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.
- Widening Participation
Widening Participation and Outreach Work
Increasing numbers of students are needed to support a variety of University outreach programmes.
This includes widening participation by working in schools and other settings across the region, working with young people who may not have considered going to university. Some opportunities will involve mentoring the same individuals on a regular basis, others are to provide support for one-off events.
This work usually takes place during the school day, term time only.
- Other opportunities
Information & Learning Services (ILS)
Students are often employed by Information and Learning Services, within the library 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 Destinations Survey
This provides students with a short intensive work opportunity that takes place mainly during evenings in January and into February. It involves telephoning graduates from the University of Worcester to research their current circumstances. This work helps the Student Services team build a picture of those graduates who gain work and those who go on to further study, etc. Student Services will advertise for students during December through the current vacancies area of this website.
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
This scheme ran for the first time in summer 2011, employing 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 (email@example.com) 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
Approximately 14 students were employed to work as Academic Partners last year. 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.
45 students were employed by the Students’ Union in different roles last year, 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.