Jobs4Students offers you, temporary on-campus job opportunities throughout the University.

Working for the University

Many students, including UK/EEA and international students will seek work whilst studying or during vacation time.

The University has adopted a common policy which limits students to working no more than 16 hours a week throughout the year.

This aims to:

Jobs4Students is responsible for managing all student employment by the University. 

Essential information for students

Your employment by the University is subject to a number of controls:

  • You must be registered with Jobs4Students before you can work for the University
  • You must be over 18 years of age to be employed by the University
  • You should not start work until Jobs4Students have completed ID, right to work checks and issued a statement of the working arrangements
  • This restriction applies throughout the year, irrespective of term dates
  • Research students who are not on a Tier 4 visa and who are undertaking their PhD through part-time study are not subject to the 16 hour working limit
  • Students are required to submit a weekly timesheet for the hours worked
  • If you are a non-EEA student with visa restrictions it is your responsibility to make sure you are working within the requirements of your visa.


Working hours

Most students may not work more than 16 hours per week (Monday to Sunday) during term time. Please read the below to ensure you are working within University restrictions.

  Full-time Part-time

16 hours during term time.

No restrictions outside of term dates.

No restriction

16 hours during term time and over the summer period.

No restrictions during Christmas and Easter vacations. 

No restriction 
PGR 16 hours throughout the year.  No restriction 

Other UG


Subject to term dates applicable to individual courses.  No restriction 



How do I join?


1. Join the mailing list.

2. Receive e-mail notifications or search on the portal for available opportunities.

3. Apply for the roles you are interested in.

4. When you are successful, you will need to provide more information on the portal including:

5. Once you have completed the online registration process, you will be invited to the University to provide your proof of Right to Work documents. Here is what you can expect to happen on the day:

6. Once registered, you can access more opportunities.

7. Gain valuable paid work experience.

Key information

Member of staff? - Find out how you can employ a student on campus.

Any questions?

Contact us on:

T: 0161 247 1402


If you would like to speak to someone face-to-face you can call into our drop-in.

This runs in Manchester 1pm - 4pm every Wednesday during term time in the Employability Hub, Business School Building.