Law students the most likely to work their way through university

Law students are among those most likely to have a part time job while studying for their degree, according to research by Santander.

Over two thirds (69 per cent) of law students have a part-time job making them the most likely, along with those studying business, to fund their studies by working. Their average annual are nearly one third lower than those of business students however, coming in at  £4,174 compared to £6,071.

Overall, 61 per cent of students work part-time during university, with medicine and dentistry students the least likely to do so, as just 51 per cent work.  The average wage came in at £4,478.

Unsurprisingly, the most common roles for students were retail (31 per cent) and hospitality (21 per cent). Other jobs included telesales, admin, manual labour and tutoring. The average student worker racks up eight hours per week during term time and 18 hours per week during the holidays.