University of Brighton Jobs For Students

University of Brighton Jobs For Students

Working for your university

The university recruits a large number of part-time, casual or temporary staff as and when required – most commonly to provide face-to-face contact with new or potential students at open days or at the start of term.  Other roles assist with the day-to-day running of the university; assisting in the libraries, at catering outlets and in administrative roles, many of which will be suitable for students.

  • What sort of roles are available?
  • Where to look for vacancies
  • When to apply
  • Rates of pay
  • Employment contracts
  • After you graduate

What sort of roles are available?

Student Ambassadors

Students are recruited into a pool of staff that work at events on or off-campus, e.g. assisting at open days, new student welcome events, HE fairs and conferences.  Duties involve meeting and greeting prospective students, showing them around the campus or talking about your experiences at the university.  You may also be required to help with logistics – moving boxes, putting up signs, moving furniture, handing out publicity.  Most of this activity will take place in term time but some opportunities exist out of term time; for example working on the orientation programme for new international students

Social Media Ambassadors

A number of students are recruited annually to assist with marketing activity via social media. This involves engaging with prospective or new students and answering questions on a range of issues about being a student at the university

Student Helpers

Student helpers are employed in university libraries and computer poolrooms to assist users in the use of computers as well as helping staff to shelve library stock. Staff are recruited annually in the autumn term.


The Careers Service recruit students with call centre experience (sales or fundraising) to collect data for the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.  The role involves working evenings for up to 10 weeks.