Working during your studies

Working during studies

Find out more about visa regulations for working as a student, National Insurance and income tax from our information leaflet International Students and Employment leaflet .

Can I work with a student visa?

Download the information leaflet above to find out if you can work and, if so, how many hours you can work, while on a student visa.

You can also find out more about the visa regulations on working in the UK during your studies from the UKCISA website

If your employer wants proof of your right to work, you can direct them to this website.

How can I find a job?

Please see the University's Careers and Employability website for advice and help finding temporary and part-time jobs.

What if I am from an EEA (European Economic Area) country?

EEA and Swiss nationals can work in the UK without any restrictions on the number of hours or type of work they can do. Spouses and children of EEA citizens living in the UK may also work in the UK without any restrictions.

If you are a Bulgarian or a Romanian student, you are now entitled to work in the UK without obtaining permission from the UKVI.  For more information, click here http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/bulgaria-romania/

If you are a Croatian student, you are able to work in the UK, but must get permission from the UKVI before doing so. You can find more information here https://www.gov.uk/croatian-national. You can also contact the International Student Advisers for advice.

You can find out more about the rights of EEA and Swiss nationals from www.ukcisa.org.uk/International-Students/Study-work--more/Working-during-your-studies/

Applying for a National Insurance Number (NI Number)

Our information leaflet International Students and Employment leaflet tells you when and how to apply for a National Insurance Number (NI Number).

If you need to attend an interview, you can find out what to expect from the Directgov website.

Further information about the National Insurance is available on the following websites: