If you are living in halls, or manage to get a house that includes many of the bills it can be fairly easy to manage your finances. There is lots of good value food, with morrison's nearby and tesco's not too far away, with a lidl, aldi, iceland, and cooltrader's scattered throughout town. Each campus has a cafe which is not exactly cheap, but a possibility for many to eat at regularly if in halls. Work is hard to find as there are so many students, and so little in our area really. I haven't come across any additional course costs yet, other than in third year, you have to pay for binding on your dissertation, and rent graduation robes. Transport around bangor is cheap. You can usually walk everywhere, but if you need to take a taxi from Morrison's to Normal Site because of shopping, the taxi is only about 3. Travel back home can be expensive however, so I advise you to book any train tickets you may need in advance, as that is the biggest expense I had, especially in first year.