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DES event Collections2016 018 Otago Polytechnic Bachelor of Design (Fashion) students, like so many of our learners, have overcome some major obstacles this year.Now, they are set to reveal...
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P5810844 Otago Polytechnic Chief Executive Megan Gibbons addressed a Staff Forum on the proposed Te Pūkenga Operating Model. Watch the video here   To view the propose...
Professional Skills 1246x710Stress Management FitMaxWzM1MiwyNjRd v6 If the last few years have taught us anything it is that change is constant and inevitable. As an organisation we have always responded and adapted well to chan...
TinCrop An OPAIC student has been keeping busy this lockdown as an essential worker with one of the world’s biggest food and beverage companies. Christine came to New...
Neil Grant Web banner Book Launch WED 20 OCT, 6PM, O BLOCK HUB, DUNEDIN SCHOOLS OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE, ANZAC AVENUE ENTRANCE PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RELOCATED TO O BLOCK HUB AT THE D...
SITE21 Ngahina Beklton Bodsworth SAVE THE DATES:   Saturday 20 November 10am-4pm Monday 22 November 10am – 4pm Gallery hours: 10am - 4pm   (IMAGE: NGAHINA BELTON-BODSWORTHComing Up For Air,...
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IT event Showcase2018 021 The risks to cyber security are greater every year and we are responding by tightening our security on our digital platforms to make it harder for malicious...
EduBits 6 We are calling for contributions from Aotearoa New Zealand to join the conversation at ePIC 2021, the 19th International Conference on Open Education and Open R...
Mockup Home Work continues at pace on our Website V2.0 project, it’s starting to get exciting as we see our new designs come to life. Keeping our key audiences firmly f...
CORP campus CampusBuildings 011 v5   Otago Polytechnic has contributed almost a billion dollars to the Dunedin economy over the past five years.Otago Polytechnic’s latest Economic Impact Repor...
Neil Grant banner image jpeg 8 - 28 OCTOBER, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY, RIEGO STREET, DUNEDINNeil Grant: Master PotterExhibition and Book launchThis exhibition and book shine a light o...
DES gen CommunicationDesignClassroom 046 Otago Polytechnic learners can now study the New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4) online on eCampus NZ.This programme is a good entry-p...
Chev 1 Every week is mental health awareness week, according to Chev Libaude.“I’ve been surrounded by mental health issues most of my life, whether it is within my...
pexels bradley hook 123335 An OPAIC graduate has co-authored a paper about the use of virtual reality in treating anxiety and depression. The paper titled Virtual Reality for Supporting t...
Pinot 2 Otago Polytechnic’s proven nose for innovation will see its Cromwell Campus roll out a programme specialising in commercial wine cellar operations early next...
Johannesburg 1972. Jan Smuts Airport. Interior of terminal building We warmly invite you to join us at our upcoming professorial event when Professor Federico Freschi will be speaking on the topic Privilege & Prejudice: Refl...
neurodiverse banner date v2 Neurodiversity Community of Practice Symposium 2021 - call for presenters! OP’s new Neurodiversity Community of Practice will be launched at a symposium for s...
ART michael tannaock MONDAY 25 OCTOBER, 2021, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, CERAMICS STUDIO, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, 115 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin.   ENROLMENTS ESSENTIAL  ENROL NOW AT eventb...
TPO Otago Polytechnic tauira and their whānau, spanning from North Dunedin to Milton, benefited from the mahi of our team at Te Punaka Ōwheo late last week.“We...
Mickail2 OPAIC master’s graduate Mickail Lim is making his mark in the ICT Project Management industry in New Zealand. Mickail currently works as ICT Project Manager a...
ISA profile HollyRobinson 007 Our people really do make a better world.Otago Polytechnic graduate Holly Robinson not only won a gold medal in the women’s javelin F46 competition at the Tok...
Screen Shot 2021 09 10 at 12.49.39 PM Anna Perkins has returned to Nursing after an 18-year break — and is excited about the next chapter in her professional journey. Anna recently completed the C...
pexels cottonbro 3825276 We celebrated the achievements of students who received top marks in their programmes last study block, in an online Excellent Scholar Awards ceremony yesterday...
CORP staff ShaunTahau 004 v3 Otago Polytechnic has created an exciting new role – Tumuaki Whakawhanake/Director Māori Capability, which is a Tier 3 leadership role responsible for overse...
Hannah Joynt cropped Otago Polytechnic Lecturer Hannah Joynt has won an Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for 2021.The Ako Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award is among...
Maggie Covell Dunedin School of Art student Maggie Covell’s Masters in Fine Art research project, “Hidden in Plain Sight”, was installed in various public spaces throug...
Picture1 v7 Scope: Contemporary Research Topics is series of peer-reviewed open access journals published annually in November by Otago Polytechnic Press. Otago Poly...
8 v2 We’re excited to welcome another new cohort of students to the OPAIC whanau this week. Today’s on-campus Orientation began with an introduction from our ICT...
