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Add to Calendar 2019-03-26 17:30 2019-03-26 19:30 Pacific/Auckland Project Connect Keynote Address: Designing organisations to be more human Auckland
27 Mar 2019 6:00 pm - 7 May 2019 5:30 pm

AI-DAY 2019: conference, workshops and hackfest

Add to Calendar 2019-03-27 18:00 2019-05-07 17:30 Pacific/Auckland AI-DAY 2019: conference, workshops and hackfest Auckland
Add to Calendar 2019-03-27 13:30 2019-03-27 16:30 Pacific/Auckland Project Connect Masterclass: Designing organisations to be more human Auckland
3 Apr 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

ICT and Engineering Career Fair 2019

Add to Calendar 2019-04-03 11:00 2019-04-03 14:00 Pacific/Auckland ICT and Engineering Career Fair 2019 Auckland
Add to Calendar 2019-04-05 13:00 2019-04-05 17:00 Pacific/Auckland Inner climate change: the transformative power of spiritual worldviews for sustainability (seminar) Auckland
13 Nov 2019 9:00 am - 16 Nov 2019 5:00 pm

Course: the Sports Pelvis & Hip with Dr Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee

Add to Calendar 2019-11-13 09:00 2019-11-16 17:00 Pacific/Auckland Course: the Sports Pelvis & Hip with Dr Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee Auckland
12 Mar 2019 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

CO.STARTERS entrepreneurship programme

Do you have an entrepreneurial idea that you’d like to explore and develop? Do you want to solve a problem and make a difference in your community?

We are looking for AUT alumni, staff, students, and aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to take part in the 9-week CO.STARTERS programme that will give you the necessary tools, insights and networks.

3 Sep 2018 9:00 am - 6 Sep 2018 5:00 pm

ATBH IX - conference at AUT

AUT is hosting the internationally renowned All Together Better Health interprofessional education and collaborative practice conference from 3 - 6 September, 2018

25 Jul 2018 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

AUT ICT and Engineering Careers Fair 2018

Opportunity is knocking and you’re invited – Visit the AUT ICT & Engineering Careers Fair 2018 on Wednesday 25 July 11am-2.00pm in WZ111 - WZ118 - WZ Building, AUT City campus

19 May 2018 11:00 am - 27 May 2018 11:00 am

Techweek 2018: NZ's annual festival of innovation

AUT is the Official University Partner for Techweek 2018, New Zealand's annual festival of innovation ecosystem events. ​

Taking place from 19-27 May, with 400 events around the country, the idea behind Techweek is simple: New Zealand's technology and innovation sectors are growing rapidly. Techweek fosters that growth by providing a week-long opportunity for connection and cross-pollination.

17 May 2018

Communication Studies Alumni Function

The School of Communication Studies and the AUT Alumni Association cordially invite you to the Communication Studies Alumni Function on Thursday 17 May 2018, from 6pm to 8pm at the Auckland Art Gallery.

RSVP: By Thursday 3 May 2018 to

For any further questions, please contact us at alumni@aut.a.cnz

19 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018

What we do at home: PDX > AKL: Cora-Allan Wickliffe and Daniel Twiss

“That blurry line between what should be shared and what should be kept sacred in an institutional space gave us our first rule of engagement. 1. We share what we do in everyday life, at home. This exhibition is an exploration of how we embody being indigenous, through memories and past events. With whānau at the core of our thoughts, we will be intertwining memories to establish how we, as the BC Collective own, learn and are indigenous. The works will be installation based and involve conducting ceremonial / contemporary versions of events. We are hoping to involve different groups that inform ideas of being indigenous and the transmission of knowledge within the family unit and how working as a whānau promotes indigenous ideologies of learning.” — BC Collective

In 2017 Cora-Allan Wickliffe and Daniel Twiss launched the BC Collective. BC stands for ‘Before Cook and Before Columbus’, and was initiated as a way to share, directly engage with and exchange indigenous ideas and concepts. BC Collective will hold the Gallery One space for this exhibition, during which a one-day symposium will be held with invited guests.

