Published: 04 September 2023

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

Lecture for undergraduate students


  • 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
  • Go for a swim at Surrey Sports Park.
Hillside Cafe


  • 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.
Students in Management School lecture theatre, Rik Medlik building


  • 10am to 11am – Business decision-making seminar
  • 11am to 12pm – Retail marketing lecture
  • 1:30pm – Arrive home for lunch
  • 3pm – Attend careers workshop on writing CVs.
Students studying in group


  • 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
  • 6pm – Join networking event for entrepreneurs hosted by Surrey Business Society.
Student in quiet area of library


  • 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.

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