AUT - Global exchange and scholarships


Global exchange and scholarships

In the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy, students have opportunities for interactive classroom learning, workplace learning and the chance to participate in the university's global exchange programme. Scholarships to assist study are also available.

Co-operative education — learning comes to life in the workplace

Bachelor of Arts students undertake a semester of co-operative education working with an employer to take their theoretical learning to the real world.

At AUT we want to provide students with a transition between your studies and the world of employment. Co-operative education and our strong industry links provide students with work opportunities in a variety of major New Zealand organisations.

In the final year of your Bachelor of Arts degree, you spend one semester working with an organisation on a project that is related to your major. This provides an opportunity to reflect on the relationship between your studies, practice and your own skills.

Co-operative Education gives you a great start in the industry while still being able to get feedback from AUT lecturers. With this unique structure and the industry knowledge it provides, our graduates are not only experienced but have a distinctive qualification that sets them apart.

Global exchange

Students have the opportunity to use the university's international relationships to take part in a global exchange program.

The School of Social Sciences and Public Policy has partnerships with overseas universities to develop our focus in both curriculum and research. This helps our students understand the global environment in which we operate.

The School of Social Sciences and Public Policy has overseas exchanges with the following universities:

Dowling (New York State, United States).
Ryerson (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

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Search the AUT Scholarships Database to see what scholarships you can apply for

Faculty of Culture and Society Strategic Doctoral Scholarship 2015
— Psychology

Closing date extended to 13 February 2015

Are digital devices making our kids anti-social? Less active? Our children are increasingly exposed to iPods, laptops and tablets, smartphones and other portable digital devices – do we know what effect it’s having on how they socialise, how active they are, even how they think and learn?

The School of Social Sciences and Public Policy are offering two doctoral scholarships in Psychology. One successful scholar will get the opportunity to join a multidisciplinary research team on the 'Growing up in the Digital Age' project.

The aim of the project is to:

  • Understand how digital media technology affects cognitive, social and physical development.
  • Inform parents, guardians and teachers about the impact of digital technology on the lives of children - how to harness the benefits whilst mitigating the harm.
  • Provide evidence for policy decision making.

The scholarships cover doctoral tuition fees, Student Services fees and a stipend of $10,000. The tenure is one year.

The studentship is hosted by the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy at AUT University and supervised by Dr Erik Landhuis.

Closing date: 13 February 2015.
Learn more about this scholarship and the selection process

For queries on the application process contact AUT Scholarships Office:

Last updated: 21-Jan-2015 2.05pm

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

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