Postgraduate seminar series and events for AUT students

AUT holds university-wide workshops and events for postgraduate and doctoral students throughout the year. 

Postgraduate Seminar Series Programme

The central seminar series provides an opportunity for postgraduate students to improve their research skills. A variety of workshops, activities and events are available to you depending on what you need help with and at which stage you are at in your research.  
A listing of the 2017 workshops offered

Graduate Research School (GRS)
The GRS works in collaboration with AUT academic staff members and support service areas with providing workshops to enhancing your research skills. 
Register for workshops with GRS through CareerHub.
Learning Advisor Support
Student Learning Advisor's coordinate a series of thesis writing workshops towards managing your postgraduate journey and to develop your skills that are fundamental for student success.
For a listing and information about these workshops, visit the Learning Advisor's website.

Library & Learning Support Services 
The AUT Library offers a range of workshops to support your study and research.
For a listing and information about these workshops, visit the AUT Library website.

Plan your training and development

AUT Postgraduate Training & Development Planner caption

Use the chart above to identify which workshops and resources might be appropriate for you, depending on what you need help with and which stage you are at in your research.

Click on a bubble to find more information or to book. (Some links require you to search by the workshop title.) Some workshops may not be available every semester.

Workshop cancellations

If you are registering your attendance for a workshop using CareerHub and wish to cancel, you can do this via CareerHub.

Learning Advisors/Library & Learning Support
If you are booking a workshop through the Learning Advisors or the Library & Learning Support Services website, please cancel your attendance from the email confirmation received at the time of booking. Alternatively, you may wish to email your cancellation to:

Student Feedback

Your feedback is important to us. 

If you would like to give us feedback on any of our seminars, please feel free to complete the evaluation online form.
Evaluation form

Postgraduate Mix and Mingle 

An opportunity for new and existing postgraduate and doctoral students, academic supervisors and staff members to network and engage in conversation over drinks and nibbles. This event is offered throughout the year.
A list of these scheduled events is available on Careerhub.  

Research Writer's Retreat 

An opportunity for research students to participate off-campus in a four-day writing retreat. The retreats provide significant time for independent writing. Successful participants will be required to stay onsite for the duration of the retreat. 

Feedback received from previous participants about the writing retreat.

The next 2017 retreat date is scheduled for Monday 6 to Thursday 9 November.  Applications for this retreat have closed.

The Writer's Retreat application form must be completed and emailed to the Graduate Research School for expressions of interest to attend.
Writer's Retreat application form

Postgraduate Week 

An annual event for postgraduate and doctoral students to network and engage in a variety of activities and workshops offered.  This includes the Postgraduate Research Symposium and entertaining Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
An outline of activities and events offered during Postgraduate Week 

Doctoral Induction 

Doctoral study is a significant commitment you have made and we want to guide you in reaching your goals by providing a programme that includes helpful tools and tips for getting your research off to the best start.The inductions are held three times throughout the year.

Newly enrolled doctoral students will be emailed an invitation to attend. 
Contact the GRS for more information.

Peer Mentoring Groups

AUT has a network of peer mentoring groups for postgraduate students.  By joining a group, postgraduate research students can meet, connect and share ideas.  There are groups on all campuses, and for a wide range of interests. 
For a list of peer mentor groups and information, go to Postgraduate Researcher Development

Other areas of academic support

There are other areas within the university where academic support for postgraduate students is available.

  • Learning Advisors
    Learning Advisors offer postgraduate workshops to assist you in being successful in your studies.
  • Library & Learning Support Services
    Library & Learning Support Services offer a range of workshops, videos and online tutorials to support your study and research.
  • Māori and Pacific Postgraduate Wānanga Series
    The Wānanga series builds a culture of support for AUT Māori and Pacific postgraduate students and fosters a network of collaboration to support students through their higher degree journey.
  • Pacific Talanoa
    An online access grid connecting universities to Pacific collaborative research exchanges. 

Who do I contact?

Graduate Research School
Phone: +64 9 921 9907

Last updated: 28-Sep-2017 9.44am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.