Published: 01 April 2019

A week in the life of a business student

From business decision making seminars to lunch by the campus lake, discover what a typical week looks like for first-year business students at Surrey.


A typical week


  • 9am to 10am – Business skills lecture
  • 12 noon to 1pm – Economics for business lecture
  • 1pm to 2pm – Lunch by the lake
  • 2pm to 5pm – Prepare for the week’s seminars in the library.


  • 11am to 12pm – Marketing principles seminar
  • 12 noon to 1pm – Meet course mates for lunch at Hillside
  • 1pm to 2pm – Walk over to the Library and Learning Centre to work on upcoming assignment
  • 2pm to 3pm – Business ethics lecture
  • 3pm to 5pm – Library session.

"Given that I am an international student who was in need of a sense of community, I strongly believe that there’s no place like Surrey."

Abhishek Sundar, Business Management (Entrepreneurship) BSc (Hons)


  • 10am to 11am – Business decision making seminar
  • 11am to 12pm – Retail marketing lecture
  • 1:30pm – Arrive home for lunch.


  • 10am to 11am – Financial accounting seminar
  • 11am to 12 noon – Meeting with module tutor to discuss plans for upcoming assignment and receive feedback on a presentation given the week before
  • 1:30pm – Back to halls for essay prep and essential course reading.


  • 9am to 10am – Check virtual learning environment for lecture notes and information on upcoming assignment
  • 10am to 2pm - Complete reading for next week’s lectures and seminars with a break for lunch
  • 2pm to 5pm – Group revision session in the library, followed by assignment work.

“I have changed since I started at Surrey and have become a lot more confident, independent and strong.”

Sofia Squire, International Business Management BSc (Hons)

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