Working as a British Council Language Assistant during the writing up year

13-Aug-19, 09:06
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posted about 2 months ago
Hi everyone,

I’m now in my final year of PHD funding and am thinking practically about my options for my fourth year, when I will be writing up and will no longer have a stipend. I’m doing a PhD in Spanish and was thinking about taking partner in the British Council’s English Language Assistant program - it pays quite well for around 12-16 hours of work per week. It would be a chance to work and earn enough money to live, but still have time to write up the PhD. I would also have time to think about writing post doc applications, etc.

I was wondering if anyone else had done this? Or if any of you spot a huge, glaring hole in this plan, haha.


13-Aug-19, 21:47
edited about 25 seconds later
by rewt
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posted about 2 months ago
Plenty of students have taken part-time jobs when writing up, so don't worry. Though I have stories of people losing their motivation to write after a long days work. I would just make sure that the job is not too taxing and that you will have some energy to write afterwards.

Good luck with the write up!


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