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Part-time jobs on campus

The Careers Service is available to help you find employment, but we do not directly place students. Securing an on-campus job will require you to take initiative, just like finding one off-campus.

Competition tends to be high, so you should try not to restrict your job hunt to the confines of the college. Working for a local employer can give you broad experience, and may even lead to full-time work during the vacations. 

You may also find it useful to attend our Part-time Jobs Fair, held in September and January of each academic year. Here, lots of employers come on campus with permanent positions and casual vacancies ready to fill. 

It is important to remember that if you are a current student wishing to work part-time during term-time, then you should work no more than 20 hours a week. Anything over this is likely to interfere with your studies. International students are subject to the terms of their student visa.

Below is a list of jobs that students traditionally hold at Royal Holloway. Not all of these jobs are currently available, and not all will recruit on an annual basis (most only have vacancies when their student employees leave or graduate). Check the relevant ‘availability’ section to determine whether or not the department has open positions.

Jobs available on campus

Department: Conferencing and Catering

  • Roles available: Bar Staff, Catering Assistants, Baristas, Silver Service Staff, Conference Assistants (vacation periods)
  • Recruitment Details: To see our current vacancies and apply online, please visit the Royal Holloway job opportunities page: and click on the “Casual” tab.

Department: IT Services

  • Roles available: IT Assistants.  Hours – varied
  • Number of positions: up to 10
  • If you are IT literate, a technical capable problem solver and have excellent communication skills, please enquire at

Department: Volunteering

If you're interested in helping others and gaining valuable experience, you may want to consider registering as a volunteer. Volunteering is a great way to get involved in different activities, learn new skills and build your confidence and CV, all while helping local people. You can drop into the Volunteering Hub opposite the Windsor Building to speak to us or email for more information.

Department: Library Services

  • Roles available: Evening / Weekend Assistants
  • Number of positions: 7
  • Recruitment details: Recruitment usually takes place in July / August, but there may be a need to recruit at other times of the year.
  • Vacancies are advertised on the Royal Holloway Jobs page. Desirable skills for this role are good customer service or previous library experience, IT literacy, good communication skills, commitment and reliability.

Department: (Library) Stock Management Assistants

  • Roles available: Stock Management Assistants
  • Number of positions: 8 (flexible)
  • Recruitment Details: Recruitment usually takes place in the middle of September, but there may be a need to recruit at other times of the year. Vacancies are advertised on the Royal Holloway Jobs page. Desirable skills are customer service or previous library experience, numerical literacy, commitment and reliability.

Department: Student Administration

  • Roles available: Enrolment (Welcome Week) Assistants, Exam Invigilators, Graduation Assistants
  • Number of positions: 140.
  • (Majority only during exams, which is only open to PGR.)
  • Recruitment Details: Recruitment starts in early spring term ahead of exams and again in summer term ahead of graduation. Vacancies are advertised on the Royal Holloway Jobs page.
  • Contact:

Department: Students’ Union 

Part-time roles

  • Recruitment Details: Recruitment usually takes place during September/October and March/April. Vacancies are advertised via the Students’ Union website.
  • To apply, you need to go to their website and then click on ‘Work With Us’. This will take you to all of their current vacancies.
  • Contact:

Join the RH100

  • The RH100 panel is a large focus group made up of 100 students from across Royal Holloway. RH100 helps to ensure that a range of views are considered in relation to developments around campus and provide insights that help us to test ideas, develop our thinking and inform how we shape the College for the future.