"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
|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|
|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|