How many hours can I work

  • You should be able to work up to a maximum of 10 hours a week during semester time (see dates below). It is very important that you never work more than the maximum hours allowed, even for just one week. This would be a breach of your immigration conditions and a criminal offence.

    The University, as your sponsor, will have to report you to the Home Office if we discover that you are working when you shouldn't be.

    You should be able to work up to a maximum of 20 hours a week during semester time (see dates below). It is very important that you never work more than the maximum hours allowed, even for just one week. This would be a breach of your immigration conditions and a criminal offence.

    The University, as your sponsor, will have to report you to the Home Office if we discover that you are working when you shouldn't be.
    • If you have permission to work, you can usually work full-time during your holidays. This differs depending on which course you are studying, for example, if you are a masters student the holiday period does not apply when you are writing your dissertation. During this period you are only allowed to work up to 20 hours per week.
      For more details, see Semester Dates below.
    • The UKVI also consider the time after your course has finished until your visa ends as vacation time.

    You cannot work if you have a Short-term Student visa as this would be a breach of your immigration conditions and a criminal offence.

    The University, as your sponsor, will have to report you to the Home Office if we discover that you are working when you shouldn't be.

  • Your employer should ask you to confirm what your semester dates are so they know how many hours you are allowed to work. They can view your semester dates below and you can provide them with an attendance letter from Student Central to confirm the course you are studying.

    Semester dates

  • Refer to the dates of the Undergraduate Modular Programme.

    You can get a verified (embossed) copy of the above dates from Student Central.

    Refer to the dates of the Postgraduate Taught programme (except for students studying MA in Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding and MSc Real Estate Investment Finance who should contact their Programme Administrator).

    You can get a verified (embossed) copy of the Postgraduate Taught programme dates from Student Central.

     

    University English courses in semester two:
    Enrolment/Induction from Monday 21 January 2019
    Monday 28 January to Friday 12 April 2019
    Monday 29 April to Friday 03 May 2019
    Vacation: Saturday 13 April to Sunday 28 April 2019

    University English 12 week course:
    Enrolment/Induction from Thursday 6 June 2019
    Monday 10 June to Friday 30 August 2019 

    University English 6 week course:
    Enrolment/Induction from Thursday 18 July 2019
    Monday 22 July to Friday 30 August 2019

    Students doing the Graduate Diploma in Law or doing term rather than semester based courses (e.g. education courses) need to check their semester dates with their Programme Administrator.

    If you are studying at an Associate College Partner then you will need to contact your college directly to check your semester dates.