Cora-Allan Wickliffe (Ngāpuhi, Tainui, Alofi and Liku) is a multidisciplinary artist of Māori and Niuean descent, originally from Waitakere. In 2016 she returned to Aotearoa after working at the Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff, Canada. Her practice often examines constructed identifies of indigenous people, finding new ways to provide educative experiences through social art platforms. Cora-Allan has worked as a curator, preparator, photographer, artist and educator. In 2013, she completed her MA in Visual Art at AUT University.

Daniel Twiss(Lakota, Sioux, Rosebud Reservation) was raised in Vancouver, Washington. His family relocated for a year to the Coeur D’alene Indian Reservation in Plummer, Idaho. His late father Richard Twiss was the co-founder of the Wiconi organisation and a Professor of Native American Studies at Portland State University. Under his influence, Daniel took up Grass Dancing and joined the International Dancing our Prayers Tour in 2003, which created the platform for his involvement in Indigenous conferences and gatherings. Since then, he has attended and danced at numerous Indigenous events including NAIITS Symposium, Vancouver, Canada (2011); Rosebud Immersion Experience, Rosebud Reservation, USA (2012); Surrender in the Desert Conference, Alice Springs, Australia (2012) and Good Water Conference, Turangi, Aotearoa (2015).

25 Mar 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Art of Sky: Light Awaits with Jacky Ke Jiang

AUT is kicking off another year of hosting the Auckland Game Developers Meetup with a special international guest. We’d like to invite you to The Art of Sky: Light Awaits with Jacky Ke Jiang.  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to hear from Jacky and then show him your work for personal feedback.

12 Mar 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Give nothing to racism - the power of stories

In the restless present with multidimensional configurations of diversity and enhanced regulatory complexity, what are the stories we can invoke to steer us towards positive change

31 January - 1 February 2018 | 9am - 5pm

6th International Conference on Precarious Work and Vulnerable Workers

AUT’s Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research (COHSR) and AUT Business School Executive Education, in collaboration with MINES ParisTech, Centre de recherche sur les Risques et les Crises, is proud to host the 6th International Conference on Precarious Work and Vulnerable Workers.

12 Dec 2017 - 18 Feb 2018

Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards-Nominations Open Now!

Nominations Now Open

The annual Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards are the premier awards for leadership achievement in New Zealand. They recognise outstanding leaders from around the country who have demonstrated determination, a will to succeed, and a belief in achieving extraordinary things. Over the Christmas break, start thinking about who you would like to nominate for the 2018 awards. Nominations close 18 February 2018.

4 Dec 2017 6:00 pm

Alumni links still strong after 50 years

At this year’s Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion in the Sir Paul Reeves Building, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoff Perry addressed a crowd of alumni who are part of AUT’s early history.

Established as Auckland Technical School in 1895, Seddon Memorial Technical College was AUT’s name from 1913 to 1963. The alumni group, many of whom were only in their early teens when they began their studies, have remained connected for over 50 years. Among the attendees were former lecturers Joan Beagle and David Malcolm.

The Seddon Tech alumni, now well into their 70s and 80s, heard from Geoff Perry on the early history of AUT, its focus on practical learning, and how it has flourished as a university since the year 2000.

Sir Ken Stevens, founder of airport baggage technology company Glidepath and Chairman of Export New Zealand, spoke of how his engineering education at Seddon Tech gave him the in-depth knowledge to eventually form one of New Zealand’s most successful aviation engineering companies.

The Seddon Tech group generously donate towards various AUT scholarships through the Seddon Memorial Fund. This fund provides a one-year scholarship to a student who is first in their family to attend university. Alumni scholarship recipient Letelemalanuola Tuitofa Moe-Pen spoke of her achievements in early childhood Pacific education. Lanuola is now a trustee and director of several successful early childhood foundations, and her warm-hearted speech was the highlight of an inspirational morning.

