Most international students are eligible to work up to 20 hours a week during term time.
You should check your eligibility to work by reading the International Office's leaflet:
Working during your studies
Before undertaking part-time work, please check with your department if there is any restriction on the number of hours you can work, especially for jobs outside the University.
Science and engineering students may be recruited to work as demonstrators within the University. Talk to your supervisor or look on your department noticeboard for vacancies at the end of your first year.
Arts and humanities students may be recruited for teaching work within the University, for example, as a language assistant. These opportunities are more suitable for second and third year students. Talk to your supervisor or look on your department noticeboard for vacancies.
Other more general opportunities exist within the University, for example resident tutor in a hall of residence. These posts are advertised on the University's website.
Your rights at work
For information on your working rights in the UK such as the National Minimum Wage, the National Living Wage and working hours, please visit the following page:
Your rights at work
When you begin work you will need a tax code which tells your employer what your personal tax allowance will be. To obtain your tax code, you will need to fill in a P46 form.
From April 2017, if you earn above £11,500 a year, you will have to pay Income Tax. For details of paying tax visit the HMRC website or contact HM Customs and Revenue office Nottingham 0300 200 3500.
If you are a UK citizen you should have been sent a card with the details of your NI number from HM Revenues and Customs (HMRC) shortly after your sixteenth birthday. If you didn't receive one or have lost it, please contact HMRC on 0300 200 3500.
If you are non-UK citizen, you should contact the Jobcentre Plus to apply for your NI number as soon as you are offered a job. Contact them on 0845 600 0643.
You will be invited to an interview at your local JobCentre Plus office. It usually takes 6 to 12 weeks for your application to be processed but you can still work during this time. Inform your employer as soon as you have your NI number. For more information, visit the Gov.uk website.