"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 undergraduates and another for research skills. We cover topics relevant to everyone such as note making, critical thinking, speed reading and time management as well as researcher-specific skills of data management, metrics and getting published.
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 Zoom/Teams or respond by email and provide a range of online materials on the Wolfson College LibGuide.
The Easter schedule will be released shortly, when the Academic Skills Librarian is in post, but please get in touch if you have any questions as we're always happy to chat online 1-2-1. You may also want to take a look at the Wolfson College LibGuide for Academic Skills tips, tools and videos.
Our programme is still in development but we will be offering a mix of in-person (COVID restrictions allowing) and online training sessions next term. Online sessions are likely to be 30 minutes long, at lunchtimes and available to all. These will give a quick demonstration or introduce a new study technique. Our in-person workshops will be time to have some hands-on experience, with librarians on hand to answer questions.
There will again be a stream specifically for new undergraduates with topics including:
- Time management
- Critical evaluation
- Speed Reading
- Effective note making
- Academic writing
- Dealing with feedback
Lent term will include sessions for all undergraduates including searching skills for dissertations, memory skills and other revision techniques, and mental health.
WolfWorks Plus will deliver more advanced study and research skills:
- Stress Free Referencing with Zotero
- Managing your time to increase productivity
- Academic Writing
- Speed Reading
- Note Making
In Lent, it will focus on publishing, public speaking, effective use of PowerPoint, data management, social media for researchers and vocal health for academics.