Written by Guest blogger
Hello! My name is Giorgos Kapsanakis. I am from Greece and I am doing my Master’s in Directing Film and Television at Bournemouth University. I know that coming from far away to study can be very difficult. So many questions arise… Are we going to miss home? What is it like to live far away from your parents? How will it be studying in a different country, on a different language? But the question that usually scares students the most is whether or not we will have enough money.
We all know England is not the cheapest country. So, many of you might be looking for solutions to help finance yourselves whilst studying. Good news! Bournemouth is full of opportunities for part-time work so you can study and make some money at the same time. Please keep on reading! By the end of the blog, you will have learned some very cool tips and be reassured that you will find a part-time job in Bournemouth, if you would like to.
Working in shops and restaurants
Bournemouth has a lot of restaurants and shops, which offer suitable jobs for students. You will work 2 or 3 times per week as a bartender, waiter or, why not, as a DJ! If you have a good eye for fashion, you can also apply to work in one of the countless retail shops in the town centre! If you are a film lover, you can try for a job in the cinema. You’ve got it! Just do what you enjoy.
Working from home or with other students
If working in shops, restaurants and pubs does not suit you and you would rather work from home or with other students, you can apply to become a student ambassador for Bournemouth University, just like myself! If successful, you can create your own vlogs or blogs and share your experiences, or participate in a way that suits you better. I find working as an ambassador to be one of the greatest jobs I can do here, as helping other students is a unique experience.
Working on wheels!
If you like cycling, there is also the possibility of working on food delivery, where you get paid to burn calories! How amazing is that? While getting fit for the summer, you also get to save some money. There are apps designed for flexible part-time delivery jobs, especially for students!
Find your own way
I have been in your position and I really understand your worries. A final piece of advice: don’t freak out! There are plenty of options and opportunities to work part-time during your studies at BU. You will find your own way … Instead of worrying, just trust your gut and leave your comfort zone. Studying abroad will give you more than a degree. You will gain life experience and evolve into a better person!
By Giorgos Kapsanakis, Greece, MA Directing Film and Television, 2017/18