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Need tips for managing your time? Struggling to read everything? Want to keep your notes in order? Then WolfWorks is for you!

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"It provided a good overview - in an easy-to-follow yet comprehensive manner, whilst providing enough detail and instruction that I could go away and trial the techniques to see which worked best for me. I only wish I had taken the course earlier!" 
Student feedback from a Wolfson Academic Skills workshop delivered in 2018-19


WolfWorks is a programme of skills development workshops run throughout the academic year. There are two strands: one for new undergraduates and another for advanced undergraduates (2nd, 3rd and 4th years), MPhils and PhD students.

Workshops start again for Advanced Undergraduates, MPhils and PhD students on Wednesday 22 January 19:00-20:00, and for New Undergraduates on 23 January 19:00-20:00, all in the Chancellor's Centre.

Look out for the new 'sharings': a chance for you to learn from and ask questions of other students. The Graduate event takes place on 15 January and there will be another for all Undergraduates on 5 March.

In addition, there was a day-long event on Saturday 18 January for all students to engage with aspects of writing relevant to their research and studies. There was something for everyone: essay writing for arts, humanities and social scientist undergraduates, writing in the sciences, creative writing, writing notes for dissertations, writing grant applications, writing bibliographies, plus a 'Shut up and Write' session for those who wanted get stuck into work again after the vacation. Thank you to all those who attended; we very much hope to offer another day of workshops in the future. 

Distance Learning students are always welcome to contact the college to find how we can support your skills development. We offer bespoke 1-2-1 sessions with the Academic Skills Librarian when you are in Cambridge, can Skype or respond by email and provide a range of online materials on the Wolfson College LibGuide. The Special Study Week in July is a particularly good time to make use of all that the college has to offer.


WolfWorks for New Undergraduates

For more information about the programme, see this separate page or book your place on a workshop using the links below:

23 January How to get the most from a supervision
30 January Memory skills for revision
6 February Managing Stress
13 February Enrichment Grant applications
20 February Writing for Exams (Arts and Humanities)
27 February Writing for Exams (Social Sciences)
5 March Sharing Experiences Sciences [ALL UNDERGRADUATE YEARS]
5 March Sharing Experiences Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences [ALL UNDERGRADUATE YEARS]

WolfWorks Plus for Advanced Undergraduates, MPhils and PhD students

Please book by clicking on the links below

15 January Sharing Experiences STEMM CANCELLED
15 January Sharing Experiences Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences CANCELLED
22 January Writing your First Year Report POSTPONED
22 January Writing your dissertation for Undergraduates and Masters
29 January Skills for Job Interviews
5 February Stress-free Productivity
12 February NO CLASS
19 February Public Speaking
26 February Managing Stress
4 March How to Get Your Work Published


What's on

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Boat Club Fundraising Ergathon

25/01/2020 at 13.00

The Wolfson College Boat Club annual 24-hour fundraising ergathon is coming! We will line up two ergs next to each other and try to cover a total distance of over 600km.

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University Sermon with Wolfson College Choir

26/01/2020 at 11.15

A University of Cambridge tradition since 1300, these sermons challenge us to consider faith more thoughtfully. University Sermons have inspired the Reformation, the Abolitionist movement, and more.  Each year prominent women and men from many different traditions deliver Sermons on topics of particular interest to students.  The services are very simple, last about an hour, and are open to all (from gsm.cam.ac.uk).

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Wolfson Medics' Talks and Lunch

26/01/2020 at 11.30

Wolfson will be delighted to host its inaugural Medics’ Talks and Lunch on Sunday 26 January 2020. 

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Shut Up and Write sessions

27/01/2020 at 09.45

Book end your week with some serious writing time. Work silently in a supportive group, with short breaks for hot drinks and biscuits.

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Humanities Society - Can museums really contribute to research in social sciences?

28/01/2020 at 17.45

The Humanities Society arranges weekly talks (during term time) from various disciplines across the Humanities. The talks are open to anyone and free to attend.