Student life

At AUT you’re not just a number; we value every student that comes through our doors, be it physically or virtually. Our students are at the heart of everything we do, and while you're studying with us you can build meaningful friendships, develop life skills and have amazing experiences inside and outside the classroom.

What our students say about student life at AUT

Simaima Paongo

Simaima Paongo

Master of Education
“I'm frequently asked why I chose to study at AUT. The simple response is that AUT is home. Coming from a Pacific family, I carry a full bundle of culture, identity, and values with me; all of which are recognised, acknowledged, respected and welcomed at AUT. AUT's support system is so impressive that all students will be able to cross the stage.”
Feijie (Jefferson) Chen

Feijie (Jefferson) Chen

Master of Professional Accounting
“Study is important but remember there are always other things you can do to colour your university life. Experiencing a range of things at uni will definitely make your uni life one of the most unforgettable times in your life. Running and joining different student clubs was so much fun because I made so many friends, and improved my communication, collaboration and leadership skills.”
Viola Ember

Viola Ember

Bachelor of International Hospitality Management in Accommodation and Event Management
“Besides enjoying the academic side, the extracurricular side of getting involved with AUT life has been amazing! I’ve joined many clubs, have founded my own club, have taken up numerous leadership positions and have participated in all the free and fun events AUT puts on. These have all been highlights of my time at university.”
Cerys Gwilliam

Cerys Gwilliam

Bachelor of Arts in Event Management & Bachelor of Business in Marketing, Advertising, Retail and Sales
“Don’t be afraid to make friends in your classes – they might just become lifelong friends. I met one of my best friends during my time at AUT, as well as some other great lifelong friends. The culture at AUT is great, and everyone is so friendly and wants to get to know one another.”
Aleka Timog

Aleka Timog

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Resolution
“After I transferred to AUT from another university, I felt anxious about making new friends and adapting to AUT’s modern approach. However, by volunteering for AUTSA, the AUT students’ association, and joining clubs like OUT@AUT, I immediately felt AUT’s warm, welcoming spirit.”
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. 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.”
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90 Akoranga Drive
Northcote, Auckland
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AUT South Campus

640 Great South Rd
Manukau, Auckland

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