Doctoral summer series 2021

Stay connected this summer with a week of activities for PhD and named doctorate candidates collated by the School of Graduate Studies.

People having a picnic on sunny grass

The Doctoral Summer Series is closed for 2021. Thank you to everyone who got involved.

If you’re a doctoral candidate looking to connect over the summer, these fun summer activities are for you.

The doctoral summer series is made up of fun (and completely free!) activities for doctoral candidates run by our partners from across the University. The activities will take place over one week, starting Monday 11 January, and all doctoral candidates are welcome. Anyone who is unable to travel home during the summer period and wants some company is particularly encouraged to come along.

You’ll be able to make some new friends and stave off the summer slump with a yoga session, a refreshing walk or even some English language conversation. And we invite you all to bring your loved ones along to the family barbeque.

Sign up for one, two or all seven sessions from this pick 'n' mix via the links below.

Schedule of activities

Mon 11 Jan | Women's health seminar
Join Emma from the Rec Centre to find out everything you need to know about working out, scheduling, healthy eating, stress management and more.

Tue 12 Jan | Shut up and write!
No matter what you're writing, write it in a supportive social environment using the Pomodoro technique.

Tue 12 Jan | Yoga class
Slow down, stretch and centre yourself. This luxurious lunchtime session is suitable for all, from beginner to advanced.

Wed 13 Jan | Walk the Talk summer stroll
What's better than a nice summer stroll? Get moving, meet your peers and explore the Auckland Domain with this refreshing guided walk.

Thu 14 Jan | Pump class
Looking to up your fitness game? This pump class will introduce you to some resistance training movements - and it's great for beginners!

Fri 15 Jan | Doctoral BBQ in the park
All doctoral candidates are warmly encouraged to enjoy a free feed and friendly chatter at this doctoral barbeque - vegetarian and vegan options provided.

Fri 15 Jan | Let's talk to locals
Work on your English language proficiency in a welcoming environment. You'll chat to peers and locals about a range of interesting topics.

Get in touch

These events are run by different partners from across the University. If you have a question about a specific activity, please get in touch with the event manager via the booking link.