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Seeing leadership in action

Business and economics
20 Jul, 2018
The successful Shadow a Leader programme matches year 13 and AUT business or law students with a business leader. Recent participants share their feedback.
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Alumna’s internship experience in Taiwan

Business and economics
20 Jul, 2018
Leanne Ho, a Bachelor of Business graduate, recently had the opportunity to do an internship in Taiwan.
AUT students embrace the world

AUT students embrace the world

Hospitality, tourism and events
18 Jul, 2018
18 students studying tourism, hospitality, event management and culinary arts at AUT recently travelled to Hong Kong on a cultural exchange programme.

Advice from scholarship winner

Business and economics
13 Jul, 2018
We catch up with Bachelor of Business student Louis Martin who has won the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia to intern in Singapore.
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Trafficking victims and the law

Law
10 Jul, 2018
Visiting UK law academic will deliver lecture on the increasing legal protection for trafficking victims compelled to commit offences.
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Palliser Ridge Scholarship knitted-up

Art and design
10 Jul, 2018
A scholarship sponsored by a prominent wool producer enables one of our textile design students to pursue her idea for stylish sound-proofing.

Doctoral student’s research recognised

Education
06 Jul, 2018
Doctor of Education candidate Jacoba Matapo has been awarded the 2018 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) Doctoral Scholarship.

AUT alumnus creates new Netflix series

06 Jul, 2018
Kiwi journalist and filmmaker David Farrier has completed work on Dark Tourist, a Netflix series set to debut later this month.

Prestigious scholarship for AUT alumna

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
06 Jul, 2018
Master of Arts alumna Melissa Derby, of Ngāti Ranginui descent, has been awarded a Fulbright-Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Graduate Award.
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Alumni reconnect with AUT

Communication studies
28 Jun, 2018
Over 120 communication studies alumni attended an exclusive event hosted by the School of Communication Studies and AUT’s alumni department.
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Economists gather at AUT

Business and economics
26 Jun, 2018
Two key events will bring together economists from New Zealand and around the world at AUT.
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Young business brains’ winning strategy

Business and economics
26 Jun, 2018
Secondary school students turn business issues into winning strategies in the 2018 New Zealand Secondary Schools Case Competition.
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Alumna scoops top art prize

Art and design
22 Jun, 2018
AUT visual arts alumna Angela Tiatia was awarded the prestigious Ravenswood Australian women's art prize recently for her video The Fall.
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What makes graduates employable?

Business and economics
22 Jun, 2018
Dr Margie Elley-Brown talks to careers hub yudu.co.nz about how university graduates can give themselves the edge when they hit the job market.
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Partnership supports Merge Café

Hospitality, tourism and events
22 Jun, 2018
Merging communities is at the heart of the partnership between AUT and Lifewise, which present a high-end dinner to raise money to end homelessness.
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Students praised for quick response

Health sciences
22 Jun, 2018
Paramedicine students Joyce Giheno and Annie Nuualitiitia were ‘first on the scene’ at a car vs bus crash in Papatoetoe recently.
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Delivering work-ready graduates

20 Jun, 2018
AUT has opened a full-service, on-campus recruitment agency today, to help New Zealand employers engage work-ready students and graduates.
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Prison plans examined

Law
15 Jun, 2018
Professor Kris Gledhill discusses the Waikeria Prison site proposal, which will include a 500-bed high security prison and a 100-bed mental health unit.
Systemic secrecy revealed

Systemic secrecy revealed

Law
11 Jun, 2018
AUT Law School academic Amy Benjamin dissects the many faces of secrecy with Catherine Austin Fitts from the Solari Report.
Paramedicine alumnus Andrew Roy was awarded a Royal Humane Society of New Zealand silver medal for bravery.

