Doctoral Development Framework
Personal and professional development framework and resources for University of Auckland doctoral candidates
Using the Doctoral Development Framework
An overview of the University of Auckland Doctoral Development Framework (DDF) for all candidates on a PhD or named doctorate.
Build the skills and knowledge needed to navigate candidature, supervisor relationships, doctoral work and academic writing.
The research environment
Understand and navigate the physical, mental, ethical, cultural and financial landscapes of the doctorate.
Research knowledge and skills
Develop the skills required for doctoral research, from information management to critical and creative thinking.
Communication, influence and impact
Build skills for publishing, presenting, entrepreneurship and driving impact.
Collaboration and leadership
Grow your networks and learn skills for leading and working within diverse teams.
Explore career opportunities, make a plan and prepare for future careers industry, government, academia or beyond.