Over the past two weeks, new OPAIC students have been invited to complete our First Impressions Survey. The survey helps us to see how new learners are settl...
OPAIC Employability Manager Dani Mao and Learning and Teaching Specialist Bruno Balducci presented at the 2022 Internship Summit organised by the International...
The first Smart Aotearoa - Sustainable Development competition event will take place this November. The event will bring together experts from a range of sector...
An industrious group of Otago Polytechnic year-3 Bachelor of Nursing tauira have swapped vaccination needles for sewing needles to help women from a Fijian vill...
Master of Applied Management graduate Simranjit Kaur has landed a permanent full-time job at her internship company Cardinal Logistics. Simranjit spoke to our c...
Our latest Excellent Scholars awards ceremony was celebrated on-campus and online. At this week’s ceremony, Applied Management Head of Department Russell Harr...
A group of Otago Polytechnic Bachelor of Design (Product) learners have been busy solving a problem of the future – ensuring there are places for hospital sta...
  Te Pūkenga is trialing a digital wellbeing platform called Synergy Health. You may have read about it in the latest issue of Ngā Taipitopito. This is in di...
TUESDAY 17 MAY, online Webinair: Earth caught in stone Join us virtually to meet some of the scientists and artists from the Art+Science Exhibition, ...
KIA HIWA RᾹ! KIA HIWA RᾹ!Theme: Tino Rakatirataka: thinking and practicing sovereignty and self-determination.Te Kura Matatini ki Otago (Otago Polytechnic)...
Otago Polytechnic Chief Executive Dr Megan Gibbons is one of judges for the annual Otago Sports Awards. Joining Dr Gibbons on the judging panel for the Otago P...
It was great to be back on campus for Orientation today. Our last few Orientation events have taken place online due to Covid restrictions, but today we were ab...
Maimiti Manate says the opportunities provided at OPAIC allowed her to become a confident work-ready graduate. Students and alumni shared their internship exper...
A group of volunteers from the Green Office Toitū at OPAIC had a memorable time contributing to reforestation efforts in Waihi this month. Volunteer, Hallie Du...
Congratulations to kaiako William Woolnough and Darryl (Daz) John, who have received the 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award for their work on the He Toki intake...
Dunedin School of art graduate Aaron Obbeek has created ceramic sculptures for four meeting rooms in the Hub.Titled “Out of the Black: Into the Blue”, the i...
All are welcome to join this free online research seminar organised by the School of Midwifery Where: On Teams Click here to join the meeting When: Monday 2 May...
THURS 14 APRIL, ONLINE Seminar, hosted by the Centre for Science Communication The Art and Science Project   Pam McKinlay Pam McKinlay is an artist and curator...
Eager apprentices put their carpentry skills to the test at the New Zealand Certified Builders ITM Apprentice Challenge at the weekend.Eight apprentices, all en...
12 - 14 APRIL and 2-5 MAY (closed during term break), DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY*, REIGO STREET, (Off Albany Street), Dunedin.   * Masks required for entry...
The latest sculptural installation in Otago Polytechnic’s Four Plinths Project dabbles in the past while pondering the future. “Crossroads; Childish Adult S...
There will be more than the usual whiff of competitive spirit in the New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) Otago ITM Apprentice Challenge this weekend.All nine...
Opening 7 APRIL, 2022, 5.30PM, Otago Polytechnic Courtyard - 4 plinths   Crossroads; Childish Adult Stuff, 2022. New sculptural works by Dillon Gamble.    T...
Opening 7 APRIL, 2022, 5.30, The Hub, Otago Polytechnic, Forth Street, Dunedin.   Out of the Black : Into the Blue, Ceramic Works by Aaron Obbeek (In collabor...
9 APRIL - 12 JUNE, 2022, DUNEDIN PUBLIC ART GALLERY.    Jasmine Togo-Brisby discovered the existence of the remains of the schooner Don Juan on a short trip t...
