Welcome to Hands-On Science

The halls and corridors of Arana residential college are eerily quiet again…

Thank you for coming and sharing last week with us – we all had a heap of fun and learned a lot at the same time.

Those of you who left us momentos of your stay have been notified so all lost property should be returned to you soon. If you’ve lost anything, let us know as we still have a couple of unidentified items.

Feel free to keep in touch via facebook, and we may see some of you again at Tertiary information Day in late April.


The goal of Hands-On Science is to demonstrate, in a friendly and interactive environment, some of the activities that scientists are involved in and to encourage talented young New Zealanders to consider science as a career. We do this by bringing students to New Zealand’s oldest and most attractive university, an institution having an international reputation for excellence in scientific research and teaching.

If you want to see for yourself what Hands-On Science is all about, watch the movie below.

So get into it!