Setting the Standard for Good Student Employers with New Charter

A new initiative developed by tourism specialists to help champion best practice among employers who regularly recruit students will launch next month.

Research suggests more than half of UK students now work part-time jobs to supplement their income while studying at university* with many taking on roles in hospitality, leisure, events, tourism or retail businesses.

The Good Student Employer Charter aims to enhance the culture of student employment by empowering students and businesses to build more positive and mutually beneficial relationships, while equipping businesses with the tools they need to create fair and more inclusive work environments for young part-time employees balancing work and study.

Officially launching in Lincolnshire on Thursday 2 November 2023, the Charter is a collaborative project between the University of Lincoln, Destination Lincolnshire and the Institute of Hospitality. Led by Dr Agnieszka Rydzik, Associate Professor in Tourism and Work at the University of Lincoln, the scheme is underpinned by research on the experiences of students working on zero-hour contracts in the hospitality sector.

Read the full University of Lincoln press release here