Published: 01 April 2019

A week in the life of a sport and exercise science student

From biochemistry lectures to performance training, discover what a typical week looks like for first-year BSc Sport and Exercise Science students at Surrey.

Sport and exercise science students in the gym

Typical timetable

The following timetable is a general example - for the latest module information, visit the BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences programme page.


  • 9am to 11am - Introduction to Physiology and Practical Skills lecture
  • 11:30am to 1pm - Lunch with coursemates at Hillside
  • 1pm to 3pm - Study session at the Library and Learning Centre
  • 4pm to 6pm - Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health Lecture


  • 11am to 1pm - Introduction to Physiology and Practical Skills lecture
  • 1pm to 2pm - Lunch
  • 2pm to 3pm - Introduction to Biomechanics lecture

“My decision to join the women’s football team is one of the best I've ever made. Not only is the standard of football very high, but the people I’ve met through the club are some of my best friends at University.”

Izzie Coomber, BSc Sport and Exercise Science


  • 9am to 11am - Biochemistry: Building Blocks of Life lecture
  • 2:30pm to 4:30pm - Sports team training. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to Team Surrey sports


  • 1pm to 3:30pm - Introduction to Principles Exercise, Fitness and Health practical


  • 9am to 11am - Biochemistry: Building Blocks of Life practical
  • 12pm to 1:30pm - Lunch with coursemates at Hillside
  • 2pm to 4pm - Introduction to Biomechanics practical


Outside of lectures and library sessions, there’s lots to do during your free time at Surrey.

Campus life

The Students’ Union lies at the heart of campus life. With over 100 sports clubs and societies on offer (such as our selection of Team Surrey sports clubs), it’s bursting with opportunities for you to discover new interests, have fun and make friends. The Union nightclub, Rubix, is a popular choice for nights out, and our beautiful lakeside campus has plenty of places to get a coffee, drink or bite to eat.

Ten minutes to town

The campus is also a short ten-minute walk from Guildford town centre, home to over 70 pubs, bars and restaurants. From ice skating at Guildford Spectrum to watching a film at the Odeon, Guildford has plenty to offer when you’re looking for a well-earned break from your studies.

Further afield

From London to the coast, discover some of the places our students like to visit during their free time at University.

Learn more about our Sport and Exercise Sciences degrees and read what our students have to say about life at Surrey to discover why we were named ‘Best University for Student Experience’ by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016

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