I know this is extreeeeme planning ahead since I'm going to hopefully start uni later this year, but it is also just out of general curiosity - what sorts of things are you given or expected to carry around in terms of work at uni when you go to lectures? Do you have to carry ring binders, folders, notebooks? Are you handed out sheets you're expected to bring to every lecture/are you free to choose to take notes in whatever sized notepad you'd like?
I'm just wondering because for school, GCSE required a very big, strong bag in terms of textbooks for so many subjects, as well as books etc. For A Level, it's gotten smaller, but still quite a lot. I'm just wondering, since uni would be one subject obviously. I'm also looking at investing in a really good bag for uni, and am debating between a 13" or 15". Both hold A4 documents, but I'm just wondering if I'd need to take into account the thickness of binders, or how many A4 sized things I'd need to carry round. For my second year of sixth form, I've swapped huge binders for smaller document wallets and paper holders - do the same job, but just much thinner and more practical. Hopefully uni work will allow me to be able to do this too, since binders are so hefty and I prefer just keeping them at home on my desk.
This could be particularly helpful if answered by English Lit students, in terms of saying if they need to bring a thousand reading books/textbooks to lectures, loads of notepads, or if it's generally quite light-weight. But of course any answer would be helpful.
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