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In the UK almost everyone in any kind of work is entitled to basic working rights. However, there are exceptions (for instance, not everyone is entitled to the National Minimum Wage), so please explore the information we link to carefully.
If you are employed under a contract of employment then you gain additional rights, but these do not come into effect until you have worked for a specific length of time. For example, the following entitlements come into effect gradually over the first two years of your employment:
You should always seek specific advice if you are unsure of your rights in a particular situation. Initially, seek advice from the Students Union Student Advice & Representation Centre (in the Portland Building, University Park). Advice can also be sought from the Citizens Advice Bureau, or from a solicitor.
University of NottinghamPortland Building, Level DUniversity Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679