Day in the life of an accounting and finance masters student

Join Sahil Mohammed, an accounting and finance masters student, on a day in his life at Sheffield University Management School to get a flavour of just some of the things you might get up to studying at Sheffield.

Sahil sat on an armchair.
Off

8am - Wake up

9.30am - Walk to the Management School

I have a lecture and a seminar today at the Management School. It's a short walk to the building which takes me around 20 minutes.

The Management School on a sunny day.

10am - Lecture

The lecture this morning was two hours long and focused on the impact of regulatory changes on the financial services offered by commercial banks and the risks faced by them. It explored a real-life case study of a commercial bank.

12pm - Lunch

I went for lunch at the Interval Bar, which is in the Students' Union, with my classmates.

A fairly busy time at the Interval Bar.

12.30pm - Visit the careers fair

Today I visited the careers fair at the Octagon to explore future career options and network with potential employers.

1pm - Tutorial

The objective of this weekly tutorial is to practice questions around analysing financial statements using financial ratios. The tutor helped me think about the questions from a broader and more practical perspective.

Sahil working in the Trading Room

 3pm - Attend a CV workshop

The Employability Hub at the Management School were hosting a CV building workshop. The guest speaker explored numerous points about what to include in your CV.

4pm - Group revision session

I met up with my classmates at the Information Commons to study for an upcoming test on Quantitative Methods for Finance and Accounting.

The central staircase of the Information Commons across all 4 floors

7pm - Dinner

I went for dinner at Heavenly Desserts with my flatmates. It's located in the city centre, a short walk from main campus.

Waffles topped with ice cream, toffee sauce and crumbled Biscoff.

9pm - Home time! 

Four students laughing while sat at a bench, outside the Students' Union

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