Freshers’ Week at a Glance2019-10-10T12:41:34+00:00

2019 Freshers’ Week activities at Wolfson

We welcome all our new students coming to Wolfson this October. To ensure you make a smooth start, your WCSA has planned 2-weeks of exciting activities for you beginning from 2 October to 13 October 2019. In addition, our Michaelmas Termcard also has a series of exciting social events to make your college experience at Wolfson the best you can ever get anywhere in Cambridge. So please, read on!

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WCSA Freshers’ Guide

WCSA has prepared a very important document (A Freshers’ Guide) to help you make a smooth start at Wolfson. This document contains all you need to know about life at Wolfson and the vibrant student community we have. Few prints will be available to you on your arrival. However, here is an online version for your read ahead of your arrival.

Click here to download the Freshers’ Guide

Freshers’ Week activities and Michaelmas Termcard

We have prepared a termcard containing details of every event that will be happening at Wolfson starting from 2 October through the Freshers’ Week until the 6th of December when the term ends.  There are two versions of the term card; first is a static PDF document which will also be present in your welcome park and shared on Facebook and WCSA website, the second will be a more dynamic version of the termcard with more details and additional activities which could not come under the static PDF document. The dynamic version is an electronic calendar compatible with android, windows and iOS devices. You can download and save them on your mobile calendar and get real-time updates of WCSA events at Wolfson in the event description of the calendar. The download links are shown below;

So please, do make sure you download the calendar to your respective devices so you are aware of everything that is happening at Wolfson!

Wolfson College Freshers’ Orientation Workshops

The orientation workshops which forms part of the Freshers’ induction will take place on Sunday 6 October, 2019 from 14:00 – 15:15. Please see link below to download the orientation schedule.

Wolfson Societies Freshers’ Fair (Thur 10 October 2019: 5 – 7 p.m)

The best way to engage with College life at Wolfson is to either join societies or attend their events. This does not only give you a platform to network and interact with other college members but helps to ensure long-lasting relationship even after Cambridge through an enduring experience such association provides.

To get new students involved with the community, WCSA organises a Wolfson Societies/ Clubs Freshers’ Fair where all societies at Wolfson, be it student-led, WCSA-led or College-led, as well as other people involved in many other activities, introduces new students to the myriads of events they could be interested with as well as what is on around College.

Attending this event exposes you to a huge amount of opportunities to maximise your time at Cambridge and Wolfson throughout your stay. Make sure you do not miss this one time opportunity. The details of the Freshers’ Fair is contained in the electronic calendar and will take place as follows;

Date: Thursday 10 October 2019

Time: 5 – 7 p.m

Venue: Lee Hall, Wolfson College, Cambridge

Sexual consent workshops

During Freshers’ week, we will be holding mandatory sexual consent workshops. The workshops are mandatory in order to matriculate as a student at Wolfson College, and therefore, at the University of Cambridge. We will cross-check student lists to ensure that all new students have attended. Details of the workshops are outlined below;

  1. Each consent workshop will be 1 hour long, with a maximum of 25 people in each.
  2. They are not intended to be stressful or strict. We are merely trying to facilitate conversations about what constitutes sexual consent and sexual harassment, in hope that it will allow Wolfson to be a welcoming, safe and happy environment for everyone!
  3. Each workshop will be led by two current students – one male and one female
  4. There will be 15, 1-hour workshops. You are required to go to 1- see the table below for the choice of workshop. You must sign up using the google form.
  5. The google form is available at https://tinyurl.com/y3enay5d
  6. Sign up to one workshop, using the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet. Make sure to attend the workshop which you signed up for because we have a capacity of 25 people in each! Make sure to go to the correct room which you signed up for!
  7. When you attend the workshop, remember to take your matriculation checklist so that we can confirm that you have attended.
  8. If anyone has any concerns please email Amy Batley (aeb77@cam.ac.uk) or Martin Garthwaite (wcsa-equality-diversity@wolfson.cam.ac.uk or mkg34@cam.ac.uk). For serious concerns, please contact Susan Larsen, Senior Tutor, at senior-tutor@wolfson.cam.ac.uk.

The table below shows all the workshop schedules. Please, choose only one session that suits your time most and sign-up for it using this link at

https://tinyurl.com/y3enay5d

Session

Date Time Location Information

1

04/10/2019 14:30-15:30 Chancellor's Centre 1st Flr Gatsby Room A session for mature undergrad only

2

04/10/2019 16:00-17:00 Chancellor's Centre 1st Flr Gatsby Room A session for mature undergrad only

3

05/10/2019 13:00-14:00 Lee Hall *A parallel sessions with 4 and 5

4

05/10/2019 13:00-14:00 Chancellor's Centre 1st Flr Roger Needham Room *A parallel session with 3 and 5

5

05/10/2019 13:00-14:00 Chancellor's Centre 1st Flr Gatsby Room *A parallel session with 3 and 4

6

05/10/2019 16:00-17:00 Lee Hall *A parallel session with 7 and 8

7

05/10/2019 16:00-17:00 Chancellor's Centre 1st Flr Roger Needham Room *A parallel session with 6 and 8

8

05/10/2019 16:00-17:00 Chancellor's Centre 1st Flr Gatsby Room *A parallel session with 6 and 7

9

07/10/2019 11:00-12:00 Chancellor's Centre 1st Flr Gatsby Room *A parallel session with 10 and 11

10

07/10/2019 11:00-12:00 Chancellor's Centre 1st Flr Roger Needham Room *A parallel session with 9 and 11

11

07/10/2019 11:00-12:00 Seminar Room *A parallel session with 9 and 10

12

07/10/2019 16:00-17:00 Chancellor's Centre 1st Flr Gatsby Room *A parallel session with 13 and 14

13

07/10/2019 16:00-17:00 Chancellor's Centre 1st Flr Roger Needham Room *A parallel session with 12 and 14

14

07/10/2019 16:00-17:00 Seminar Room *A parallel session with 12 and 14

15

13/10/2019 16:00-17:00 Chancellor's Centre 1st Flr Gatsby Room A catch-up session for anyone who missed earlier sessions

*Make sure you go to the room you signed up for!