Welcome to the UoA PGSA

The PGSA is the official University of Auckland Postgraduate Students Association. We cover all things from providing you with support throughout your studies to bringing some light entertainment to your busy and often stressful schedules.

We believe that university isn't just about the grades you get and the research you conduct, but it is also about the connections you make and the memories you create.​

Through the events we run, whether it be socially or academically focussed, we aim to help you create those connections with other like-minded and hard-working students.​

We also work in collaboration with other organisations, such as AUSA, to bring you care packages and wellbeing seminars.

Value 2 - Communication, Influence, and Impact


Creating strong working relationships with people

Cross-cultural communication and feedback

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Exposure to faculty, university, national, and international level competitions

Equipment and venue hire

Supporting students to develop competency and autonomy in help-seeking and self-support when navigating the university experience


Value 1 - Collaboration & Leadership

Advocacy and Representation 

Connection to resources and services (academic, employment, health, advocacy etc)

Peer support, mentoring, and volunteering opportunities

Integration (cultural and social) and diversity

Newsletters and media

Peer support, mentoring, and volunteering opportunities


Social and academic events

Value 3 - Research, Knowledge, and Skills

Connecting student researchers with participants

Developing dynamic skills for problem solving, critical, and creative thinking

Dissemination of research

Support regarding finding information and resources

Working effectively in diverse teams

Value 4 - Development

Academic writing and communication workshops

Academic leadership and excellence

Design workshops

Developing networking skills

Presenting and public speaking

Writing retreats