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Balancing work with study

A 2013 study by the NUS and Endsleigh Insurance found that 57% of students have a part-time job whilst at university and 90% of these students are working as many as 20 hours per week.

Most Universities recommend that students only take on a maximum of between 10 and 15 hours employment per week during the academic term. This is so that they can readily balance work with their study.

Some Universities, such as Oxford, do not allow students to undertake part-time work during term time except under “exceptional circumstances”.» >

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The Job-Shop

Lily asked Jon from the Job shop how he thought their first year had gone and whether they are making a big difference to students from Reading getting a job, either part time or full time!

Could you briefly outline what the JobShop does?

The Job Shop, run by the University’s Careers, Placement and Employment Centre, located in the Students’ Union, provides students with a wide range of part time and vacation jobs along with internship opportunities.  

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