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Part-Time Jobs on Campus



Many departments within the college employ students, providing convenient job opportunities to fit alongside your studies.

Competition tends to be high, so you should try not to restrict your job hunt to the confines of the college. Working for a local employer can give you broad experience, and may even lead to full-time work during the vacations. A particularly useful resource is our JobOnline vacancies board.

You may also find it useful to attend our Part-time Job Fair, held in September and January of each academic year. Here, lots of employers come on campus with permanent positions and casual vacancies ready to fill. To find out more visit the Fairs page.

The Careers and Employability Service is available to help you find employment, but we do not directly place students. Securing an on-campus job will require you to take initiative, just like finding one off-campus.

It is important to remember that if you are a current student wishing to work part-time during term-time, then you should work no more than 20 hours a week. Anything over this is likely to interfere with your studies. International students are subject to the terms of their student visa.

For all part-time and temporary work enquiries, please email campuswork@royalholloway.ac.uk

On Campus Recruiters

Below is a list of jobs that students traditionally hold at Royal Holloway. Not all of these jobs are currently available, and not all will recruit on an annual basis (most only have vacancies when their student employees leave or graduate). Check the relevant ‘availability’ section to determine whether or not the department has open positions.

 Careers and Employability Service

Roles available: Events Assistants, Careers Assistant, Application Advisers and Careers Ambassadors

Number of positions available: 8 part-time positions available annually

Recruitment details: Recruitment usually takes place in June. Vacancies are advertised online via:

  • Main HR portal jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk
  • Careers & Employability Service social media: facebook.com/careers or @rhulcareers
  • eCampus noticeboard: royalholloway.ac.uk/students/news-events/noticeboard.aspx

Contact: careers@royalholloway.ac.uk

Conference & Catering 

Roles available: Bar Staff, Catering Assistants, Baristas, Silver Service Staff, Conference Assistants (vacation periods)

Number of positions available: Up to 300 part-time positions available across 10 catering outlets and the Conferences and Events department.

Recruitment details: Recruitment usually takes place following A-level results day and in the spring term. Vacancies are advertised via posters and/or flyers in all catering outlets and poster boards across campus.

To apply please email a recent CV alongside a covering letter to the email address below.

Contact: catering@royalholloway.ac.uk

Customer Service Team

Roles available: Various positions in Customer Services

Number of position available: Around 10 students working up to 20 hours per week during term time and up to 35 hours per week during vacations.  

Recruitment details: Candidates need to be prepared to work ‘unsociable hours’ i.e. evenings and weekends. Recruitment occurs when current staff leave. Vacancies advertised via posters in halls of residence. Short term opportunities for Start of Session weekend and week leading up to it in September.

Contact: Heike Gilmour, Shift Leader, heike.gilmour@royalholloway.ac.uk or CustomerServices@royalholloway.ac.uk

Disability & Dyslexia Services

Roles available: Student Helper

Number of positions available: 40-50 per year

Recruitment details: Recruitment takes place in May and interviews take place at the end of May or beginning of June. Student Helper Training takes place in early September before the start of term.

Contact: Susan Jewitt, Disability & Dyslexia Adviser, Susan.Jewitt@rhul.ac.uk

Development and Alumni Relations Department 

Roles available: Telephone Relationship Management with Alumni

Number of positions available: Approximately 25

Recruitment details: Students working a minimum of two sessions of 3 hours per week throughout campaigns in the autumn and spring terms. Extra recruitment opportunities within the Development Office available periodically when the need arises. Vacancies advertised via posters and flyers around campus, at the Part-time Jobs Fair and in the weekly newsletter. Students with excellent communication skills are encouraged to apply.

Contact: campuswork@royalholloway.ac.uk (information only)

International Student Support Office

Roles available: Student Ambassador

Number of position available: 10

Recruitment details: Students to work on Welcome Weekend in September greeting new international students at Heathrow. Recruitment takes place in the summer term for the coming September.