Microsoft Head of IT, Dr Farhad Mehdipour, and Student Experience Coordinator, Anastasia Timoshkina, met Microsoft’s Higher Education Industry Executive, Dimitri Mardas...
2021 Marion Wassenaar   Carbon Shroud MERIT Congratulations to Lecturer Marion Wassenaar - Highly Commended Award in the Parkin Drawing Prize with "Carbon Shroud" and to Alumna Sue Pearce Merit Award for...
1 0 2344 0 1652 Eight Otago Polytechnic School of Design projects, involving students, graduates and staff members, have been named finalists in the Designers Institute of New...
Exhib 1 An intriguing array of fashion-related window displays have popped up in Otago Polytechnic's Hub this week.The installations have been created by our New Zealan...
snowday stanislaw skotnicki py8yXogqDWc unsplash The Dunedin Campus will be open today.   We are aware that a number of schools and early learning centres across Dunedin are either closed or have late starts...
Thamooh Saeed Otago Polytechnic graduate Thamooh Saeed, now head of the Maldives Olympic Committee, has some advice for current learners: get stuck in.Thamooh graduated with...
Business South Otago Polytechnic is the cover story of the latest edition of Business South.A masthead of independent publisher, Waterford Press, Business South dedicated seve...
Anna Higgins at Olympics A big congrats to Otago Polytechnic graduate Anna Higgins, who is at the Tokyo Olympics, helping tune our national cyclists to reach their peak. Anna, who is pi...
Song Vincent Zhang gave up an engineering job with Apple in China to come to New Zealand and start a new career in construction. He’d been working for Apple retail...
Southstack lighthouse Deiz92 Flickr CC BY NC ND 2.0 THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED. We warmly invite you to join us at our upcoming professorial event: Associate Professor Jean Ross will be speaking on the topic...
Crop v11 Our Student Representative, Chris William, attended an International Education Forum held by Education Minister Chris Hipkins this month. The minister spoke a...
1 v23 Three Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus students took part in a workshop hosted by Education New Zealand last week. Chris William (from South Af...
Graduation sisters Last weekend was a big one for Dunedin sisters Sharna Morgan and Tiana Smith, who finally crossed the stage of the Dunedin Town Hall on Friday 23 July as part o...
P5810742 1 Like all good stories, Otago Polytechnic academic Adrian Woodhouse’s graduation tale is strewn with many twists.Adrian will make history on Friday 23 July whe...
Beauty Hairdressing OP Experience what it is like to be a beauty professional on our Taster Day.   Join us for a FREE Taster Day! This is your opportunity to explore your Beauty The...
CORP graduation March2020 046 v2 Otago Polytechnic Chief Executive Dr Megan Gibbons has had plenty of practice polishing her speech for this Friday’s graduation ceremony at the Dunedin Town H...
Public seminar blue Dunedin School of Art Lunchtime Research Seminar Programme Semester 2, 2021Please check for updates if we are in COVID-19 Levels above Level 1. THURS 22 JULY, 1...
Online Zhu Xiaowen is one of our offshore international students currently studying NZCEL (Level 4) from China where she lives with her family.  Zhu studied the NZC...
Health Information Evening OP Want to work as a healthcare professional?  This is an opportunity for our community to explore their healthcare career options.  This Health Information Even...
untitled 146 4 Otago Polytechnic’s School of Midwifery - Te Kura Atawhai kā Kaiakopono te Hākuitaka has been granted almost $180,000 to research trans, non-binar...
Matariki hangi 3 July 7 2021 Learners, staff, whānau and community came together to celebrate Matariki with a succulent and satisfying lunchtime hangi at our Dunedin campus today.Held at P...
Crop2 v4 All the experience Dixa Fulara gained during her time at OPAIC is paying off in her new job in the hospitality sector. Dixa’s uncle, who moved to New Zealand...
Tiffany and Cory Talk about getting involved at ground level. To borrow a sporting analogy, Cory Olsen’s career path in the dynamic world of Dunedin Venues Management Ltd has...
Sport and Exercise Tonga test Junly 2021 Experts from Otago Polytechnic’s Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health (ISEH) are busily preparing the Tongan national rugby team for their test against the A...
Mike Horne Former Otago Polytechnic Board member, Mike Horne has taken over the role of Deloitte New Zealand chief executive from Thomas Pippos.Mr Horne described himself...
Fotolia 24758350 S v3 A new virtual data hub, a joint project involving Otago Polytechnic, the University of Otago and industry partners, has been launched in Dunedin.The hub is desi...
IMG 0865 v2 Information Technology student Earnest Surya has designed an irrigation system for house plants as part of his programme. The device detects when a plant is dry...
0T8A6829 Otago Polytechnic is well placed to meet the increasing demand for the specialist skills required to service and repair electric vehicles. “Although it is d...
