GMIT Students’ Union recently launched a new initiative to assist students in finding part-time work as part of an overall effort to assist students who are struggling financially, and with the upcoming budget in mind.
The scheme, titled #SUJobFairy was rolled out to list part-time jobs specifically aimed at GMIT students. The initiative is open to all local businesses to list their work with Students’ Union.
According Students’ Union President Sam O’Neill the plan was introduced in response to government cuts to the education budget.
“Just a few short years ago students were able to pick up a part time job to help cover the cost of living. We here in the Students’ Union have been working with a number of local businesses in securing the creation of part time jobs for students. The jobs are then advertised through social media and on campus notice boards so that we can get students from GMIT working,” he explained.
“Without this support, college would have been a lot tougher for me financially. Thanks to the #SUJobFairy I got a job in local nightclub, Club K, and now the money worries has been eased hugely,” commented GMIT student David Monahan.
Students can apply for these jobs through the hashtag #SUJobFairy on the GMIT Students’ Union Facebook and Twitter accounts. Students who are in financial difficulty are urged to contact the Students’ Union directly for assistance.