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How to find work on campus

How to find work on campus

Information about how to look for on campus work opportunities

How to find job opportunities

There's a wide range of paid work opportunities available on campus each year. Information about looking for an on campus role is available from the Careers Service.


What is JobsOC?

JobsOC is a team in the Careers Service that organises some, but not all the work available on campus.

JobsOC Temps are a pool of students recruited by the Careers Service to undertake a range of short-term jobs across the University. You need to apply direct to the Careers Service, and applications are usually open at the start of each semester.

JobsOC Internships are on campus internships which are organised in the Careers Service. Roles are advertised on MyCareer.


Are there work opportunities at Newcastle University Students Union (NUSU)?

Work at NUSU is not advertised or organised in the same way as work for Newcastle University. You can find out about job opportunities at the students union on their ‘Work for Us’ website.


Can I volunteer or undertake work shadowing on campus?

All work (including internships and short work assignments such as working during open days) must be paid and booked in advance using the My Working Hours app.

Volunteering and work shadowing is different to paid work. Volunteering includes representation activity such as being on a Staff Student Committee, Peer Mentoring, attending a focus group, or otherwise voluntarily offering to share your experiences with other students. Work shadowing includes short periods observing activities (such as in a research lab) but does not include hands on activity without close supervision.

Your school office will be able to tell you about volunteering opportunities they have available. NUSU also runs Go-Volunteer which aims to help Newcastle University students find volunteering opportunities.


What are the benefits of working on campus?

You will:

  • Work under fair and inclusive engagement terms
  • Always be paid a fair hourly rate for work you do
  • Develop graduate skills, including communication, teamwork and planning and organising
  • Gain practical work experience



What is SEOC?

SEOC means Student Employment on Campus. It is not a team or service in the university but refers to the processes and policies for students who work at the University.

Can I find my own job or internship on campus?

You can contact your school office to find out about work opportunities that are available, however be aware that schools will be limited in how much work they can offer, and that they cannot offer you unpaid work experience.