight into your pocket. Private tutoring not only makes good money, but it's also an ideal job to do remotely as you can teach on video calls.

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Resident assistant

If you live in student halls and hate the idea of moving out next year, becoming a resident assistant (RA) could be the perfect job for you. RA roles basically involve being a live-in supervisor for your building – you'll be the person students come to if they have an electrical fault, they've found a wasps' nest by their window or there's a fire in their kitchen.

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Resident assistant

But don't worry – you won't have to sort out these issues yourself. RAs simply act as the middleman between student housing companies and students, to save them from being bombarded with emails on a daily basis.

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Babysitting

Use your many years of experience bossing about your younger siblings to earn some extra cash. Lots of working parents need someone to pick their children up from school or nursery and keep them entertained until they get home, and that's where flexible uni timetables come in handy. If you're good with kids 

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Babysitting

this is a great option, and the money is usually pretty decent too.

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Working for your university

Sometimes the best opportunities are right under your nose – there are heaps of different jobs available within universities to help you earn some cash. Jobs at student unions are an obvious choice as you'll get to see your friends while you earn some money (although this can also be torture if you're desperate to join in the fun!).

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Working for your university

Most universities are keen to hire students to call up alumni and ask for donations – and, as uncomfortable as this work can be, it does tend to pay well (and shifts are normally in the evenings so they won't clash with classes). Another good option is to work as a student ambassador for your uni, which is quite similar to working as a brand ambassador.

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Working as a film or TV extra

Rather than spending all your time watching Netflix, why not be on Netflix yourself? Ok, we can't guarantee that you'll definitely end up on Netflix if you become an extra, but there's certainly a chance of it happening, and that's good enough for us. In terms of qualifications and experience, you don't actually need any to become an extra – just a good 

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Working as a film or TV extra

work ethic and a patient attitude!

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Temp work

If you're not interested in turning up to the same place every shift, it could be a good idea to sign up to temp agencies that provide staff to businesses looking for an extra pair of hands for the day. The good thing about this kind of work is that there's loads of variety in the jobs you do, you'll get to meet lots of new faces and the money is pretty decent.

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Temp work

You also won't have to deal with the commitment of a permanent job, and you can choose when you're able to work and when you can't.

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Pet sitter

Love pets and want to get paid to spend time with them? Then becoming a pet sitter may be the perfect university student job for you. Because you can set your own hours, it's easy to balance this job with your university classes, and you could end up earning £40 or more each day. You'll simply be looking after someone's pet when you're not 

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Pet sitter

able to – if they're at work, for example. This way, owners don't have to use a cattery or kennel and sometimes it works out cheaper for them too. As a pet sitter, you may be responsible for feeding them, walking them, playing with them and making sure they stay safe.

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