About Exposure

The annual Exposure Postgraduate Research Exposition is presented by the School of Graduate Studies and the Postgraduate Students’ Association (PGSA) at the University of Auckland. It is held every October. Watch this space for updates.

Whether it’s cellular processes, eco-business, storytelling through dance or a cutting-edge area that no one's heard of yet, Exposure represents just a small portion of the work being undertaken by our research students.

Aside from the prestige and the possibility of winning prize money, Exposure is a fantastic networking opportunity. The finals and prize giving are attended by:

  • industry representatives
  • University staff
  • other students
  • members of the public.

These events are a fantastic networking opportunity for employers.

Exposure is also a great opportunity to practice your presenting skills and learn techniques and skills that will help you succeed at future conferences.


To be eligible to enter, you must be a currently enrolled research postgraduate student at the University of Auckland. See the rules and regulations.


  1. Poster display
  2. Oral presentation
  3. Variety showcase


The winner of each category receives $2000, the two runners-up also receive cash prizes.

There will be a People's Choice Award in the Poster Category, so come on down to the Engineering Atrium to vote for your best poster.

Where a category has 6 or less participants, the Exposure Committee reserves the right to cancel or restructure the prizes awarded. For more information, see rules and regulations.


The judges include academics, professional staff and industry representatives. Given their backgrounds, it’s important that your presentation can be understood by a general audience.

The pre-comp

Some faculties host pre-competitions which are a pre-cursor into entering Exposure. The pre-comps are held at different times of the year. Check these webpages for more information:

Please contact your supervisor, faculty student centre or faculty postgrad adviser for more information.  If you do not receive satisfactory answers, you can email:

Exposure Committee

PGSA Office