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I'm creating my budget for the year and planning to study Law but I'm unsure how much money to set aside for books.

I plan to buy everything second hand but not sure how many books a typical student buys so any advice and rough estimates would be helpful.
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I'm creating my budget for the year and planning to study Law but I'm unsure how much money to set aside for books.

I plan to buy everything second hand but not sure how many books a typical student buys so any advice and rough estimates would be helpful.
I'm studying law also . Would also like to know .Thanks
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Often the core text books are either brand new or last year, so expensive.
4 core subjects needed £35 textbook each plus a statute book £10. So that’s £180 there.
Then I generally picked up £20 more for ea h subject in revision guides/stuff tutor said was a simple guide to the subject (older versions for £5 etc) do another £100.
So £300 first year costs! But I don’t like reading online do much and have been reselling as soon as did last exam.
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Often the core text books are either brand new or last year, so expensive.
4 core subjects needed £35 textbook each plus a statute book £10. So that’s £180 there.
Then I generally picked up £20 more for ea h subject in revision guides/stuff tutor said was a simple guide to the subject (older versions for £5 etc) do another £100.
So £300 first year costs! But I don’t like reading online do much and have been reselling as soon as did last exam.
300?!?😳
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The library only had say 20 copies of each core textbooks (one week loan) so no real choice.
I did try and get as much off amazon second hand as possible so £27 over £40 new but the books are pricy!
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The library only had say 20 copies of each core textbooks (one week loan) so no real choice.
I did try and get as much off amazon second hand as possible so £27 over £40 new but the books are pricy!
Did you have to buy them all at the start? Sorry for the questions!
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The core text books yes. Within a few weeks anyway.
The rest could wait until next semester.
The statute books are annoying, we had to buy as only books allowed to take into exams (then exams online so did not need) your university may not require them in exams.
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The core text books yes. Within a few weeks anyway.
The rest could wait until next semester.
The statute books are annoying, we had to buy as only books allowed to take into exams (then exams online so did not need) your university may not require them in exams.
So do most people pay with their own savings?
Thanks!
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I'm creating my budget for the year and planning to study Law but I'm unsure how much money to set aside for books.

I plan to buy everything second hand but not sure how many books a typical student buys so any advice and rough estimates would be helpful.
Somewhere in the region of £150 brand new. Obviously they would be significantly cheaper second hand.
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