AUT alumnus awarded bravery medal

Health sciences
11 Jun, 2018
Paramedicine alumnus Andrew Roy was one of ten citizens awarded a Royal Humane Society of New Zealand silver medal for bravery.
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei: Alec Hawke, Elizabeth Turner and Will ’Ilolahia

Commemorating Bastion Point protest

Language and culture
11 Jun, 2018
Dr Elizabeth Turner, senior lecturer in the School of Language and Culture, was invited to present her doctoral thesis to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.
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Joining forces with Radio NZ

Communication studies
01 Jun, 2018
Radio NZ has announced a formal content-sharing partnership with AUT’s Pacific Media Centre – Te Amokura.
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AUT staff scoop NZ Sign Language Awards

Language and culture
01 Jun, 2018
Lecturers Susie Ovens and Lynette Pivac were recognised for their impressive achievements at the recent NZ Sign Language Awards ceremony.
AI workshop series in June and July

AI workshop series in June and July

30 May, 2018
AUT is working with NewZealand.ai to host a series of practical AI workshops throughout June and July.
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Young leaders link corporates & culture

Business and economics
28 May, 2018
Māori and Pacific interns are bringing unique skills and knowledge to workplaces through the TupuToa programme
From studying to gaining an internship at the SKYCITY Breakers and securing a role at 2degrees

Internship fosters passion for events

Sport and recreation
22 May, 2018
From studying to gaining an internship at the SKYCITY Breakers and securing a role at 2degrees – AUT alumna Maddy Elgar took advantage of any opportunity.
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Students participate in beach clean-up

Business and economics
16 May, 2018
Accounting students recently displayed sustainability in action, participating in a beach clean-up fieldtrip at Point England Reserve, Glen Innes.
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Marking World Press Freedom Day

Communication studies
15 May, 2018
Professor David Robie marked World Press Freedom Day with a seminar covering the "targeting" of journalists and the state of the media in West Papua.
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Internships at Walt Disney World Resort

Hospitality, tourism and events
08 May, 2018
AUT culinary arts student Ben Kwek is currently on the other side of the world, experiencing the magic of working for Walt Disney World Resort.
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Taking New Zealand cuisine to the world

Hospitality, tourism and events
23 Apr, 2018
As President of the NZ contingent for the prestigious Bocuse d'Or culinary competition, John Kelleher is gearing up to bring local flavours to the table.
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Academia enhances social change tools

19 Apr, 2018
Social change campaigner Richie Hardcore kicked off the AUT Culture and Society Career Fair by stressing the importance of resilience and learning.
AUT alumnus Mitchell Pham

Improving trade ties with Vietnam

17 Apr, 2018
AUT alumnus Mitchell Pham has possibly done more to improve trade ties with Vietnam than any other New Zealander.
Volunteering a strong focus at AUT

Volunteering a strong focus at AUT

13 Apr, 2018
Over 14,660 hours of volunteering have now been logged by AUT students doing the AUT Edge Award – an extraordinary amount of volunteering by AUT students.
Te Karere reporter Te Okiwa McLean of Ngāi Tūhoe

Journalism award for Māori media grad

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
11 Apr, 2018
Professor John Tookey in Auckland CBD

Addressing NZ’s construction woes

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
06 Apr, 2018

Professor John Tookey provided expert comment for a series of Stuff articles which looked at a range of problems besetting the construction industry.

Examining the impact of data misuse

Examining the impact of data misuse

Communication studies
06 Apr, 2018

Dr Verica Rupar, Associate Professor in the School of Communication Studies, examined the Cambridge Analytica scandal in an op-ed for Newshub.

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Fresh start drives passion for justice

Law
06 Apr, 2018

AUT Law School graduate’s job at Meredith Connell next step in criminal law journey that has taken him from war zones to courtrooms.

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Fantastic numbers at business career fair

Business and economics
19 Mar, 2018

Over 640 students descended on 32 employers who were offering up to 1,000 graduate roles or internships at the first Business and Economics Career Fair.

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International Women’s Day celebrated

Business and economics
16 Mar, 2018

Professor Edwina Pio encourages everyone to make a daily commitment to #pressforchange on International Women’s Day

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Powerful stories at Give Nothing to Racism

Business and economics
16 Mar, 2018

Creating positive change through storytelling was the focus of a recent Diversity at AUT event.