The event also featured a table of memorabilia, including photographs and manuscripts from AUT’s early courses and programmes. The archival material provided a fascinating history of Auckland and its people, as well as trades and equipment now superseded by technology.

Sam Mickell, AUT’s Director of Alumni Relations, says events like the Seddon reunion offer a unique opportunity to acknowledge AUT’s founding students, and to be inspired by the impact of their support for the University.

“It is really exciting when you step back and consider the breadth of impact and influence that those who have come through AUT have achieved”, says Sam.

AUT is working to connect all alumni, and harness all of the advocates AUT has around the world. Developments in digital, social media, and mobile technology have created a ripe environment for AUT to now connect its alumni community in its entirety.

Please feel free to send comments or suggestions to

29 Nov 2017 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm

New Zealand alumni in Singapore end of year get-together

We’re delighted to invite you and your friends to a special end of year New Zealand alumni get-together. This is a great opportunity for you to connect with other AUT alumni in a fun and relaxed setting.  Alumni and friends from all New Zealand universities are welcome.


24 Nov 2017 11:28 am - 27 Nov 2017 11:28 am

Signs of Professionalism (New Zealand Sign Language)

A conference reflecting on the last 25 years of NZSL interpreting, teaching, and development.

More information will be released soon, but any enquiries can be directed to Susie Ovens,

This conference is a joint venture brought to you by AUT, NZSLTA, SLIANZ and Victoria University.

15 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017

The Sports Thorax with Dr. Linda-Joy Lee

On this four day course, you will learn the manual skills and clinical reasoning framework of the Thoracic Ring Approach™ and ConnectTherapy™ to determine when the thorax is or is not the primary driver for pain or reduced performance during whole body movements. These skills provide the base to examine the thoracic rings across a wide variety of meaningful tasks. Specific thoracic ring treatment techniques developed by LJ will be practised, along with specific exercise prescription and program design for optimal neuromuscular control and loading of the thoracic rings.

Register for course on Dr LJ Lee website
Download course details (PDF)

8 Nov 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Managing Millennials & Millennials Working With Others

Talented, capable, young, smart, tech savvy, and connected. The generation known as the millennials can get things done while others are still talking about it. They’re always on, and always connected – except at work. Here they feel largely misunderstood and under-utilised.

Leaders need to know how to engage with and get the best out of these uniquely capable people, and millennials need to know how to work effectively with others.

Please join us for a talk and discussion on this topic lead by the very engaging and insightful Bruce Cotterill.

7 Nov 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Crowdfund Your Idea to Market - Masterclass

The Masterclass will be an intensive interactive session especially for entrepreneurs who are thinking of using crowdfunding to start or grow their business, or launch a product.

Crowdfunding is an opportunity not only to raise money and build a community but to get support at every stage of your product lifecycle, from validation to production and fulfillment.

This Masterclass will guide you step-by-step through the process of creating a successful Indiegogo campaign for any project/product. You may not have all the answers yet, but this will help you learn how to tell the story behind your idea, develop a structure for your campaign, and create a successful promotion plan.

6 Nov 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Future of Crowdfunding

Indiegogo's Kate Drane will be sharing about the future of the crowd-funding as a path to market, successful case studies and a few secrets for running a million dollar campaign. As well as letting us in on some significant trends in the crowdfunding world.

November 2017

AUT Rookie Fashion Show

Rookie is the showcase of the future talent of the New Zealand fashion industry. The AUT Rookie graduate fashion show is one of the most prestigious fashion events on the Auckland calendar. The show features collections by a selection of our top final year students. We encourage design alumni to attend and celebrate with us the success of our talented fashion students.

21 Oct 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

International alumni event in Shanghai

Come and meet with Ambassador John McKinnon and Consul-General Guergana Guermanoff, Pro Vice-Chancellor International Professor Nigel Hemmington, government officials, industry leaders, friends and guests!

