About Exposure

Exposure is the University of Auckland's annual postgraduate research exposition and competition presented by the School of Graduate Studies and the Postgraduate Students’ Association (PGSA).

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

Want to take part? Find out how to enter.

Come and support our postgrads at Exposure 2018

Uniservices Poster Competition (Monday 1 - Tuesday 2 October)
Check out the great work of our postgraduates! Competition posters will be on show in the Neon Foyer for the first two days of Exposure.

Oral Session Preliminaries (Monday 1 October)
Student compete in the oral session preliminaries.

Oral Session Final (Tuesday 2 October)
Support your peers at the Exposure Oral Session Final in the Conference Centre Lecture Theatre. Registration essential.
Book your ticket: exposureoralfinal2018.eventbrite.co.nz

Special Session (Wednesday 3 October)
Experience research communication like you've never experienced it before. The ultra-creative Exposure Special Session is held in the Conference Centre Design Theatre. Registration essential.
Book your ticket: exposurespecialsession2018.eventbrite.co.nz

Prize Giving (Thursday 4 October)
The Exposure Prize Giving is a fun-filled evning that you won't want to miss. Registration essential.
Book your ticket: exposureprizegiving2018.eventbrite.co.nz

Why take part in Exposure?

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.


Exposure has three categories in which postgraduates can compete: the UniServices Poster Session, the Oral Session and the Special Session.
You can find out more about each of these sessions here: Rules and prizes


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.

Find judging criteria here: Rules and prizes.

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 out FMHS HealtheX.

Check out the Science Postgraduate Poster Competition.

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