Before i got there i didn't realise how many takeaway places and bad food there was around and i gained 2 stone. Definitely make sure you know that tesco is a 20 min walk away in hanley (they only opened this in my 3rd year), had this been there from the start i wouldn't have put on so much weight. The fact that you have to spend a fiver to use your card in ember is awful, they need to make it a pound like the union shops (when this came it was a godsend!). This makes you buy more and therefore eat more unneccessarily! I don't carry cash ever because it makes me spend it. The drinks in LRV are cheap, 80p for a shot of sourz. But, food in ember is expensive, they keep putting the price up every year and it takes ages to come so be wary of that. Hanley is a short walk up the road with plenty of shops to apply for part time work and you can work for the union, in the shops, LRV and ember so this is fantastic.