WolfWorks Workshop


Academic skills development at Wolfson College

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

WolfWorks Workshop

"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 such as note making, critical thinking, speed reading and time management as well as researcher-specific skills of data management, metrics and getting published.

In addition, there was a day-long event on Saturday 18 January 2020 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 2021. 

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


WolfWorks in Lent Term 2021

All workshops will be held online. Book a place by clicking on the title below; you will receive a link shortly before the session date.

WolfWorks for all undergraduates

Thursday evenings

Date Topic
28 January 19:00-21:00 Writing Essays in the Social Sciences
4 February 19:00-21:00 Writing Essays in the Arts and Humanities
4 February 19:00-20:00 How to Write a Science Essay 
11 February 19:00-20:00 Memory Techniques for Revision
18 February 19:00-20:00 Managing Stress
25 February 19:00-21:00 Preparing for exams in the Social Sciences
4 March 19:00-21:00 Preparing for exams Arts & Humanities

WolfWorks Plus

Wednesday evenings

Date Topic
27 January 19:00-20:00  Keeping up to date with the latest research
3 February 19:00-20:00  Research data management for beginners
10 February 19:00-20:00  Developing a digital footprint - blogs, LinkedIn & more
13 February 10:00-12:00 Key features of academic writing at postgraduate level - Arts and Humanities
13 February 14:00-16:00 Key features of academic writing at postgraduate level - Social Sciences
17 February 19:30-21:00 POSTPONED Skills for job interviews (to be rescheduled)
20 February 10:00-12:00 Planning and editing PG dissertations and First year reports - Arts and Humanities
20 February 14:00-16:00 Planning and editing PG dissertations and First year reports - Social Sciences
24 February 19:00-20:00  Managing Stress
3 March 19:00-20:00  Reflective practice for the researcher

You may also want to take a look at the Wolfson College LibGuide for Academic Skills tips, tools and videos. Get in touch if you have any questions as we're always happy to chat online 1-2-1.


What's on

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Virtual Shut Up and Write Sessions Lent 2021

03/03/2021 at 13.00

Up your writing game wherever you are! Virtual Shut Up and Write sessions are quiet times to write in a distraction-free environment. Protect your writing time and maintain an online community with other Wolfson students. Think of it as your writing oasis!

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WolfWorks Plus: Reflective practice for the researcher

03/03/2021 at 19.00

An rare opportunity to review your research process and to make informed plans for your next steps.

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WolfWorks for Undergraduates: Preparing for exams Arts & Humanities

04/03/2021 at 19.00

In this session we'll take a very practical approach and you'll need to bring with you a couple of past papers and some spare paper.

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Sex Work and Borders: International Sex Workers' Rights Day

04/03/2021 at 19.00

To celebrate International Sex Workers' Rights Day (3 March), the Gender Hub is hosting a collaborative event featuring sex workers and activists from collectives in England, Ireland, New Zealand, Spain, and Sweden.