Hands-On at Otago (a summer taster camp at Otago Uni) – for current Y11-12s

Posted on July 24, 2020

Get a taste of university life with Hands-On at Otago

Experience a week of the Otago student life over the summer holidays

Choose your favourite subject from many topics and get hands-on in a university department. You will interact with our researchers and learn about their discoveries.

Hands-On at Otago 2021 will run from 10-15 January and is open to all students who are in Year 12 or 13 in 2021.

Entry is competitive. You will need to write us a really good personal statement!

Find out about the cost and how to pay for your trip

What is Hands-On at Otago?

Hands-On at Otago is designed to support and show interested students what researchers do, why they do these things and to encourage talented young New Zealanders to consider further study as a step in their career pathway.

We do this by bringing them to Otago, New Zealand’s oldest and most attractive university.

Otago University has an international reputation for excellence in scientific research and teaching.

When does Hands-On at Otago take place?

aboutHands-On at Otago is held at the University of Otago, Dunedin, during the secondary school summer holidays.

For 2021 the opening session will be on the evening of Sunday January 10, and the programme continues daily from Monday through to Friday.

It closes with a report-back showcase session on the Friday morning, finishing with lunch.


To find out more, go to https://www.otago.ac.nz/hands-on-at-otago/index.html

On the website you can also discover what other activities are on offer, how much the week will cost, ideas for fundraising, info on the scholarships that are available, transport options, accommodation details and how to apply.