Should You Work Whilst Studying?

Should You Work Whilst Studying?

QS Staff Writer

Updated May 19, 2024 Updated May 19

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 May 2024

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