Part-time work

Having a part time job alongside your studies not only helps you financially, but it can also help you build your CV and confidence. Many students find that having a job also helps them make friends if they are moving away to the University. There are a range of retail and professional opportunities both on-campus and in the local area that provide plenty of employment opportunities.

It is recommended that students only work a maximum of 15 hours a week while studying.

On-campus opportunities

The University offers lots of part-time and casual employment opportunities for current students which are advertised on the University's bespoke careers portal, Handshake. Whether you are interested in working in retail, catering or in a professional role within the University, there are plenty of opportunities to choose from including:

  • Resident's Assistant - Our housing service recruits assistants to help provide student support and manage facilities out-of-hours.
  • Student Technology mentor  - If you're tech savvy, you could help shape how teaching staff use technology to enhance the student learning experience.
  • University of Hertfordshire Casual - The University has a range of temporary work available across both campuses for students who want flexible work carrying out administrative or IT roles.

The Students' Union regularly advertise a range of jobs, including professional roles to help you kick-start your career and gain valuable work experience while studying. They also work with a range of local companies and services if you would prefer to work off-campus.

Student Ambassador programme

A popular choice for many students is becoming a Student Ambassador due to the flexible working hours and opportunities to get involved with a wide range of events and activities, including Open Days and UCAS Fairs. A Student Ambassadors' primary role is to help promote the University and student life to prospective students.

Find out more about becoming a Student Ambassador

"Having part-time jobs taught me how to manage time. This was pivotal in my studies as there are many things you need to learn to prioritise and balance."

James Linley

MSc Computer Science (Software Engineering) with Study Abroad

BAME Student Advocates

Some students choose to become BAME Student Advocates due to their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity. BAME Student Advocates carry out a number of roles including reviewing teaching materials and reading lists to enhance inclusivity, facilitating focus groups with BAME students and representing BAME student voices, promoting race equality and challenging assumptions. The flexible working hours and involvement in University wide projects, enables great leadership development and team working opportunities. Roles are advertised during the academic year on-campus.

“I wanted us to have a visible presence on the campus and to ensure we communicated about the attainment gap to allow more students to engage in the discourse…The most significant impact I’ve had as an advocate was for the Dean to accept my ideas and implement inclusive curricula actions across the school”

Cage Boons

BAME Student Advocate

Off-campus opportunities

Hatfield is a busy town with lots of opportunities for local, part-time employment. Many students chose to work at The Galleria due to its close proximity to campus and the wide variety of work available including waiting staff and store assistants. There are also many restaurants and supermarkets who recruit our students with seasonal and permanent work available.

If you would prefer to work further afield, St Albans is a short bus-ride away and provides lots of opportunities for work in nightclubs, shops and bars.