The Wolfson Thesis Writing Group meets weekly during Full Term to discuss issues relevant to students working at all levels in College, but especially to graduate students.
In addition to giving guidance on thesis writing and presentation, the group provides a forum for students to discuss wider issues, such as research planning and organisation, administrative problems, interactions with supervisors, and the general university ethos.
Sessions take place on Thursdays at 6.00pm usually in the OCR, and last about an hour, with refreshments provided.
Most sessions feature a presentation by an invited speaker followed by questions and discussion, but we also provide opportunities for students to present papers on a topic of their choice. This can be an excellent way to practise the presentation and get feedback from a friendly audience in advance of a conference or faculty seminar.
Easter Term 2013
25 April - Prof Michael Langford, Emeritus Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, and member of the Faculty of Divinity in Cambridge - "Thesis Writing from the Examiner's Perspective"
2 May - Xuan Li, PhD Student in Psychology - "Sailing through Times of Stress: Points of help within and beyond Wolfson College"
9 May - Daniel Carter, PhD Student in the Centre of Latin American Studies - "The Thesis Journey: A Terrain without a Map"
16 May - Dr Ana Luisa Toribio Fierro, Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute - "Communicating your Research through Oral Presentations: Tips and Tricks to Build your own Skills"
The Wolfson Thesis Group CamTools site is an online space to store copies of slides and handouts relating to particular sessions, and to make announcements about forthcoming events. Sign in to CamTools using your Raven password, and look out for the Wolfson Thesis Group on your start page. If it's not already there, look for the Wolfson Thesis Group in the list of 'Joinable Courses & Projects' on the 'Courses & Projects' tab, and sign up.
The Wolfson Thesis Writing Group is run by Dr Sally Church (a Tutor at Wolfson, skc1000 @ cam.ac.uk) and Lesley Dingle (Academic Support Officer, lmd25 @ cam.ac.uk).