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Hey!

How many textbooks do u have and how much did they each cost??

Also are there other uni-related costs u had to cover ?? (laptop, travel etc)

Thanks!!
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Textbooks are generally fairly expensive, but in UK universities you are rarely REQUIRED to buy any. Also your uni library should have any required textbooks in stock, although they may only have so many copies of them. I would recommend waiting until you get to uni before thinking about whether to buy any textbooks; you will probably find you won't need to, and even if you do you will probably also be able to buy them more cheaply secondhand from higher year students in your department

Having some kind of personal computing device is very helpful for uni, and I can't imagine not having one personally. So you may want or need to plan to get some kind of laptop or suchlike, although you don't need anything excessively powerful for uni needs (just the ability to rub office software and have internet access minimally), and anything beyond that is really dependent on your personal uses (e.g. if you play games on your PC).

Travel is very variable. Some unis you won't need to get any public transport really to get around, while others you may want or even need to get the bus sometimes (or even regularly). You may also want (or need) to travel home during holiday periods and so will need to budget for that, although often you can save money by buying train/plane/coach tickets in advance, as applicable. So it's worth investigating that earlier rather than later, although bear in mind you may be able to get a discounted (or even free) Railcard once you are a student via student bank account offers and similar, which might be worth waiting to get before actually buying any train tickets at least.
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(Original post by artful_lounger)
Textbooks are generally fairly expensive, but in UK universities you are rarely REQUIRED to buy any. Also your uni library should have any required textbooks in stock, although they may only have so many copies of them. I would recommend waiting until you get to uni before thinking about whether to buy any textbooks; you will probably find you won't need to, and even if you do you will probably also be able to buy them more cheaply secondhand from higher year students in your department

Having some kind of personal computing device is very helpful for uni, and I can't imagine not having one personally. So you may want or need to plan to get some kind of laptop or suchlike, although you don't need anything excessively powerful for uni needs (just the ability to rub office software and have internet access minimally), and anything beyond that is really dependent on your personal uses (e.g. if you play games on your PC).

Travel is very variable. Some unis you won't need to get any public transport really to get around, while others you may want or even need to get the bus sometimes (or even regularly). You may also want (or need) to travel home during holiday periods and so will need to budget for that, although often you can save money by buying train/plane/coach tickets in advance, as applicable. So it's worth investigating that earlier rather than later, although bear in mind you may be able to get a discounted (or even free) Railcard once you are a student via student bank account offers and similar, which might be worth waiting to get before actually buying any train tickets at least.
Thank you!
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