Faculty of Education and Social Work

Support and skills programmes

Te Puna Wānanga offers a range of support initiatives for doctoral candidates in a whānau based environment.

Te Puna Wānanga academic staff, the Faculty Doctoral Adviser and other doctoral candidates are keen to support you to be successful in your doctoral studies. We take a whānau approach to doctoral work. A number of support and doctoral skills programmes are in place:

Doctoral Cohort Group

Te Puna Wānanga runs a Doctoral Cohort Group which meets on the first Friday of each at 12-1.30pm in the postgraduate room in B Block. Everyone enrolled in the doctorate in Māori Education, or just thinking about it, is very welcome. Nau mai, haere mai, piki mai!

Contact Mera Lee-Penehira m.lee-penehira@auckland.ac.nz to get on the mailing list. Each month we focus on a different aspect of doctoral research and writing.

MAI ki Tāmaki

Lead by Te Puna Wānanga, MAI ki Tāmaki is designed to provide a supportive network for the accelerated development of Māori and Indigenous doctoral candidates at The University of Auckland. www.mai.ac.nz

Peer support

If you want you can contact any of the doctoral candidates in Te Puna Wānanga and talk to them about your plans, or ask for their advice. See Current doctoral candidates in Te Puna Wānanga.

Study space

You are welcome to use a desk in the postgraduate room in Te Puna Wānanga where you can set up your laptop, access the internet, and work on your thesis.

For enquiries contact Mera Lee-Penehira m.lee-penehira@auckland.ac.nz.

Doctoral Skills Programme

It is really worth enrolling in the Doctoral Skills programme run by the School of Graduate Studies at the University. The Induction Day is compulsory. See Doctoral Skills Programme.

Essential viewing – ‘how to’ advice from the experts

Hear from the University’s top academics in a friendly and accessible format. Topics covered include strategies for writing the full research proposal as well as advice and guidance about preparing for the oral examination at the very end of your doctoral journey. You need to have a current University ID and password to access this page. Visit Doctoral Skills websites.