WolfWorks Workshop


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

WolfWorks is a programme of skills development workshops run throughout the academic year. We cover topics relevant to everyone such as academic writing, note making, critical thinking, speed reading and time management as well as researcher-specific skills of data management, metrics and getting published.

Part-time students are always welcome to join the online workshops and we offer bespoke 1-2-1 sessions with the Academic Skills Librarian (in-person or online) plus we can respond to your questions by email. We also provide a range of online materials on the Wolfson College LibGuide, which can be accessed at any time.

Get in touch if you have any questions or to book a 1-2-1 meeting. You may also want to take a look at the Wolfson College LibGuide for Academic Skills tips, tools and videos.

Academic Year 2023-24

The majority of our workshops will be delivered online this year, on Saturday mornings, to enable as many Wolfson students to attend as possible. Some workshops will take place in person where where hands on interactive activities will be important for the workshop.

Sign-ups will open at the start of each term but the programme for the coming year can be viewed below. It is possible that a few dates may change but we will offer support for all these topics at some point.

21 OctoberSearching for References and Stress Free Bibliographies
4 NovemberSpeed Reading and Note Making
16 NovemberIntroduction to R
18 NovemberAcademic Writing and Learning from Feedback
23 NovemberReproducible Research with R
10 JanuaryWikipedia Edit-a-thon (in person)
20 JanuaryAcademic Skills Essentials (In Person)
1 February (evening)Research methodologies - JRFs share their experiences
3 FebruaryGetting Started on Your Dissertation: Literature Reviews, Reference Management, Time Management, and Starting to Write
7 FebruaryCareers and Hot Chocolate (Karen Spärck Jones Room) - Come join members of the University Careers Services to talk about any aspect of careers and applying for further study.
7, 14, 21, 28 February (evening)Ekphrasis for beginners: creative writing and Wolfson art – in-person 

16, 23 February and 1 March


Introduction to Statistics for Postgraduates  - fully booked; you can still be added to a waiting list
17 February Research Data Management for your Dissertation or Thesis
18 MarchPreparing for Exams: Tips to Improve your Revision and Support your Wellbeing
20 March (afternoon)Wikipedia edit-a-thon (in person)
12-14 April (all day)Writing Retreat (in person)
15 AprilPreparing for Exams: Tips to Improve your Revision and Support your Wellbeing (In Person)
11 MayFinishing off a Dissertation: Proof Reading, Reducing your Word Count, Compiling a Long Document in Word
1 JuneWriting for Publication

Please visit our separate page to explore how we can support your Academic Writing.