Will your child be working throughout uni?

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henriettahugoharriet Sat 16-Sep-17 00:37:21


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user1804 Sat 16-Sep-17 00:44:17

Dd has had a job throughout uni despite having full funding

She's worked since 13, likes the money smile

TheDrsDocMartens Sat 16-Sep-17 00:45:03

Not throughout but certainly in holidays and probably something in term time.

hellsbells99 Sat 16-Sep-17 09:22:32

No. Both are now returning to second year. They have quite full timetables and plus study time that equates to more than a full time job so I don't expect it. They also like to be able to come home regularly and visit friends so wouldn't want to tie themselves to having to stay in their uni cities every weekend. They have worked over the summer though.

Peaceandl0ve Sat 16-Sep-17 10:12:49

No, mine isnt either. Another full-on course. She has worked all summer and plans to perhaps pick up a shift once a month but that is just as a means of funding the train ticket home and to give a reason to get away from the pressure of uni.

loobylou1967 Sat 16-Sep-17 12:01:32

No, my DD just finished her first 3 years and now has 12 month ft job contract as part of her course, but in her time at uni we preferred her to concentrate on her studies as it was a very intensive course. She did plan to get a job when she started but as soon as she realised how much time she had to put in, in and out of uni, it became clear she wouldn't be able to manage both. She has worked in our business during uni holidays to earn an extra bit of money, but only what she could fit around her studying.

RedHelenB Sat 16-Sep-17 12:47:24

Yes doing dentistry but hoping to earn some going out money I think.


boonducks Sat 16-Sep-17 13:40:18

No. I expect they will be working for 50 years after they graduate so I'm happy to support them for the next three years. A little holiday work though as it's good for the CV.

Bluntness100 Sat 16-Sep-17 13:44:17

No, during summer holidays only, the course (law) is very intensive and also I'd like her to have some free time and be able to come home.

BuzzKillington Sat 16-Sep-17 13:45:04

No, neither during term time nor the holidays confused

Hugs4Everyone Sat 16-Sep-17 16:59:38

We fully support our DC financially but they also work some of the time during holidays. Uni holidays are really long. There is plenty if time for work and holidaying.

bullyingadvice2017 Sat 16-Sep-17 17:30:11

They better had, if they go, if they are going for a legit reason, not just to get on a 3 year piss up resulting in a load of debt they will never pay off like 90% of folk I know who have been!

I'm all for uni, for the right candidates to get qualifications that mean something and will lead somewhere. But honestly believe that it's missold to most teenagers and pressure put on parents when they are going to end up doing nothing with it!

dushamel Sat 16-Sep-17 17:35:03

No, DS has autism so he'd find it hard to work in most environments and he needs a lot of personal time to de-stress. Financially he gets PIP all year and ESA throughout the holidays so he doesn't really need to. I'm a single mum on a p/t wage so I don't pay anything towards his living costs.

EllenJanethickerknickers Sat 16-Sep-17 17:37:30

No, DS's course is very intensive leaving no time for a PT job. He's worked 9-5 for most of the summer holiday though.

bigbluebus Sat 16-Sep-17 19:58:10

Hoping DS will be but whether it will happen remains to be seen.

ajandjjmum Sat 16-Sep-17 20:01:03

First year yes - around 15 hours in a shop. Not in second and third years though.

Taxminion Sat 16-Sep-17 20:03:29

Yes, normally the odd weeks during the holiday though and open days and the like. She is a vet student so a heavy workload and has to work on farms etc unpaid during the holiday.

dementedma Sat 16-Sep-17 20:05:44

yep, dd had to all the way through uni as we just couldn't afford to give her enough otherwise. She worked in coffee shops, a jewellers, a cheesecake shop and a deli on part time contracts. I hated that she had to work so hard and gave her what we could, but she was always so tired...
Graduated with a First this summer though so very very proud!!

Ragusa Sat 16-Sep-17 20:11:26

When I think back to my degree, I really, really should have worked. The Contact hours and even independent study required were ridiculously low. I had suchance a horrible shock in the real world afterwards. Mind you, none of my friends or course mates worked either and this was a very unglamorous uni - we.were a very long way from being rich. But it was the 1990s when there were still some grants but also loans for living costs being brought in.

The debt thing is a red herring. The whole system is premised o'n most people not repaying. It is really a time-limited graduate tax, apart from for the very highest earners.

If it is medicine or dentistry or nursing, no chance of working I suspect.

opheliacat Sat 16-Sep-17 20:13:10

It is something I would hope to avoid.

I would prefer them to really focus on their degrees.

FiveBoys Sat 16-Sep-17 20:14:19

No. None of mine did. They were all foreign students funded by us and paid work just never came into it. We thought they had enough on their plate with their studies. All of them were on extremely demanding courses. During the holidays they came home or went travelling. They had a great time. We didn't feel the need to teach them lessons according to the school of hard knocks. They'd had plenty of life experience with a family circumstance that meant they were well rounded kids and deserved some slack.

BlessYourCottonSocks Sat 16-Sep-17 20:16:05

They will if they want to eat. wink

GreenShadow Sat 16-Sep-17 20:18:33

DS1 made a bit of money promoting local music events to fellow students. (Then went on to make a career with the same organisation). He went back to the supermarket he worked in pre-uni sometimes during the holidays.
DS2 didn't work during term time but did do some casual work during the long holiday.

None of it was too onerous and didn't interfere with studies unduly.

Daisymay2 Sat 16-Sep-17 20:18:49

Neither of mine had jobs during term time- we felt that their job was to study and with lectures, seminars and private study it was pretty full time. One is dyslexic and needed more time to research and write essays. Looked for work and worked when they could during holidays. DS2 is doing a Masters- and we are both retired now- so he is actively looking for some work in his Uni city, and working for the Uni on open days and welcoming international students ( did a semester abroad so has insight) and works for an agency that supplies staff for festivals and sports events on an ad hoc basis.

NearlyEaster Sat 16-Sep-17 20:18:56

Two night shifts a year in year one, (4-2), three in year two and almost full time in year three. 😰 Can't decide if I'm pleased of the result I got in spite of so much work.

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