"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. 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 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 Zoom/Teams or respond by email and provide a range of online materials on the Wolfson College LibGuide.
All workshops will be held online. You will be able to book online shortly and you will receive a link to the session in the confirmation email.
WolfWorks for new undergraduates
|22 October||Getting started on a piece of work - time management and setting objectives|
|29 October||Communicating in the online environment - lectures, supervisions and email|
|5 November||Selecting resources - critical evaluation, reading lists and online resources|
|12 November||Scanning and skimming- effective reading|
|19 November||Making succinct and useful notes from lectures and readings|
|26 November||Making the most of feedback|
|21 October||Managing your time to increase productivity|
|28 October||Finding the knowns and unknowns: Literature searching|
|4 November||Stress-free referencing and managing your bibliography|
|11 November||No session|
|18 November||Effective academic reading|
|25 November||Note making for theses and dissertations|