International students pay higher tuition fees than domestic students
and also fund their accommodation and living costs. Fortunately, there is support available
and opportunities for part-time work to top up funds.
A student working part-time has the same rights as a full-time employee.
The UK has a National Minimum Wage (NMW) that all employers must abide by.
The NMW for a student aged between 18 and 20 is £5.30 per hour; for those 21 and over,
the NMW is £6.70 per hour.
Note: To work part-time while studying, a National Insurance number is required. This ensures
all tax and national insurance contributions made while working are recorded correctly.