You may remember the Careers Service ran an online survey of PhD students last year asking about your career development needs but also to find out whether you work alongside your PhD. 33% of students who responded to the survey were working part-time, and of these 44% were doing so to support themselves financially.
As a result of this I thought I’d start trying to highlight some of the more interesting part-time job opportunities we have for students on SAGE. If you need to earn some money then there are always jobs available in bars, shops, and as participants in research projects. However, you may be looking for something that fits a little better with the skills you are developing as a PhD student. So this week’s selection includes:
University of Edinburgh is looking for postgraduate researchers for Senior Vice-Principals Office. The role is to research information, draft text and identify possible supporting illustrations for specified chapters for a book to be produced by the University on philanthropic giving. The chapters are on ‘Scholarships and student support’, Sports and sporting excellence’ and ‘Student life’. They want a PhD student who has experience of organising own research plan and of researching from a range of materials, including through interviews. Closing date 28th February.
Mavens, a digital research & strategy agency, is looking for a freelance writer. They need writers to produce interesting and well-researched articles on a range of topics, including technology, travel, and child development. They usually expect a 500 word article which takes around 2.5 hours, paying about £20. per article. Closing date 25th February.
Home tutor / therapist wanted to join a team of tutors delivering a home education programme for a 13-year-old boy with autism. Experience of working with people with autism is preferred but not essential as training provided. An interest in psychology/ education/ language development desirable. Closing date 5th March.
Edinburgh tutors are looking for maths and physics tutors to provide one-to-one tuition to schoolchildren in Edinburgh and its suburbs. Tutors need to have excellent communication skills. You do not have to have tutored before, but you should be able to explain your subject so that it is comprehensible to a complete beginner. Closing date 28th February.
For further details of all these jobs and how to apply search for part-time jobs on SAGE.