WolfWorks Workshop


Academic skills development at Wolfson College

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 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






What's on

Judas Tree

Cambridge Festival: Tree Trail

17/03/2023 at 10.00

A self-guided Tree Trail around the beautiful and varied garden 'rooms' of the grounds of Wolfson College.

Graduands and Wolfson Flag

March 2023 Graduation Dinner

24/03/2023 at 18.30

We are excited to welcome our graduands for dinner in College!

Wolfson graduands

Graduation Ceremony

25/03/2023 at 09.00

Graduation ceremonies are the culmination of students’ hard work and commitment, and a moment to celebrate the completion of their Cambridge degree.

Photograph by Hannah Lister

Art Exhibition: 'Signs for the Living'

25/03/2023 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Signs for the Living' featuring work by Hannah Lister, winner of this year's Wolfson Royal Academy Schools Graduate prize.

Twickenham awaits varsity banner

The Varsity Matches 2023

25/03/2023 at 12.00

Join us for the annual Varsity Rugby Matches at Twickenham Stadium!