Working for the Employment Bureau (EB)


Faculty: Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care
School: School of Nursing and Midwifery
Course: BSc (Hons) Child Nursing
Category: Nursing and midwifery

27 June 2018

Being at university, especially doing a nursing course, means that there is very little time for a part time job and earning money. However, when I started at the university I was advised by other students to go to the Employment Bureau. They offer part time work for students at ARU which is flexible and works well alongside studying.

Therefore, I decided to go along to the Employment Bureau and see what I could get involved with. I spoke to someone who explained all of the events I could get involved with and then explained the induction form. The process was very quick. I had to fill out the induction form I was given and take my passport along to the EB, and then I could start working. I didn’t even have to have an interview, which was great. However, there are some roles for which they ask you to go along for a quick interview after you apply. 

What sort of work is it? The EB offer lots of part time work for student including:

  • Campus tour guides. This involves giving potential students and their families a tour of the campus including, sometimes, the accommodation, and talking to them about your experience at the university.
  • Open days. This is where potential students and their families come along to see the university. At events like this you may be asked to register guests, take them on campus tours around the university, and tell them about your experience at Anglia Ruskin University.
  • Interviews. Throughout the year potential student have their interviews just like we did to get here. Therefore tutors need lots of help in order to pick the right candidates to come to this university. The role involves signing in the student, talking to them about your experiences and reassuring them that their interview will go well.
  • Test days. Some courses require students to complete a test of some kind before they can come to the university. This role involves being in the exam, being a marker, reassuring the students, helping give out and take paper back after the exam.
  • External jobs. There are also lots of external jobs that we can get involved in including areas in catering, cleaning or external companies that come into the university such as 'into university' who bring school children into the university and teach them all about what university is and what they can do whilst here.
  • Digital student ambassador (this is what I am doing now!). This involves writing blogs, talking to potential students on Facebook and supporting students with any concerns they may have about starting university.

I have worked at a number of events now including, open days, Nursing interviews, Nursing test days, Reach for the Star events, Into University events, campus tours and I am currently a Digital Student Ambassador. I would strongly recommend getting involved with the Employment Bureau, as I have met lots of people through the events and I feel I have become so much more confident since doing so. If you would like more information about getting involved please go the website.


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