Doctoral community

Doctoral opportunities

Join the wider doctoral community by taking part in some of the fantastic events and opportunities offered for candidates across the University. There's a lot on offer, whether you want to connect with your peers, extend the reach of your research or broaden your skillset.

Find out more online: Doctoral opportunities.

Doctoral morning tea

The Doctoral Morning Tea is a monthly event strictly for doctoral candidates. Meet and mingle with your peers from across the University, and listen to a revolving panel of guest speakers discuss topics relevant to doctoral life.

Find out more online: Doctoral morning tea.

Doctoral Induction

The Doctoral Induction is your compulsory introduction to doctoral study at the University of Auckland. We strongly recommend that you attend an induction session within your first two months of enrolment.

Find out more online: Doctoral Induction.

Postgraduate Students' Association (PGSA)

The PGSA is dedicated to strengthening the postgraduate community at the University. Once you're a member, you can take advantage of a range of fun social events and get important news, information and advice that is relevant to your life as a doctoral candidate.

Find out more online: PGSA Facebook page.

Old Government House

Old Government House is the home of the University of Auckland Staff Common Room Club, which is open to University staff and doctoral candidates only. Members get a wealth of benefits, as well as the opportunity to socialise with the resident cat - Governor Grey.

Find out more online: Old Government House.

Strata postgraduate commons

Strata postgraduate commons combines café, balcony and private working space, and is designed for University of Auckland postgraduates. It is managed by the PGSA, and their members are eligible for food and drink discounts.

Find out more online: Strata postgraduate commons.

Doctoral News

Doctoral News is a fortnightly newsletter packed with development opportunities, events, useful notices and community news. And it's just for doctoral candidates.

You can sign up by emailing