ANZ Technology internship leads to career

ANZ Technology internship leads to career

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Mar, 2018

Attending a lunchtime presentation by ANZ Technology during her time as an AUT student delivered pure gold for software development alumna Bailee Devey.

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Alumni launch AR-enabled app

08 Mar, 2018

On Waitangi Day, AUT alumni launched the world's first AR-enabled Māori alphabet colouring book.

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Research offers new hope for amputees

Colab: creative technologies
08 Mar, 2018

Recognising a technology gap for amputees saw Aaron Cleland create Neural Amusement, a groundbreaking research project seeking to ease the pain of phantom limbs.

PhD student Ashley Gluchowski explores strength training for older adults

Turning research into action

Sport and recreation
07 Mar, 2018

For her PhD research, doctoral student Ashley Gluchowski is investigating strength training for older adults, based at AUT Millennium.

Education graduate Arizona

AUT student joins advisory group

Communication studies
07 Mar, 2018

Communication studies student Arizona Leger was recently appointed to a Ministerial Advisory Group to review the current state of NCEA.

Associate Professor Camille Nakhid

Academic discusses racism complaints

Social sciences and public policy
07 Mar, 2018

School of Social Sciences Associate Professor Camille Nakhid was featured in a Stuff article about the recent rise of racism complaints to the Human Rights Commission.

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Professor recognised with Hind Rattan

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
07 Mar, 2018

School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Professor Krishnamachar Prasad was recognised with the prestigious Hind Rattan Award in Bangkok.

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New Zealand’s first electric bus hits the road

07 Mar, 2018

New Zealand’s first fully battery powered electric bus hits the road today, thanks to a joint initiative by Tranzit Group, EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) and AUT.

Physiotherapy students at Match Ready

Physio students prepare for the future

Health sciences
06 Mar, 2018

Physiotherapy students are buzzing with anticipation about heading into the workplace after attending the Match Ready Employability Experience in early March.

New hybrid court model a way to deliver justice to victims of United Nations Peacekeeper abuse

New hybrid court model a way to deliver justice to victims of United Nations Peacekeeper abuse

Law
06 Mar, 2018

AUT law academic Cassandra Mudgway has offered a way forward for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by United Nations peacekeepers.

Helping launch Falcon Heavy

Helping launch Falcon Heavy

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 Mar, 2018

When Elon Musk's commercial space company Space X successfully launched Falcon Heavy, AUT’s Radio Astronomy and Space Research team helped keep an eye on it.

Courage under fire

19 Feb, 2018

While a cancer diagnosis can be a frightening and uncertain time, AUT Business School alumna Kamya Ghose, 25, turned her personal situation into an empowering business idea.

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MBA alumni learn the value of telling stories when doing business

19 Feb, 2018

AUT's MBA alumni learnt how to employ communication skills to create a strong and lasting presence in the workplace, at a recent networking event.

Easier access to teacher education

Easier access to teacher education

Education
16 Feb, 2018

By offering education programmes at the South Campus, AUT aims to make teacher education more accessible to South Aucklanders and address the teacher shortage.

Māori media grad lands US internship

Māori media grad lands US internship

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
16 Feb, 2018

AUT Bachelor of Māori Development alumna Matilda Poasa was selected from more than 250 applicants to intern at the Sundance Institute in Los Angeles.

Alumni form indie publishing collective

Alumni form indie publishing collective

Language and culture
16 Feb, 2018

A group of AUT creative writing alumni created their own indie publishing company, Cloud Ink Press, to give new authors a voice in the industry.

Tourism grad takes her skills to Brazil

Tourism grad takes her skills to Brazil

Hospitality, tourism and events
16 Feb, 2018

During her studies, Bachelor of International Tourism Management alumna Anna Rowlands took advantage of an international work opportunity.

AUT grad interns with the United Nations

AUT grad interns with the United Nations

Social sciences and public policy
16 Feb, 2018

In March, AUT alumnus Kaden Wilson is heading to New York to work with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's mission to the United Nations.

