Doctoral Morning Tea

Meet your peers, make connections and learn from those who have come before you in these monthly doctoral panel sessions.

The Doctoral Morning Tea (DMT) is an informal monthly seminar for doctoral candidates. Current candidates are invited to come along, hear about topics that are relevant to doctoral life and build relationships with their peers from across the University over refreshments.

Sessions may be held in-person or online, and usually include a panel of current doctoral candidates or recent graduates. Past sessions have included topics such as:

  • Making the most of your doctorate
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • International candidate life
  • Research storytelling for quick pitches
  • Proactive career management

Upcoming sessions

Thursday 22 October | Intro to Wahapū and the new PhD Statute

Wahapū takes candidature management online, enabling you to manage your PhD, find career and skills development opportunities and track your progress. See how it works at a candidate demo session, taking place October to December.

Register: Intro to Wahapū and the new PhD Statute

Monday 16 November | Proactive Career Management

Living through a pandemic and potentially experiencing job insecurities, now is the perfect time to rethink and start activating a future-proof career plan. At this month's Doctoral Morning Tea, find out
how to make the most of your doctorate to prepare and plan for future success.

Register: Proactive Career Management

Join the panel

If you would be interested in sitting on a future DMT panel, flick us an email with your name, academic unit and any specific topics of interest.

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Stay up-to-date

To stay up-to-date with DMT news and developments, check out our fortnightly newsletter, Doctoral News. You can sign up by emailing