Working to increase your income during a UK doctorate

Although a full-time doctorate is a full-time occupation and you might not have too much time and energy for other things, it is not uncommon for doctoral candidates to take some additional part-time work to help with living expenses or to keep up with their profession.

Often, doctoral candidates take some additional work within the university - a teaching assistant role, or demonstration work in student labs. This can be very good experience, especially if you seek an academic career, as well as providing additional cash. When you're looking at possible institutions at which to undertake a doctorate, you might want to ask about opportunities like this and whether they would help you to access them.