Postgraduate events

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

Miriam Seifert - U21 3MT Competition Peoples Choice award online
Vote for our PhD candidate, Miriam Seifert in the U21 3MT Virtual Competition. See more at

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 19 October 2017
  • Venue: Room 6EA-201A, Faculty of Education & Social Work, Epsom Campus
Our Guest Speaker will be Associate Professor Barbara Grant from Critical Studies in Education.  Her topic of discussion will centre around putting writing at the centre of academic work.

All new and current doctoral students are welcome to attend, so put this in your calender and register to secure a spot now.

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.

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners!

Read more about the 2017 competition here -


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

Congratulations to all the winners of Exposure 2017!

Read more here -

Postgraduate Orientation

Semester Two Orientation took 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.