The Mind Lab & Tech Futures Lab Graduation
September 9th 2022

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.

Friday 9th September, 2022
Ceremony at 11:30am

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 afterwards.

What you need to know

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

Check which time your cohort is graduating to determine which ceremony you will be part of.

Date and time

Friday 9th September, 2022

Ceremony starts at 11:30am

Are you a Master of Teaching & Education Leadership student? Your graduation ceremony is on Friday 23rd September, click here to go to that event.


Doors open from 10:00am, with registration from 10:00am-10:50am


Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Road, Wiri, Manukau, 2104

Applying to graduate

You can apply to graduate in person or in absentia. You need to apply to graduate in order to receive your physical qualification, even if you aren’t graduating in person. Please submit your application to graduate by 31st July 2022.


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 2 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, or email

Graduation and Alert Levels

If we’re in Orange or Green Traffic Light

Graduation will go ahead as planned.

If we’re in Red Traffic light

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 lockdown

If we go into lockdown the graduation ceremony will regrettably be cancelled and your certificate will be posted to you.

Apply to graduate

If you are graduating for MTEL – click here and fill the form on this page