About us

Learn about the role of the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research in facilitating postgraduate research at Victoria University of Wellington.

We are a small team dedicated to ensuring your experience as a postgraduate research student is positive and fulfilling. On arrival at Victoria University of Wellington you will meet one of our Graduate Research Administrators who will enrol you into your doctoral programme.

While most of your time will be spent working with your academic supervisors in your School you will have contact with other key people around the University including the administrator, and postgraduate coordinator in your School, your Student Advisor in your home Faculty and the WFGR.

The WFGR has oversight of all doctoral programmes and is responsible for the policies, procedures and guidelines that apply to your candidature. We also organise an induction programme, and a range of skills development workshops, and academic writing events to support you in your doctoral study.

The WFGR also have policy oversight of the Master’s by thesis (90 points and above), but enrolment, progress reporting and examinations are managed by the home faculty.

The work of the WFGR is overseen by a Board which includes representatives from all of the faculties and the Postgraduate Students’ Association.