A contract of employment is an agreement between you and your employer. There is always a contract between you and your employer, even if you do not have anything in writing, because you have agreed to work for your employer in return for pay. Your contract of employment will include a number of other details that have been agreed between you and your employer. These are called terms and conditions and may either be verbal arrangements, or be in writing.
If you are thinking about employment, come and talk to the Advice Service in confidence. We are impartial and here to advise in your best interests. We have a drop in service between 12pm and 2pm, Monday to Friday in the Student Support Centre or you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org