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Frequently asked questions of the Public Health Summer School

Where is the Public Health Summer School held and how do I get there?


All courses and workshops will be held at the University of Otago, Wellington campus (next to Wellington Hospital).

Physical Address:
University of Otago, Wellington
23a Mein Street
Newtown, Wellington

The main entrance to our campus is off Mein St. Please come into reception on the ground floor (Level C) and you will be given directions to the Summer School registration desk.

For directions to the Summer School via bus, car or on foot please click here - Map and directions to the University of Otago, Wellington.

Please note if you require car parking, there is very limited car parking in the streets surrounding Mein Street so please allow time to find a park. There is all-day parking in the Wellington Hospital car parks for $10 per day.

Is there accommodation close to the Public Health Summer School?

The University of Otago, Wellington campus is in Newtown, approximately 3km from the CBD. The following accommodation options are within a short walk if you prefer to stay close by.

Southgate Motor Inn
70-72 Riddiford Street
Tel: 64 4 9399292

Ascot Motor Lodge
46 Riddiford Street
Tel: 0800 380004

What is the daily schedule?

All courses begin at 9am and finish no later than 5.30pm. There is an hour for lunch and short breaks during the morning and afternoon.

Upon arrival please take the stairs to the first floor, by the Level D Cafe, where you will find the registration desk. Collect your name tag and any course material before being shown to the room.

Is lunch provided?

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea is provided. All food is vegetarian (as part of the Department of Public Health’s commitment to promoting health and sustainability).

How do I register?

Please click here to register for one or more Summer School courses.