I have several part-time jobs, all at the University. I am a residential mentor at the Endcliffe Village and I also work at the Student Jobshop and in the Alumni Office. I know it sounds like a lot and it can sometimes be hard to manage time.
But once I knew how much time a week I needed to do all my preparation for
lectures and seminars, I knew how much time I could afford to spend working. It
still requires good time-management and organisational skills. I organise my
time into a calendar and also use to-do lists to make sure I manage to finish
all the work on time. But I always plan for some time off as well and I highly
recommend this - nobody can work 24/7, we all need to relax and enjoy uni life.
I love working several part-time jobs because it gives me a wide variety
of experiences. I also have a lot more to write on my CV because I developed
different skills in each job. Having several very different jobs allowed me to
work in an office as well as outside it, in a customer service role as well as
in a data input role, and in a variety of teams. And I also enjoy working in a
few different places because I like to keep myself busy and change my routine a
little bit everyday, so it's always an interesting day. Since no day is the
same, it never gets boring!
Martina (Final year Legal Practice Course student)