The Mind Lab Graduation
September 11th 2021

It’s your time to shine! We invite our graduating students to come together and celebrate this huge achievement in front of friends, whānau and our staff.

Saturday 11th September, 2021
Ceremony at 10:00am

Graduating with The Mind Lab & Tech Futures Lab

We’re so very proud of what you have achieved, and it’s been an absolute pleasure to be part of your journey.

Our graduation ceremonies are designed to be a celebration of you, and we welcome friends & whānau to be part of the day. We recognise and acknowledge the diversity of our graduates and seeing the ways different cultures celebrate achievements is one of the highlights of our graduation ceremonies.

We’ve made sure the formalities are concise, yet appropriately weighted for your achievement, and include plenty of time to get together with your cohort, friends and whānau and take photos and celebrate afterwards.

What you need to know

Here is everything you need to know if you’re graduating from The Mind Lab in September.


Saturday 11th September 2021

Ceremony times

  • Ceremony 1: Postgrad Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning (June 2020 cohort & September 2020 cohort) – 10:00am-11:00am

Please note: if this ceremony capacity fills up we will add another ceremony at 1:00pm.

Can’t see your cohort? Check out our other September graduation ceremony here.


Student registration begins at 9:30am, please arrive 30 minutes before your ceremony start time.


The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab Headquarters, 99 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland

Applying to graduate

You will need to apply to graduate in order to receive your physical qualification, even if you aren’t graduating in person. Apply using the form at the bottom of this page. You can still apply to graduate even if you have not yet received your final results. Applications close at 5:00pm on August 8th, 2021.


Your ability to graduate will be confirmed once we are able to ratify that all of your programme requirements have been met. If you have any questions, please email


Graduation is a formal celebration, you’re required to wear the correct academic regalia for your qualification, and you can hire your regalia from Academic Dress Hire.

Feel free to also wear traditional wear in honour of your culture or home country, such as a korowai, traditional flower garland or sari.


Each graduating student will be able to bring up to 3 people to celebrate with them. Please indicate how many people you are bringing when you apply to graduate, and if this number changes please get in touch. There will be tickets for your family / friends at registration so it’s important we know the correct number.

Visit our FAQ page if you have any further questions.

Graduation and Alert Levels

If we’re in Level 2

Graduation will go ahead, however to ensure we can still proceed with the ceremonies on the day, you will only be allowed to bring one guest to the ceremony. 

We know this will be incredibly disappointing, and we apologise – however this will help ensure we are practicing the required level of social distancing and keep you, your friends & whānau, and our staff safe.

If we’re in Level 3 or 4

If we go into Level 3 or 4 the graduation ceremony will regrettably be cancelled and students will be given the option of graduating in absentia, or graduating at one of our other ceremonies.

Apply to graduate

Fill in the form below to apply to graduate, in person or in absentia. Applications close at 5:00pm on August 8th, 2021.