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.

Thanks for all your support at Exposure 2018!


Check out the 2018 winners.

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 two categories in which postgraduates can compete: the UniServices Poster Session and the Oral 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