Mark Cartwright Mark Cartwright is buzzing with excitement about his new role as Head of College: Engineering, Construction & Living Sciences.Mark, who takes up the position on...
MyriahCrop2jpg Myriah Hankins is one of our offshore online students studying the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management.   They live in Columbus, Ohio, USA and curre...
1crop Suparajit (Gink) Laorutdecha says there’s never a shortage of work in the construction sector and that’s what makes it such a good industry to enter. “If...
NUR gen VRNursingTechnology 015 v2 Keen to know more about mixed reality? Want to explore the GiGXR apps on the Microsoft HoloLens? Then come to this session! 12:30 – 2pm on Thursday 17th June...
CORP WLH profile MadisonKelly 012 The Dunedin Wildlife Hospital received good news earlier this week as The Dunedin City Council announced it would provide $75,000 per annum for three years....
ShawnCrop Tianxiang (Shawn) Chen didn’t realise how much he was learning in his New Zealand Certificate in English Language programme until he began his master’s stud...
Katie Mangai Audacious Learners from Otago Polytechnic showcased incredible ideas at an Audacious event on Wednesday 2 June.Joined by University of Otago students, they explored and r...
CORP staff MargoBarton 013 Organisers of the iD International Emerging Designer Awards, in partnership with Otago Polytechnic, have announced a highly respected panel of 16 judges, from f...
Frank Edwards 1 “Kia ora e hoa,  “E ki ana te kōrero, iti rearea, kahikatea ka taea.  “Nei ra te mihi mahana ki a koutou. Nō Ngāti Kahungunu ki te ...
f58f8557 119f 40f4 8274 1ce4b3e77604 Game Jam a huge success Over the weekend dozens of year 12 and 13 high school students from around Dunedin gathered at Otago Polytechnic to take part in the ina...
0T8A9445 Otago Polytechnic is set to host the inaugural Dunedin Schools Game Jam.The event is open to Dunedin high school students studying the digital curriculum at yea...
Architecture Hundreds of would-be learners have flocked to Otago Polytechnic over the past two days to enjoy informative yet informal sessions with academic experts as part...
philipp lublasser LNYdZutqsi0 unsplash FillWzYyMywzNTVd v4 You’re invited to kōrero with Te Pūkenga The Te Pūkenga Leadership Team will be in The Hub on Wednesday 23 June 2021 for Kōtui kōrero – a conversation...
Fotolia 10855016 L The second issue of Hauora Health is out now. A panui showcasing health and wellbeing research across Te Pukenga network, the latest issue includes research fro...
Pink Shirt Day Workplace Screen Saver 2021 Tomorrow, Friday 21 May, is Pink Shirt Day.It’s all about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting kindness and inclusiveness....
Liz McKenzie 2 Having accrued an impressive record working with industry and within our sector, Liz McKenzie says she can’t wait to continue her mahi as Otago Polytechnic’...
CORP gen TheQuad2020 007 We have recently completed the 2020 annual report, which was signed off by Audit New Zealand on 30 April. The annual report is a bit different than usual, as i...
Crop v10 Tatiana Poletaeva is putting the four main components of her English language studies - reading, writing, listening, and speaking – to use in her Master’s d...
GinaCrop Gina Aballe’s online study experience is off to a good start and she looks forward to joining the OPAIC family on campus when travel restrictions allow. She i...
NemoCrop Information Technology student, Nemanja Vukikjevikj, is giving retro video games a new life through a device built as part of his studies. Nemanja made the devi...
OnlineRepCrop We’d like to welcome our recently appointed Online Student Representative, Anne M Gonzales, known as AG. She will work closely with our on-campus Student Repr...
Crop v9   Haoluan (Aaron) Lyu is using the academic skills he gained during his English programme here at OPAIC, to help him with his Construction studies. Aaron came...
Ian Crabtree It’s an oft-repeated line that “team” or “teamwork” contains no “i”. Yet an Otago Polytechnic School of Nursing academic wants those in the profes...
CORP staff GenericStaff 287 We are calling for expressions of interest for staff who wish to be mentored at OP and be part of our mentoring programme. What is Workplace Mentoring? It is a...
Scott Big wall WEB ScaleHeightWzUwMF0 17 APRIL  - 7 NOV 2021, DUNEDIN PUBLIC ART GALLERY, OCTOGON, DUNEDIN   SCOTT EADY Cinelli 250: Ata mārie ŌtepotiBathgate SeriesCinelli 250: Ata mārie Ōtep...
DSAF Auction catalogue final print version 19 May 2021 front page 20 MAY, 6-9PM, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, P BLOCK, 17 RIEGO STREET, DUNEDIN. An exclusive fundraising art auction to support the DSA Artist Scholarships Programme A...
113+ +Hemi+Hosking Kereopa Congratulations to current and recent graduate students;  Ngahina Belton-Bosworth and Hemi Hoskings-Kereopa, who are are finalists in the Kiingi Tuheitia Por...
