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Work and study

Balancing your studies and gaining experience

Most students have some form of paid employment while they are studying

As a student you may be looking for work because you want to:

  • supplement your income
  • gain valuable work experience in a sector of interest
  • improve your CV
  • build a network of contacts
  • develop skills and knowledge
  • gain a sense of personal growth and fulfilment

Our vacancy website can help you find graduate vacancies, sandwich/industrial placements, internships/summer work, part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities and work-based learning placements.

LJMU also works with WorkBank, a commercial employment agency providing a wide range of better paid student jobs across Merseyside. Workbank is based in Hatton Garden, close to the Avril Robarts Library. You can contact them by calling: 0151 231 4964, or email:

You can also work with the Liverpool Students' Union. LiverpoolSU employ current students and graduates to work in a wide range of roles. Take a look at the current vacancies on the LiverpoolSU website.

Perhaps you have a business idea and want to get things off the ground while you’re still at University – if you have ambitions to be your own boss or work freelance you can receive expert advice from LJMU’s Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Please be aware that research has shown that if you’re a full-time student, a job that takes up over 20 hours per week can have a detrimental effect on your grades so when considering employment think about how you can create an optimal work/study balance.

Postgraduate study and professional development

If you want to enhance your career prospects our postgraduate programmes or professional development courses can help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

Take a look at our postgraduate pages to discover the reasons you should take your study to the next level with LJMU including our expertise and excellent support, world-class facilities, our global collaborations and networks, scholarship opportunities, and much more.

When it comes to professional development we can offer you and/or your organisation a range of development opportunities so you can realise your dreams and meet business objectives in a way that won’t interfere with your working life.