Doctoral opportunities

Grow your networks, maximise your research impact, develop vital leadership and innovation skills and engage with other bright minds from across the University.

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Summer 2021: Stay connected over the summer with this series of fun and free activities for doctoral candidates and their families.

Pānui tonu | Keep reading
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Multiple dates: Renowned researchers and professionals join us throughout the year to share essential development tools for doctoral candidates.

Tēnā tirohia | Check it out
A room full of researchers working on laptops at ResBaz Auckland 2019.

Upskill in next generation digital research tools and skills at this highly-participatory and completely free three-day research development festival.

Tīkina ngā taipitopito | Get details

May-August: Could you present your entire thesis in 180 seconds? Have a go at this fun and frantic annual research communication competition.

Tēnā tirohia | Check it out
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Multiple dates: Develop your entrepreneurial skills and networks through an exciting series of seminars, workshops and big-prize competitions!

Homai he kōrero anō | Tell me more
Students gathered for a panel.

Multiple dates: Network with peers and listen to panels and professionals share knowledge on key doctoral topics.

Tēnā tirohia | Check it out
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Apply September: Kick-start your academic career through fortnightly seminars on leadership, teaching and research.

Tīkina ngā taipitopito | Get details
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November/December: Showcase your research in any (or all!) of three categories: Academic Posters, Research Images and Creative Items.

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Multiple dates: Don’t miss these interactive one-day workshops developed to help you transform your idea into a new and exciting venture.

He whakamārama atu anō | Learn more
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Multiple dates: Te Tumu Herenga Libraries and Learning Services offers a comprehensive selection of academic workshops for doctoral candidates.

Tirohia ināianei | Look now
Students on beanbags look at a laptop.

Apply November for February: Join the Summer Lab programme and build a venture. No prior experience with innovation, entrepreneurship or business required.

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Apply by December: A three-minute pitch on the year's challenge could win you valuable career development training with PwC.

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The Centre for eResearch supports researchers with data management and computational issues through workshops, courses, software and one-on-one support.

Hōpara | Explore
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Brush up on your NVivo, SPSS and Word thesis formatting skills with these valuable workshops - offered free for all current postgraduates.

Kia kitea ināianei | View now

Harshpreet Singh and Amy Martin discuss the important research visits they were able to make thanks to the U21 Doctoral Mobility Scholarship.

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Svetlana chats to a woman across a table.

Read about Svetlana Kostrykina's successful experience with her U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Award.

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Build a student-led, inclusive research community with support from the Creating Connections Grant. Funded by the School of Graduate Studies.

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The PGSA is your opportunity to connect with the University's diverse postgraduate community.

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The AUSA represents, supports and advocates for students across the University

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With over 200 clubs, societies and associations, you're sure to find some like-minded friends.

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