Are you joining LSE as a student? Are you looking for a part-time job? Here you can find some ideas for student jobs on campus. Personally, I believe that working on campus is one of the best options for LSE students. Indeed, contracts tend to be flexible since the university always wants you to prioritise your studies. Also, it is quite good to be able to work at the School as you would come to campus anyway to attend class and study at the library. Usually, these student jobs are advertised before the start of the term on the LSE Careerhub portal.
Every year, LSE looks for new students to write articles for this blog, the students@LSE blog! I write for this blog myself and it has been an amazing experience. If you enjoy writing and want to earn some money, this is the perfect option. Working hours are really flexible as you are expected to write between 2 to 4 blog posts per month! You will be able to write about many different topics regarding student life in London or on campus. Also, it is a good opportunity to improve your writing skills and your ability to tell interesting stories.
Teaching Spaces Assistants
These positions are advertised before the start of the term, and you would be working with the Data and Technology Services at LSE. Usually, you are expected to ensure that the technology and the rooms in the LSE buildings are all set before teaching starts and to contact the unit if there are any issues. It is a good option for students who want to work for about five hours per week on campus and who do not mind waking up early! Also, the unit provides training for the job, and you are not expected to have previous experience in this field!
The George IV
If you enjoy the atmosphere of the LSE pub, you could also apply for a position at the George IV. You would be serving drinks to the many students and staff attending the pub every day. The pub is located at the heart of the campus – the perfect location for those who plan to spend most of their day in the library. Positions for this job might not be advertised and some students just pop in to ask whether the pub is in need of someone to help out.
If you are passionate about academia and looking for a job related to your studies, you could also work as a research assistant for a professor. Usually, there are several positions available during the year in different departments. If you are lucky, you might end up working for a research project in a field that you thoroughly enjoy. These contracts offer flexible working, and you will be able to work both on your studies and on the research project.
I hope you found this article useful. Remember to have a look on the LSE Careers website during the summer. Good luck!