Doctoral Induction

The Doctoral Induction is compulsory for all new PhD and named doctorate candidates. Find out how to book and what to do next.

Booking the Doctoral Induction

The Doctoral Induction is compulsory for all candidates enrolled on a PhD or named doctorate. At the Doctoral Induction, you'll network with other new doctoral candidates and hear vital information that will help you make a strong start to your studies.

We strongly recommend that you book a Doctoral Induction as soon as you have enrolled, and certainly within two months of your start date.

If you are a PhD candidate, please use the calendar function on Wahapū to book your Doctoral Induction. Visit Wahapū.

If you are in a Named Doctorate Programme (EdD, DClinPsy, MD, DocFA, DMus or DMA) please contact the School of Graduate Studies to book your Doctoral Induction. Contact the School of Graduate Studies.

Doctoral Induction programme

Please ensure you arrive in good time to register for your induction session.

Sample schedule:

  • Opening karakia
  • Introduction from the School of Graduate Studies
  • Introduction to doctoral processes: Your candidature
  • Introduction to doctoral processes: Your Provisional year
  • Morning Tea
  • Working with your supervisors
  • Doctoral experience: Opportunities and community
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Where to from here?
  • Closing karakia
An optional campus tour takes place after the Induction. If you wish to join, please indicate this on your event registration form.

Where next for new doctoral candidates?

There is a lot of valuable information online to help new PhD or named doctorate candidates get off to a good start.