Hundreds of students in Oxford are finding casual work with a new app.

Stint, a new employment platform, helps connect students with flexible work at some of the UK’s biggest hospitality businesses.

It launches this week in Oxford as campuses across the UK have reopened to in-person teaching.

Students can book flexible and uni-friendly shifts of two to three hours using the app and fit earning money around their studies.

In the past few weeks the app has raced into the top three most downloaded business apps in the UK.

Already almost 300 students have signed up to Stint in Oxford, with thousands more expected to sign up over the next few months.

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The creators believe that students in the UK are set to earn around £200,000 through the app in the next few weeks as Stint launches in more than 30 towns and cities across the country.

The website states: "Have some free time to fill? Turn each extra hour into £8.92 per hour. "

It adds that students are not required to work a minimum amount each week and there is no commitment if you need to concentrate on studies or go abroad.

Co-founder Sam Schlagman told the Evening Standard: "Many people come to university to have what is, in theory, the best time of their lives, but they end up compromising it because it’s too expensive.

"We live in a day and age where everything is accessible with the touch of a button and we thought, why shouldn’t students be able to earn money at the touch of a button in their spare time whenever they can?”