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.

Business management students sitting down

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

"My Surrey experience has been life changing, not just for the academic learning but also the development of my personal and life skills. It's been a great place to study. Wonderful things definitely do happen here."

Phillimon Seruwo, BSc (Hons) Business and Retail Management


  • 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

"The first year of university is an exciting time and there’s the chance to get involved in many activities and try new things."

Krysia Anderson, BSc (Hons) International Business Management

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