Postgraduate Student Researcher Events & Activities

AUT holds university-wide workshops and events for postgraduate and doctoral students throughout the year. 

Postgraduate Student Researcher Development Programme

The programme provides an opportunity for postgraduate students to improve their research skills. A variety of workshops, activities and events are available to you depending on what you need help with and at which stage you are at in your research.  
A list of upcoming workshops is available on Elab

The AUT Postgraduate Researcher Development Planner also helps to identify which workshops and resources might be appropriate for you, depending on which stage you are at in your research.  This is available under ‘Planning your researcher development’.

Graduate Research School (GRS)
The GRS works in collaboration with AUT academic staff members and support service areas with providing workshops to enhancing your research skills. 
Register for workshops with GRS through Elab.
Learning Advisor Support
Student Learning Advisor's coordinate a series of thesis writing workshops towards managing your postgraduate journey and to develop your skills that are fundamental for student success.
For a listing and information about these workshops, visit the Learning Advisor's website.

Library & Learning Support Services 
The AUT Library offers a range of workshops to support your study and research.
For a listing and information about these workshops, visit the AUT Library website.

Planning your researcher development

AUT Postgraduate Training & Development Planner caption

Use the chart above to identify which workshops and resources might be appropriate for you, depending on what you need help with and which stage you are at in your research.

Click on a bubble to find more information or to book. (Some links require you to search by the workshop title.) Some workshops may not be available every semester.

Workshop cancellations

If you are registering your attendance for a workshop using Elab and wish to cancel, you can do this via Elab.

Learning Advisors/Library & Learning Support
If you are booking a workshop through the Learning Advisors or the Library & Learning Support Services website, please cancel your attendance from the email confirmation received at the time of booking. Alternatively, you may wish to email your cancellation to:

Student Feedback

Your feedback is important to us. 

If you would like to give us feedback on any of our seminars, please feel free to complete the evaluation online form.
Evaluation form

Postgraduate Mix and Mingle 

An opportunity for new and existing postgraduate and doctoral students, academic supervisors and staff members to engage and network. The events are offered during the year.
A list of these scheduled events is available on Elab.  

Research Writer's Retreat 

An opportunity for research students to participate off-campus in a four-day writing retreat. The retreats provide significant time for independent writing. Successful participants will be required to stay onsite for the duration of the retreat. 

Feedback received from previous participants about the writing retreat.

The 2018 dates for the Writer's Retreat will be communicated to the postgraduate and doctoral network via the online PG Express e-Newsletter.

The Writer's Retreat application form must be completed and emailed to the Graduate Research School for expressions of interest to attend.
Writer's Retreat application form

Postgraduate Research Symposium 

This event offers postgraduate students a forum to connect and present their research to fellow postgraduate researchers and staff members. The Symposium showcases the heart of AUT’s student research culture, highlighting and celebrating postgraduate student success.

Doctoral Induction 

Doctoral study is a significant commitment you have made and we want to guide you in reaching your goals by providing a programme that includes helpful tools and tips for getting your research off to the best start.

The inductions are held throughout the year. Newly enrolled doctoral students will be emailed an invitation to attend. 
Contact the GRS for more information.

Research Student's Peer Groups

AUT has a network of peer groups for postgraduate students. By joining a group, postgraduate research students can meet, connect and share ideas.  There are groups on all campuses, and for a wide range of interests. 
For a list of groups and information, go to Postgraduate Researcher Development

Other areas of academic support

There are other areas within the university where academic support for postgraduate students is available.

  • Learning Advisors
    Learning Advisors offer postgraduate workshops to assist you in being successful in your studies.
  • Library & Learning Support Services
    Library & Learning Support Services offer a range of workshops, videos and online tutorials to support your study and research.
  • Māori and Pacific Postgraduate Wānanga Series
    The Wānanga series builds a culture of support for AUT Māori and Pacific postgraduate students and fosters a network of collaboration to support students through their higher degree journey.
  • Pacific Talanoa
    An online access grid connecting universities to Pacific collaborative research exchanges. 

Who do I contact?

Graduate Research School
Phone: +64 9 921 9907

Last updated: 09-Jul-2018 10.16am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.