Grounded in bi-cultural and multi-cultural values and principles, the Association supports students studying at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) and engages the Centre, the wider University, and the community in justice, peace, and conflict transformation efforts, projects and initiatives.
The official name of the association is the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Student and Community Development Organisation, but it is often abbreviated as the “NCPACS Student Association.”
The Association embraces a non-hierarchical structure. We have members in officer roles for OUSA reporting purposes, but at the core of our action is a dedication to inclusivity and space for everyone to grow their leadership skills and support the work of the association.
The NCPACS Student Association is an active group, involved in a wide range of events and initiatives. Our activities include:
- Film nights, coffee mornings and other social events
- Webinars and training opportunities
- Advocacy and community service
- Developing partner relationships with research centres at other institutions
- Co-ordinating the NCPACS Working Paper Series
Events hosted by the Association include talks on current and historical peace and conflict issues as well as presentations on opportunities for NCPACS students. We have also discussed our activities on local radio.
Recordings of our past events can be found on the NCPACS Student Association Facebook page:
Working Paper Series
The Student Association runs the Te Ao O Rongomaraeroa National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) Working Paper Series (or “the Series”). This is an open-access, student- and community-run working paper series for peace and conflict-related research, which is open for submissions from students, practitioners, activists, community members, and the general public.
Submissions are especially welcome from tangata whenua, indigenous persons, persons from the global south, the LGBTTIQA+ community, and members of communities affected by structural violence and conflict.
You can join the Association as a member, or just ask to receive emails and updates about what we are doing.
Members are invited to attend our annual meeting and participate in elections. Those who join the mailing list initially can request to become a member at any time.
Please email us at the address below and specify whether you would like to be added as a member or join our email list.
We welcome comments on how we are doing or suggestions for improvement. You can email the Student Association at the address below or contact the Centre directly.
NCPACS Student Association
You can also contact us on social media: