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IYM Residential Programme

Applications for 2024 open on 1 November 2023 and close on 15 April 2024

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IYM Residential 2023

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Open to young women in Year 11 and 12 at schools in the Greater Wellington Region, IYM Residential 2023 with FNZ is a six-day residential programme that exposes participants to the many research and career opportunities in STEMM in the most engaging and hands-on way possible.


Key Dates for 2023

Applications open: 1 November 2022

Applications close: 15 April 2023

Programme dates: 3-8 July 2023

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Programme Information

IYM Residential 2023 with FNZ will take place in the first week of the July 2023 school holidays from Sunday 3 July to Friday 8 July. This programme is for Year 11 and 12 female students from schools in the Greater Wellington Region plus Horowhenua and Manawatū.  There are only 40 places are available.

Programme highlights

Every year we select new and exciting activities and speakers for IYM Residential with FNZ. Here are some of the amazing things students have done on previous programmes:

  • Experienced cutting-edge virtual reality driving safety technology and learned about how to break things for a living and get paid for it at WSP.

  • Explored the chemistry behind new ‘smart’ paint that can switch on lights, and helped test used plastic bottles being turned into brand new food containers.

  • Made weta hotels and got close and personal with an electron scanning microscope at Victoria University.

  • An Innovation Challenge where participants worked in teams led by industry expert mentors.

  • Visited the incredible Invertebrate Collection and went on career information ‘speed dates’ with scientists from NIWA.

  • Visited Parliament for a networking reception with some of New Zealand’s leading scientists, innovators and politicians.

To find out more about the amazing experiences our participants had on IYM Residential 2021, please visit here and here.


Please also read our IYM Residential 2021 Programme Report here

Programme Structure

IYM Residential 2023 with FNZ is a residential programme and all students stay together at Silverstream Retreat, Upper Hutt. Each day, the group travels to a variety of science and technology businesses, Crown Research Institutes and tertiary education providers in the Wellington region.

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During these visits, participants experience hands-on science and technology activities and hear from women who have built careers and businesses in the sector. In the evenings, the group hears from inspiring speakers, reflects together on the day’s experiences and gets to know the other amazing young women in the group!

Programme Registration and Cost

Applicants can apply online through our website. Each applicant is required to provide their details and write a short essay on why they wish to participate in the programme. Once the 40 participants have been selected, applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application on 15 May 2023.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, participants only pay $170 including GST per person for IYM Residential with FNZ.

Successful applicants pay this fee once they are accepted onto the programme.

Applications for 2024 open on 1 November 2023 and close on 15 April 2024

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