Conditions of use for the UC field stations

All of the UC field stations are shared facilities and no individual user or group can expect to have the exclusive use of a field station.

The cost of use of the field stations is kept to a minimum with the understanding that all users contribute to the cleaning and care of the facilities. Where this is not the case an extra charge will be incurred.

The University reserves the right to change or cancel bookings where the facilities are required for UC site specific activities. Every effort will be made to avoid the cancellation of confirmed bookings.

The field stations at Cass and Westport are primarily used to provide accommodation and facilities for UC site specific teaching field courses, site specific research (for both postgraduate and staff). Schools, educational institutes and community groups with appropriate educational/natural history interests may be able to use the field stations at Cass and Westport when they are not required for UC courses or research activities.

The University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory is run as a remote research facility. The accommodation at UC Mt John is not available for non-site specific researchers/classes. Contact the Field Services Manager for more information about the possibility of use and availability of accommodation at Mt John.

UC has limited accommodation in Kaikōura, primarily for UC site specific researchers. Contact the Field Services Manager for more information about conditions of use and availability.

 

General conditions and Rules for using the UC field stations:

The UC policy on field station accommodation can be viewed here:

Field-Stations-accommodation policy.pdf

Additional conditions for minimum length of stay, day-time use and conference functions may apply. Contact the Field Services Manager.

 

Priority for use of UC field stations: 

First

UC site specific, teaching and research staff and postgraduate research students.

University staff and postgraduate students with College/Department/School approval for site specific, teaching, learning or research activities requiring them to be based at a field station.

Second

UC non-site specific, teaching or workshop opportunities for UC staff led groups.

University staff with College/Department/School approval for teaching or research opportunities that could be facilitated at a field station.

Third

Visiting academics and researchers, to UC, undertaking site specific reseach. This includes postgraduate students, undertaking site specific research as part of their time at UC.

Fourth

Education providers (external to UC) with field based - site specific requirements for teaching and learning.

Fifth

Professional organisations, with field based – site specific requirements for teaching, learning or research.

Sixth

Other organisations/groups/individuals that require site specific learning opportunities.

 

Any questions?

Contact the Field Services Manager