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1. Nick asks Debbie to tell him about …
1) the details of her working life.
2) the career ambitions of today’s students.
3) part-time work among undergraduates.

2. In Debbie’s view …
1) all students should seek some form of paid work.
2) students on demanding courses should focus on studying.
3) universities should help students find jobs.

3. Students at Debbie’s university can earn money by …
1) advertising it to the general public.
2) carrying out clerical tasks.
3) transporting documents between buildings.

4. Debbie says more and more students are …
1) beginning their chosen careers before graduating.
2) doing unpaid work in order to gain experience.
3) setting up their own businesses.

5. What does Debbie say about mystery shopping as a job?
1) It’s very enjoyable to do.
2) The financial rewards are low.
3) It’s a good way to meet people.

6. Students who tutor…
1) must be over 18.
2) prefer to teach informally.
3) usually find work in an Agency.

7. Which of the following is given as a good reason to work as a tutor?
1) Tutoring demonstrates qualities required in the workplace.
2) Tutoring can help students to pass their own courses.
3) Tutoring makes it easier to do a teaching course.

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Presenter: Today we’re asking: Is it right for students to work during their university years? Before we take your calls we’re going to speak to Debbie Jones, who’s a student welfare officer at Porchester University, about what kind of jobs students there are doing. Hi, Debbie.
Debbie: Hello, Nick.
Presenter: Hi. I believe your university’s policy is to encourage young people to work alongside their studies. Why is that?
Debbie: We believe university is about preparing young people for life beyond their student years, and work experience is an important part of that. Of course, students studying medicine and other vocational subjects have timetables that are far too full for them to do any part-time work, so we certainly don’t encourage students to seek employment in every case.
Presenter: But if someone’s studying, say, geography, they can actually do some paid work on the Porchester Uni campus. Is that right?
Debbie: Yes, we employ students as telephone fundraisers and as assistants in our administrative offices. When we hold open days, we also employ current students to give tours of the campus. These opportunities are particularly convenient, of course, for students who live on the campus, as there’s minimal disruption to their studies. They don’t have to travel to work, and they work maybe 10 hours per week at the most.
Presenter: Some students, of course, need to work more hours to cover the costs of university. What options do they have these days?
Debbie: Well it’s becoming more and more common for students to use their skills to complete short projects for businesses which they find online. There are quite a few websites and apps that match students to companies that need help in the short term. So, students studying languages might do some translation work, and graphic design students might design a sign for a shopkeeper.
Presenter: And I suppose that kind of work might lead to permanent employment.
Debbie: It’s possible, but the projects we’re talking about are usually very short-term projects at small businesses that don’t need to employ anyone full-time. That’s why they advertise for student workers.
Presenter: What about if you’re studying a subject that is purely academic? Can you still find casual work online?
Debbie: Yes, there are jobs anybody can do. You can be a mystery shopper, for example, it involves visiting a shop or restaurant and then writing a report on the service and quality of the goods. It doesn’t pay much, but you might get some free food or useful things!
Presenter: When I was at university studying maths, I gave extra lessons to children. Is there still a culture of that?
Debbie: Indeed, tutoring is a very popular option, and you can do as much or as little as you like. Some people do it informally, like you did, but most students register with an agency. Of course, you need to stick to subjects you have good knowledge of. If you’re working with children or younger teenagers, you need to teach a subject you studied until you were 16 at least. With older teenagers, you need to teach something you studied till you were 18 or older. So, it’s a good way for students to make money.
Presenter: Tutoring experience impresses employers because it develops communication and organisational skills. It’s also a good way to find out whether you might like to go into teaching after university. So, you can see why a lot of students opt to tutor. It doesn’t just make them money.

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