Student events

The University of Auckland offers a wide range of activities and events throughout the year, so no matter what you're interested in, you can get involved.

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A taste of yearly events


At the beginning of your learning journey, you will be welcomed onto the faculty marae as manuhiri and become tangata whenua, as part of our wider whānau of students and staff.

Celebration days and cultural events

From Pride Week and Te Wiki o te reo Māori to Sustainability Week and Politics Week, our students love to get involved and celebrate themed days and weeks throughout the year, with a range of fun events. 

Sporting competitions

Join the 'Education and Social Work Doggies' team and take on the other faculties at our Inter-faculty sports competitions. It's a great chance to get active, meet new people and show off your skills in the sporting arena.

Plus more

  • Carnivals
  • Movie nights
  • "Stress less" Week
  • Arts and cultural events
  • Debates

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition 2024

Could you present your 80,000-word PhD thesis in less than 180 seconds? The 3MT competition is an unmissable opportunity to refine your research elevator pitch, enhance your presentation skills and drive the impact of your research.

3MT is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. It is an exciting, fast-paced event that is held annually in more than 900 universities in 85 countries.

You can find more information about the 3MT competition, inlcuding rules, eligibility, competition structure and tips here.

Registration for 2024 is now open!