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Academic Writing Month

November is academic writing month! This annual event is a month where writers support each other by pledging to their writing project(s), either through word goals or time spent writing, recording their progress and sharing writing tips with each other.

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Overview of the Month

During November 2022, we will hold a series of events to help bring together members of the Wolfson community with the aim of raising awareness and celebrating academic writing. Drawing upon the aims of WriteFest, the academic writing month activities at Wolfson aim to provide a protected space and a time to help writers in the following areas:

  • Habits: To develop good writing practices and strategies
  • </Blocks>: To overcome blocks and take a proactive approach
  • Protect: To keep academic writing as part of the working day
  • Social: To spend some time out writing with others

 How to get involved

  • Book onto one of the Write Here, Write Now workshops below.
  • Attend our online WolfWorks workshop on academic writing and learning from feedback.
  • Book a 1:1 writing consultation with one of our Wolfson College Writing Consultants.
  • Book a 1:1 appointment with the Royal Literary Fund Fellow.
  • Share your achievements and writing tips on our Academic Writing Month 2022 Padlet.

Academic Writing Month Programme

Week 1

  • 2 November Write Here, Write Now in the Gatsby Room from 10:00-12:30
  • 4 November Academic Writing Coffee Morning from 10:30-11:30. Need some help with your writing but unsure who can help you with writing support? Join us in the Library foyer for coffee, tea, and biscuits as we welcome the Writing Consultants and Royal Literary Fund Fellow. You can ask questions regarding the support we offer and book a 1:1 appointment for future support.

Week 2

Week 3

Join us on Wednesday 16 November for Wolfson Writes, an all-day event in the Chancellor's Centre where the College Librarians and Wolfson College Writing Consultants will hold a write-a-thon, offer writing-related workshops as well as drop-in writing consultations. Please see below for the programme and locations

Gatsby Room

  • Wolfson Writes Write-a-thon from 10:00-17:00. (No booking required)

Roger Needham Room

Week 4

Week 5

Setting Writing Goals for the Month

When thinking about your writing goals for the month, remember the importance of setting SMART goals:

  • Specific- Make your goal or objective as specific as possible. Say exactly what you want to achieve in clear, concise words.
  • Measurable- Include a unit of measure in your goal. Be objective rather than subjective. When will your goal be achieved? How will you know it has been achieved?
  • Achievable- Be realistic. Ensure that your goal is feasible in terms of the resources available to you.
  • Realistic-Your goals should align with your values and long-term objectives.
  • Timely-Give yourself a deadline. Include a timeframe such as a week, month or year, and include a specific date if possible.

By setting SMART goals throughout this month, you can give yourself a challenging, achievable goal and celebrate every achievement be it on a daily, weekly or end-of-the-month basis. 

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.

Wolfson Gardens

Cambridge Festival: Garden Tour

23/03/2023 at 14.00

Take some time out of your day to engage your senses with the sights and sounds of Wolfson's plants and wildlife.

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.