If your money has been engulfed by a combination of January sales and Christmas festivities, and you’ve still got weeks of term left and you’re certainly not living the Exetah rich dream, why not get a job? I’ve spoken to a few Exeter students to get some job advice (I may have a leaning towards My Tutor Web as I work as a tutor), but I’ve spoken to another tutor to get a more rounded perspective.
Firstly I spoke to Tasha, who has a job at the Northcott Theatre:
Pro: “It’s an easy job and the people I work with are nice! Also, it’s a flexible contract!”
Con: “It can be stressful serving people as they come in big rushes.”
“I love working a flexible job in a new environment I love”
I’ve spoken to Jasmine Schultz who is a tutor for my tutor web:
Pro: “It’s flexible, CV enhancing, and you get paid at least £10 per hour which is great.”
Con: “It’s not as sociable as it could be, but at least you can go to work in your pjs!”
I spoke to Megan who works at a cafe in the town centre:
Pros: “You meet new people and it gets you out of the house and away from uni drama/thinking about deadlines!”
Cons: “The hours are very unsociable and I found myself missing out on sports events on Sunday and you can’t go out on Saturday night without regretting it.”
Pros: “The money is pretty good (around £7.50) and you can watch the Lemmy antics!”
Cons: “Late nights.”
“You get to observe a night out from a fresh (and very sober) perspective.”
Moreover, I looked into a very modern job “seekingarrangement.com”, in 2014 supposedly 122 University of Exeter students signed up. This job entails being a sugar baby for a sugar Daddy!
Pros: “A lot of money.”
Cons: “Not respected and potentially dangerous…”
This is very confidential work and therefore no comment can be made from a current worker.
I hope this article has been useful for anyone job hunting/looking to fill their time, there are so many jobs to dabble in, you may as well experience a variety of ‘student’ jobs before you enter the real world of work!