Wellington-based Events for Summer 2020/2021

Some of these events are free or low-cost. We encourage you to do at least one before staff return to campus in mid-January. Please feel free to email your friends, or the mailing lists: thesis@ecs.vuw.ac.nz or graduates@ecs.vuw.ac.nz to find people with similar interests. These are listed in no particular order.

Wellington City Council List Wellington's Social Calendar
Music, Arts, and Cultural Events Free Things
Activites and Events More Lists of Things to See and Do
Tips & Tricks Hidden Gems

Safety Information for Summer 2020/2021

All students need to add 0800 842 8888 to their cell phones/mobile devices so that you can call Security if something happens over the break. There will be no ECS staff on campus between 21st December 2020 and 11th January 2021.

Please ensure you are checking your Student Email, Staff Email, and ECS Email regularly for important information sent by the University.

Please keep logging your movements on the Covid Tracer App. Additionally, it's up to you to keep up to date with the latest cases and alert levels during the break. You can use the government's official site: Unite Against Covid

VUW Summer Support page has lots of information, especially for international students

Some suggested (not required) Summer Reading

Effective PhD Supervision

Making the Most of Winter (or Summer!) Break

Thesis Whisperer Blog

Research Whisperer Blog

Finish Your Thesis Blog

Group Study/Work Sessions

If you'd like to host a virtual or in-person get together over the holiday break to get some focussed work done, please feel free to email the thesis@ecs.vuw.ac.nz or graduates@ecs.vuw.ac.nz mailing lists.

Remember that you have access to a free, unlimited time, 300-person Zoom account by registering with your @vuw.ac.nz or @ecs.vuw.ac.nz for a full Zoom account here: https://vuw.zoom.us/signin.