Try Out a Peer Mentoring Group

Did you know that there is a network of peer mentoring groups for postgraduate students at AUT? These are groups that meet up to support one another, give and receive feedback, practice presentations, share readings, and generally just lift each other up.

In honour of Postgraduate Week, several groups have opened their doors for their next meetings. Come one, come all – see what it’s all about, and decide whether you’d like to become a member of one (or more) of the groups.

NZ Scholars and ASEAN Students – 17 August, 1:30 – 2:30pm in WF711. This meeting is all about mixed methods, and Tina Yumei He will share her research on workplace violence against medical professionals in China. View the flyer here, or find out more about the group here.

Art + Design PhD Group – 24 August, 10am in the WE level 3 studios. Join PhD students in the School of Art + Design to talk about their research over morning tea.

The Club at AUT South – 25 August, 1 – 2:30pm in MA117. Share cake & conversation with doctoral students based on the South campus.

The Club in action

North Shore Researchers – 6 September, 3-4pm in AC316 on the Akoranga campus. Professor Eleanor Holroyd will give a special talk about her career in womens’ and migrants’ health research.

Wellington PG Coffee Group: Wellington-based PG students meet every few months for coffee and conversation. Contact Sue Knox at to be notified of the next open session.

You may also be interested in the Tourism & Hospitality Doctoral Tea Party (contact Sabrina Seeler at or the Quantitative Methods Discussion Group (contact Nitika Kumari at

Want to start your own group? Get in touch with me at to get support with funding, advertising, and room bookings.

About Anaise Irvine

Dr Anaise Irvine is the Editor of Thesislink and leads the Researcher Education and Development team at Auckland University of Technology. Her PhD research analysed how contemporary films and novels represent genetic engineering as a social justice issue. These days she works with researchers at all levels to improve their research skills, and the most obscure of her own research skills is being able to turn novels into phylogenetic trees!

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