AUT has over 150,000 graduates, and their achievements are a constant source of inspiration and pride for students, alumni and AUT staff. We celebrate that pride by showcasing the achievements of our graduates, and through initiatives like networking events – all aimed at helping the next generation of AUT students go further. If you’re a graduate, make sure your details are up to date with us so we can share our latest news and opportunities.


Students from AUT

AUT holds special pre-Olympic event

27 May, 2024
AUT recently held a special pre-Olympic event to celebrate being the official uni of the New Zealand Team at Paris 2024.
Damon Salesa receives prize

AUT VC wins Ockham Book Award

17 May, 2024
Professor Damon Salesa’s book recognised takes prize in non-fiction category.
Wendy and her dog

From ‘fad’ to ‘fab’ – Wendy Thompson Q&A

22 Apr, 2024
AUT alumna Wendy Thompson, co-founder of Thompson Spencer, a full-service global creative & media advertising agency, shares her remarkable career journey.

Great graduates

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Eteroa Tusipepa Lafaele

Developer Evangelist, Xero / Director, Fibre Fale / Co-Founder, DigiTautua
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Colin McClean

General Manager NZ Hotel Operations, SKYCITY Entertainment Group
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Prabakar Parthiban

Satellite Terminal Manager, Sofant Technologies Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Robert Mi

Co-Founder, Aerolab New Zealand
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Jordan Salesa

Lead Physiotherapist, New Zealand Olympic Team & Moana Pasifika
Clinical Lead, Habit Health
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Nadeesha Godamunne

Freelance Illustrator, New York
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Logan Wedgwood

Managing Director, Advisory.Works
Owner/Business Consultant, Intelligent Ink
Director, Wedgwood Consulting
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Ann Merrick

Vice President/US ERP Integration Lead, WSP, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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Lizzi Whaley

CEO, Spaceworks Design Group
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Sarah Wood


Alumni benefits

When you graduate, you become part of AUT's alumni community – enjoy some of the benefits and services we offer just for you.

Benefits for alumni

Update your details online

Let us know where you are and what you're up to, and we'll make sure to tell you the latest alumni news. Updating your details is easy – you can do it online.

Update your details

Follow us on LinkedIn

Connect with other alumni and stay up to date with events and other opportunities.

Looking to recruit an AUT graduate?

Find fresh talent for your business. We’ll connect you with AUT's highly skilled students and graduates, and boost your company’s profile on campus – for free.

Find AUT talent

Giving back to AUT

There are many ways to support AUT – like becoming a guest speaker, sharing your story or making a donation. By giving back, you can help our students succeed and make a difference in the world.

Ways to give back

Postgraduate study advice

Considering postgrad study? Find out how we can help with:

  • Course counselling
  • Doctoral and Master of Philosophy enquiries
  • General enquiries about postgrad study

Postgraduate course advice

Partnership with Institute of Data

AUT has partnered with the Institute of Data to offer 12-week bootcamps in data science, cybersecurity and software engineering.