Money can be big a worry before you come to Uni so here is a few (hopefully) handy hints:
Can I work while I'm in Durham?
Officially the University advises that you should not work more than 12 hours a week so you have enough time to complete all of your academic work, and they also take into account time to socialise.
If you would like a job, college offers work in our coffee shop, shop, library and bar, as well as filling vending machines. College jobs are ideal as they are run by the JCR, are only a few minutes away and, if they’re not too busy, you can even get some work done while on the job.
If you would like to apply for a job outside of college then you can consult the Student Employment Service at http://www.dur.ac.uk/ses/. They can help you find a job with an employer who will be understanding about your work load and negotiate hours that you can fit around your studies.