Information for new PhD students
Guidance and information for students starting doctoral study.
- University Doctoral Induction workshops
- Faculty doctoral induction workshops and dates for 2023
- 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 a Confirmation milestone for all Science doctoral candidates. This workshop is distinct from the University Doctoral Induction workshop, which you must also attend.
In the Faculty induction workshop, you will meet other new doctoral candidates as well as key staff that support doctoral candidates in Science. You will learn about science-specific issues for doctoral candidates, and explore issues related to setting and maintaining professional boundaries.
Workshops are held approximately ten times a year. You will be contacted by Sharon Chen and invited to register for a specific workshop according to your disciplinary area. 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 2023
16 February, 9.30am-12.45pm
21 February, 9.30am-12.45pm
23 February, 9.30am-12.45pm
18 April, 9.30am-12.45pm
20 April, 9.30am-12.45pm
11 July, 9.30am-12.45pm
13 July, 9.30am-12.45pm
5 September, 9.30am-12.45pm
7 September, 9.30am-12.45pm
24 October, 9.30am-12.45pm
26 October, 9.30am-12.45pm
Find out more about doctoral events by contacting your Student Hubs.
Doctoral welcome sessions and afternoon tea
The Faculty holds a welcome afternoon tea for new doctoral candidates four times a year. This is an opportunity to meet other new doctoral candidates from across the Faculty and to learn about how the Faculty can support you during your studies.
New candidates will get an invitation by email. If you'd like more information please contact Sharon Chen at email@example.com.
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.