Public Relations department

The Public Relations department is part of communication studies at AUT. Our public relations courses prepare students for the many aspects of a PR career, and cover reputation management, communication strategy and marketing communication.

We are proud of our strong industry links and offer the only student-run PR consultancy to support not-for-profit organisations.

Research in communication studies

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across communication studies.

More about our research

Industry associations

Outside the Square is NZ's only student-run PR consultancy giving pro-bono help to not-for profits. Students work with industry mentors.

Outside the Square

John Nottage
Freya Munro-Goodey
Simon Hebden
Brooke Hurndell

Contact us

Undergraduate enquiries:

Postgraduate enquiries:

Curriculum leader contact

Dr Averill Gordon
Curriculum Leader
Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 6492

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PMC's David Robie looks behind the chadors and sabre rattling to show the human face of Iran with a series on politics, travel and adventure.
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PR students help hundreds of non-profits
15 Oct, 2019
Providing much needed public relations support to not-for-profits is a win-win for student PR agency Outside the Square.
Grace Stratton
Grace makes global Badass Women list
17 Jul, 2019
AUT Law and Communications student Grace Stratton joins Rihanna, Marie Kondo and Nobel prize winner in global list
62% increase in AUT researchers
62% increase in AUT researchers
30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world