Working hours, and your rights at work
Our recommendations on how much you should work alongside your studies, and where to find information about your rights at work
We understand the benefits of work – but your wellbeing and your studies are also important.
Because of this the University recommends that if you’re a full-time undergraduate or Masters student, you do not work more than 15 hours per week.
If you often miss your classes or submit coursework late this will affect your degree, so careful time management and self-discipline are called for if you’ve a demanding part-time job. Brush up on your time management skills using the resources on MyDevelopmentHub - search for “Time Management”.
It’s a good idea to reduce your working hours at exam times, if you can, to cut down on stress.
If you feel you have to work more than the recommended hours because you’re short of money find out about the Students’ Association Discretionary and Hardship Funding:
Your rights at work
The Government website is the place to check for concise and up-to-date information on the following key topics:
Your pay, taxation and the National Minimum Wage
Your contract and working hours
Redundancies, dismissals and disciplinaries
Your rights at work and trade unions
If you’re having problems at work the first thing to do is speak to your line manager or supervisor – many issues can be sorted out with a calm, professional discussion.
If you have done this but the problem is complex, contact The Advice Place which can supply independent and confidential advice on your employment rights.
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