Postgraduate events

Find out about events for postgraduates and how to stay up-to-date with what's on.

Staff and students at socialising at the Exposure Prizegiving.
Staff and students at the Exposure Prizegiving.

Doctoral workshops with Hugh Kearns

Upskill for free with these valuable doctoral workshops from international researcher, presenter and academic Dr Hugh Kearns. Hugh only joins us twice a year and spaces are always in high demand, so book early!

In November 2019, Hugh presents the following sessions:

  • How to plan your PhD (for provisional year doctoral candidates)
  • Networking and conferences: How to do them well (all doctoral candidates welcome)

Find out more and book tickets here: Doctoral workshops with Hugh Kearns.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

Could you present an 80,000 word thesis in three minutes or under? Three Minute Thesis challenges research students to do just that - present their work to a general audience in 180 seconds, supported only by a single slide. It's the ultimate battle of the elevator pitches! Whether you join as a participant or as an audience member, you won't fail to enjoy the buzz of this epic race against the clock.

Find out more: Three Minute Thesis

Doctoral Morning Tea (DMT)

The Doctoral Morning Tea is an opportunity for doctoral candidates from across the university to come together to share experiences - and to learn from those who have gone before them. Each month, a panel of current or recent doctoral candidates discusses key topics relevant to doctoral life.

Find out more: Doctoral Morning Tea


Exposure is a student-led celebration of postgraduate research. Part showcase and part competition, Exposure gives postgrad researchers to opportunity to share their work through presentation or poster and offers valuable awards for the best work.

Find out more: Exposure

PGSA events

If you want to meet other postgraduates and take an active interest in how the University is run, join the Postgraduate Students Association (PGSA). The PGSA represents students on a range of committes across the University and organises a range of events and outings exclusively for postgrads. From wellness trips to the annual Waiheke weekend, there's a lot to get involved in.

Find out more: 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 with Postgrad News

Postgrad News and Postgrad News: Doctoral edition are fortnightly newsletters for current postgraduates and current doctoral candidates. They keeps you up-to-date with the development opportunities, events, news, information and resources that could really make a difference to your postgrad or PhD experience.

To sign up, send us an email from your student email account and let us know your ID or level of study.