He pūnaha atawhai ki ngā kaitono tohu kairangi | A support system for doctoral candidates

Wahapū is a comprehensive digital system for managing doctoral candidature. It is used by doctoral candidates, supervisors, academic heads and other parties involved in managing doctoral processes. All candidates under the new PhD Statute will have access to Wahapū.

Visit Wahapū: https://wahapu.auckland.ac.nz

Named doctorate candidates

Wahapū is not currently available for candidates enrolled in named doctorate programmes (EdD, DClinPsy, DocFA, DHSc, MD). In cases where training and development opportunities are bookable in Wahapū, candidates who do not have access can submit a request to register using the Doctoral Event Registration Form.

What ‘Wahapū’ means

Wahapū means both ‘harbour’ and ‘articulateness’. ‘Harbour’ references our city's physical geography and the metaphorical space of preparation that is our University. It symbolises, in the words of Kaiarataki Michael Steedman “an ecosystem which supports, upskills, nourishes and re-energises its inhabitants ahead of more significant journeys into the moana.” The sense of ‘articulateness’ acknowledges the eloquence essential to describing the world of research, sharing that knowledge across cultures and borders, and speaking as leaders on global issues.

Learn to pronounce this kupu at Māori Dictionary.

Support and resources

Find out more on the Wahapū intranet page.