This article will explain how to look for a part-time job and the help available from the Careers and Employability Service.

How do I look for a part-time job?

Many students look for part-time employment while studying at university to earn extra money or to gain additional skills.

This could be anything from bar and restaurant work to retail and customer service roles. This may involve working during the evenings, on weekends and on free days during the week.

The Careers and Employability Service can support you in a number of ways, from providing information and support with your CV to using MyCareer to find jobs available in the area. As a University of Portsmouth student, you get free access to this system!

MyCareer has hundreds of part-time vacancies across many different sectors. You can log in very easily with your university username and password. Once logged in, you will be taken to your own dashboard which you can update and personalise to get notified about the jobs and events that interest you!

The Careers and Employablity Service can help you find a part-time job, by advertising part-time vacancies with local employers on the MyCareer Jobs Board and with information on preparing your CV for part-time work. If you would like to speak to someone about finding or applying for part-time work, drop-in to the Careers and Employability Centre at any time during our opening hours.

Can I work part-time at the University?

The University of Portsmouth has a large range part-time jobs offered to our students that will easily fit around your studies. Jobs vary and can either be part-time during term-time, short contracts or during the summer. A majority of part-time jobs at the University are advertised on MyCareer and you can also approach departments direct.

I am a non UK student, are there any restrictions to the number of hours that I can work?

You can find information and advice on working hours by reading the article Working hours guidance - International/EU/EEA/Swiss students.

Where can I get further information and advice?

The Careers and Employability Service has a dedicated team of friendly, experienced advisers on hand to talk to you. You can drop-in at Careers and Employability Centre at any time during our opening hours or call us on +44 (0) 23 9284 2684. You can also access a wide range of information and advice on our website at

How to Contact us

Visit us at:

Careers and Employability Service

University of Portsmouth

28 Guildhall Walk



Opening hours:

Monday–Thursday: 8.30am–5pm

Friday: 8.30am–4pm


Telephone or Email:

t: +44 (0)23 9284 2684



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