Postgraduate Weekend Workshop – Hanmer Springs

This intense but fun training workshop is open to postgraduate students enrolled at a New Zealand university or in Australia, at ANU and RMIT.

The programme consist of participants presentations, skills training and group activities. Participants need to prepare a research project presentation to present during the workshop. The workshop will be in a relaxed environment among your peers. Everyone is at a different stage of his/her research and we will have a great variety of presenters – from Honours to PhD. The workshop is designed to be practical, supportive and encouraging. There will be some free time to go for walks or to visit the pools.

You can find the 2018 Programme and Information here

When? Where? What?

When: Friday, 13 July to Monday, 16 July 2018
We will depart from the University of Canterbury on Friday around lunch time and on Monday from Hanmer Springs around 11am. The drive takes about 3 hours one way. Participants must be able to stay the entire time.

Where: The workshop will be held at the Hanmer Springs Forest Camp. For more information on the camp please use this LINK.

What: An intensive, but fun training workshop for graduate students enrolled at EUCN partner institutions as well as students from ANU and RMIT studying a Europe/EU-related theme.

Participants are expected to prepare a 15 minutes presentation supported by PowerPoint. The presentation will be followed by Q&A. If you would like to add a line to your CV you can volunteer to chair a session. It is not as scary as it sounds!


A NZ$25 registration fee will be charged at the end of the registration process. All meals from dinner on Friday to breakfast on Monday are covered (please inform us about any dietary requirements during the registration as we need to pre-order). Accommodation will be provided in the Forest Camp (bunk beds). You will need to make your own way to UC. From there we will have UC vans to take you to Hanmer Springs.

What to bring?

To bring:
You will need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow case, towels, any medication, warm clothing (thermal, jacket, hat, socks, gloves, etc – expect snow!), decent flat-soled shoes (i.e. trainers), notepad, your PowerPoint presentation on a USB stick, any print outs you need there (there are no printing facilities), togs, money for any extras (i.e. Hanmer Springs Pools).

More information?

Here are a few links to Hanmer Springs, activities and the area:
Hanmer Springs Forest Camp (accommodation) 
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa 
Hanmer Springs Village 
Hanmer Springs Activities 


Questions? We'd love to hear from you!