Working while you study

The University provides a range of support for students who wish to supplement their income through part-time work.


Part-time work

At Liverpool we recognise that part-time work is an increasingly essential part of student life and do our best to help you fit work around your studies.

Legally you are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week, though the University recommends that you work no more than 15.

The minimum wage in the UK for people aged 18 to 20 is £5.60 an hour. People aged 21 to 24 receive £7.05 an hour and people aged 25 and above receive £7.50 an hour.

As well as sourcing part-time work yourself, our Careers and Employability Service also advertises local job vacancies - both inside and outside academia. Visit the Careers & Employability Service website for more information.


Working for the University

Postgraduate research students occasionally supplement their main source of support (within limits set by the Research Councils) by earning payments from the University. Responsibilities include:

  • teaching and demonstrating work in the departments (for no more than 15 hours a week)
  • exam invigilation
  • administrative duties.

To find out what opportunities may be available to you, you can speak to your supervisor in your department.


Becoming a Residential Advisor

Did you know as a postgraduate student you can also work as a Residential Adviser and provide support and guidance to our undergraduate students living in our brand new £50 million Crown Place at the heart of the Liverpool campus? In return we can offer you accommodation at a reduced rate as well as the opportunity to gain some valuable experience to benefit your future career. Visit our Accommodation page for more details.