AUT Blogs

Welcome to the AUT blog site – hear what our students, researchers and other experts have to say about AUT and our changing world. You can find out first-hand what our academics are saying about their areas of interest or discover from our current students what life at AUT is all about. We even have a blog for parents with lots of advice about tertiary study.


Who is Blogging?


My name is Sue Heggie. I've worked in education in many guises, but in this blog I'm writing primarily as the parent of a tertiary student to help you with the nitty gritty of the university journey. My aim is to assist you to make the most informed decision about your teenager’s journey towards university enrolment and beyond.

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Harris is an AUT student currently doing a BA in psychology and creative writing. He loves cooking and exploring the outdoors but is, in reality, lazy and spends entirely too much of his time playing videogames!


Hey there! My name is Tori. I’m a second year Communication Design student by day and a photographer, writer, and designer by night.

Creating things has always been my passion, whether it be art, music, stories, or really lame jokes. My imagination is this wild thing that is sometimes too big for my own good. That’s why I always sleep under the covers. They protect you from nighttime monsters.

In my spare time I play the electric guitar, daydream lots, occasionally make my bed, and am currently building a collection of sunglasses.

Here on Uni Life I share some random bits and bobs about being a uni student, and life in general. You'll also find some of the photos that I take around campus and maybe even a wonky drawing or two. Enjoy! :)


Hi all! My name is Shannel, I’m on my second year of a Creative Writing degree and I hope to one day be a novelist. However, at this point in my life I am a struggling student who writes this blog from the comfort of her bed. I’ll be writing about pretty much everything. I’m also a bartender, dedicated reader, horrendous cook and party enthusiast!

Academic Blogs

Pointing At Science

Professor Steve Pointing on a range of scientific topics, discoveries and issues.

Design for Health and Wellbeing

An experimental space at NZ’s largest medical facility is working on design-led solutions to real health care issues.


Thesislink is a research blog that offers you information, commentaries and suggestions as well as the opportunity to connect with other researchers.

The Science of Human Potential

Professor Grant Schofield on understanding the best you can be

Industrial design and innovation

News and views from AUT’s Art & Design School

The Briefing Papers

Promoting informed discussion & debate in the public Interest

Last updated: 06-Mar-2017 1.47pm

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