Rottnest summer school

Further Information

2012 Program

Have a look at the program from the 2012 summer school to give you an idea of what to expect in 2013.

Rottnest 2012 Group Photo

For more photos from the 2012 Summer School click on the links below:

2012 Collage 1

2012 Collage 2

2012 Collage 3



View of Rottnest island

The Rottnest postgraduate summer school is unique to the School of Plant Biology.

It is held over three days in February, in a relaxed atmosphere and is designed to give our postgraduates a chance to get to know each other and find out what each other is studying. Almost all staff attend the summer school, so there is also an opportunity to engage more widely with school members.

  • The summer school is coordinated by students and is hosted by the School at no cost to students.  
  • All students are expected to attend each year during 2 years (MSc) or 3 years (PhD).
  • It is usually held in February at the Kingstown Barrack's Youth Hostel.
  • Rottnest Island is a beautiful location just off the coast of WA, with spectacular scenery, and activities such as swimming, snorkeling, bike riding, bush walking and relaxing!

The Postgraduate Summer School includes:

  • presentations by all postgraduates
  • invited international guest speakers
  • lectures/discussions about generic skills (e.g. how to write a publication, biometrics, equity and diversity, career development, giving talks, etc.)
  • social activities such as quiz night, BBQ and/or pub meal

A prize is awarded for the best postgraduate presentations.

Photos from the 2014 Summer School 

Collage # 1 from the Rottnest Summer School 2014