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Jobs while you study

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Jobs while you study

Many of you will want to work part-time during your studies. Graduate employers like students who have gained skills and experience through part-time work or co-curricular activities.

Royal Holloway and the local area offer plenty of opportunities to work and earn some extra money. Typically there are over 1,000 different positions available on campus in any one year!

Our vibrant campus community with its retail and food outlets and bars can provide a great starting point for working while studying. The Students' Union alone employs more than 300 students in security, technical, bar work, catering and entertainment roles.

Several departments across the university also employ students, such as Facilities Management (catering and hospitality), the library (working on the loans desk, re-stocking shelves and administrative work) and Communications. We also have a thriving Student Ambassador programme.

If you don’t want to commit to regular work, you can apply for the many ad-hoc positions advertised throughout the year – from car park attendants to helping with mail shots.

Find out more about jobs on campus.

Egham is a major business hub with corporate headquarters of international corporations, research centres and utilities in the vicinity. 

Many students find part-time work in the area or in nearby Staines or Windsor. You can choose from seasonal work at Legoland, Thorpe Park and Windsor Castle, hospitality at Ascot and local hotels and retail roles at one of the many shops in Staines or Windsor.

The Careers and Employability Service runs two part-time work fairs each year with local companies recruiting students. 

Roles typically include hospitality, care support, web design, retail and market research. You can also use the Careers Service jobs website and its many useful resources to get you started.

The Royal Holloway Passport Award is a great way to enhance your student experience and employability while studying.

Run by the Careers Service, it recognises your involvement in co-curricular activities and awards you points. These activities can include volunteering on campus or in the local area, becoming a Students' Union representative or singing in the Chapel choir.


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