Four Daves 4 A playful yet serious examination of masculine stereotypes, Otago Polytechnic’s latest campus artwork, Four Daves, has been turning a few heads since being in...
Professional Skills 1246x710 Career Planning What's New in the Leadership Toolbox?  Each month we update you on what is new in the leadership support toolbox.  The Toolbox content is designed around 1...
IMG 8028 Otago Polytechnic is proud to have achieved Rainbow Tick reaccreditation, acknowledging that we accept and value people in the workplace, embracing the di...
johannes plenio 6XUA5KQ9 1k unsplash v2 FillWzYyMywzNTVd   Whaiao - Education for Sustainability Otago is excited to announce the appointment of two co-chairpersons, Rachel Wesley and Dr Ian Hall, for the next two ye...
philipp lublasser LNYdZutqsi0 unsplash FillWzYyMywzNTVd v2 Te Pūkenga has advised it has extended its timeline for feedback on its operating model. Originally, the deadline for feedback was Friday 23 April. However, th...
Website South African Christiaan William landed on New Zealand soil just before the world had heard about Covid-19. In November 2019, he took leave from his job at Nort...
OP Trades Govt Visit 25 Otago Polytechnic hosted the Minister of Education, the Hon Chris Hipkins, on a visit today (Thursday 8 April) that included an inspection of the site for Otago...
001 v2 This week we are welcoming our largest intake of new students since borders closed last year. Our new intake includes students throughout the world who will stu...
NAT gen HoihoHospital 014 Otago Polytechnic is offering veterinarians and veterinary nurses an invaluable opportunity to spread their wings.Otago Polytechnic’s School of Veterinary Nur...
Edit Rong Wang Our Master of Applied Management students showcased an interesting range of research projects to peers and staff at our most recent round of Professional Projec...
FWD2 “Fashion FWD >> Disruption through Design”, an exhibition and celebration of innovative fashion, accessory and textile designs, opens at Otago Museum on Sat...
Crop v8 A Graduate Diploma in Information Technology student is looking forward to putting his model self-driving car to the test. Zengshuai (Frank) Li designed and bui...
Margo Barton   “A fashionista’s dream.”That’s how iD Emerging Design Awards founder and Otago Polytechnic academic leader of Fashion Design Dr Margo Barton describe...
Best group shot Otago Polytechnic today unveiled new Māori names for four of its key buildings.Having worked closely with rūnaka for several months, Otago Polytechnic is plea...
CORP gen TheQuad2020 003 Otago Polytechnic is experiencing strong domestic enrolments – resulting in the institution posting a more than $1 million surplus. Otago Polytechnic Chi...
1 v17 We held our second Student Research Forum and Sustainability Industry Open Day on campus yesterday. It attracted twice as many participants as the first event h...
Verastory An appreciation for how different strategies contribute to learning is starting to increase autonomous learning beyond the classroom. Students transitioning to...
IMG 0239 We were fortunate to have an industry expert on campus yesterday speaking to our Bachelor of Information Technology and Graduate Diploma in Information Technolo...
Scope HW 6 Contributions are sought for Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Health & Wellbeing) 6, “Islands” (November 2021).The sixth issue will provide the opportu...
2 v11 We’d like to introduce our new Student Representative, Chris William. Chris is from South Africa and is completing his Graduate Diploma in Applied Management...
Excavation work mid Feb 2021 Construction work has begun on Otago Polytechnic Ltd’s multi-million-dollar Trade Training Centre in Dunedin.At the heart of Otago Polytechnic’s Forth St Ca...
1 v16 Our Applied Management students had the opportunity to showcase their Industry Projects and celebrate their success recently. OPAIC’s Applied Management Depar...
IMG 0060 We celebrated the Lunar New Year and the arrival of the Year of the Ox on campus today. The Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout Asia and around the world. I...
CORP accommodation CityCollege 002 It's official - our student village Te Pā Tauira serves the best meals in the Campus Living Villages (CLV) network! Across the ten CLV sites, we came out on t...
Olga RashchepkovaCrop Olga Rashchepkova gave up a great, well-paid job as a commercial lawyer in Russia to come to New Zealand and start a new life. Having completed her master’s d...
3 v10 We’re welcoming our first new cohort of students for 2021 to the campus this week. They are predominantly international students who have been living in New Z...
NAT gen HoihoHospital 009 15th of January marked three years since the Dunedin wildlife hospital was founded! You may not know, but The Wildlife Hospital is based at Otago Polytechnic an...
CORP campus CampusByNight 011 Our Dunedin campus is at the heart of everything we do, and we're incredibly proud to play our part in recognising Dunedin as the 'tertiary education capital of...
IMG 20201208 095021 Our Improving Organisational Performance course students did a Rangitoto hiking trip to celebrate what they have achieved and learned in 2020. Students ferried...
CORP gen Internaltionalgrad 001 Whilst our official graduation ceremonies couldn’t take place on Friday 11 December due to a security threat, Otago Polytechnic is incredibly proud of our gra...
