Postgraduate events

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

Students and staff mingle at the 2017 Three Minute Thesis reception drinks.
Students and staff mingle at the 2017 Three Minute Thesis reception drinks.

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.

Book your ticket for the University of Auckland 3MT Final! Cheer on our finalists as they battle it out against the clock, then toast the winners at the complimentary evening reception.

Final on Thursday 9 August.

Click here to book your audience ticket

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 (17 May)
  • Health and wellbeing during the PhD (19 April)
  • Managing the relationship with your supervisor (22 March)
  • Managing the doctoral journey (22 February)

Find out about the next Doctoral Morning Tea via Postgrad News (the postgraudate newsletter) or the PGSA Facebook page.


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

The PGSA are working hard on the 2018 Exposure event in October. Click the link to check out the details of our 2017 competition if you'd like a sneak peek: Exposure.

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.