An article posted by The Telegraph shows that according to a recent survey, 57% of university students stated that they were working to help pay their accommodation, food and household bills, while 56% were looking to earn extra cash for socialising. 53% remain independent on their parents when it comes to finances and 74% rely on their student loan. There is a considerable rise in the figures from last year's survey.

According to Sara Newell, manager of student and graduate markets at Endsleigh, “We have seen a huge leap in the number of students finding employment whilst at university. While many still rely on their parents and student loans as main sources of finance, unexpected costs at university mean that many are looking for jobs to help ends meet. However, there is no doubt that being employed whilst at university serves a dual purpose and a considerable number of students are also looking to bulk up their CVs to enhance their future job prospects."

Read the full article at The Telegraph's website.