Postgraduate events

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

3MT Competition
Registrations for 3 Minute Thesis Heats are underway! Visit for more information.

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 22 June 2017
  • Venue: Room 402, Building 902, Newmarket Campus

This month's guest speakers are industry-based presenters talking about the skills and capabilities they look for when seeking new talent within their organisations. These organisations have a history of employing PhDs in Engineering.

This is your opportunity to hear directly from employers how your studies can contribute to their business.

Our panellists will talk about a variety of topics to help guide you on your way to a potential career in this space.

All new and current doctoral students are welcome to attend. 

This is not to be missed, so secure a spot now by registering your attendance.

For catering purposes, please register your DMT 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.

Registration for the 3MT Heats are underway, for various faculty registration dates please visit


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 Two Orientation will take place during the week, 17-21 July 2017.

View the full 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.