How do I book a place?

Young People

Before we update the registration booklet we need to confirm the projects for 2014, so please be patient! As we confirm each project we’ll update the information on the projects page so you know where we’re at. Once all the projects are confirmed we can update the registration form and booklet, and the form will be available here for download. We also send hard copies of the registration booklet to all schools (to HOD Science as well as the Careers Adviser) – we expect to have this done by early August, giving you plenty of time to get your registration back to us in time.

SO – if you want to register for Hands-On Science there are four possibilities. You can:

Remember that there will be competition for places in some projects, so we advise you to apply very promptly.

Students are advised to return completed enrolment forms as soon as possible, since it is expected that places in the School will fill quickly. Ensure that you supply supporting information with your application, as shown on the form.

The last date for enrolment is 18th October

In order to maintain the high quality of the “Hands-On Science” experience, numbers are restricted to 240 participants. Should the number of applications exceed this, a selection process will be applied giving priority to senior students and to students who have not previously attended the School.

If students are not satisfied with their allocated project they may withdraw without penalty before 1 December 2013.

A letter will be sent to all students by mid to late November advising of acceptance to the School and indicating their project allocation.  Payment must be made within 2 weeks to confirm your place.  Receipts are not issued unless requested.

If cancellations are received between 1 December 2013 and 6 January 2014, a 50 percent refund will be made. After 6 January 2014 we reserve the right to retain the full course fee.

The University of Otago reserves the right to alter components of the programme, to cancel or terminate the programme, or to reject an application for enrolment.

For further information contact

Hands-On Science
Division of Sciences
University of Otago
Box 56, Dunedin 9054
Tel (03) 479 4245
Fax (03) 479 9045
Email hos@otago.ac.nz