0T8A8409 Today’s Māori Research Symposium – Kaitiakitaka – showcased a wide range of research concerned with human and environmental issues.The purpose of the Mā...
JC Juan Carlo Crispino spoke about his life-changing decision to come to New Zealand, when he delivered the OPAIC student address at Graduation last Tuesday. JC re...
0T8A8271 Otago Polytechnic’s Charity House auction fetched a record price on Saturday November 21.Around 70 people attended the 14th Charity House auction, at which th...
5 v5 More than 270 students crossed the stage at Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus’s 13th graduation ceremony yesterday. They included OPAIC and Capa...
CORP DNDN scenic 007   Te Kura Matatini ki Ōtago/Otago Polytechnic warmly invites attendees to the Māori Research Symposium – Kaitiakitaka, to be held on Thursday 3 December at...
0T8A7655 From a shiny plane, to an electric motorbike, to a log splitter, Otago Polytechnic’s end-of year Engineering Showcase celebrated a range of innovative solutio...
1 v15 We celebrated Diwali on campus today with a festival organised by our students, which included traditional outfits, rangoli, food, and dancing. Check out the ph...
IMG 7861 Students are sharing bite-sized pieces of sustainability research through our new 3n5 initiative. The 3n5 Sustainability initiative involves students creating t...
Labs IT comp Two OPAIC Information Technology students competed in a series of cloud computing challenges last month, with one finishing fourth out of all entrants in New Ze...
CORP gen PolyKids 011 Despite being disrupted by Covid-19, staff at Otago Polytechnic childcare centre Polykids have been awarded the “Workplace Resilience Tick”.Developed over s...
HOS event Blacksroadgreengrocer 008 Students from Otago Polytechnic’s Food Design Institute are collaborating with a range of partners to develop a culinary experience that will culminate in a ...
CORP DNDN scenic 031 v2 The Mana Pounamu Young Achievers’ Awards celebrates its 20th year in 2020. Mana Pounamu acknowledges the vast and varied achievements of rakatahi Māori (Māo...
pexels pixabay 355952 A new Information Technology course offered at OPAIC is helping our students prepare for the industry. The course gives students a foundation in Amazon Web Serv...
IMG 7586 Students and staff from a range of departments got together to discuss campus sustainability initiatives at two workshops this week. Otago Polytechnic and OPAIC...
IMG 7290 Providing quality hands-on experience to students during a pandemic isn’t easy, especially when gatherings and on-site activities are restricted. But for new...
DES profile IlanAvraham 010 An Otago Polytechnic Bachelor of Architectural Studies graduate has won the student category at the 2020 Dunedin Heritage Awards.Ilan Avraham, who graduated wit...
CORP campus Hblock 009 Chief Executive Megan Gibbons provided plenty of food for thought at the Staff Forum today, Thursday 22 October. The year 2020 continues to throw up its challe...
Ori2 The October issue of Auckland staff newsletter, AIC Way, is out now. Check your inbox for your copy or read it online here....
CORP DNDN scenic 042 Leading New Zealand architect and architectural commentator Jeremy Salmond will visit Otago Polytechnic on Friday 23 October.Awarded the New Zealand Institute...
pexels pixabay 128867 OPAIC has been providing financial support to students facing hardship due to Covid-19, through two rounds of funding this year. Applications for our first rou...
Sustainability Goals Otago Polytechnic is renowned for Sustainability. Sustainability is embedded in all that we do, as we develop sustainable practitioners. Study Block 5 at OPAIC...
CORP DNDN scenic 027 We’re delighted to announce our two keynote speakers for this year’s Māori Research Symposium, Kaitiakitaka (3 December, The Hub).Dr Eruera Tarena Ngāi T...
010T8A7224 A significant new chapter in sustainability education has begun. “Whaiao - Education for Sustainability Otago” was officially launched by Stephen Town...
IMG 7407final v2 We’re welcoming a new cohort of students to our Auckland International Campus this week. Deputy Chief Executive Gagan Sachdeva welcomed our new cohort at Orie...
Otago Polytechnic EV grads 1 Charged with new knowledge, a group of students have become the first cohort to graduate from Otago Polytechnic’s pioneering Electric Vehicles programme.For t...
CORP staff JadeMorgan 004 Otago Polytechnic lecturer Jade Morgan has been awarded the Arts Access Corrections Māui Tikitiki ā Taranga Award 2020, recognising his work at Otago Correcti...
20201014 000223738 iOS We’d like to introduce our new student representative, Polina Artiushkina. Polina comes from Moscow, Russia and is studying the Master of Applied Management a...
Matt Galloway 2 Matthew Galloway, an Otago Polytechnic Lecturer in Design (Communication), is a contender for two prizes at next month’s prestigious Designers Institute of Ne...
Crop v6 A group of OPAIC students are using their IT skills to predict crime risk in New Zealand and they hope the police will one day be able to make use of their rese...
