Study Costs

Study Costs

 

There are day to day costs and expenditure for students on basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying and the amounts vary between courses. For instance photocopying and printing over three years could be as much as £60 for a Psychology student but much less for a Sports Studies student.

Books

You won’t need to buy all the books on your reading list, just the core texts. Remember the Library has an excellent collection of books, and some are also available second-hand from other students. If you decide to buy, check your REACH account for the best online prices.

Printing and photocopying

The cost of a black and white photocopied sheet at the University of Worcester is 5p (binding one Final Year Independent Study is free at the University of Worcester).

Most eligible students receive £10 of free printer credit at the beginning of each academic year during the usual length of their course e.g. 3 years for full-time BSc or BA students. Part-time students will receive no more than those on a full-time course. 

Field Trips

Attending compulsory field trips or placements – you might have to pay for transport and/or accommodation.         

Independent Study

If your course includes producing an Independent Study in its final year then additional costs are likely to be incurred. These costs will depend very much on your course and the project you have chosen to undertake and you are advised to talk to your tutor about potential expenses.  

Vital equipment and materials

The University has excellent facilities, computer access for all students and your academic lecturers will let you know of the best place to buy any extra equipment.

Free software

Office 365 is available to current students through the student portal. This allows access to online storage (One Drive) and Microsoft office online applications. Current students also have the option to download Microsoft office onto their Windows or Apple computer.

Art Resources

Worcestershire Resource Exchange sell art materials, and other unusual resources, at low prices - ideal for students studying Art degrees and Teaching degrees. Find more information on their website at www.wre.uk.com