"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. 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 2022-23
Our workshops will be delivered online this year, on Saturday mornings, to enable as many Wolfson students to attend as possible.
Sign-ups will open at the start of each term but here is the programme for the coming year. It is possible that a few dates may change but we will offer support for all these topics at some point.
|15 October||Literature Searching and Managing Your References|
|29 October||Speed Reading and Note Making|
|12 November||Academic Writing and Learning from Feedback|
|26 November||Academic Skills Essentials|
|21 January||You, your degrees and the skills employers want to see|
|11 February||Research data management for your dissertation or thesis|
|17 February||Introduction to statistics for postgraduates (limited numbers, must be able to attend all three sessions)|
|18 February||Preparing for exams (UG and Taught PG)|
|24 February||Introduction to statistics for postgraduates (see above)|
|3 March||Introduction to statistics for postgraduates (see above)|
|4 March||Working on a dissertation: literature searching, reference management, time management, and starting to write|
|11 March||Preparing for exams (UG and Taught PG)|
|13 May||Finishing off a dissertation: proof reading, reducing your word count, compiling a long document in Word|
|3 June||Writing for publication|
|13 August||Finishing off a dissertation: proof reading, reducing your word count, compiling a long document in Word|
Please visit our separate page to explore how we can support your Academic Writing.
Workshops through the University Counselling Services
The University Counselling Service (UCS) offers a variety of workshops on topics such as Understanding and Managing Procrastination, Imposter Syndrome, Perfectionism and much more. You can find further information on their workshops and groups at Lent Term 2023 Groups and Workshops.