Leadership and challenge (AUT Edge Award)

Leadership skills are an important part of the AUT Edge Award for AUT students. Find out what you need to do to complete the leadership part of the AUT Edge Award.

Why should you develop leadership skills?

A leader is someone who motivates and inspires people, and encourages them towards a common goal. Good leaders are like gold to organisations, so it's very important to challenge yourself or develop leadership skills as a student.

What you need to do to show your leadership skills

1. Attend a leadership presentation

To complete this part of the AUT Edge Award you need to attend a presentation of your choice from a range of speakers.

These presentations are offered throughout the year and run on all AUT campuses.

2. Complete 18 hours in a role of responsibility

Your 18 hours in a role of responsibility can be selected from a huge range of activities on and off campus.

These could include:

  • Role as president or secretary with one of our many AUT clubs including AUTSA
  • Becoming a sports team captain or vice-captain
  • Mentoring (unpaid)
  • Becoming a student ambassador​
  • Getting a qualification like coaching, first aid or a lifeguard award
  • Taking part in a volunteering abroad project with a registered charity

The list is virtually endless. To make an appointment and find out more register below.

Book an AUT Edge Award info session now

Want to find out more about this award? Go to Elab Online, click on ‘Events’ and book into an information session.

It’s easy to log in – just choose ‘Current student’ and enter your AUT student ID number and password.


Other parts of this award

The AUT Edge Award takes at least 79 hours to complete. As well as leadership you also need to complete:

Contact us

If you have any questions about the AUT Edge Award, you can: