Should You Work Whilst Studying?

QS Staff Writer

Updated January 16, 2020 Updated January 16

University life doesn’t come cheap, so many students decide to work part-time during their studies, either to help fund their living or study costs or just to get a bit of extra cash. Part-time work is also useful for building up real-world work experience to add to your CV and show off to employers.

However, working whilst studying isn’t a decision to be taken lightly – it’s important to consider whether you have the time to fit it around your studies, whilst still leaving time behind to have a social life and enjoy yourself without being exhausted!

We asked people for their thoughts on whether you should work during your studies – watch our video above for their thoughts, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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This article was originally published in January 2019 . It was last updated in January 2020