Food and drink is readily available on campus, in the cafes and the restaurant, as well as the Co Op in the middle of campus, which is good for picking up essentials. There are supermarkets near enough to campus, and all will deliver to campus residences. Getting into Brighton on the bus is 2.50 for a return, and the train is a little cheaper (and a lot faster) if you have a railcard. Generally, travel expenses aren't a key factor in costs because if you're living on campus, you can walk to all lectures etc., unlike at city universities. I didn't really come into any extra course costs, as the library had enough copies of all of the textbooks I needed, so I just borrowed them from there. I just wish I'd known that before I bought 2 of the so called "essential" textbooks for 50 each! Be careful if you do decide to buy textbooks, because they can be expensive, and books for first year courses are often only useful for the first year (and often only a term) so it's a lot cheaper and more practical to just get them from the library.