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 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 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 new 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
17 February 19:30-21:00 Skills for job interviews
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


CANCELLED - Advent Carol Service

29/11/2020 at 19.00

A beautiful service for Advent with carols and readings led by our College Chaplains and the Choir. Sing along to Christmas carols and hymns from home.

Wolfson-ASEAN Emerging Researchers Hub

ASEAN Emerging Researchers Hub - Challenges in Global Development: Sustainability and Conservation

30/11/2020 at 09.30

The ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference is collaborating with Wolfson College Cambridge for a series of virtual events (Zoom), known as ASEAN Emerging Researchers Hub.


The theme this year is Challenges in Global Development.

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Shut Up and Write

30/11/2020 at 09.45

Kick-start your week with a virtual Shut Up and Write session. These 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!


Entrepreneurs' Society - Networking and team building for successful businesses and ventures

30/11/2020 at 18.00

The Wolfson Entrepreneurs' Society organises regular events engaging the interest and meeting the needs of all who aspire to create commercial start-ups but also to explore the related field of social entrepreneurship.

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Global Health Hub - Beyond Health: The Extended Effects of Covid-19 on Our Society

30/11/2020 at 18.30

Covid-19 has had impacts far beyond our health. Join us for an informal and interactive discussion to explore just how Covid-19 has altered our world.