On Friday 17 August 2018 the Graduate Research School is hosting our 12th annual Postgraduate Research Symposium. The Symposium is an opportunity for postgraduate research students across all disciplines to present their research in front of the AUT community and their peers.
The event will open with a keynote address by Dr Smita Singh. Dr Smita Singh is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Business, Strategy and Entrepreneurship within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law. Her keynote address, “Setbacks, rejections and hardship: Re-imagining failure and thriving with resilience in post graduate research” is not to be missed!
This year’s Symposium features an incredibly vibrant programme of student presentations on a huge range of topics. Check out the ‘Toward Sustainable Futures’ session to hear how AUT students are making the most of solar energy and minimising carbon emissions; or attend the ‘Art and Cultural Identity’ session to learn how our researchers explore artistic expression in a variety of world cultures. There are 12 themed sessions to choose from, representing almost 40 presenters.
We’ll also see lots of great research on the walls as AUT’s postgrad researchers present their posters. Check them out throughout the day, and ask questions of the poster presenters over lunch. You can even vote for your favourite to receive the Best Poster award.
The day will also include the 2018 AUT Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition Finals. The finalists will battle it out for 3 Minute Thesis glory, giving captivating and inspiring talks about their research and its significance in just three minutes.
The Symposium will take place at the City Campus, 9:00am to 5:30pm in WG308. Check out the Symposium website for more details as they become available.
This event is sponsored by AUT Shop, AUT Sport & Fitness Centres, AUTSA, ICT and supplier partner Cyclone, and Piko.