The University of Worcester is one of the city’s biggest employers and many students find part-time work on campus.
Pay varies between departments and upon the type of work undertaken, but the average rate of pay is £7.80 per hour.
Part-time work opportunities at the University of Worcester
- Student Ambassador Scheme
Student Ambassador Scheme
Working primarily for the Communications & Participation Department, student ambassadors can gain a wide range of experiences from acting as campus tour guides and assisting in event management or drafting press releases.
Different departments within the University request assistance from the ambassadors, and each opportunity is emailed around the group.
- Other opportunities
Information & Learning Services (ILS)
Students are often employed by Information and Learning Services, within the Hive or IT sections. Vacancies are advertised as they arise through the current vacancies area of this website.
Academic Support Units
Students can gain office experience working for units which provide administration support for the six institutes. The main vacancies are advertised through the current vacancies area of this website. Shorter jobs are usually circulated to the Student Ambassadors.
Graduate Outcomes Survey
Students are employed to telephone previous year’s graduates to offer additional careers support and to update their contact details.
Disability and Dyslexia Service
Students can become a support worker to assist fellow students on a one-to-one basis. This can include assisting with note-taking and accessing materials in the library. Last year 39 support workers were employed. Vacancies are advertised through the current vacancies area of this website.
Facilities employ students each year, mostly over the summer to carry out a number of tasks around the campus including grounds maintenance, reception duties and cleaning. Vacancies are advertised on the current vacancies area of this website as they arise.
Research Assistant Posts
The scheme employs students to work with a lecturer on a particular research project. The length of the project is generally between 4 and 10 weeks, depending upon whether full or part-time. The maximum number of hours is 146 for the project. The vacancies were advertised in April via the current vacancies area of this website.
Last year 25 students worked in the University’s Sports Centre. Work is also available through the holidays. Vacancies are advertised on the current vacancies area of this website in September and then as they arise. Contact the Sports centre at any time for more information. You do not need to be studying on a sports programme to work in the Sports Centre.
Students with sports coaching qualifications can often find work with local clubs. If you have a sports qualification, contact Michelle Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and pass on your details. You do not need to be studying on a sports programme to become a Sports Coach.
Students as Academic Partners
In these projects students work with academics of the University to make a difference to students’ experience at the University of Worcester. The project bids are written by the students that will undertake them. Bids are then judged and the winners go on to undertake their project. The University pays for 100 hours of student time per project. Adverts are placed on the Students’ Union website in November.
Students are employed by the Students’ Union in different roles, including work in their bar, shop and office. The pay is the equivalent of the minimum wage, but the roles generally provide more regular hours which might suit some students. Jobs are advertised on the Students’ Union website.
Students can apply to the university nursery pool of casual staff to help provide cover for staff absences. Students who have a childcare qualification are welcome to apply. Vacancies are advertised through the current vacancies area of this website as they arise.