Structure and role of the Graduate Research School

The Graduate Research School (GRS) provides support and researcher development for students, supervisors, and staff to assist in the growth of a vibrant research culture.

How we support postgraduate research

The Graduate Research School supports postgraduate research through:

  • Delivering researcher development activities to support the needs of postgraduate research students, supervisors and research staff
  • Providing input into AUT’s postgraduate research strategic decisions
  • Advising, managing, and approving doctoral and MPhil admission and progression
  • Providing information and administrative services for research students
  • Managing research examinations for all postgraduate programmes
  • Facilitating postgraduate events and activities
  • Providing the secretariat services for the University Postgraduate Board

Structure of the Graduate Research School

The Graduate Research School and faculty postgraduate offices work together to support the strategic direction and management of postgraduate research degrees and students. The GRS ensures effective coordination and management of systems and procedures, and the provision of a quality researcher development programme.

Dean’s Office

  • Leadership team
  • Policy and strategy
  • Secretariat
  • Analysis and reporting

Researcher Development

  • Researcher (staff and student) and supervisor professional development
  • Student events and engagement (workshops, symposium, and events)
  • Empirical studies to inform initiatives

Candidature Management

  • Enquiries and admissions and progression
  • Examinations
  • Completion

Contact us

Need help or have a question? Contact the Graduate Research School.

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