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What is FITZ+?

In a nutshell, FITZ+ is a new initiative, started this academic year, to help you get more from Fitz. 

Study. Life. Careers.

The programme of talks, workshops and conversations are designed to support both undergraduate and postgraduate students, whatever stage you're at, and whatever you want to do. We will work through core skills, offer targeted support in areas identified as particularly useful each term, and create a space in which students can ask for what they need.

Each Michaelmas starts with a set of taster events (open to all students, compulsory for Freshers), designed to introduce you to the programme and show you how different types of session work. Taster events focus on core skills, vital to all students, whatever your academic background. Sessions last Michaelmas included:

  • Making criticism feel good: how to get the most out of supervisions
  • Do you want to be a postgraduate?
  • Quick guide to the Careers Service
  • How to write an essay
  • How do I get a paid internship? And why would I want one?


Easter Termcard 2024

Monday 29 April, 5-6pm, Gordon Cameron

Study – Demystifying the Cambridge Exam Experience - Click here to access the slides from this session

Thursday 2 May, 5-6pm, Upper Hall 1

Life ­– Sleep is my Superpower

Thursday 9 May 5-6pm, Gordon Cameron

Study – Optimising Exam Strategy

Tuesday 14 May, 6-7pm, Gordon Cameron

PG Study – Mphils Writing-up Workshop 

Thursday 16 May, 5-6pm, Gordon Cameron

Life – Marginal Gains

Tuesday 21 May, 5-6pm, Gordon Cameron

PG Study – How to Publish your First Article 

Tuesday 28 May, 6-7pm, Gordon Cameron

PG Study – How to get a Job in Academia? 

Wednesday 12 June, 12–2pm

Careers – LinkedIn headshots

Thursday 13 June, 1–5pm

Careers: PG & UG CV Clinics 

If you would like to propose a topic or have a question, please contact us on 

Accessing Past Exam Papers

Fitz+ will be running a quiet room in Wilson Court Common Room from 11 May to 1 June in the run up to exams where you can drop in and try a practice paper in exam conditions. You don’t need to stay for the whole session or attempt the entire paper but please respect the other people in the room and keep quiet when coming in or leaving. This room will be invigilated for a number of sessions for those who’d like a more ‘real’ exam experience, the dates of these sessions are below.

You will need to get hold of the past papers yourself (see instructions below). It would also be useful to take a look at the marking criteria (here is the PBS exam marking criteria for example), contact your Dos to obtain this.

There are a number of ways you can access past exam papers:

  • Check the Moodle page for your department, past exam papers are sometimes stored online and can be downloaded via Moodle.
  • Contact your DoS – they will be able to direct you to the best place to get hold of some past papers for your subject.
  • The Skillington Room in the Library also has a number of soft bound past exam papers that you can consult.

The Quiet Room sessions will be invigilated on the following dates and times: (no need to book just drop in!)

Tuesday 14 May, 2–5pm

Thursday 16 May, 2–5pm

Thursday 23 May, 2–5pm