If your course is degree level, as a Student visa holder you will normally be allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week during term time and up to full-time during holiday periods.
The University recommends that you do not work more than 15 hours per week during term time to enable you to focus on your studies.
Term time refers to the period when you are required to do academic work such as attend lectures and tutorials; prepare for and sit exams/re-sits; do coursework; write a dissertation or a thesis.
You can work fulltime during the vacation periods and during the additional period at the end of your visa (i.e. four/two months) after you have finished your course.
Students with a Student visa are prohibited from working in the following categories:
If you are unsure, it is very important you check your employment status prior to starting work. You must contact the Immigration & Compliance team or attend one of the Immigration Drop-in Sessions (term-time only) on Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's 12.00-13.00, so we can advise you further.
Work conditions – UKCISA website