6 APRIL - 24 JULY, ANIMAL ATTIC, OTAGO MUSEUM   Michele Beevors Anatomy Lessons Venue: Animal Attic, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street North, Dunedin North,...
Yindi Fu is excelling in his studies and puts his recent improvement down to the support he’s received from teachers and peers. Yindi came to New Zealand seve...
2 APRIL - 6 JUNE, FORRESTER GALLERY, OAMARU, 9  Thames Street, Ōamaru   Following in the footsteps of successful Art and Science Projects over the previous s...
Otago Polytechnic graduate Katie Mangai has gone to extra lengths to ensure others are able to celebrate their academic success in style this week.Katie, who wi...
The founder of Dunedin chocolate company Ocho has returned to her original love of clay. Liz Rowe talks to Rebecca Fox about learning the value of time. The Exc...
Call for Papers. Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue, # 22: "multi-"As the world around us becomes increasingly complex and as the tensions between tec...
We are calling for presentations for the 5th Annual Professional Practice Symposium.Ko te kai a te rangatira, he kōrero: the sustenance of chiefs is words. Th...
This is the first in a series of seminars where staff talk about how they have applied different research methodologies and methods within their own research. F...
A group of Otago Polytechnic learners is catering – literally – to the culinary needs of fellow Dunedin students isolating because of Covid.Otago Polytechni...
The summer of 2021-22 has a been a unique time to visit the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. All aspects of the Gallery programme – from contemporary art to histor...
We’ve once again celebrated our high-achieving students at an Excellent Scholars Awards Ceremony. This week’s ceremony was a little different to past events...
Rob Cloughley, Pam McKinlay and Thomas Lord are recipients of an Otago Polytechnic, Staff Excellence in Research Award 2022 for their contributions to the Neil...
Our publications launch late last year included a book edited by Professors Federico Freschi and Jane Venis  (Te Maru Pūmanawa College of Creative Practice &...
The next session People and Culture are running for the Performance Reviews Training is this Friday 27 May 9.30 - 11.30am This session is for leaders who hav...
We are calling for abstracts for oral presentations of research undertaken by SIT, Ara or Otago Polytechnic staff on any topic.This year Otago Polytechnic is ho...
We are proud to share the digital format of the book: "Monograph 2021: Mentoring Practices and Initiatives across Te Pūkenga" in which staff from Te Kura Matat...
Otago Polytechnic’s ongoing efforts to support its learners now include additional measures – “old-school” distractions such as board games, books and p...
Note: the DSA Gallery is not open to the Public under the current Covid-Protection Framework.Documentation of exhibitions will be shown in our online flickr g...
We invite you to submit abstracts for Issue 2 of Rere Āwhio -Journal of Applied Research & Practice. For the second issue we will have our first themed journal...
Otago Polytechnic has won five medals at the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards.Eight Otago Polytechnic School of Design-related projects wer...
  A graduate and lecturer have teamed up to research how artificial intelligence can be used to improve health outcomes in New Zealand. Tavish Sehgal completed...
Introducing the newly constituted Dunedin School of Art Leadership Team which comprises Victoria Bell (Head of Programme for the Bachelor of Visual Arts), Alysh...
Otago Polytechnic academic Hayden Croft, recently promoted to Associate Professor, provides some insights into his career, motivations and research.Q: What is y...
Otago Polytechnic students, graduates and staff members will be keenly awaiting the judges’ decisions at the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Aw...
A highlight of Otago Polytechnic’s annual staff day is the official recognition of the newest members of our Professoriate.Following a rigorous application pr...
We’re welcoming our first intake of students for 2022 to OPAIC this week. Our new intake consists of onshore and offshore students from countries all over the...
An OPAIC graduate has put her passion for sustainability into practice during her master’s research in the area of construction. Tatiana Poletaeva worked as a...
Otago Polytechnic is teaming up with the University of Otago to produce a combined video welcoming students and new staff to both institutions though mihi whaka...
