Earning Money While Studying In The UK

Find A Part-Time Job While Studying

Written by Shefali Onawale

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August 9, 2021

If you are an international student who has just landed in the UK or are about to depart from your home country to start your study abroad journey in the UK, you must have thought about how you can earn money while studying in the UK. It is true that you need to maintain a monthly budget as a student in order to lead a smooth and successful student life abroad. However, that will make this experience even more valuable to you if you can earn money while studying in the UK. 

It is also true that the UK has some of the best as well as the most expensive cities in the world such as London, Cardiff, Lincoln, and Coventry just to name a few. If you are willing to meet the cost of living in the UK as a student, you may want to rely on an additional source of income that does not take much time away from your studies and still help you earn some extra pounds. 

To help you survive university life and make the most of your student life abroad, this article will reveal a few ways you can earn money while studying in the UK. 

Answering Online Surveys 

Several brands pay individuals for their opinions. Most of these brands want to test their products before launching them and choose a few individuals based on certain criteria to give their opinions. Perhaps one of the most common ways of earning money while studying in the UK is by answering online surveys. Websites like SurveyMonkey, SwagBucks, and Branded Surveys host a number of surveys and the best part is that there is something for everyone. There are surveys specifically created for students, surveys for homemakers, recent graduates and professionals, and a lot more categories. Each survey helps you earn somewhere between 4 to 6 GBP and if you are able to dedicate a few hours every day in between meals or lectures, you can be sure to earn some pounds every day. 

Sell Your Recipes Online 

There are many ways to earn money by selling recipes in the UK and you can do this by joining Facebook groups dedicated solely to cooking. These groups are filled with food bloggers, local restaurant owners willing to pay extra cash for unique recipes. Start a blog or submit articles to established blogs for a charge to start making money from your grandmother’s chicken broth recipe. Starting your own blog takes effort, but it will pay off in the long run, compared to submitting recipes to other people’s blogs or sites like Students Eat, where you get paid a portion of the income produced by the recipe.

Research About Customer Reward Programs 

Supermarket brands in the UK such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Aldi, and Lidl have loyalty programs designed for the purpose of bringing back their customers. As a student, you can use this to your advantage and save a lot of money while preparing your monthly budget. In addition to getting discounts and offers, customer programs such as that of Sainsbury’s through its Nectar Card and Tesco through its Clubcard often provide free supplies to students and individuals after spending a certain amount on their card and converting their points into monetary rewards. 

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Work In A Local Shop (Part-Time) 

Grocery stores, retail stores, and supermarkets are always in search of students and individuals who can dedicate certain hours of their day to help the store function smoothly. If you are able to find yourself a part-time job in one of these local stores, you can earn somewhere between 8 to 10 GBP per hour. If you do the math correctly, you can earn somewhere between 200 and 250 GBP in a single week (considering you work 3 hours a day for 7 days a week). This is one of the best ways of earning money while studying in the UK. 

Start Freelancing ASAP! 

If you are a student, you may not have considered freelancing just yet. However, you can learn freelancing in 6 steps that will help you earn money while studying in the country. This will not only help you increase your sources of income but also put all that you learn in university into practice. For example, one of your university subjects is software programming or web development. You can easily leverage these skills to earn money. Several companies in the UK offer freelancing opportunities to students. This is because they do not wish to invest in a full-time employee and would rather get things done on a need basis. This is why freelancing is a win-win opportunity for both you and the company you wish to work for. 

Getting Paid To Buy Drinks

The UK is popular for beer and other adult drinks. Blame it on the country’s epic weather conditions or the individuals’ dedication in life to have a great time. Either way, companies such as Serve Legal pay students to buy drinks in random bars. This is primarily done to check whether the bars or restaurants ask for identification before serving drinks. Serving drinks to underage customers has been a pertinent problem in the country and it has become increasingly difficult to keep a tab on bars to make sure they follow proper procedures to serve its customers. You can make use of this opportunity and get paid to buy drinks (and drink them too, if you are above 18). 

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