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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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Study advice from RUSU Education Officer, Emma Jackson


Emma Jackson, RUSU Education Officer

It’s October already, which means either a massive welcome to Reading, or, a welcome back! It also marks the beginning of a new student officer team. After three years as an undergraduate, I will now spend the next year as your Education Officer – representing you on any and all academic issues within the University, locally and nationally.

The benefit of hindsight is a wonderful thing, and there is so much I wish I knew when I began my undergraduate studies.» >

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Interested in taking a year abroad?

This is for everyone planning their year abroad, or anticipating an upcoming adventure which will take them to unknown realms, in every way possible. Whether it is venturing to lands after, or simply getting your dissertation in on time. Change is on the horizon and you have every reason to be excited, although at present you may be terrified. This time last year, I did not think about my impending move to Germany (land of the sausage) too much.» >

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