Earn while you learn

Many students take on part-time work while they're studying to earn some extra money. There are a number of ways we can help you to earn while you learn.

Part-time work can:

  • Increase your knowledge of different occupations
  • Develop skills and experience that could be useful in your future career
  • Offer an opportunity to 'try before you buy' a career

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments!

A day in the life of a Marketing Assistant

Final year student Rebekah goes through a typical day of a marketing assistant - one of the roles available through the OpportUNIty scheme. 

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Student Ambassadors

Student ambassadors

You can also earn money and gain valuable experience through our Student Ambassador Programme.

Ambassadors are undergraduates who represent the university in a variety of situations. They work on Open Days, Careers Advice Events and school visits, and deliver presentations and supported workshops, using their experience of student life to help and enlighten young people who are thinking about university.

Ambassadors go through an application process and receive full training for working with young adults. Apart from being paid an hourly rate you are given opportunities to develop personal and key skills and develop your CV with work experience that will make them more attractive to future employers.

Apply to be a Student Ambassador

Aimhigher Mentoring

Our mentoring project gives second year undergraduates the opportunity to train and develop skills which will enhance their CV and make them more attractive to prospective employers. Mentors work in a local school/college/academy for at least one academic year.

The learners are aged 13-18. They are selected to be mentored as they have the potential to achieve GCSE (or sixth form equivalent) grade Cs and above, but, for whatever reason, are currently underachieving.

Mentors are matched to mentees on the basis of gender, ethnicity and academic and social interests so that they have more of a chance of acting as a successful role model. One-to-one meetings are held at the school/college/academy on a weekly basis and last approximately one hour. Mentors are encouraged to empower learners so that they can go on to achieve by themselves.

For further details, please email Aimhigher.Mentoring@bcu.ac.uk or contact us on +44 (0)121 331 5743.