Don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with your old friends from AUT and broaden your networks.

RSVP: Email by 6 Oct 2017


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20 Oct 2017 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

International alumni event in Beijing

Come and meet with Ambassador John McKinnon and Consul-General Guergana Guermanoff, Pro Vice-Chancellor International Professor Nigel Hemmington, government officials, industry leaders, friends and guests!

Don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with your old friends from AUT and broaden your networks.

RSVP: By 6 Oct 2017


Connect with us on WeChat: 9855353


Breakfast Club speaker series

AUT alumni are warmly invited to the Breakfast Club speaker events, that run every 2 months. Recent Breakfast Club speakers have included the founder of GrabOne Shane Bradley, ASB CEO Barbara Chapman, Ryman Healthcare CFO Gordon MacLeod, New Zealand Oil & Gas CEO Andrew Knight and Prime Minister Bill English.

Join the Breakfast Club on Facebook for details and events

1 Oct 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

International alumni networking event in Jakarta

New Zealand education providers request the pleasure of your company for a networking evening hosted by Ambassador Dr Trevor Matheson and Education New Zealand.

Dress code: business casual

RSVP: RSVP here by Wednesday, 20 September 2017

This invite is not valid for entrance to the event. You must fill in the RSVP form.

22 Sep 2017 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Ethnicity in the Workspace Summit

Navigating ethnicity in the world of work presents the opportunity for discussion that can rock the boat.

13 Sep 2017 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Women in Leadership

The AUT Accounting Association club and the AUT Business Faculty are hosting an event specifically for young women interested in a career in Leadership.
13 Sep 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brand Strategy Masterclass

Project Connect presents Andy Cunningham, founder of Cunningham Collective. Starting in 1983 with Steve Jobs and the Macintosh personal computer, Andy has helped many of Silicon Valley's most innovative entrepreneurs create categories, introduce new brands, and launch hundreds of products.

11 Sep 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Brand Strategy by Design

Project Connect presents Andy Cunningham, founder of Cunningham Collective. Starting in 1983 with Steve Jobs and the Macintosh personal computer, Andy has helped many of Silicon Valley's most innovative entrepreneurs create categories, introduce new brands, and launch hundreds of products.

10 Aug 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

International alumni event in Thailand

AUT is sponsoring a Thailand alumni and business networking event in Bangkok. We cordially invite you to take part in it.

Come and meet with AUT Pro Vice-Chancellor International Nigel Hemmington, government officials , industry leaders, friends & guests!

Don't mix this opportunity to mix and mingle with your old friends from AUT and broaden your network and  career opportunities.

RSVP via email by 31 July 2017

Limited spaces available

8 Aug 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

International alumni event in Vietnam

AUT is sponsoring a Viet Nam alumni and business networking event in Ho Chi Minh  City. We cordially invite you to take part in it.

Come and meet with AUT Pro Vice-Chancellor International Nigel Hemmington, New Zealand ambassador  to Vietnam Ms Wendy Matthews, government officials , industry leaders, friends & guests!

Don't mix this opportunity to mix and mingle with your old friends from AUT and broaden your network and  career opportunities.

RSVP via email by 31 July 2017

Limited spaces available

26 Jul 2017 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

AUT ICT and Engineering Careers Fair

Current students and alumni are invited to the AUT ICT and Engineering careers fair on Wednesday July 26.

We have an inspiring line-up of employers attending to showcase their businesses and recruit talented students. They may be offering part-time, summer internships, and graduate programmes. Take the opportunity to network with potential employers in your chosen field.

6 Jul 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Get Cut Through

Get Cut Through - Job Seeker Digital Brand Seminar

Come along to our event on Thursday 6 July, 5.30pm to 7.30pm in Room WF 710, AUT City Campus, and hear Matt Pontin (General Manager of Drake New Zealand) and Mark Sumner (Recruitment Manager at Fletcher Building) talk about the winning formula for creating the CV that surpasses all other applicants, and get the exclusive inside scoop on what really matters when building your digital brand

1 Jul 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Think Inc. Present – An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall

Two free A -reserve tickets especially offered for alumni. Please email us at First come, first served.

