Are you at University and have a part time job?

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Right, i'm going to hopefully transfer to a Tesco store closer to my future University and i'm just wondering when the best time would be to work as i don't want to be left out because i have contracted hours.

So what hours are you contracted? Best hours to work? I was thinking the best hours to aim for would be something on a saturday but not too early as obviously friday night events... :p
 

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To be honest, avoid Monday-Friday. I found Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays were the main nights at Uni. The Fri/Sat/Sun nights were more 'local' nights.

I don't have a part time job, however, but that's my experience of nights out.
 
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I don't have a job at uni but Wednesday afternoons are almost always allocated for sport, if you have no intention of joining any sports teams then working wednesday afternoon would be ideal.
 
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I WISH!!

I am soo desperate for a part time job... I better had get one at the start of my 2nd year otherwise ill be quitting by christmas with lack of funds...NO JOKE!

Ill work weekends only i think. Weeknights for socialisng (as week nights are the best students nights) and uni work of course
 
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First term dont work, social life is 24/7. after that saturday/sunday day shift. So you can still go out in the evening/night.
 
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AcidHell2 said:
First term dont work, social life is 24/7. after that saturday/sunday day shift. So you can still go out in the evening/night.

Mm, i had thought about perhaps asking to start work at the start of November so i can get myself sorted in the first few weeks.

How long is a term at University?

Mm, thankyou for the posts so far. :)
 
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SideWinder said:
Mm, i had thought about perhaps asking to start work at the start of November so i can get myself sorted in the first few weeks.

How long is a term at University?

Mm, thankyou for the posts so far. :)

Semester.. September to Christmas...

Some courses have half terms (reading weeks).. mine didnt, depends what you do and your university
 
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SideWinder said:
Mm, i had thought about perhaps asking to start work at the start of November so i can get myself sorted in the first few weeks.

How long is a term at University?

Mm, thankyou for the posts so far. :)


depends on university anywhere from 6-12, I would say 10 is average. Deff dont work the first month.
It's a hard one, what ever shift you work you will be missing out on the social life. I did 6:15-2pm sat and sunday, Most sat I went to work drunk :o.

I only worked 2nd year, 1st year I wouldn't work it's just to much fun and *** last year depending on course your snowed under.
 
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I wrok 12 hours a week: 4 - 8 on a saturday then 2 four hour evening shifts on weekdays.

you'll probably find friday nights to be the quiet ones as its generally more expensive to go out ona friday/saturday night. In Dundee wednesday night is student party night.
 
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used to work fri and sat nights in a bar, 5pm - 5am, then got another night in the week, then a a day shift. Ended up failing all my 2nd year exams in january and worked full time.
its good if you can first find out when the students nights are on, leeds being every night of the week then adjust. I know a lot of people who worked saturday and sunday days in my first year in halls. they didn't miss out on much.
 
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I work over the summer and sometimes over the easter/christmas holidays, but I don't work term time. My degree is 40 hours in-university and about 20-30 out of university every week, so I think a job on top would be a bit taxing. Plus I don't really need it as I get a bursary :)
 
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