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, get vital information that will help you during your first year and hear from current PhD candidates about their provisional year experiences.

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

Click on the button below to check out upcoming Induction dates and to book your place. Advance booking is essential. Enrolled doctoral candidates only.

Changes due to coronavirus

Due to the recent campus closedown, we are moving the Doctoral Induction to an online webinar. The schedule may differ from the one shown below.

Please book your online induction via the button below - we look forward to welcoming you.

The School of Graduate Studies Experience Team

Doctoral Induction schedule

Time Session
8.40am Registration and networking (tea and coffee provided)
9am Welcome from the School of Graduate Studies
9.05am Doing a PhD at the University of Auckland: timelines, policies and procedures
10am Working with your supervisor and provisional year goals
10.30am Morning tea (tea, coffee and biscuits provided)
11am Libraries and Learning Services: Research Services
11.15am Doctoral candidate panel discussion
11.55am Wrap up

Doctoral Induction slides

There's no need to take notes during your Doctoral Induction, just download these handy slides:

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.