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Advertise casual, part-time and vacation work

If you are looking for staff to fulfil part-time roles, cover ad-hoc shifts, or carry out temporary jobs then our Student Employment Team can help.

We provide a fast, friendly and efficient service supporting you with planned and short-notice vacancies. For planned or regular vacancies, you may wish to consider attending our Student Employment Fair, which offers an opportunity to speak with students face to face and promote your organsiation and available opportunities. 

Many students wish to work alongside their studies and/or during university vacation periods to supplement their income and gain experience and are always looking for opportunities with organisations like yours! 

Please read the sections below to find out about how to advertise your vacancies with us for free.


  • A team of dedicated, experienced staff who will signpost you to the best service depending on your business need.
  • Award winning student employees who have exceptional and diverse skills as well as endless enthusiasm.
  • Support in accessing our careers platform, Handshake.
  • Support in recruiting the right candidate for your organisation and role.
  • Access to interview space on campus.
  • Two Student Employment Fairs per academic year (one in October and one in February), where you can meet with students face to face and promote your organisation and available opportunities. 

You can advertise paid part-time, 'casual' or vacation roles to University of Exeter students for free.

Vacancies will be visible to all current students (undergraduate and post-graduate across all our campuses) and to University of Exeter alumni.

To promote your vacancies, you will need to register on our careers platform, Handshake, which is where we advertise employment opportunities and activities to our students and graduates.

You can connect to the University of Exeter via Handshake hereAfter registering, you will be able to upload your vacancies, which will be reviewed by a member of staff before going 'live.'

Further information and guidance on using Handshake can be found here.

Please ensure you have read our Vacancy Advertising Guidelines thoroughly before uploading your vacancy. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in a delay to your vacancy being approved on our system and/or your vacancy being declined by our team.

If you have any queries about the service, you can contact us via email at or directly through the Handshake system.

If you have technical queries about using Handshake, you can log a ticket to get help from the Handshake support team by visiting: 


Please note:

1) Submitting your vacancies through Handshake is strongly recommended as this is the fastest route to getting your vacancies live on our system. Vacancies submitted by email may take significantly longer to go live.

2) We do not accept part-time volunteering roles. These are currently managed by our Students' Guild in Exeter and our Student Union in Cornwall. You can find further information on how to promote volunteering opportunities across our different campuses here:

 3) Please note that we do not promote roles for private individuals, e.g. personal care workers/support workers, 1:1 tutoring, etc. However we will promote roles of this nature if they are advertised through established agencies. 

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Becs Lenthall | Student Employment Officer

Becs leads on sourcing and promoting part-time jobs for students, delivers the University of Exeter Employment Awards, Student Employment Week and Student Employment Fair, and works with the business community in the southwest to develop opportunities for Exeter students and graduates in the local area. Becs also helps employers wishing to engage with the university to boost student and graduate employability, by signposting them to the services they can access through the EESE Team to help meet their business needs.  

Connect with Becs on LinkedIn.


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Ella Duffy | Student Employment Assistant

Ella is a Psychology student and has worked for the Student Employment Team since September 2022, securing her role through the Student Campus Partnership Scheme. Ella has a keen interest in marketing and provides fantastic support to the team by creating design work and content for social media, sourcing part-time roles and uploading them on Handshake, assisting with admin and supporting on event delivery. 


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Andrea Hodges | Employment Schemes Manager

Andrea oversees student employment at the university including internships, graduate recruitment, funding schemes (A2i), and career mentoring. Andrea works with academics, professional services, and external employers to create employment opportunities for all students and graduates.  As an experienced education professional, Andrea is passionate about the ongoing development of the service and is always looking at new initiatives and opportunities to collaborate.

Connect with Andrea on LinkedIn


  • For information on the University of Exeter Employment Awards, please click here. If you are interested in sponsoring these awards, please contact the Student Employment Team at
  • For information on the wider suite of activity offered by the Employer Engagement and Student Employment Team including: careers fairsinternshipsgraduate recruitmentProfessional Pathways and career mentoring, please click here.
  • To submit an employer enquiry please click on the box to the right hand side of this page. This will take you to an enquiry form which you can complete and submit, and one of our team will get in touch with you soon to discuss how we can help you.