  Chris Morland, Deputy Chief Executive Learner Experience Otago Polytechnic, retires on Friday 28 January, bringing to a close four decades of experience with...
Otago Polytechnic’s multi-million-dollar Trades Training Centre has been gifted an official name – He Toki Kai Te Rika.“We are honoured to have been gifte...
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new journal Rere Āwhio – The Journal of Applied Research & Practice. This open access, peer-reviewed journal wi...
Otago Polytechnic is excited to welcome Megan Potiki and Jason Tibble to new executive leadership roles. The pair joined Otago Polytechnic’s Te Kāhui Manuku...
Otago Polytechnic Fashion Design graduate Rakel Blomsterberg has gifted a much-loved item to Otago Museum.Despite having been hounded for years to sell her Miss...
One of the showpieces of Otago Polytechnic’s recent Engineering Technology Showcase, a prototype EV bike is best regarded as a vehicle to ongoing learning ben...
What was supposed to be a quick trip home to New Caledonia turned into quite a journey for Bachelor of Applied Management student Margo Ballesta. Margo started...
Dunedin’s game development sector is ending the year on a high note following a $1.19 million funding allocation from the New Zealand Centre of Digital Excell...
Shaun Tahau has created history at Otago Polytechnic, successfully completing a Master of Professional Practice – entirely in te reo Māori.It’s been a sign...
Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus joined an international movement with the launch of our AIC Green Office Toitū yesterday. This new office will...
Otago Polytechnic Architectural Studies learner Georgia Pope has won the 2021 New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) Southern Branch Student Award, announce...
This information is for current members of Tapaue Gym. To keep our people and communities safe and allow our gym to operate with no limits you will need to show...
Kei āku iti, kei āku rahi, e ngā kauwae reo rangatira, tēnā koutou katoa. Shaun Tahau made a slice of Otago Polytechnic history this week, successfully com...
Otago Polytechnic Chief Executive Dr Megan Gibbons dressed up in Victorian garb yesterday as part of a promotional campaign for the ICC Women’s Cricket World...
Otago Polytechnic’s annual Charity House auction on Saturday November 20 raised $115,000 for a range of community groups.Around 70 people attended the 15th C...
Otago Polytechnic Bachelor of Design (Product) third-year learners Emily Mackenzie and Angus Lewry are great believers in the positive power of a good id...
From a surreal puzzler to a shark-infested treasure hunt, Otago Polytechnic’s Hub has provided a byte-sized taste of our learners’ technical skills and c...
Lights, camera, action . . . the wonderful world of Otago Polytechnic Fashion Design learners is being captured on film.One of the highlights of Otago Polytechn...
More than 60 people took part in today’s inaugural Neurodiversity Symposium, hosted by Otago Polytechnic.More than 40 people attended in-person and another 2...
Otago Polytechnic’s “Debrief” exhibition holds extra significance for two Bachelor of Design (Communication) students. Ella Montgomery and Emily Bell have...
Otago Polytechnic will host its annual Charity House auction on Saturday November 20.Each year for the past 14 years, Otago Polytechnic carpentry students have...
Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin School of Art will be transformed into an art gallery for the annual SITE exhibition, which showcases an eclectic variety of works...
The next fortnight promises to be a whirlwind of activity at Otago Polytechnic, as we celebrate our annual Student Showcase.Student Showcase is about promoting...
Head of IT, Dr Farhad Mehdipour, delivered a workshop on the challenges of online learning environments at the 7th Iran International Conference on Engineering...
Our new Online Student Representative Kashmira More is working towards her Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Management while working as an HR Analyst with a...
Bachelor of Construction student Akshay Nair performed so well during his internship that he’s just been hired as a permanent employee at a construction compa...
Congratulations to the students who received Excellent Scholar Awards for top marks in their programmes during Study Block 4. The recipients were Wei Wei, Weifa...
Sushant Kwatra’s internship with Cardinal Logistics is helping him gain the experience he needs to pursue a career in supply chain management. Sushant decided...
