Leadership (Beyond AUT Award)

A leader is someone who motivates you 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.

Leadership is an important part of the Beyond AUT Award for AUT postgraduate students.

What you need to do to show your leadership skills

Part 1: Attend leadership presentations and workshops

To complete the leadership part of the Beyond AUT Award you need to:

  1. Attend two leadership presentations - run throughout the year, offering a range of speakers
  2. Attend a leadership workshop - find out what leadership means to you and how to further your leadership skills

These are run regularly by the Employability and Careers team. Your attendance needs to be verified to be credited towards the Beyond AUT Award.

You can book into events on Elab Online

Part 2: Complete 12 hours in a leadership role or position

Your 12 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 the many AUT clubs including AUTSA
  • Becoming a student ambassador
  • Becoming a sports team captain, vice-captain or coach
  • Creating or managing an event
  • Participating in AUT's sustainable leadership development programme

These hours can't involve:

  • Paid work
  • Workplace experience as part of the AUT programme
  • Any credit-bearing course

Book an info session

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 Beyond AUT Award takes about 65 hours to complete. As well as leadership you also need to complete:

Contact us

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