ALPSSGRAD 2021 - Graduate and Postgraduate Conference

Date Wednesday 10 - Thursday 11 November 2021
Time 9am (Wednesday 10 November) - 5pm (Thursday 11 November)
Where Online (
Contact Jeanie Richards
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

Anyone can attend this online conference using this link

ALPSS POSTGRADUATE DIGITAL CONFERENCE is the Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference hosted by Te Wananga o Nga Kete Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences.

The conference gives postgraduate students from the University of Waikato and other Aotearoa New Zealand universities the opportunity to present their research.  It is a yearly demonstration of the quality and value of research by graduate scholars and the creativity, new discoveries and new knowledge it brings to enrich our lives.

This year’s keynote address will be given by:
Associate Professor Alice Te Punga Somerville:
“Sight, Site, Cite: the intellectual use of looking for what can’t be seen”.


Presenters will each be allocated 15 minutes to present their research, followed by five minutes for questions. Presentations from a wide spectrum of diverse and exciting research topics are included.


Check out the programmes and dip into a single presentation, a whole session or attend the whole conference in comfort from wherever you are.

This year we have a POLL - ‘People’s Choice’ award so you can vote for your favourite presentation.


Best Paper and Highly Commended Awards

  • $500 will be awarded for the best presentation given on each day of the conference.
  • $250 will be awarded for a highly commended paper on each day of the conference.
  • $50 People’s Choice

Rangahau Māori prize:

  • $500 prize for the best Rangahau Māori presentation across the two days of the conference.

Te Wānanga o Ngā Kete hopes to profile and celebrate Māori researchers. All presentations by Māori students will be considered. In addition to the excellence of the presentation and the research presented, we may take into consideration the potential of the research to contribute to the transformation of Māori communities/society.

Moananuiākea prize:

  • $500 prize for the best Pacific research paper presented across the two days of the conference.

Te Wānanga o Ngā Kete also hopes to profile and celebrate research produced by and focused on the people, cultures and islands of Moananuiākea, the Pacific Ocean. All presentations by Pacific students will be considered. Presentations will be assessed on their use of culturally appropriate methodologies and their potential to contribute to transformative outcomes for Pacific communities and societies.

Enquiries:  Jeanie Richards:

Conference Programme