Graduate Weekend School Information

This training workshop is open to postgraduate students enrolled at a New Zealand university or ANU and RMIT in Australia. The programme consists of skills workshops, presentations and group acitivites. Participants need to prepare a research project presentation to present during the workshop.



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When: The workshop is traditionally held in April/May and takes between two and three days. Participants must be able to stay for the entire time.

Where: The workshop location changes between the participating EU Centres. 

What: An intensive and interactive training workshop for graduate students enrolled at an EUCN partner institution as well as students from RMIT and ANU.

Costs: A fee will be charged at the end of the registration process. All meals are normally provided.


Registrations open early to mid-February and close around the end of March.


Why participate?

The Graduate Weekend School is now in place for more than five years and students just love it. See some of their comments below!

''At the Graduate Workshop “Researching the EU: Critical Perspectives for Critical Times?” in Canberra, Australia, I got an opportunity to meet and share ideas with many intelligent and sharp postgraduates and experienced professors who are doing their research in the same area. I presented on my research and this was the first workshop out of my University, which was a very valuable and good exposure. I got very good questions and feedback, particularly on my research methods, which helped me to improve and get new input in my thesis. Personally I think this workshop was very well organized and very successful. I fully enjoyed the three-day event with so many interesting seminars and discussions on various topics. On the other hand, this was the great opportunity to spread the word about my research, get feedback and the opportunity to represent the EUCN."

Irena Obadovic,
University of Canterbury, PhD Candidate

Weekend School 2015


"I attended the EU PG workshop at ANU in support of an aspect of my research into the operations of the European Court of Human Rights and the approach taken by European states towards the issue of human rights. The PG workshop exceeded all my expectations for attending as I found the seminars and group discussions very stimulating and valuable from a research perspective. The various attendants from many universities throughout NZ and Australia allowed for the sharing of many different research perspectives and approaches.
The UC contingent at the workshop appeared to be one of the larger groups and making connections in the context of this workshop has been fantastic.
The ANU facilities for the seminars and the accommodation were ideal for this type of workshop. I would certainly encourage future support for this type of workshop as the benefits are significant. The opportunity to share ideas and research perspectives and approaches with academics from other universities can only be beneficial to all involved.
I thank the EUCN for their support of my research in this way."

Leua Iosefa, University of Canterbury, PhD Candidate
Weekend School 2015


Any Questions?

Please contact Yvonne Grosch, Assistant EUCN Project Manager via
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phone: 03 364 2348