Get some extra cash and increase your employability!

Part-time and casual work

You can use My Career Zone to search for temporary, part-time and vacation work, to help earn some extra money whilst you're studying and to gain transferable skills for your future career. Casual term time work and one days jobs are local to Exeter and Penryn and a wider range can be found under vacation work, we also often have a variety of self employment opportunities available too.

View our current jobs

Whilst we make every effort to find all available part time work, you will find that many retail units and food outlets often place an advert in their window when they are recruiting. It can be worth a visit into town to have a look to see what is on offer. If you are unsure about the suitability of a position, please come into the Career Zone and ask us for advice.

Student Traders

We also have the Student Traders project to help you gain employment and gain skills for your future. The Student Traders project is for students who wish to advertise their trade to the University of Exeter and the local community. It supports students by ensuring a legal and safe framework for you to gain domestic employment in the local area and also supports students who wish to sell their own products or promote their business. We run an annual Student Traders Fair in the Forum every December. This event is free for students to take part in, you only need to provide your service or goods. If you would like to get involved please email for further details. 

Working on campus

What could be more convenient than working on campus? To find part time/casual jobs on campus search under 'Casual / Part Time /Vacation' in the type of work option in the advanced search and use 'University of Exeter' as a key word. You can also find on campus jobs using the opportunities below.

Student Campus Partnerships: Browse our Student Campus Partnerships (SCP) vacancies where you could find paid, part-time work on campus with a department within the University of Exeter.

Exeter Student Ambassador Scheme: The paid and flexible Exeter Student Ambassador Scheme is primarily aimed at UG students who share a passion for the University and feel able to share their knowledge with prospective students, parents and teachers.

Further support

  • Your employment must pay National Minimum Wage (NMW). If you are unsure come and speak to us in the Career Zone.
  • For specific international advice see International Student Support
  • For advice on funding, housing, problems with your course please contact the Students' Guild Advice Unit or seek advice from your Personal Tutor or Student Counselling
  • There is no cost associated with getting a National Insurance number for non UK residents.
  • Find out how to claim tax back in our Tax document or look at MiTax, who have developed a free and simple app that will check if you're owed a tax refund.

Benefits of combining work & study

Apart from the obvious benefit of providing cash in your pocket, having a part-time job can provide you with an important addition to your CV: experience!

It is not so much a matter of what you do but what you have learned from it, and your ability to demonstrate this to a future employer. You will gain 'general experience' in any job and this will help you develop skills such as: time-keeping; negotiation, working as part of a team, problem solving and commercial awareness. It helps enormously to be able to demonstrate to your future graduate employer that you actually know what it's like having a job! Getting a part-time job of any kind is an invaluable first step towards getting a graduate level job.

'Specific experience' is gained in a field that you want a career in. Showing that you have already done work in a certain field or environment will help convince employers you are serious about that career path.