Postgraduate research student support

As a postgraduate research student at AUT you have access to a range of support and resources, including postgraduate study spaces, events and researcher development activities.

In addition to this dedicated support for postgraduate research students, you can also make use of the support services for all AUT students.

Watch: Welcoming you to postgraduate research

Make the most of life at AUT

Explore more services and support you can get while you’re studying at AUT – learn more about the different facilities on campus, support services, employability support and other opportunities to make the most of your time with us.


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Your library on campus

Te Mātāpuna Library & Learning Services is here to help you ace your assessment. Find us at each AUT campus for all your textbook needs, assessment advice and workshops.


Postgraduate study rooms

Bookable postgraduate study rooms are located on each AUT campus, offering a variety of facilities and resources for postgraduate students at AUT.


Tips from other students

Wairua Taru Grant Pukeiti

Wairua Taru Grant Pukeiti

Cook Island Māori, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāti Hine
Master of Laws with Distinction
“AUT offers so much support for students, especially postgraduate students. Attend the workshops on offer, and reach out to your supervisors or faculty for support. They will most certainly be able to assist you in any way, shape or form to ensure that you finish your postgraduate degree. From my experience, as a postgraduate student you gain access to so much support, whether that be through your faculty, supervisors or peers.”
Roxane de Waegh

Roxane de Waegh

Doctor of Philosophy
“It’s clear that the success and wellbeing of students is AUT’s top priority. AUT is a young and dynamic university that clearly puts its students first by offering them opportunities to grow professionally and personally through various networking interactions. The genuine spirit of comradery and collaboration, in addition to the continuous and dependable support, is what I enjoy most about my studies at AUT.”
Mulisa Debela

Mulisa Debela

Master of Public Health
“I’d like to encourage future students, especially postgraduate students, to use all the available support services and resources at AUT, and create as many connections as you can with students or people in the community. The connections I created during my study helped me in many ways during and after my studies. The benefits of building relationships and having connections are numerous – from recruiting participants for your research to finding a job after university.”
Hana Malak

Hana Malak

Master of Communication Studies
“One of the highlights of my experience at AUT was participating in the employability awards programme. I completed the Beyond AUT Award for postgraduate students, and this initiative provided practical skills I could apply in real-life scenarios. I know I will continue to use these skills. My advice for other students would be to sign up for the award programme as it will draw you out of your comfort zone and build up your confidence.”
Sophie Hayden

Sophie Hayden

Doctor of Philosophy
“They say you learn as much about yourself during doctoral studies as you do about your topic. After a year of study and deciding to change the angle of my research not long before my confirmation presentation, I can confirm that is absolutely true. The friends I’ve made already will keep me going during the long days and months of the PhD, whether I’m in the office or out in the field.”

Contact us

AUT City campus WU Entry

Graduate Research School
Phone: +64 9 921 9907
City Campus - level 5, WU Building

Other contacts for postgrad researchers

Contact your faculty postgraduate office about the status or outcome of your application, advice about the processes involved with postgraduate study, and information on upcoming faculty events and conferences.

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