Student Voice Symposium 2020 Manaaki Hoepo   “The opening day of this important symposium has been deeply empowering."That was the summary of Nathan Laurie, Otago Polytechnic Student Association pres...
CORP campus CampusStudents2016 053 Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin campus will be thrumming with student opinions, ideas, concerns and discussions this week.The inaugural Student Voice Symposium -...
Oscar Hetherington new Otago Polytechnic photography student Oscar Hetherington has won the Grand Prize at the Sony Imaging 2020 Alpha Awards.Oscar, whose $10,000 prize comprises $800...
Fotolia 24758350 S The New Zealand Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE) has joined forces with Swedish-based FutureGames and Otago Polytechnic, to develop new, world-class vocation...
Crop v5 Otago Polytechnic’s Auckland International Campus felt like home for Malde Keshvala, who came all the way from India to study the Graduate Diploma in Informat...
2010 Areta Wilkinson A small but significant exhibition, opening next week, provides a slice of history of the Dunedin School of Art.Commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Dunedi...
1300x830 Tuhono Staff Development Week 2020 v4 1 Nau mai, Haere mai, Tahuti mai! Welcome to all staff!  During this week we will explore our Connections - how we nurture, strengthen and sustain ourselves and...
JennyCrop Willingness to learn and a can-do attitude are essential for succeeding in the New Zealand workforce, according to a recent graduate who is now working for a pr...
ENG gen EnglishClass 009 Otago Polytechnic’s Adult Learning Awards, to be held on Thursday 10 September, shine a light on learning paths strewn with personal challenges. From the imp...
Charlotte Reverley St Hildas Collegiate Celebrate Art overall winner The Celebrate Art Secondary Schools Art Awards 2020 have attracted a range of exciting and accomplished works.Now in its sixth year, the Dunedin School of Art e...
Excellent Scholars3 Our most recent batch of Excellent Scholars are grateful to their lecturers for the support they’ve provided to help them succeed. Staff and students gathered...
ATEM v2 The Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) is a professional body in Australasia for tertiary education professional staff and managers. The Aotea...
CORP gen poho 021 v2 This year Te Wiki o te Reo Māori will be celebrated at OP from 14 – 18 Hepetema – and there are plenty of free, fun events and activities for you to enjoy....
Covid Level 2 Tuhono 002 v2 Otago Polytechnic will maintain its rigorous approach to learner and staff safety during Covid Alert Level 2.Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin and Central Campuses...
CORP staff JosieCrawley 005 Otago Polytechnic School of Nursing Lecturer Josie Crawley has won an Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award.  Josie is one of four teachers to wi...
116432994 10160002437844115 4827808039630610530 o Our students and new graduates had the opportunity to explore the job market at the Careers Expo at ASB Showgrounds last week. Three staff and about 25 students...
Covid Level 2 Tuhono 002 Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin and Central Campuses moved to Alert Level 2 operations as of 12pm on Wednesday 12 August in response to the Government’s Cov...
Hamish Robertson 5 Hamish Robertson didn’t let injury stand in the way of him playing a hand in the Otago Nuggets’ successful 2020 National Basketball League campaign. The...
CORP event TertiaryOpenDay2019 013 Otago Polytechnic will welcome prospective students to campus on Monday.   Dunedin Tertiary Open Day, on 10 August from 9am to 3.30pm, is an opportunity f...
CORP event TertiaryOpenDay2019 011 Find out the latest news across the RoVE programme here...
IMG 6855 2 We’re welcoming a new cohort of students to our Auckland International Campus this week. Our current students have gradually been returning to campus over the...
Stephen Town NZIST 6July2020 A message from Stephen Town, Chief Executive, New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology:  Kia ora koutou katoa. Over the past five months, since April 202...
CORP campus CampusStudents2016 033 Many staff likely will have heard about the Hardship Fund for Learners (HAFL), which provides temporary financial assistance for currently enrolled tertiary l...
Fotolia 40318870 XL Like so many within OP, our Occupational Therapy staff work hard to ensure learners have the best learning experience possible – this includes dealing...
CORP Campus Aerial 005 Work to redevelop aspects of Dunedin's student area has progressed with the awarding of a contract for preliminary design work and an indicative business case....
Quad and Hub exterior Due to Covid-19 disruption, NZQA have introduced a change to University Entrance requirements for those learners who have studied and achieved NCEA Level 3 dur...
Crop2 v3 Alimahmad Hudda came to OPAIC to gain some international experience and pursue his interest in business. He previously studied Information Technology in his hom...
20200711 020351237 iOS Winter is the planting season and OPAIC students and staff have joined Conservation Volunteers New Zealand to plant native trees to help restore parks and reser...
1920x1080 Announcement 24 July Otago Polytechnic welcomes the announcement of a multi-million-dollar Trade Training Centre, to be built at the heart of its Forth St Campus.Dr David Clark, Lab...
