Bath is quite an expensive city but there are a lot of student discounts available so if you are careful you can get by quite cheaply. The only supermarkets in walking distance are Sainsbury's and Waitrose so food can be expensive. On campus, there is a good range of places to buy food and drink including Starbucks, Costa (with subsidised prices) and shops to buy sandwiches etc. The SU bar does good deals on drinks on a Friday afternoon. After first year a bus pass is pretty essential as the university is on top of a hill and most accommodation is at the bottom of the hill and there is limited parking near the university. There are a lot of opportunities for part time work both on campus and in town but there are also a lot of students from the two universities so competition to actually get a job can be tough.