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.
Michaelmas Term 2013
17 October- Jane McLarty, Senior Tutor, Wolfson College - 'Making the Most of your Supervisor'. (OCR)
24 October - Subject Informals. Arts/Humanities/Education/Social Sciences/Law. (OCR)
31 October - Polly Brown, Student Counsellor, University Counselling Service. Time Management. (Lee Hall, note change of venue)
7 November - David Goode, Computer Officer for the Faculty of Divinity, and Lesley Gray, Head of Services, Digital Services Division at Cambridge University Library. Library and Computing Resources for Graduate Students. (OCR)
14 November- Subject Informals. Physical Sciences, Maths, Computing & Engineering. (OCR)
21 November - Richard Berengarten (also known as Richard Burns), Supervisor in Writing and Study Skills, Bye-Fellow of Downing College. 'Planning a Piece of Written Work: Fresh Approaches to Composition'. (Lee Hall, note change of venue)
28 November- Subject Informals. Biological Sciences and related areas. (OCR)
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).