Although the main accommodation on campus is expensive, other costs are relatively low. There are no transport costs to get to uni or to go to town, as both are walking distance. There is a reasonable sized Tesco in town, as well as an Asda a car/bus ride away, however many student choose to do an online big shop at the start of the year which is both convenient and quite cheap. There is the student bar and two although pubs by campus which are all well priced for students both food and drink. Also with Birmingham being a student town, there are always student nights and prices on nights out. The main area for nightlife is both a cab ride and walking distance away, so a shared cab is never expensive. The uni has it's own JobShop which advertises jobs in birmingham, on campus and summer/seasonal jobs. They have an office and also advertise online.