Student Success

Mohit Nimavat


Mohit Nimavat is a graduate of the AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies delivered by ACG. After successfully completing a Bachelor of Engineering Technology at AUT University , Mohit is now working as a Production Engineer for Nalco in Auckland.

Anh Nguyen


Anh Nguyen studied at ACG and has recently graduated from the Otago University School of Medicine.

Sochi V2


Shoichi Isagai returned to visit his ACG teachers after completing an AUT University BA (Social Science) and, more recently, a Massey University Master of Applied Social Work. Family Works, an NGO in Hamilton, has offered Shoichi a position, which involves looking after the welfare of students from two Hamilton primary schools.

Guest speaker - some wise words and good advice

AUT University Foundation students celebrated their graduation at AUT University on April 14, 2014. Like Anna Cherkashina, the guest speaker and AUT Foundation Studies Alumni, many of the 46 graduands will undertake their degree studies at AUT University in Auckland. Anna’s speech, below, was a highlight of the ceremony.

Good Afternoon to all of you, graduates, Mr. Chancellor, AUT Faculty members, family and friends.

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Anna Cherkashina  AUT University graduate of law

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The graduation for Norton College AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies was once again held at AUT University in the Sir Paul Reeves building on December 4. Our main guest was Mr John Maasland, Chancellor of AUT University and ACG Chairman. Other guests included the AUT University Faculty Registrar, Programme Administrator, moderators and administration staff.

Students excel

Australian Mathematics Competition ACG City Campus

Australian Mathematics Competition ACG City Campus 2Twenty-seven students took part in the annual Australian Mathematics competition. Five students scored High Distinction and were placed in the top 3% of the competition. All of our participants did very well, and we are thrilled to know that a number of students who take mathematics at ACG City Campus figure in the top 5% of mathematics students in Australasia. Congratulations to the students and to the teachers of these students.


AUT Foundation graduation ceremony13Congratulations to our graduates who have just completed the AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies!

CG Norton College held the AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies graduation at the AUT University - City Campus on 21 August 2013.

GraduationACG Norton College held the AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies graduation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on 18 April 2013. This trimester 53 students graduated. Many will be taking up offers in July in Business, International Hospitality Management, Engineering, Health Science, Science, Tourism, the Arts and Design degree courses. The results of the top students were outstanding. The Dux was Keren Xu who gained four marks in the nineties, and four in the eighties. The Dux award was very closely contested this year.

Wu Qi with Mr HainesIn 2012 ACG City Campus entered eight students in the New Zealand
Scholarship calculus examination. Chen Yu, Hauang Jiaming, Huang Kai, Peng Bo
and Wu Qi passed the Scholarship Examination and Wang Yi achieved an
‘Outstanding’ result. This was an excellent achievement by these students who have
demonstrated a remarkable commitment to their learning and are, approximately,
in the top 3% in New Zealand of the Level 3 cohort. The Deputy Chief Executive,  NZQA, Mr Thornton said, “New Zealand Scholarship is regarded as the most prestigious school award available in New Zealand”.

New Zealand CETA Economics Pursuits Competition 2012

CETA economic competitionEach year the New Zealand Commerce and Economics Teachers Association hosts a quiz night for senior economics students. Teams from a range of Auckland schools compete, answering questions ranging from academic to fun. They also participate in interesting activities between the rounds, which create a more relaxed environment to the competition. The competition provides the opportunity for international ACG students to meet with New Zealand students and have fun together. 


This year’s ACG City Campus team was: (front row: Yoon Kibeak, Diana Eliseeva. Back row: Taro Yasue, Junwei Feng and Yuyao Wang)


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