Real Student Experiences

Types of jobs

Our jobs for students are part-time, temporary, or just during vacations, meaning all students should be able to find a job that doesn't interfere with their academic study.

Part time work at Bath Spa University

There is a wide variety of work available on campus:

  • Library Helpers
  • Research Assistants
  • Academic Support Assistants
  • Bar and Event staff
  • Telephone Canvassers and much more  

Jobs on campus are paid well above the National Minimum Wage.

Megan Howard BA (Hons) Fine Art 2010-2013

Megan worked part time as Student Art Shop Assistant for almost 2 years in the Art Shop based at Sion Hill in the Bath School of Art and Design.  The role involves helping customers (mainly students) both face to face and by telephone, advising them on art products and techniques.  She has been able to pass on her knowledge to those who are unsure of what supplies to buy.  Megan described how the experience of working in such a close-knit, small team has been invaluable to her, particularly in building her self-confidence.

“I am happy to talk to anyone and enjoy being able to help”

She added that her strong interpersonal skills were crucial when she was faced with group selection interviews when attending her recent PGCE interviews. She felt that her experience in this job contributed to her success on securing a place at Cardiff Metropolitan University where she will be studying for a PGCE in Primary Education starting in September.

Megan Howard

Megan Howard

Part time work off-campus

Over 400 local and national employers use the Job Shop to advertise for their part time or vacation jobs. These range from key local employers such as Bath Rugby Club, The Jane Austen Centre, Lindley Catering, Triangle Design Ltd to employers who recruit for summer jobs all over the country and abroad, such as Language Schools, Bunac and many more.

Xavier Snowman

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Xavier Snowman BA (Hons) English Literature with creative writing 2008-2011

Xavier managed to secure the much sort after role of Library Helper in Oct 2009. The role is to provide assistance to library users and library security outside of core Library opening hours. One of the most important aspects of the job is excellent customer service skills. The work also involves general office duties and computing skills. Xavier has enjoyed working in the Library. In particular he has enjoyed working as part of a friendly team and being given the responsibility of running the library on his own. Xavier will be starting a 1 year Internship with the London Library when he completes his studies this year.

Xavier has said:

"I know I wouldn’t have got the Internship if it wasn’t for my experience of working in the University Library"

Xavier sees his library job as a stepping stone to achieving his future career aims. After the internship, Xavier plans to study for a Masters in Information Management and then hopes to work within the area of Media research, preferably for the BBC.

Rosanna Hood

Rosanna Hood

Rosanna Hood BA (Hons) Creative Writing with Publishing 2009-2012 Guest Assistant and Weekend Senior Receptionist for The Thermae Bath Spa

In March of her first academic year, Rosanna started work as a part time Guest Assistant which involved taking payments, providing guests with information and assistance wherever necessary. At weekends she takes on the role of Senior Receptionist, which has helped her to develop her line management skills.

Rosanna has said:

"My confidence has grown immensely. I am able to speak to people from all nationalities who visit the Spa and feel confident as a line manager, often managing full time permanent staff."

Rosanna hopes to pursue a career in hotel management, hospitality or tourism once she graduates.