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    If you are looking for part time, flexible work you can register to join QTemps. At QTemps we offer you a range of opportunities on and off campus. By using QTemps, you will have exclusive access to jobs on campus, benefit from QTemps paying the London Living Wage and finally access all your job information online including submitting timesheets. Please choose the profile that applies to you below to register for opportunities and find work.

Worker FAQs

Can I work while I’m studying?

During term time, students are limited to working 20 hours per week. This could possibly be less depending on your visa requirements.

If I’m an Overseas Student, can I work while I’m in the UK?

If you hold a Tier 4 visa, and your visa states that work is permitted, then you can work. If you are doing a full-time degree-level course, then you should be able to work 20 hours per week during term time and full-time during your vacations. If you are doing a course that is below degree level (such as a foundation course or Pre-sessional English course), then you should be able to work 10 hours per week during term time, and full-time during your vacations. The key is to check your visa page and/or Biometric Residence Permit.

If you are in the UK as a Standard Visitor or as a Short-term Student, you will not be able to do any work.

Who can join the QTemps pool?

The QTemps pool is open to current students, alumni and individuals who would like to join our workforce.

What sort of jobs are on offer?

We have a diverse range of opportunities available at any given time. It can range from tutoring, web and game development, administration, media relations and much more!

What are the benefits of using the QTemps service?

We are offering flexible working that could be part time, a couple of hours a week or even full time positions. We are also offering you holiday pay per hour, automatic enrolment into our pension scheme as per employment law if you are over 22. We are also providing valuable work experience aimed to increase your employability.

How will I be paid?

You will need to submit online timesheets on a weekly basis and once they are approved, payment will be made directly to your bank account.

How much will I be paid?

We offer a variety of roles at varying rates. However, as QMUL is one of the six Principal Partners of the national Living Wage Foundation which is above the national minimum wage.

What if I don’t have my National Insurance (NI) number yet?

You can start work before your National Insurance number arrives if you can prove your right to work or study in the UK as mentioned above. Please note that if you do start working before your NI arrives you may be put on an ‘emergency’ tax code as HMRC doesn’t know enough about your income or tax details for the tax year. You can only apply for it once you are in the UK. Please visit the following link for more information on how to apply for a NI number..

What is QTemps

It is a single specialised channel to access temporary staff including QMUL students, graduates and people from the local community. Our temporary worker pool can be accessed by hiring managers at QMUL and businesses in East London.

Our aim is to provide access to quality vacancies across QMUL and with businesses in the surrounding area. QMUL proudly stands as one of the six Principal Partners of the national Living Wage Foundation.


As a Russell Group university, whilst remaining committed to an outstanding teaching and learning experience, we have also provided valuable temporary work opportunities in the last 12 months with:

24/7 Access

More than 6000 Candidates with new assignments

Top industry positions were in Education & Institutes, Administration and IT Services

Hire From QTemps

QMUL Manager

For managers wanting to hire students, alumni and temporary workers – the process has never been easier. We offer a personalised and tailored service ran by our dedicated careers department.

Full transparency of Worker's Pay, along with the mandatory employment costs (e.g. holiday pay, National Insurance and pension), is provided across the system at a low cost margin.

Workers submit timesheets online each week for you to approve and the appropriate department/organisation is charged for the hours used.

Our partner, Keystone Employment Group, complete and report on all compliance issues, such as: Identity checks, Eligibility, Equal Opportunities and provide a HMRC compliant payroll service.

Manager FAQs

Why have we moved systems?

Our new system powered by Keystone Employment Group is the leading provider of online recruitment solutions to the education sector in the UK. We can significantly improve our student’s employability and our own strategic initiatives by harnessing modern technology and using the data, it yields to track the employability journey more effectively

This new undertaking will allow us to develop the facility further and to provide more valuable opportunities for students and alumni to get work experience in a more cost efficient way.

What are the benefits of using the QTemps service?

If you have a need to hire temporary staff then the student recruitment system allows you to access a pool of individuals who are familiar with QMUL and have a vested interest in its success as an institution. At the forefront of our work, QTemps provides the platform for current students and graduates to unlock their potential by obtaining exposure to the work environment. This is not just about a job providing additional income but a springboard to increasing employability. Apart from the access to over hundreds of students and individuals from the local community, we offer free vacancy advertising and the ability to target specific skills for your positions. We also aim to provide an efficient service that allows you to focus on your department needs while we focus on the attracting and shortlisting of candidates, payroll processes and right to work verification.

If you are in the UK as a Standard Visitor or as a Short-term Student, you will not be able to do any work.

What is the cost?

In our drive to offer cost efficient recruitment solutions to managers, the fee for our services has been reduced to 6.5% for QMUL managers. As our primary objective is to give our students opportunities to work, we charge an admin fee far lower than agency market rate. In addition to the gross pay the worker receives, you will be charged the mandatory costs (ie National Insurance, holiday pay and pension), plus our small reduced fee for the service.

How can I get in touch with the QTemps Team?

If you have any further queries or would like guidance on a matter please feel free to contact us on email or give us a call 0207 882 8533. We are based on the Mile End campus in Room WG3 of the Queens’ Building; please see map and directions for details of where to find us.

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Get In Touch With Us

At QTemps we offer an excellent, responsive service to both our students and managers, please get in touch if you have any queries about getting set up on QTemps. You can reach us on

If your query is system or payroll related please check the online help and support page available on your QTemps profile, found at the bottom left corner of your screen.


Karin Alderson

Deputy Director of Administration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies

"I find the new layout very clear, easy to navigate and have found the service helpful and accommodating"

Shelley Reeder

E-Learning Support Administrator

"QTemps ensure the whole process is quick and straight forward, enabling a swift and a high standard turnaround from start to finish.. The new website is easy to navigate and we are grateful to have a dedicated team to help with student recruitment who are always there to help."

Ahmed Hassan

PhD research in Medical Engineering

"Being a postgraduate student, I was always looking out for such job opportunities which allow me to earn extra cash plus won’t affect my studies and research work too much. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to connect with careers and enterprise department at QMUL which proved to be a great resource in aiding my job search. From one-on-one session for tailoring my CV for a specific job to providing access to a job boards like Qtemps, enabled me to find jobs with decent income and almost no effect on my study and research time. I would highly recommend all the students looking for job to avail the expert services provided by Careers and Enterprise services at QMUL."