"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.
Our programme will be in-person this term. Workshops will be an hour long, with time for hands-on experience, with librarians on hand to answer questions. Book places by clicking on the links below.
There will again be a stream specifically for new undergraduates with topics:
- 21 October: Time management
- 28 October: Critical evaluation: Deciding what to read
- 4 November: Speed Reading
- 11 November: Effective note making
- 18 November: Academic writing
- 25 November: 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:
- 13 October: Going beyond Google: literature searching
- 20 October: Stress-free referencing and bibliographies with Zotero
- 27 October: Managing your time to increase productivity
- Academic Writing
- 17 November: Speed Reading: How to read strategically
- 24 November: Note Making for theses and dissertations
In Lent, the programme will focus on publishing, public speaking, effective use of PowerPoint, data management, social media for researchers and vocal health for academics.