University can be a difficult time to manage financially because you will need enough money to get by and lead an enjoyable lifestyle but you do not get a huge amount from your student loan and you will not be able to commit a huge amount of time to a role and may require flexible hours. 

Fortunately, there are a few good ways of earning money that will help you to earn enough to lead a comfortable lifestyle without it interfering with your studies.


Onsite Jobs

Often, you will find that there are jobs on campus which can be a smart move because you do not have to travel far for work, plus they will be aware that you have other responsibilities so often there is a good deal of flexibility. It will depend on your campus but often jobs can include admin assistant, lab assistant, working behind the bar or gym receptionist.


Online Work

In today’s day and age, there are many great ways to earn money online and this is ideal for students because they can work from home or at the uni and you can take on as much or as little as you’d like which allows you to fit in work around classes and deadlines.


Takeaway Driver

Takeaway driver is a good job for a student because you are free to choose when you work which provides flexibility and you might find that you can earn a fair amount provided that you are willing to put the work in.



Another good option is to start your own freelance hairdresser business and you could either have people come to your home or go to them for cuts. You simply need a few bits to get started like a suitable chair and hairdresser combs and you could focus on providing affordable cuts to other students because this is an area that people will be trying to save money during their studies.


Bar Work

Bar work is the most common way for people to earn extra money when studying and it is easy to see why. It can be highly flexible, work is often in the evenings so you can usually easily balance it with your studies and it can also be work which is fun and social. Additionally, it is never too hard to find bar work and even easier if you have previous experience.


As you can see, there are several ways to earn money while studying which can help to make life more comfortable and fun during your time at university but you must always make sure that it does not interfere with your studies.