Postgraduate events

Get involved in an exciting range of cross-faculty opportunities and events, just for postgraduates.


Exposure is a student-led showcase of postgraduate students' work. It celebrates academic and artistic excellence, and student ingenuity.

Exposure 2018 will take place 1-4 October and offers three categories: the Oral Session, the UniServices Poster Competition and the ultra-creative Special Session.

Find out what's happening and how you can get involved, here: Exposure.

Three Minute Thesis Competition

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a dynamic research communication competition run in universities worldwide. Partipants have just 180 seconds and a single, static Powerpoint slide to encapsulate their entire thesis. Whether you join as a participant or as an audience member, you won't fail to enjoy the buzz of this fun and vibrant event.

The 2018 Three Minute Thesis Final took place on Thursday 9 August. Find out what happened here: 2018 winners.

Doctoral Morning Tea

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

The DMT is normally held on the third Thursday of every month from February to November, depending on speaker availability.

Previous 2018 topics:

  • Careers in academia 
  • Health and wellbeing during the PhD 
  • Managing the relationship with your supervisor 
  • Managing the doctoral journey 

Find out about the next Doctoral Morning Tea by signing up to Postgrad News (see below) or checking out the PGSA Facebook page.

PGSA events

The Postgraduate Students Association (PGSA) regularly organises events exclusively for postgrad students. From wellness trips to the annual Waiheke weekend, there's a lot to get involved in.

For the latest events and information, check the PGSA Facebook page.

Postgraduate Orientation

Postgraduate orientation is over, but we're still here to point you in the right direction when you need help.

Find out where to go and who to talk to when you need support or advice in this handy downloadable guide.

Stay informed

Keep up-to-date with academic opportunities and just-for-fun events by signing up to Postgrad News. Postgrad News is a fortnightly newsletter for current postgraduate students. It's packed full of development opportunities, postgraduate community news, scholarship information and more.

To sign up, send us an email via the button below. Please note that you must provide your University of Auckland email address (e.g.