A week in the life of a postgraduate taught electronic engineering student
MSc Electronic Engineering student, Wesley Buxton, shares a typical week for him as a postgraduate student at Surrey.
8am - Reluctantly wake up. Eat breakfast and prepare lunch for the day ahead.
9am - 10-minute trudge through the snow into the University Library. Download lectures for the day and catch up on emails for this week.
10am-1pm - Renewable Energy Technology lecture.
1-1:30pm - Lunch and catch up with friends.
1:30-3pm - Group project meeting in Innovation for Health study area.
3-5pm - Advances in Nanophotonics lecture.
5-5:30pm - Go food shopping, otherwise I may not survive the week.
5:30-6:30pm - Cook dinner and chat with housemates.
6:30-9pm - Study.
9:30-11pm - Watch movie.
11pm- Crash into bed.
8am - Get up, eat, and prepare lunch for the day.
9am - Get to the Library, prepare dissertation work for tomorrow's labs.
11am - Semiconductor Devices and Optoelectronics lecture.
12pm - Lunch.
1-3pm - Study and continue with dissertation work.
3pm - Semiconductor Devices and Optoelectronics lecture 2.
5pm - Walk home, chat with housemates.
6pm - Dinner time.
7-9pm - Study.
9-11pm - Watch some TV.
11pm - Fall into bed.
8am - Wake up, eat breakfast.
9am - Get to the ATI labs, prepare equipment for Inkjet printing.
10am - Nanoelectronics and Devices lecture.
11am - Back to labs, run experiments.
1pm - Global Graduate Award in Sustainability lecture.
3pm - Quickly eat, back to labs and continue experiments.
4pm - Coffee in Guildford town centre with friends.
6pm - People and Planet debate.
8pm - Wates house for dinner and a few drinks.
12am - Home/bed.
9am - In Library doing coursework
3-4pm - Advances in Nanophotonic tutorial class.
4pm - Home, study.
6pm - Cook dinner.
Get up and in University for 10am.
10-12am - Nanoelectronics and Devices lectures.
12-3pm - Lunch while working on coursework.
3- 3:30pm - Meeting with lecturer about group project coursework.
3:30-6pm - Study in the Library.
6-8pm - University blackout event, Switch off the lights!, and pizza.
Morning - Spend some time in the gym.
Afternoon - Study and prepare coursework.
Morning - Walk into town.
Afternoon - Study.
Evening - Gym.