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 event concludes with the 3 Minute Thesis competition.
The programme outline is normally provided a week before the event through the AUT Graduate Research School Guide, supported via an online application called Guidebook.
Contact the Graduate Research School for instructions on how to download the Guidebook app and access the AUT Graduate Research School Guide with your device.
You can present your research as an:
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.