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New initiatives for employer engagement

15 Feb, 2018

Three new industry and employability events are opening up opportunities for new employers to engage with AUT students and graduates.

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Employability Matters attracts employers

15 Feb, 2018

How do you help students meet employers when they are also extremely busy studying? The answer at AUT has been to develop Employability Matters.

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'Bearing Witness' project reporters win Dart trauma award

Communication studies
13 Feb, 2018

The Pacific Media Centre's Bearing Witness climate change project has won the Dart Asia-Pacific Prize for Journalism and Trauma at the annual Ossie Awards in Student Journalism presented at the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) annual conference at Newcastle   University in December.

Alumni event in New York

AUT in New York

14 Dec, 2017

AUT hosted high-profile guests and alumni at a recent gala event in New York.

The event, held at the Water Club in Manhattan was held in conjunction with Kea New Zealand and AUT. Kea is an international network that aims to connect Kiwis and New Zealand businesses globally.

Alumna making waves at Uber

14 Dec, 2017

AUT alumna Jenna Hannon is now the Growth Marketing Manager for Uber USA. She studied Marketing at AUT and was able to use these valuable skills in San Francisco, which landed her a role at Uber. One of her highlights at Uber is working with people across the world on a daily basis.

Julian in Africa

Filming Africa’s wild beauty with AUT Communications alumnus

02 Nov, 2017

Julian Braatvedt is an AUT Communications alumnus, who now works as a wildlife cameraman. He had the opportunity to work throughout Africa, filming everything from gorillas in Rwanda to elephants in Malawi.

Find out more about him and his career

Be careful online

Scam Warning: Worldwide Association of Notable Alumni (WANA)

31 Oct, 2017

We have been made aware an organisation calling itself Worldwide Association of Notable Alumni (WANA) that has been contacting alumni from AUT and other New Zealand institutions offering a professional alumni network service for a fee. This is a known scam.

AUT Alumni Vietnam Event 2017

17 Oct, 2017

AUT Alumni Event held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, brought AUT alumni, Vietnamese businesses, industry professionals and relevant government officials together for an evening networking event. AUT Alumni can be found in every corner of the world, and it’s important to the university to maintain relationships with our far-flung alumni, events such as this one are a great way to keep in touch.

AUT Alumni Thailand Event 2017

17 Oct, 2017

AUT Alumni Event held in Bangkok, Thailand, brought AUT alumni, local Thai businesses, industry professionals, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and relevant government officials together for an evening networking event. AUT Alumni can be found in every corner of the world, and it’s important to the university to maintain relationships with our far-flung alumni, events such as this one are a great way to keep in touch.

AUT Fashion Alumna Lucie is always in Vogue

17 Oct, 2017

AUT Fashion Design alumna Lucie Sutichunta is thriving in her role as fashion and lifestyle writer at Vogue Thailand. Lucie’s time as a student at AUT opened her eyes to the world of fashion, along with internships with Trelise Cooper and Karen Walker and Jeremy Scott in Los Angeles.

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Amazing AUT graduates - Simon Waters and Jens Steinigen

26 Jul, 2017

AUT graduates are behind an innovative company who just launched a $100k Kickstarter campaign. The REYEDR is a heads-up display that attaches to your motorcycle helmet and shows you speed, navigation, distance and more.

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Float Studios sails across the Tasman

28 Jun, 2017

Float Studios, a business started by six Bachelor of Creative Technologies alumni while they were studying at AUT, has recently been acquired by Sydney-based technology company Finch. Four of the team will move to Australia to head Finch’s VR and innovation team, while Float Studios will continue releasing games from New Zealand with Jake and Charlie working on VR and graphic design.

University Director of Diversity, Professor Edwina Pio

Diversity at AUT

29 May, 2017

Diversity has always been part of the mix of Aotearoa New Zealand. Diversity encourages us to imagine other worlds and other lives in the interstices beyond the binary oppositions in which we entrap ourselves.