Special Study Week

Saturday 27 July – Sunday 4 August 2019

A unique opportunity for part-time students to study, relax and enjoy the benefits of Cambridge

Part-time study at Cambridge is a wonderful opportunity – but we know that it can have its frustrations. It can be difficult to find dedicated time in a life crammed with work and other commitments, and hard to make the most of being a Cambridge student.

The Wolfson Special Study Week offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the life of the College while you take some time out to concentrate on your research.

Whether you need to do some concentrated reading, to kick-start your writing, or to complete a crucial chapter, the week is designed to provide the environment and the support that will help you achieve your study goals.

You’ll be given a warm Wolfson welcome, a variety of structured working spaces, and plenty of opportunities for relaxation and stimulating conversation with others working in different fields.

What’s on offer

The semi-structured programme will include:

  • A Wolfson Library workshop – making the most of your library and finding resources
  • 1-1 Library support
  • Thesis writing workshop
  • 1-1 writing surgery
  • University Library tour and introduction
  • Peer writing-group sessions 
  • Drop-in tea and coffee breaks

And between times …

  • Drinks reception
  • Formal Hall
  • Walk to Grantchester for tea in the Orchard
  • Pub quiz night 
  • Film evening
  • Rowing taster sessions
  • Walking tour of Cambridge centre and Colleges

During your stay in College, you can of course enjoy use of the gym, our lovely peaceful gardens, and local countryside walking routes.

The two tutors to part-time students, Dr Debbie Pullinger and Dr Jamie Trinidad, will be around during the week as well as offering drop-in sessions for chats and advice.

Who is it for?

The week is open to any Wolfson part-time student, on any course, in any year. 

You can book in for many days as you like. But we do hope you’ll be able to stay for a week – which could include either or both weekends, to suit your diary. The programme will run throughout the week, but workshops and the Formal Hall will be on core week days. 

Book your place