"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.
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]|
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|