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Part time job alongside EPSRC studentship


User: k100 - 12 May 2022 22:11

Looking for some advice about how I can find my studies.

Am trying to obtain an EPSRC studentship but am finding that the stipend rate just won’t be enough to live on after doing some financial planning. Is there any way that I can top this up while still keeping the full-time studentship? e.g. with a part time job or a research assistant job? What would be the maximum hours I could work alongside a full-time studentship? If I can’t work, how about income from teaching and demonstration?

User: eng77 - 13 May 2022 17:33

Quote From k100:
Looking for some advice about how I can find my studies.

Am trying to obtain an EPSRC studentship but am finding that the stipend rate just won’t be enough to live on after doing some financial planning. Is there any way that I can top this up while still keeping the full-time studentship? e.g. with a part time job or a research assistant job? What would be the maximum hours I could work alongside a full-time studentship? If I can’t work, how about income from teaching and demonstration?
In many cases 20 hours per week would be allowed. Income from teaching and demonstration is usually low as it is only in term time and limited hours only. Do not expect too much from it. Also there is no guarantee to find a part time job. It is cruel that PhD stipends in UK are low but this is how it is.