School of Graduate Studies Research Showcase 2021

Celebrating the research of doctoral candidates and research masters students from across the University.

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Research Showcase 2021 brings together doctoral candidates and research masters students and encourages them to creatively communicate their research to a broad audience.


There are three ways you can get involved: submit an academic poster, submit a research-related photograph you’ve captured, or submit a creative item made at home, in the lab or even at the Maker Space.

You can enter into one category or get creative and submit for all three. However you participate, the SGS Research Showcase is an excellent way to share your passion for your research with a wider audience, win prizes and make new connections across the University.

Workshops and training sessions are available to help you prepare for all three categories. Start thinking creatively about how to communicate your research to create impact!

Explore the categories

Why participate?

In addition to the possibility of winning prestige and prizes, the SGS Research Showcase is a unique opportunity for postgraduate researchers to:

  • Broaden the impact of their research
  • Enhance research communication skills
  • Extend personal and professional networks
  • Refine the art of poster design
  • Express their creativity
  • Build their CV
  • Have fun!


The SGS Research Showcase is open to University of Auckland research postgraduates, who remain enrolled throughout the duration of the competition. If you are a research masters or doctoral candidate and you have submitted your thesis (including soft-bound), you are no longer eligible to enter.

Some faculties hold pre-competitions, which are a pre-cursor to entry into the SGS Research Showcase. If you are unable to participate in your faculty pre-comps, entry into the SGS Research Showcase may be granted under exceptional circumstances. This will be at the discretion of the School of Graduate Studies.

Offshore candidates willl be able to enter the competition this year. Stay tuned for more information soon!

Key dates

Date Time Details
Mon 20 Sept 4pm Applications close
Wed 22 Sept 4pm Acceptance notices sent to applicants
Wed 6 Oct 4pm Shortlisted entried dropped off (due date)
Tues 12 - Thurs 14 Oct All day Display/Exhibition
Thurs 14 Oct
5 - 7pm Awards ceremony/Cocktail event