ABE gen Carpentry 015 Otago Polytechnic has witnessed a significant rise in student enrolments following the introduction of the Government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships...
This one v3 Management student Tavish Sehgal is thriving at OPAIC and helping other students to achieve. He’s grateful for the early challenges he faced during his Englis...
TOD 2020 Event tile Speak to our friendly tutors about your study options and career goals! We have a range of tutors from different subjects available in the in the Hub at Polytec...
close up photography of a red cherry fruit 162689 There are good summer jobs available for international students studying in Central Otago. Central Otago is the location of our boutique Cromwell campus, which...
Indian event The July issue of OPAIC staff newsletter, AIC Way, is out now. Check your inbox for your copy or read it online here. ...
2 v8 A cross-department team from Otago Polytechnic has reflected on their online teaching experiences for a new research paper. The lockdown pushed tertiary educati...
Boon OPAIC’s partnership with an Information Technology professional with more than 30 years of experience in the industry is reaping benefits for everyone involve...
Tu hono DSA Student Story Tasked with the creation of the Dunedin School of Art’s 150th anniversary logo, Tiahli Curran-Hogg and Alysha Beattie pay tribute to the school’s long histo...
JC1 Juan Carlo Crispino came to OPAIC to gain a qualification that would back up his work experience. JC studied advertising back home in the Philippines and was a...
CORP DNDN CityBuidlings 002 v2 Otago Polytechnic has joined forces with a wide range of partners to offer two seminars for job seekers this week.The events, which will be held at Forsyth Barr...
Excellent Scholars Edit We would like to congratulate all of our Excellent Scholars and Student Ambassadors who were recognised at today’s awards ceremony. Excellent Scholars recipie...
AKL events PRIMZConference 16 Two OPAIC students had the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the project management industry and to network with professionals recently. Postgraduate Dip...
CORP campus CampusStudents2016 042 v2 Otago Polytechnic’s value to the Dunedin economy has increased by more than $100 million in the past five years.An economic impact report, commissioned by Ota...
Central pic v2 Covid-19 has certainly changed employment markets and work opportunities. In New Zealand, what were considered traditional skills areas are making a come back....
ABE profile AnnaWinskill 005 Otago Polytechnic welcomes the Government’s decision to scrap fees for a wide range of vocational education programmes.The Government this week gave more deta...
1 A Help us make a better world by contributing to a hot new project – OP’s new community composting station! Located between S Block and Te Pā Tauira Student...
wood light vacation picnic 60006 The latest issue of OPAIC staff newsletter, AIC Way, is out now. Check your email for your copy or read it online here. ...
Hardik2.Cropjpg Our new Student Representative is Bachelor of Applied Management student Hardik from Chandigarh, India. Hardik has already been an active Student Ambassador at...
photo of person typing on computer keyboard 735911 Two of our Graduate Diploma in Information Technology students have recently built a business intelligence dashboard for a retail company as part of their studi...
person writing on paper on top of table 544965 An OPAIC construction graduate who has gone on to a successful career in the industry has shared his wisdom with current students. Bruce Kang graduated from OPA...
Countdown2 OPAIC student Bhavdeep Singh is proud to be an essential worker helping to serve the community during Covid-19. He’s one of many students and graduates helpin...
person holding diploma 2293027Crop Our students were fortunate to hear stories and tips from successful graduates during an online Alumni Panel Discussion last week. Our Employability and Indust...
SikanderCrop  Sikandar Hirani enrolled in the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) to gain technical knowledge and grow professionally. He works for Auc...
RamandeepCrop Ramandeep Kaur is staying up until the early hours of the morning to attend online classes from her home in India. Ramandeep was unable to return to New Zealand...
CORP Staff SteveDowney 001 Otago Polytechnic Chaplain Steve Downey has seen plenty of elevated anxiety over the past several weeks of lockdown – “and that’s understandable”. But h...
CORP Staff DonTim 005 There’s a perception that the world of I.T. is all about numbers. In fact, it’s often about people helping people.That said, let’s examine some numbers fi...
OP Trades Centre 2 Otago Polytechnic has acted on the Government’s call to develop “shovel-ready” projects, proposing two multi-million-dollar developments aimed at stimulat...
CropLeaves The latest issue of OPAIC staff newsletter, AIC Way, is out now. Check your inbox for your copy or read it online here....
photo of person writing on tablet 3740234 Students are by and large happy with the way OPAIC has reacted to COVID-19 and are adjusting well to the new ways of learning. When COVID-19 restrictions came i...
ISA gen SargoodAerial 002 Otago Polytechnic has partnered with the Otago Cricket Association in an innovative and exciting project, a proposed $1.1 million world-class cricket and educ...
Thai 9900000000079e3c Eight international students from Thailand have been caught up in the COVID-19 lockdown and are staying at the Central Campus until flights become available. Th...
Ramadan Otago Polytechnic’s Muslim whanau are observing Ramadan differently this year. Ramadhan is a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community for Muslims ar...
