I found it very easy to manage my costs. The uni allows deliveries of food from supermarkets to accommodation, as long as you go and collect it from them. There is a co-op on campus, however I found this to be quite expensive. I had a part time job in Hove which isn't too far from campus by train. I was able to get there and back quite easily. There are good job opportunities on campus and in the city so there should be no problem as long as you're organised and sort it out asap when you arrive. Transport was an increasing problem from the time I arrived at uni. The bus service was originally very good with their costs (2.50 for a day ticket for unlimited travel on the route into the city). However this did increase over the year to 3.50 which is quite a difference and meant a lot of people decided to start using trains. If we were to go for a night out we would have to catch the bus as the trains don't run late enough. Despite this, the actual service of the bus is very good, there a couple of pick up and drop off points on campus which makes it very easy to get into the city. There is a train station right at the bottom of the campus which, again, is incredibly helpful.