Future Focus personal leadership Bright Side programme

This programme will teach you to look after yourself effectively, build confidence in who you are, and develop your personal leadership style to succeed in your studies, work and life.

The programme is free for all AUT students.

Hear from our guide

Learn more about what you can expect from the programme.

What you'll gain

  • A clear understanding of how your self-awareness contributes to the way you interact with the world
  • The ability to better manage your emotions
  • The ability to boost self-confidence and overcome self-limiting decisions
  • Confidence in your ability to exercise personal leadership skills.
  • Communication and collaboration skills

2024 Semester 1 dates and times

Programme sessions will be held at AUT’s City Campus on the following dates:

  • Session1: Thursday 14 March, 11am-1pm
  • Session 2: Thursday 21 March, 11am-1pm
  • Session 3: Thursday 4 April, 11am-1pm
  • Session 4: Thursday 11 April, 11am-1pm

Momentum meetings will be held at AUT’s City Campus on the following dates:

  • Thursday 28 March, 11am-12pm
  • Thursday 2 May, 11am-12pm

Ready to join Bright Side’s Future Focus programme? Apply today – it’s easy! Submit your application before 5pm, Monday 6 March. Contact brightside@aut.ac.nz if you have any questions.

Apply for this programme here

About Lex


Lex Pritchard is a mindset and performance coach and former New Zealand Olympic boxer. She is the founder of an individual, corporate and athletes’ development consultancy called Rebuild with Lex, which empowers people to building their minds to live courageous and successful lives. She supports students to build a positive mindset and to feel energised about their possibilities in life.

Rebuild with Lex website


To apply for the programme, you must be:

  • An AUT student in New Zealand, studying a degree level programme, part-time or full-time.
  • Able to commit to all programme dates.
  • Able to go through a selection process to participate.

If you have questions about the programme or your eligibility, email us.

Information video

Should your application be successful, you'll be emailed a short introductory video on what to expect from Bright Side and the programme. It's important that you watch this to gauge whether you want to follow through with the sessions.

Spaces on the programme are limited and not all applicants will be selected, but there will be a waiting list for future programmes.

Contact us

Want to find out more about how we can help you reach your potential?

Email the Bright Side team at: