School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies is now in Alfred Nathan House.

Alfred Nathan House - School of Graduate Studies new home

The School of Graduate Studies has overall responsibility for the development and oversight of policies and procedures for graduate programmes, and for the promotion of graduate study and advocacy for graduate students.

We provide information and administrative services to all prospective and current postgraduate students. Our Postgraduate Advisers can help with doctoral, examination and thesis submission enquiries.

The Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor Caroline Daley, is the Chair of the Board of Graduate Studies. The board is responsible for the creation and administration of the University's policies on postgraduate study.

Postgraduate adviser appointments

Online booking for Postgraduate Adviser appointments

You can make, change or cancel a Postgraduate Advisor appointment online, using the button below.

Appointments are available Monday - Friday, 10-12pm and 2-4pm.   


Important information for initial submissions

For a successful initial thesis submission, please contact us 3 months in advance of your submission appointment. We will email you the information you need in order to submit, and initiate your thesis examination process.

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Useful information

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10am-4pm
We are closed on weekends and public holidays.

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Contact us

Phone (from within New Zealand): 0800 61 62 63
Phone (from outside New Zealand): +64 9 373 7513

Physical address 
School of Graduate Studies
AskAuckland Central,
Alfred Nathan House (Building 103)
24 Princes Street

Postal address
School of Graduate Studies
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142

School of Graduate Studies staff

Dean of Graduate Studies: Associate Professor Caroline Daley
Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies: Dr Jan Cronin

School of Graduate Studies Manager: Dr Helen Ross
Operations Team Lead: Sean Maguire
Communications and Web Adviser: Sarah Cason
Doctoral Examination Co-ordinator: Lisa Whyte
Postgraduate Administrator: Karen Driessen
Postgraduate Administrator: Liana Ball
Postgraduate Administrator: Danielle Milln
Postgraduate Adviser: Brett Heagren
Postgraduate Adviser: Janine Joubert
Postgraduate Adviser: Seth Davies
Postgraduate Adviser: Dulcie Brake
Postgraduate Adviser: Sam Marsh
Postgraduate Adviser: Suryashobha (Shobha) Herle