Doctoral workshops

Workshops supporting doctoral candidate development, provided by the School of Graduate Studies.

Alert Level notice

  • Alert Level 1 - Activities take place in person
  • Alert Level 2 or higher - Activities will be moved online where possible

Note: These workshops are for enrolled candidates only. Please register using your University of Auckland email address.

Candidature essentials

Multiple dates | Working effectively with your supervisor
Learn about supervision expectations, how to communicate them and take home practical strategies for maintaining effective supervisory relationships.

Multiple dates | Preparing for your Confirmation review
Find out how to prepare for your confirmation review (or provisional year review). Aimed at those within 3-9 months of starting their doctorate. Suitable for those on the current and the 2016 PhD Statutes.

Multiple dates | Preparing for your examination
Planning to submit your thesis within the next 6 months? Learn more about what you need to prepare for thesis submission and your final oral examination.

Multiple dates | Wahapū demonstration
Get an overview of the PhD Statute and let an SGS Doctoral Candidate Adviser take you through the basics of Wahapū, our system for doctoral candidature management.

Personal and professional skills

Wellness in Academia webinar series with Dr Desiree Dickerson

14 April | Taming the inner critic
Explore your mindset, address critical thoughts and learn how to shift your thinking to create more mental space and the energy to think, create, be present and thrive.

11 May | Motivation and procrastination
Learn how to challenge procrastination and manage your motivation over the long haul by addressing the underlying discomfort.


6 July | Shifting the spotlight
Discover how using your values as a compass can help keep you steady in challenging times. Bookings open 5 May.

16 September | Perfectionism and imposter syndrome
Discover strategies to help you let go of the distorted thinking patterns that are holding you back from success. Bookings open 5 July.

Thinkwell workshops with Dr Hugh Kearns

25 May | The seven secrets of highly effective research students
This workshop offers research students an extensive range of tools to help them improve their progress and enjoy the experience.


23 November | Planning your PhD
Take control of your PhD and use these practical strategies to finish on time. Bookings open 20 September.

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