Otago Polytechnic’s annual Student Showcase kicks off on Friday, 5 November, with an “in-house” event at our Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health.Based...
The organisers of Neurodiversity Symposium, to be held on Thursday 11 November, are excited to announce Jolene Stockman as the second keynote speaker.Jolene (Te...
Ever thought about a career in Engineering but not sure where to start? (or not sure what Engineering even is?) We're holding a FREE Engineering Technology Info...
We enjoyed hearing from a range of speakers, including our staff and students, on the topic of sustainable development at two online events yesterday. First was...
A broad range of inspirational stories were shared at Otago Polytechnic’s Adult Learning Awards, held at its Dunedin Campus on Thursday, October 28.The award...
Otago Polytechnic has played host to more than 40 vibrant and visionary projects developed by school pupils.The Otākou STEAM Cluster has been running the 'Miss...
A wide range of Otago Polytechnic adult learners will celebrate their academic journeys this week.Otago Polytechnic’s Adult Learning Awards, to be held at its...
CONGRATULATIONS to Artist and lecturer at the Dunedin School of Art, Kiri Mitchell who has won bronze at the International Women Over 50 Film Festival, winnin...
Congratulations to Professor Federico Freschi, Head of College of Te Maru Pūmanawa - Creative Practice & Enterprise, Otago Polytechnic, on his Professorial Lec...
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...
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...
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...
SITE 2021: end of year student exhibition (flickr gallery)  EXHIBITION DATES Friday 19 November - 5.30pm – 7.30pm Friday*Saturday 20 November - 10am – 4pm...
Commuters using SH88 to get to and from Port Chalmers should expect delays over the next two months. The work will start on Wednesday 6 October and run through...
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...
  Otago Polytechnic has contributed almost a billion dollars to the Dunedin economy over the past five years.Otago Polytechnic’s latest Economic Impact Repor...
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...
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...
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...
Otago Polytechnic’s proven nose for innovation will see its Cromwell Campus roll out a programme specialising in commercial wine cellar operations early next...
Neurodiversity Community of Practice Symposium 2021 - call for presenters! OP’s new Neurodiversity Community of Practice will be launched at a symposium for s...
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...
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...
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...
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...
We celebrated the achievements of students who received top marks in their programmes last study block, in an online Excellent Scholar Awards ceremony yesterday...
Otago Polytechnic has created an exciting new role – Tumuaki Whakawhanake/Director Māori Capability, which is a Tier 3 leadership role responsible for overse...
Otago Polytechnic Lecturer Hannah Joynt has won an Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for 2021.The Ako Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award is among...
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...
Head of IT, Dr Farhad Mehdipour, and Student Experience Coordinator, Anastasia Timoshkina, met Microsoft’s Higher Education Industry Executive, Dimitri Mardas...
Congratulations to Lecturer Marion Wassenaar - Highly Commended Award in the Parkin Drawing Prize with "Carbon Shroud" and to Alumna Sue Pearce Merit Award for...
Eight Otago Polytechnic School of Design projects, involving students, graduates and staff members, have been named finalists in the Designers Institute of New...
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...
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...
Our Student Representative, Chris William, attended an International Education Forum held by Education Minister Chris Hipkins this month. The minister spoke a...
Three Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus students took part in a workshop hosted by Education New Zealand last week. Chris William (from South Af...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Want to work as a healthcare professional?  This is an opportunity for our community to explore their healthcare career options.  This Health Information Even...
Otago Polytechnic’s School of Midwifery - Te Kura Atawhai kā Kaiakopono te Hākuitaka has been granted almost $180,000 to research trans, non-binar...
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...
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...
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 is buzzing with excitement about his new role as Head of College: Engineering, Construction & Living Sciences.Mark, who takes up the position on...
Myriah Hankins is one of our offshore online students studying the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management.   They live in Columbus, Ohio, USA and curre...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
Organisers of the iD International Emerging Designer Awards, in partnership with Otago Polytechnic, have announced a highly respected panel of 16 judges, from f...
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...
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...