Dr Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace returns to New Zealand to discuss hope for the natural world in challenging times.

Think Inc., alongside the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand, AUT and Loop, are excited to announce the arrival of Dr Jane Goodall to New Zealand this year as part of Tomorrow & Beyond Tour.

28 Jun 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Refactor 2017

It's Refactor time again! There is an awesome line-up to warm up the winter blues, with speakers Katherine Barrow from Pixel Fusion, Bridget Beh from Serato and AUT's very own Dr Rhema Vaithianathan.

The event is presented in conjunction with sponsors AUT, Pushpay, Microsoft, and Catalyst.

22 Jun 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wine Tasting and Networking Event for MBA Alumni

Please join us for an evening of fine wine and even finer conversations with your MBA alumni cohort. Dhall and Nash ( are hosting the wine tasting. They provide unique rare wines to the premium hospitality sector in NZ, so expect your taste buds to be impressed!

The CEO of Dhall and Nash, Puneet Dhall will be the host for the night.  Puneet really brings you on a journey as he explains the history of the winemakers and the heritage of the wine – so prepare to be entertained!  After a stint in the Cellar at Sacred Hill, he spent several years as a merchant in London working at ‘Fine and Rare Wines’ – a foremost wine brokerage firm with an international clientele.  We will have the chance to buy the wines he presents on the night at discounted prices.

This event is limited to 50 people on a first in basis and limited to MBA Alumni and a maximum of one business guest.  Please RSVP to by confirming your attendance on AUTConnect, or emailing Sagar Verma (

21 Jun 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friends of Human Rights

Professor Judy McGregor and Dr Jane Verbitsky invite you to Friends of Human Rights Launch

  • Launch of a new network of AUT human rights students
  • Update on youth homelessness project
  • Launch of a new book on human dignity
  • Possible guest speaker on human rights and the internet (Deputy Chief Privacy Commissioner)

Friends of Human Rights is the new AUT alumni network for Master of Human Rights students, alumni and members of the wider human rights community interested in contemporary social justice issues.

Drinks and nibbles provided.

RSVP to Stevie at by 16 June 2017.

21 Jun 2017 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Kea Inspire

Kea Inspire 2017

Inspiring a global future for the next generation of NZ leaders

Two free tickets especially offered to alumni. Please email us at First come, first served.

Now in its sixth year, Kea Inspire returns to bring Auckland’s entrepreneurial and innovation communities the inspiring stories of world-leading Kiwis from around the globe showcasing the power of New Zealand’s borderless nation.

Be inspired by the personal stories of triumph and lessons learned from leaders in sustainability, cyber intelligence and threats, contemporary artists and more.

This year we welcome Dr Privahini Bradoo, Ian Wright, Jonty Kelt, Sir Rob Fenwick KNZM KStJ, Maru Nihoniho and Brylee Mills as guest speakers to the event, which will be MC'd by multi-platinum selling international recording artist and entrepreneur Geoff Sewell.

Early 2017 – One evening a week for nine weeks


We are looking for AUT alumni, staff, students, and aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to take part in the 9-week CO.STARTERS programme that will give you the necessary tools, insights and networks. The next cohort starts July 2017. Register your interest now at to become a Co.Starters and take your idea further!

1 Jun 2017 5:30 pm

Garage Ventures' BILL REICHERT

The Project presents two exclusive events with Bill Reichert - a three hour morning Masterclass on Thursday, 25th May and an evening Keynote on Thursday, 1st June. Bill is in Auckland as AUT's inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence and has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, senior executive and Silicon Valley insider. Since co-founding Garage Ventures in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies.

