The catering provision on campus is excellent-the recently refurbished Eagle Bistro is a lovely space to eat in and the range, quality and cost of food is very good. The snack bar and shop in Chancellor's Mall are also pleasant to use and very reasonable. The local eateries are convenient and cheap if a little scruffy. Unfortunately there is nowhere to sit and eat comfortably on campus during out of hours library opening.
I live and work in nearby Ramsbottom but have managed to secure extra vacation work locally-the Career's Service can help with this but the onus is on the student to be proactive.
I haven't encountered too many additional course costs apart from needing to buy more up to date textbooks than are typically available in the library. Bus travel is the cheapest mode of transport and the bus station is a 10 minute walk from campus.