Graduate Research School

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

How we support postgraduate research at AUT

The Graduate Research School supports postgraduate research by:

  • 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 at AUT. 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

Regular correspondence

Check the latest correspondence from the Graduate Research School, including current and back issues of the PGExpress newsletter.

GRS correspondence

Contact us

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

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