Books and equipment costs
During Orientation Week, many departments will issue lists of essential books and equipment which students need to obtain.
With a little care, costs can be minimised. There is little need, for example, to buy books which are suggested for reference only - these can be found in one of the University libraries.
Textbooks and other equipment such as laboratory coats can often be bought second-hand. Look for advertisements on notice boards in the departments and in the Union Complex.
On the St Lucia campus, some colleges operate second-hand book services, and there is a second-hand bookshop in the Union complex that buys and sells books, as well as stationery supplies.
The University Bookshop stocks all the materials first-year students require. It also carries many other publications of interest and a wide range of equipment such as computer software.
The bookshop at Gatton campus can supply internal and external students with textbooks, stationery, computer software, typewriters, calculators and other material. Second-hand books are also available.
On the Ipswich campus, the bookshop can supply students with textbooks, stationery and other materials.