The Postgraduate Research Symposium provides an opportunity for AUT research students to take part in the abstract review process, and to showcase and present their research. The event includes a keynote address followed by a series of research presentations and creative exhibitions, with poster displays also offered throughout the day.
The 2022 Postgraduate Research Symposium will take place on Thursday 17 November.
This event is a great opportunity to share your research, engage with other researchers, take part in the peer review process, and build your academic CV. And, there are prizes are up for grabs for Best Poster Presentation and Best Abstract!
Interested? Submit an abstract (maximum 300 words) outlining the nature of your research, including any key literature, arguments, findings and/or conclusions. Methodology, approach and sample, as well as keywords and an abstract title should also be included.
Abstracts close Friday 23 September 2022.
All abstracts will be subject to an academic review process through the Graduate Research School. Applicants may be asked to revise the abstract during the review process. If accepted, you will be confirmed to present at the 2022 Postgraduate Research Symposium and your abstract will be published in the Symposium programme.
Those who submit an abstract for the 2022 Postgraduate Research Symposium will be eligible to be nominated for the Best Abstract award.
The judging of the Best Abstract award is based on the student’s abstract submission meeting the following criteria:
The award for Best Abstract will be announced at the end of the symposium.
Those whose abstracts are accepted to present their research as a poster at the 2022 Postgraduate Research Symposium will be eligible for the Best Poster Presentation award.
All those who attend the 2022 Postgraduate Research Symposium will be invited to cast a vote for Best Poster Presentation. The poster with the most votes will be deemed the Best Poster Presentation. The award for Best Poster Presentation will be announced at the end of the symposium.
The event opened with a keynote address by Associate Professor Barbara Bollard, a Senior Lecturer at AUT in the School of Applied Sciences within the Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences, titled, 'To Infinity and Beyond: Fly Above to Sea Below'. Associate Professor Bollard discussed how she built an exciting research career based on a childhood fascination with satellites.
The day then split out into eleven streams of student presentations, with over 30 students giving 15-minute presentations on topics from cloud computing, to healthcare for the elderly, to the experiences of non-standard workers. An array of student posters were also on display throughout the day. The day concluded with the 2019 AUT 3MT Competition finals.
Presenters Tanya Ewertowska and Amr Mahmoud took home awards for the Best Abstract and Best Poster, respectively.
The day opened with a keynote address, before launching into a variety of research presentations by postgraduate research students.
We had Dr Diana Albarrán González as our keynote speaker for 2021’s event, sharing her keynote address, “Corazonar: Weaving values into the heart of research”.
Diana is a Native Latin American design researcher from Mexico who completed her PhD here at AUT within the Faculty of Te Ara Poutama. Her PhD research focused on Decolonising Design in collaboration with Indigenous (Mayan) communities and ethical-sustainable consumption.
Diana has more than 18 years of international experience in places like New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Spain and Mexico applying, re-learning, researching and teaching design. This has given her the ability to address challenges in a variety of contexts, and the opportunity to develop a meaningful sense of culture and diversity awareness and sensitivity. She is a craftivist, a mother and an active member of the Latin American community seeking to contribute to community well-being and support connections between Moana-nui-a-Kiwa and Abya Yala.
The winner of the 2021 AUT Postgraduate Research Symposium Best Abstract award was Hazel Abraham.
The judging of the Best Abstract award was based on the student’s abstract submission meeting the following criteria:
All those who attended the 2021 Postgraduate Research Symposium were invited to cast a vote for Best Poster Presentation. The winner of the 2021 AUT Postgraduate Research Symposium Best Poster Presentation award was Awanis Azizan.