Today was the second ever academic book sale at the SU and it was a resounding success. 485 books were sold for a staggering total of £5488, which will be going straight back into students’ pockets next week!
There was a great attendance to the book sale, some may say spinetingling, with lots of you turning out to grab those bargains. The idea being the book sale was to enable students to save money by getting key resources at a discounted price, while also allowing students to make some cash rather than letting old books rot away on the bookshelf.
Starting university, there is a fear of the hidden costs that come with it. One of these is the cost of all the books - I remember being rather shocked when I scrolled online to find all the books that I needed and saw all those summer savings starting to slip away. Combine this with the endless posts on social media of students trying to get rid of their old books and the quick solution was provide a platform for you all to sell the books you have to other students: win-win!
Our book drop-off days on Monday and Thursday saw 918 books dropped off from a variety of departments. We then categorised them and piled them all, advertising them with the price that you as sellers of the books valued them at.
A massive thank you to the awesome volunteers who helped stack all the books but, as ever, the biggest thank you to you as students who engaged in this event whether selling or buying! We hope this enabled you to either clear old books you no longer need (while making some cash!) or saved you some money by grabbing those bargains!
As your VP Education, I am always eager to hear from you to see how I can help represent your academic interests and ultimately, work to improve your experience here. Feel free to come say hi and have a chat, I am located alongside the other Sabbatical Officers upstairs in the Students’ Union building, or you can email me. All of us Officers also have work Facebook accounts so feel free to add Jack O’Neill VP for updates on there as well!
If you didn’t manage to sell your book on this occasion then don’t blame your shelf (pun certainly intended), we will be looking into having another book sale later in the year!
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