Research Students' Peer Groups

The Research Students’ Peer Groups are a network of student-led groups where AUT postgraduate research students can meet, connect and share ideas.​

Action Research Connections

Join this multi-discipline community that shares action research projects (and related approaches) and ideas for ongoing learning, discussion, mentorship and potential joint projects.

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Katharine Hoskyn

Art and Design PG Club

​Join with other art and design postgraduate students for conversation and the sharing of ideas.

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Laura Marsh

Richard Orjis

AUT NZ Scholars and ASEAN Students' Group

​Meet students who are receiving a New Zealand Scholarship or have come to New Zealand from a South East Asian country.

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Aswin Alex Seth

Chinese Research Students' Group

​Join a new research group for master's and PhD students who speak either Mandarin or Cantonese.

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Zoe Au hiuchingzoee​​​ (or wechat hiuchingzoeau)

Distance Students' Group​

Join other distance students in this online group to swap tips and share your research journey with some new friends. From time to time we get together in the real world over a real coffee, come and join us.

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Helen Ough Dealy

Join our Facebook group

MH206 Whānau

MH206 Whānau is a group of PhD and Doctor of Health Science students who study in the same room and support each other through their doctoral journeys. Based at the AUT South Campus, they're from different faculties as well as of various ethnic backgrounds.

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Christianah Adesina

Post-qualitative Inquiry Group

​Are you interested in exploring post-qualitative research and material ontologies? Contact us to get involved.

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Janita Craw

Kate Waterworth

Qualitative Methodology Research Peer Support Group

​All master's and doctoral students working with qualitative methods are invited to share ideas and identify avenues for further learning. This group provides a forum where you can practise your research topic (PGR2 or PGR9) or just be there to listen, learn and provide support to other students’ projects.

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Ray Jauny

​Research Writing Group

​This supportive and social group meets for coffee at #newsfeed. On the first Thursday of each month, we meet for an education and discussion session, and on the third Thursday of each month we write and proofread each other’s writing.

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Tanya Ewertowska

Join our Facebook group

Researchers' Networking Club

​Expand your network, identify potential collaborators and talk about your research.

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Arif Syed

SPRINZ Journal Club

​Postgraduate students from SPRINZ are welcome to join our discussions as we read and assess journal articles on sport and performance research.

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Josh McGeown

Casey Watkins

​Tourism and Hospitality Doctoral Tea Party

The Doctoral Tea Party is the peer mentoring group of postgraduate students at the School of Hospitality and Tourism. Postgraduate students working on the areas of, and related to, tourism, hospitality, events, and gastronomy are welcome to join us to catch-up on #PhDlife over coffee, tea and cookies.

Roxane de Waegh

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Graduate Research School
+64 9 921 9907
City Campus: Level 5, WU Building

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