Employment as a Student

Many students need to work while studying for their degree. There are a large number of part-time jobs in Leicester and De Montfort University (DMU) actively supports students in finding part-time work. Check out Unitemps in the Campus Centre for a range of opportunities. 

The DMU Careers team can advise you on part-time jobs in the area and vacation employment, as well as long-term career prospects. 

We strongly advise that you do not work for more than 15 hours per week and the university's general regulations state that 'employment in excess of 15 hours per week is likely to be detrimental to academic achievement and the health and wellbeing' of students. 

Many students balance paid employment and studies well but if you are struggling to cope financially without working more than 15 hours, we advise you to seek advice from the Money and Welfare team for budgeting help and information on the hardship fund.

DSU does not offer employment advice, if you need help, you should use another service, such as the Citziens Advice Burea, this service is free.