Contact: Denise Keable, Deputy Head of Student Services, d.keable@royalholloway.ac.uk

IT Services

Roles available: Laptop Support and Lab Checkers, IT Training Tutors, IT Training Assistants

Number of positions available: 40

Recruitment details: To apply please email IT services. Applicants will be kept on file and recruitment occurs when vacancies become available

Contact: studentitjobs@royalholloway.ac.uk

Library Services

Roles available: Evening / Weekend Assistants

Number of positions available: 7

Recruitment details: Recruitment usually takes place in July / August, but there may be a need to recruit at other times of the year. Vacancies are advertised via the main HR website. Desirable skills for this role are customer service or previous library experience, IT literacy, good communication skills, commitment and reliability.


Contact: Carol Sadlowski, Head of Customer Services, c.sadlowski@royalholloway.ac.uk

Roles available: Stock Management Assistants

Number of positions available: 12

Recruitment details: Recruitment usually takes place towards the end of September. Vacancies are advertised within the Library only. Desirable skills are customer service or previous library experience, numerical literacy, commitment and reliability.


Contact: Paula Boardman, Information Assistant, Paula.Boardman@royalholloway.ac.uk

Registry (General)

Roles available: Administration Assistants, Admissions Assistant, Chaplaincy and Weddings Coordinator, Clearing staff, Counsellor, Filming & Editing Assistants, Mystery Shopper, Picture Gallery Tour Guide, Student Ambassadors, Applicant Services Assistant

Number of positions available: 40-50 per year with the majority working only during clearing week

Recruitment details: Recruitment via the campus intranet and student ambassador mailings.

Contact: admissions@royalholloway.ac.uk

Residential Support Team  

Roles available: Residential Support Assistant

Number of positions available: 28 throughout the year

Recruitment details: Recruitment mostly takes place between January and March. Vacancies are advertised in January, shortlisting takes place in February and interviews are held in March. Vacancies are advertised on the student intranet.

Contact: residentialsupport@royalholloway.ac.uk

Student Administration 

Roles available: Enrolment (Welcome Week) Assistants, Exam Invigilators, Graduation Assistants

Number of positions available: 140 per year (the majority working only during exams, which is only open to research students)

Recruitment details: Recruitment starts in early spring term ahead of exams and again in summer term ahead of graduation. Vacancies are advertised via posters.

Contact: student-administration@royalholloway.ac.uk

Student Administration

Number of students employed: 140 per year (with the majority working only during exams)

Availability: Recruitment starts in February ahead of the exam period and again in the summer term ahead of graduation. Vacancies advertised via posters on campus and through word of mouth as needed.

Contact: student-administration@royalholloway.ac.uk

Job Descriptions:

  • Enrolment (Welcome Week) assistants- about 20 students recruited for queue control and general marshal duties, working either morning or afternoon shifts. 
  • Exam invigilators (Research students only)- Approximately 100 students to act as invigilators during the exam period. 
  • Graduation assistants- about 20 students recruited for general marshal duties and car parking duties.

Students' Union

Roles available: Bar Staff, Security Staff, Tech Crew, Union Shop Assistants, Promotional Staff, Photographers, Graphic Designers, Helpdesk Assistants, SSHH Bus Drivers

Number of positions available: Roughly 200

Recruitment details: Recruitment usually takes place during September/October and March/April. Vacancies are advertised via the Students’ Union website: https://www.su.rhul.ac.uk/workwithus/. To apply, simply follow the instructions on the website.

Contact: SUrecruitment@su.rhul.ac.uk

UK Student Recruitment 

Roles available: Student Ambassadors

Number of positions available: Around 80 annually

Recruitment details: Recruitment takes place in autumn for first year students and everyone else in summer term. Vacancies are advertised via the Royal Holloway website, posters and university’s digital signage. Training is provided.

 How to apply: Online application form

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