Postgraduate events

Regular and upcoming postgraduate events. Scroll down for more information.

Kate Riegel van West delivering her 3 minute thesis at the 2016 Asia-Pacific competition

Doctoral morning tea

The Doctoral Morning Tea (DMT) is a monthly event for all doctoral candidates at the University of Auckland which allows you to meet and mingle with other doctoral candidates in a relaxed environment. Keep up-to-date on what’s happening and listen to informative guest speakers present on topics relevant to the life of a doctoral candidate.

They are normally held on the third Thursday of every month from February to November, depending on speaker availability.

Our next DMT is:

  • Time: 10-11am
  • When: Thursday 27 April 2017
  • Venue: iSpace, Level 4, Kate Edgar Information Commons, City Campus

This month's guest speaker and topic will be:

Ms Nicola Johnston - Head of Intellectual Property, UniServices - Nicola will be discussing UniServices role at UoA and how they can help you with IP, Patents and Copyright information/issues.

This is not to be missed!

For catering purposes, please register your attendance.

Three Minute Thesis Competition

The ultimate elevator pitch, the 3 Minute Thesis Competition is run in universities worldwide. You are given just 3 minutes in which to explain the gist of your thesis. One single PowerPoint slide is permitted as a visual aid.

Please check with your Faculty regarding 3 Minute Thesis Heats for 2017.


Exposure is a showcase of postgraduate students' work – celebrating academic and artistic excellence and student ingenuity.

Be part of this exciting competition by joining the Exposure Organising Committee now. Contact the PGSA if you are interested, email:

Postgraduate Orientation

Semester 2 orientation details will be published on this webpage during July 2017 - watch this space!

View the Semester 1 Postgraduate Orientation Programme below:

PGSA events

The Postgraduate Students Association (PGSA) regularly organises events exclusively for postgrad students. For the latest events and information, check the PGSA website.