Thu 1 June 5:30-7:30pm
21st Century Entrepreneurship

The international ecosystem supporting innovation and entrepreneurship has changed dramatically in just the last ten years. As the global hub of venture capital and entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley has also changed. In this session, Bill Reichert, a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur turned venture capitalist, will outline the key changes that entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers need to understand to be successful in this new world.

25 May 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MBA alumni learn the value of telling stories when doing business

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. Guest speaker Maggie Eyre, the Director of Fresh Eyre, a niche training company that specialises in teaching presentation and media skills, gave her top tips on how to create presence at work, particularly when giving speeches.

Hosted by the Business School and the Alumni team, the event also provided alumni with a key opportunity to network, something AUT's MBA alumni have cited as a high priority.

Ken Lee, Director MBA and Professional Masters said: "We want to help our alumni update their industry knowledge, grow their life experience and improve on their personal and professional skills. A workshop with Maggie, who offers expert advice on communication skills in the workplace, is one of the ways in which we can do this."​

"Our graduates are our ambassadors so holding dedicated events also helps maintain that sense of connection to AUT," Sam Mickell, Director of Alumni Relations added.

Maggie's top tips - creating presence

"Stories are gold and are nearly always the most memorable part of a speech. Be confident telling them, use your own language and bring them to life. If the audience can relate to your stories, they will connect with you," Maggie said.

Here are some of Maggie's tips to create presence when giving a speech.

  • Research your audience - who are they, what are they interested in.
  • Isolate your over-arching message - the 3-5 points you want to make to put it across, and the stories, anecdotes, and memorable statistics you will use to illustrate it.
  • Develop a powerful, memorable, opening & closing - supported by a coherent structure.
  • Write your speech to be spoken, not read - use plain English, words and phrases that paint a picture, evoke a feeling or a memory. Dump the jargon!
  • Warm up - walk, sing, dance, breathe and/or run through some basic exercises to focus your mind and body before you speak.
  • Believe in yourself - the audience will believe you if you show them you're confident and comfortable in front of them. Be positive. Affirm yourself.
  • Body language - remember, good posture, smile, make eye contact with all sections of your audience, and use gestures.
  • Voice - vary your pitch and pace, emphasize key words, pause and breath.
  • First impressions count - clothing has a language and is a key part of your message.
  • Connect with your audience - ask them questions, give them a short inter-active exercise to demonstrate a point.
  • Rehearse - practice in front of a mirror, present to your team or someone you trust who will give you constructive feedback.
  • Power Point can be deadly - use PowerPoint to add visual impact to what you're saying or highlight, substantiate or make explicit key parts of your presentation.
  • Review every performance and become a student of your own game.

14 Mar 2017 - 15 Mar 2017

Better By Design CEO Summit

Better By Design CEO Summit is a two-day, inspirational design conference that explores how design can be implemented into any business. The conference brings together international guest speakers, thinkers and innovators, alongside top New Zealand professionals from the largest and most innovative companies. AUT is a principal sponsor and would encourage alumni to attend the event with us.

16 Dec 2016

Vietnam alumni Christmas function

With over 75,000 alumni spread around the world, the reach and influence of AUT’s alumni is growing rapidly. None more so than in Vietnam, where AUT has alumni at the highest ranks of government, the private sector, and sustainability. On the 16th of December 2016, a group of  AUT Alumni in Vietnam were brought together to celebrate another successful year.

9 Dec 2016

Seddon Memorial Technical College annual event

More than 60 of our oldest alumni recently came together for the annual Seddon Memorial Technical College morning tea, hosted by the AUT alumni office. This event offers our Seddon alumni the opportunity to reconnect with their old classmates and reminisce about their time at the Technical College.

2 Dec 2016

MBA Alumni End of Year Function

The alumni department and the MBA office hosted an exclusive networking event this month for over 50 prominent MBA and MPA alumni at the Auckland Art Gallery. The event also saw the launch of a digital alumni platform for this group.

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