MSc Bridge Engineering student Siddharth Dighe shares a typical week for him as a postgraduate student at Surrey.
The following timetable is a personal example - for the latest module information, visit the MSc Bridge Engineering programme page.
8am - Wake up. Say "good morning!”. Eat breakfast. Pack up my laptop.
8:45am - Leave for 9am lecture: Infrastructure Investment and Financing.
12pm - Latte at the Lakeside Cafe. Say hello to friends, chat about their weekends. Download lecture slides for the day.
1pm to 4pm – Durability of Bridges lecture.
4pm - Have some snacks.
4:30pm to 6pm – Sit in Library, Splash-level 3. Meet with other postgrads for projects discussion.
6pm - Head to room.
8pm – Cook dinner, eat, clean up.
9pm - Go through lecture notes.
11pm – Watch music videos, fall asleep.
7:30 am - Morning routine.
8:45am - Leave for 9pm lecture: Bridge Loading and Analysis.
12pm - Coffee at the Lakeside Cafe. Catch up on emails since no one else is around at that time. Download lecture slides for the day.
1pm to 4pm – Lecture: Prestressed Design of Bridge.
4pm – Have some snacks from Simply Fresh.
4:30pm to 6pm – Library.
6pm - Head for room.
8pm – Cook food, eat, clean up.
9pm - Watch a film.
12am - Collapse into bed.
10am - Wake up.
10:30am - Coffee and breakfast in Hillside
12pm – Attend ELSP session.
2pm – Have some lunch with friends in Wates house.
3pm - Head to library to revise lecture notes from Monday and Tuesday.
6pm - Break, coffee time!
8pm - Head to room, cook something, clean up.
10pm – Listen to some music, read novels.
11:30pm - Bed time.
8:30am - Morning routine, coffee, breakfast.
10am: - Meet Supervisor, discussion of thesis and procedure to carryout.
10:45am - Coffee at Lakeside.
11am - Meet with any lecturers or advisors as needed.
12pm to 1pm – Attend Guest lecture.
1pm - Grab a gluten free wrap and water at Simply Fresh.
1:30pm - Meet with other students for projects in a library group room.
3pm – Carry experimental tests regarding project in mechanical lab.
6pm - Enjoy a tea at friends place and chill for some time.
7pm - Put my headphones in and focus on studies.
9pm – Dinner time.
10pm – Spend some time with roommates before heading to bed.
Wake up late around 10pm, no lectures, feel relief!
11am - Breakfast and coffee.
12pm - Reading some journal papers, analysing tests results.
2pm - Good big lunch!
2:30pm - Have a small nap.
3:30pm - Start writing thesis.
6pm - Coffee break
8pm - Dinner in town with couple of friends.
10pm - Hit the club (rubix, Weatherspoon), enjoy few drinks and music!
12am - Make my way back to my room, sleep.
- Plan for trips
- Take walks, around campus or in town
- Do some online research for project work
- Do pending coursework
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