Information for new PhD students
Guidance and information for students starting doctoral study.
- University Doctoral Induction workshops
- Faculty doctoral induction workshops and dates for 2020
- Doctoral Skills Hub and programme
- Information for new doctoral candidates
University Doctoral Induction workshops
Every new doctoral student is required to attend a University Doctoral Induction workshop soon after enrolment. This is one of your Confirmation milestones. Register for one of these workshops by visiting our Doctoral Induction page.
Faculty doctoral induction workshops
Every new doctoral student in Science is required to attend a Faculty of Science doctoral induction workshop within the first 12 months of enrolment. This is another of your Confirmation milestones.
This workshop is separate from the University Doctoral Induction workshop, which you must also attend as another of your Confirmation milestones.
You will meet other new doctoral students in your discipline area as well as key doctoral advisors from your discipline area. You will learn about discipline-specific issues for doctoral students, and explore issues related to setting and maintaining professional boundaries.
Workshops are held twice a year for each discipline area. You should contact the doctoral advisor for your School or Department in order to register for a workshop. Please note that it is strongly recommended that you attend a Faculty doctoral induction workshop within the first six months of your enrolment.
Faculty of Science Doctoral Induction Workshop dates for 2021
Psychology and Exercise Sciences
16 February, 9.30am-12.45pm
31 August, 9.30am-12.45pm
Biological Sciences and Marine Science
23 February, 9.30am-12.45pm
26 June, 9.30am-12.45pm
Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
13 April, 9.30am-12.45pm
7 September, 9.30am-12.45pm
15 April, 9.30am-12.45pm
26 October, 9.30am-12.45pm
Environment and Marine Science
8 June, 9.30am-12.45pm
16 November, 9.30am-12.45pm
Find out more about doctoral events by contacting the Science Student Centre.
Doctoral welcome sessions and afternoon tea
The Faculty holds a welcome afternoon tea for new doctoral students in most months. This is an opportunity to meet other new doctoral students from across the Faculty and to learn about how the Faculty can support you during your studies.
New students will get an invitation by email. If you'd like more information please contact Sharon Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supervision is the distinctive teaching and learning process used for graduate research education at the University of Auckland and most universities worldwide. Find out more on the supervision page.
A comprehensive suite of academic and personal skills workshops are available to support you through your study. These can be found at:
Information for new doctoral candidates
New doctoral candidates can find information about doctoral induction, doctoral opportunities and the university campus on this doctoral candidate information page.