How to make money as a student in Wolverhampton


If you're a little strapped for cash and living in Wolverhampton, don't panic. There are plenty of ways to earn money that you can easily fit around your studies.

These are our top tips for making money as a student in Wolverhampton.


Use the university




Your university isn’t just there to give you an education, it’s there to help you out in all areas of student life. So, why not make the most of their resources?

You can check the University of Wolverhampton’s SU page for vacancies, as well as the Workplace page (making sure you select part time/student) for job listings.

Want face-to-face advice? Head to Careers & Employment Services in the Ambika Paul (MD) building for tips on getting jobs. It’s just an 11-minute walk from student residence Liberty Heights.


Attend job fairs




Another great option is job hunting at a designated job fair.

Check out the university’s events page to see listings for these.

While they’re sometimes geared a little more towards graduates, you shouldn’t let that put you off. You might be able to wow someone into offering you a paid internship, or potentially pick up some part-time work.

The University of Wolverhampton holds an annual recruitment fair on campus (roughly around November) so keep an eye out for this and go along with your CV.


Get temping




Temporary jobs are perfect for students; not having to commit to full-time or permanent work will help you prioritise your studies.

Many students find work in hospitality, such as catering or bar work. Alternatively, shops in Wolverhampton’s Mander Shopping Centre such as Waterstones, Debenhams and New Look are often on the hunt for Sales Assistants, especially during the build-up to Christmas.

They need new staff to meet seasonal demands, and you need some extra dollar (also to meet the seasonal demand of buying Christmas presents), so it’s a match made in heaven!

The shopping centre is only a 13-minute walk from Liberty Heights, meaning no painfully long commutes during those cold winter mornings.


Make money through social media


Get social


Got a creative mind and/or a strong social media following? Then you might be able to make money through social media.

Whether you’re selling homemade Christmas cards, being sponsored to write blog posts, or doing Instagram takeovers for a brand, you may be able to find work that you can do from your student room.

If you think this is the route you’d like to take, watch our webinar: How to make money as a student influencer in 7 steps.


Try tutoring




To get into uni, you must specialise in something, right?

So, if you’ve got a particular academic skill, why not pass it on to someone else?

One option is to find part-time work as a tutor, perhaps teaching students going through their GCSEs, or offering to help international students with their English language skills.

You could even do this from home using MyTutor.


Find work using social media




Do you have a LinkedIn account yet? What about Twitter? Both offer a great platform for you to connect with and learn more about businesses and professionals that you admire. They'll likely post about work placements as and when they become available too.

It's also worth following relevant accounts like your Student Union or temping agencies to check for vacancies.

Why not share a post yourself asking if anyone knows of work opportunities? You never know who might see it and pass your request on to a contact or recruiter.

Good luck!

Looking for student accommodation in Wolverhampton? Check out Liberty Living's residence here.