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Alumna shortlisted for key NZ art prize

20 Aug, 2019
Now a successful artist based in New York, AUT art and design alumna Gabriella Challis was recently shortlisted for the 2019 Parkin Drawing Prize
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International alumni connecting in Guangzhou

20 Aug, 2019
The AUT alumni community in China have gathered for the first time in Guangzhou City.
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Double accolades for AUT student

14 Mar, 2019
Master of Engineering student O'Neil Nelson's impressive work has been recognised at two awards for educational excellence in Jamaica and New York.
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REYEDR in the running for $2m in funding

08 Mar, 2019
Two AUT alumni bringing augmented reality to motorcyclists have landed a coveted spot in the Luminate Accelerator Programme based in New York.
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Lighting up rural Iceland

Art and design
28 Feb, 2019
AUT Spatial Design alumna Celia Harrison has been awarded one of Iceland’s top cultural awards.
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Hugh Jackman visits AUT South Campus

27 Feb, 2019
Prompted by video of UniPrep students singing 'This is me' Hugh Jackman visited South Campus to sing with Oceanic Voices choir and launch an upcoming tour.
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Ready to take on the world

Health sciences
23 Jan, 2019
Through her AUT Edge Award, Sofie Heaphy organised a student paramedic conference, volunteered for St John and co-ordinated a volunteer trip to Peru.
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Celebrating AUT through the years

21 Jan, 2019
Over 50 of our oldest alumni came together for the 2018 Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion hosted by the alumni office.
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AUT strengthens ties with Chinese alumni community in Auckland

15 Jan, 2019
Members of AUT’s influential Chinese alumni community in Auckland joined the alumni team and key staff for an end-of-year lunch in November 2018.
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$20 donations help fund scholarship

09 Jan, 2019
Seddon Memorial Technical College alumna Val Petrie is one of nearly 100 people donating regularly to scholarship funds managed by the AUT Foundation.
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AUT ranked #1 in NZ for health subjects

Health sciences
09 Nov, 2018
AUT has climbed in the THE World University Rankings published today. The rankings by subject place AUT first in NZ for its health subjects.
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10 years of AUT-Vietnam partnership

17 Oct, 2018
Over 150 people attended a recent event in Vietnam to celebrate the long-standing partnership between AUT and Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City.
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Sixth Sense for managing diabetes

12 Oct, 2018
AUT design graduate’s invention could transform the lives of those with diabetes.
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Honours society inducts new members

Business and economics
12 Oct, 2018
In a special ceremony, 95 new members - high achieving Business School graduates, were inducted into honours society Beta Gamma Sigma.
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THE rankings place AUT in NZ top three

27 Sep, 2018
AUT has significantly improved in global university rankings published today by the Times Higher Education.
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Learning about social enterprises

25 Sep, 2018
The MBA Alumni Committee teamed up with the Ākina Foundation to bring a talk on social enterprises to their alumni.
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AUT student wins global film awards

29 Aug, 2018
2006 Business School graduate and New Zealand Chinese Film Director Willie Ying has won 10 global awards for a film he produced and directed.
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PhD grad takes eco message to the world

Science
08 Aug, 2018
Environmental science and marine biology PhD graduate Stephanie Borrelle is taking on one of the world’s big problems – plastic pollution in the oceans.
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Zippy's Tales teaches kids about culture

03 Aug, 2018
Abhi Kala from the School of Communication Studies was recently featured in the Spinoff, talking about his company Titan Ideas and its game Zippy's Tales.
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City Campus’ newest building now open

17 Jul, 2018
The WZ building – the new home of our School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences – represents a new way of teaching and learning for AUT.
Prestigious scholarship for AUT alumna

Prestigious scholarship for AUT alumna

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
06 Jul, 2018
Master of Arts alumna Melissa Derby, of Ngāti Ranginui descent, has been awarded a Fulbright-Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Graduate Award.
AUT alumnus creates new Netflix series

AUT alumnus creates new Netflix series

06 Jul, 2018
Kiwi journalist and filmmaker David Farrier has completed work on Dark Tourist, a Netflix series set to debut later this month.
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AUT rises in Asia-Pacific rankings

30 Jun, 2018
The Times Higher Education (THE) released its Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2018. AUT has climbed 17 places on last year and is now ranked number 84.
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Communications alumni reconnect with AUT

Communication studies
28 Jun, 2018
Over 120 communication studies alumni attended an exclusive event hosted by the School of Communication Studies and AUT’s alumni department.
AUT visual arts alumna Angela Tiatia

Alumna scoops top art prize

Art and design
22 Jun, 2018
AUT visual arts alumna Angela Tiatia was awarded the prestigious Ravenswood Australian women's art prize recently for her video The Fall.
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Delivering work-ready graduates

20 Jun, 2018
AUT has opened a full-service, on-campus recruitment agency today, to help New Zealand employers engage work-ready students and graduates.
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Microsoft takes AUT student across globe

Health sciences
19 Jun, 2018
Second-year Bachelor of Health Science student Jackie Chan is travelling across the globe as a Microsoft Student Partner.
Paramedicine alumnus Andrew Roy was awarded a Royal Humane Society of New Zealand silver medal for bravery.

AUT alumnus awarded bravery medal

Health sciences
11 Jun, 2018
Paramedicine alumnus Andrew Roy was one of ten citizens awarded a Royal Humane Society of New Zealand silver medal for bravery.
AUT Business School student Malachi Solomon

Young leaders link corporates & culture

Business and economics
28 May, 2018
Māori and Pacific interns are bringing unique skills and knowledge to workplaces through the TupuToa programme
From studying to gaining an internship at the SKYCITY Breakers and securing a role at 2degrees

Internship fosters passion for events

Sport and recreation
22 May, 2018
From studying to gaining an internship at the SKYCITY Breakers and securing a role at 2degrees – AUT alumna Maddy Elgar took advantage of any opportunity.
London calling for AUT law scholar

London calling for AUT law scholar

Law
14 May, 2018
AUT Law School graduate to gain work experience in the heart of the British criminal law system after receiving Pegasus Scholarship.
Hazel Umaga and Taylor McDonald are winners of the 2018 Pacific Youth Awards.

Prime Minister recognises AUT students

23 Apr, 2018
Hazel Umaga and Taylor McDonald are winners of the 2018 Pacific Youth Awards.
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Improving trade ties with Vietnam

17 Apr, 2018
AUT alumnus Mitchell Pham has possibly done more to improve trade ties with Vietnam than any other New Zealander.
AUT student links with US-NZ leaders

AUT student links with US-NZ leaders

17 Apr, 2018
AUT business and law student Charle Megala is appointed to the US Embassy’s New Zealand Youth Council for 2018.
Te Karere reporter Te Okiwa McLean of Ngāi Tūhoe

Journalism award for Māori media grad

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
11 Apr, 2018
AUT first in NZ to use Xero Lifelong Learning Platform

AUT first in NZ to use Xero Lifelong Learning Platform

Business and economics
06 Apr, 2018

Accounting students at AUT Business School developing skills via Xero’s purpose-built teaching and learning platform.

AUT grads handpicked by major companies

AUT grads handpicked by major companies

13 Mar, 2018

28 AUT graduates have been chosen by major companies – including Facebook, Westpac, Lululemon and Allbirds – to be interns in their North American offices.

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AUT Grad wins Australia’s most prestigious graphic design award

Art and design
07 Dec, 2017

Communication Design graduate Alistair McCready has won Australia’s single top graphic design award.