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

posted
13-Aug-19, 09:06
Avatar for camparisoda
posted about 1 week 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.

Best,

c
posted
13-Aug-19, 21:47
edited about 25 seconds later
by rewt
Avatar for rewt
posted about 1 week 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!

Postgraduate
Forum

Copyright ©2018
All rights reserved

Postgraduate Forum

Masters Degrees

PhD Opportunities

PostgraduateForum is a trading name of FindAUniversity Ltd
FindAUniversity Ltd, 77 Sidney St, Sheffield, S1 4RG, UK. Tel +44 (0) 114 268 4940 Fax: +44 (0) 114 268 5766