RashmibenCrop Rashmiben Patel has been keeping busy in her bubble – attending online classes and helping a flower company connect with customers. Rashmi studies the Graduat...
CORP Gradprofile JemaShaw 001 Jema Shaw recognises that Covid-19 has prompted more than a few lifestyle changes since she graduated with a Bachelor of Culinary Arts from Otago Polytechnic on...
Milana Virtanen at home in Finland Finnish exchange student Milana Virtanen is back home in Helsinki, safe and well, thanks to the help of Otago Polytechnic staff who, like Milana, have gone the...
Crop v3 Graduate Joelle Li is enjoying life in sunny Nelson where she works as Marketing Representative for a New Zealand sea salt company. Joelle studied the Graduate...
Rachit Crop Graduate Rachit Kushwaha has been making his mark in New Zealand through his initiatives to help new migrants. Rachit came to New Zealand from New Delhi to stud...
CORP campus Abstract 018 v2 An OPAIC team has published a research paper about using virtual reality to promote sustainable buildings. Buildings made of raw earth are popular around the wo...
Alex2 Aleksandr Taran is making the most of the lockdown by engaging in online learning and using his spare time to practise his English. Aleksandr, who is from Russi...
Roman Roman Nazarov found himself unable to return to New Zealand when COVID-19 border restrictions came into effect, but he hasn’t let that get in the way of his s...
Excellent Scholars crop We’d like to congratulate all the students recognised at our Excellent Scholars award ceremony today. Excellent Scholars takes place every study block and rec...
Lip students A group of construction students have made OPAIC proud at a global online competition. OPAIC selected a team of four undergraduate construction students to part...
Lorraine Our lecturers are finding innovative ways of keeping their students engaged during the lockdown period. Senior Business Lecturer Lorraine Skelton has started us...
inside OPAIC student Alexey Zernov intended to take a short holiday in Russia between completing his English language programme and starting his Master of Applied Mana...
NUR gen EnrolledNursing 002 We're immensely proud of our London-based Bachelor of Nursing graduate Jenny McGee, who provided care to British PM Boris Johnson as he spent time in ICU with t...
woman girl silhouette jogger 40751 Our ICT & Facilities Manager Sonny Teio has complied his top tips for taking care of your wellbeing during the lockdown.   1. Be Tidy Keep to your normal routi...
CPL staff SamuelMann v2 Our very own Professor Samuel Mann is reaching out across the airwaves in an Otago Access Radio partnership with Otago Polytechnic titled “Blowing Bubbles”....
Don v2   When New Zealand went into lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our staff needed to quickly adapt. For our academic staff, this meant moving all class...
Beer grad Michael S Until two years ago, Michael Seiler had never attempted to brew beer. Now the Otago Brew School grad is mixing with New Zealand’s top beer judges.Michael (pic...
COT gen campus 004 v2 Wayne King has been involved in nearly all aspects of Central Otago’s and New Zealand’s horticulture sector.The 73-year-old has owned an orchard, run a cons...
Online Orientation Pic v2 We took a new approach to Orientation at OPAIC last week. COVID-19 prevented our new students from attending their traditional on-campus Orientation. Fortunatel...
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Online Orientation Pic We took a new approach to Orientation at our Auckland International Campus last week. COVID-19 prevented our new students from attending their traditional on-ca...
TTEA 2017 Phil Ker 03 Although every Otago Polytechnic graduation ceremony holds a special place for those involved, today’s event at the Dunedin Town Hall was particularly notable...
CORP staff DanielPfyl 003 Not everyone would choose lecturer Daniel Pfyl’s 60th birthday present to himself. He is about to spend 30 days cycling the length of New Zealand. “Some peo...
HOS profile FinnBoyle 006 When Finn Boyle learnt about the waste inherent in our food systems, he changed his own behaviour – but soon realised he wanted to make a bigger impact. As a...
jpeg for news Tuhono v5 Tapuae gym - Summer Hours Reduced hours - Mon 25 Nov 2019 to Sat 23 Feb 2020 Closed - 12:00 p.m. Sat 21 Dec 2019 Reopen -  6:00 a.m. Mon 13 Jan 2020 *********...
1300x830 Fashion COLLECTIONS 2019 showcases fashion students from Otago Polytechnic School of Design.Join us as our graduating students send their latest fashion collections do...
OPSA profile NathanLaurie 002 Nathan Laurie entered student politics on a whim – and now the Otago Polytechnic Students’ Association (OPSA) president is working with central government ...
coffee and korero dropin sessions for tuhono Monday – Friday, 10am - 11am 1st July - 12th July 2019 The Hub, Dunedin Campus   Nau mai, haere mai, ki te korero ki te rōpū Learning and Teaching Developm...
A gastronomic tour of Europe will give three staff from Otago Polytechnic inspiration from some of the world's best chefs.Associate Prof Richard Mitchell, Tony...