There are a variety of halls of residence which suit every budget. If living on campus, transport isn't really an issue unless you go out into Brighton a lot, but bus tickets are relatively cheap. With a young person's railcard, train tickets home (as well as into Brighton) are very affordable too. Groceries and household items can be purchased in the Co-operative as well as the Union Shop on campus, but both can be price-y and so it is usually cheaper to head off-campus for a big shop. There are numerous opportunities for part-time work at Sussex. The Careers & Employability Centre advertise part-time work as well as graduate jobs and internships on their website, so this is a great place to start. In terms of jobs on campus, this is available at the Students' Union (in their bars and shop), in the Co-Operative and as a Student Ambassador through Student Recruitment Services. Work can be a regular as you want or need it, and they're always flexible. Many students also work at the AMEX stadium. Budgeting can be difficult at first, especially during the first few weeks if you have a lot of additional unexpected costs, as well as a lot of textbooks to buy. Rent definitely takes up the biggest chunk of my budget, but if you plan roughly how much to spend each week, as well as keep track of money going in and out, you get to a point where budgeting becomes more manageable. Definitely try and buy only the core textbooks you need, or borrow them from the library. Buy second-hand and then sell yours on after the year is over.