Otago Polytechnic
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....
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...
Forrester Gallery poster web Configured has been created especially for the Forrester Gallery, Ōamaru and continues a dialogue begun in 2017 with new work from Kiri Mitchell, Sarah Baird...
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...
948x393 Silver sport 3 Tapaue gym hours 27 July to 26 Sept 2020Monday to Friday 6 am to 8 pm (please note teaching takes place during the day as well) Saturday 9 am to 12 noon Please...
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...
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...
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....
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. ...
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...
CORP event TouchstoneBlessing 009 v2 KIA HIWA RĀ! KIA HIWA RĀ! The Māori Research Symposium: Kaitiakitaka will be held at Otago Polytechnic on 4 December 2020 and will showcase Māori research....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
lyfe fuel KgD2NXSTgqM unsplash v2 Clocked Netflix? Eaten all your snacks? Fear not! Staff members from the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health have got you covered. Tune in for their live ex...
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...
Closed laptop on wooden table Unfortunately we don't have laptops or computers to loan out to our learners, but we can provide some advice for students who are able to purchase a device. Our...
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...
IMG 5753 Students had the opportunity to learn about the Zero Carbon Act and its impact on New Zealand Businesses from Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick yesterday. The Grad...
nik macmillan YXemfQiPR E unsplash A research collaboration between OPAIC's Construction, Information Technology and Management departments has been recognised at a prestigious international conf...
the ramones Call for papers - Scope Contemporary Research Topics: Learning and Teaching #10 (Advances in Culinary Arts Learning and Teaching) Scope (Learning and Teaching)...
SCOPE HW 2019 COVER crop Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Health & Wellbeing) 5, “Collaboration” (November 2020) The fifth issue will provide the opportunity for authors to cons...
1 v7 English language student Jingyue Chen is loving her time at OPAIC and hopes to pursue further study here. Jingyue’s mum and dad wanted her to continue her edu...
3 v6 We celebrated the Lunar New Year on campus at lunchtime today.  Staff and students worked together to organise the event, which included traditional outfits, c...
6 v3 The latest issue of OPAIC staff newsletter, AIC Way, is out now. Check your inbox for your copy or read it online here....
COT gen campus 004 The Central Campus has recently hosted four ‘Train the Trainer’ learners from Chile. The learners were teachers from Agriculture Schools in Chile. They were...
3 v4 Graduate Sergey Ananyev loved the way he could forge his own path at Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus. Sergey was born and raised in Moscow. He h...
JingPS Business graduate Jing Cao is thrilled to have landed a job at New Zealand telecommunications company 2degrees. Jing comes from China and has been in New Zealan...
3 v5 Information Technology student Andrej Hlasnik is learning new things each day at OPAIC and using his impressive work background to help other students succeed....
1 v6 We’re welcoming the decade’s first batch of new students to the campus this week. The students have come from as far afield as Russia, China, India, the Phi...
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...
IMG 0306 In November, the Liaison Team hosted 10 Career Advisors from lower South Island secondary schools at the Dunedin Campus. The Career Advisors had a great exper...
79108283 1245442185844340 643098879297847296 n Student speaker Olha Viazenko told our international graduates to think of themselves as new Kiwis, at yesterday’s graduation ceremony at the Auckland Town Ha...
IMG 5002 More than 300 graduates crossed the stage at OPAIC’s biggest ceremony to date at the Auckland Town Hall yesterday. Guest speaker Guy Howard-Willis told gradua...
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 *********...
IMG 0173 OPAIC's students and staff volunteered their time to help the Cancer Society with its Walking Stars event on the weekend.  Walking Stars is a night-time walkin...
1 v5 Students received great advice on how to build their connections in New Zealand from six industry guests at last night’s BizTech Meetup: Connect for Success e...
Conference photo 1 Lydia Harrell and Dani Mao from the OPAIC Applied Management Team presented at two conferences in China in mid-October. Their abstract, titled ‘A model for in...
Hang Tian School at Education City Xian OPAIC lecturer Jay Hourani was invited to a NZ Trade Mission in Chengdu and Xi’an in China recently to represent his company as part of a New Zealand trade de...
3rdCollage We launched Movember on campus today. Movember is all about changing the face of health. It aims to tackle cancers, mental health and suicide. Movember takes pl...
20191031 013510128 iOS OPAIC staff visited the Cancer Society yesterday to establish a partnership with the not-for-profit organisation and discuss opportunities for our students to v...
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...
IMG 3993 It was great to see so many students and staff at our Diwali celebration on campus on Friday. We hope you all enjoyed the event. You can check out the photos h...
1 v4 Abida Manzoor faced a big cultural change when she moved to New Zealand to study, but with the help of OPAIC’s team of staff she’s excelling here. Abida say...
IMG 3661 We’ve got more than 115 new faces on campus this week. Academic Director, Professor Leoni Schmidt, welcomed our new students, during a day of Orientation talk...
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 ...
Sam Management student Samuel Alonso has come away from his MediaWorks placement confident about his professional future in New Zealand. Sam says he was so keen to...
Mission pic A group of students and staff spent four hours volunteering at the Auckland City Mission on Friday. The group prepared food, served lunch to more than 120 peop...
Dmitrii2ThisOne Dmitrii Golyshev was struck by the friendly and relaxed nature of New Zealanders when he made the move here from Moscow. He and his family had been thinking abo...
Maori language week Phrase of the day 05 This week (9 – 15 Mahuru) is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week – and our Kaitohutohu Office has put together a suite of events and activities...
CORP Campus Aerial 002 The Dunedin City Council will be seeking suggestions on how to develop streets in the heart of the university and polytechnic area.The DCC’s Tertiary Precinct...
AIMGL3138ATPNZWEB The Executive Leadership Team sizzled at yesterday's Spring Breakfast, serving up a piping hot meal for staff as we welcomed spring.  Thank you to the ELT and...
Shanghai v2 A group of Otago Polytechnic students have expanded their horizons courtesy of scholarships from a Shanghai tertiary education institution.Bill Hendry, Whitney...
IMG 3177 New Zealand Fashion Week has provided our business students with the perfect opportunity to get out of the classroom and put principles of sustainability into p...
IMG 3160 Our Construction students had the opportunity to hear from an experienced industry guest yesterday.  Red Zhou is a quantity surveyor who has been working at Ha...
2 v5 Akshay Varasadiya never considered coming to New Zealand before his friend recommended OPAIC. “He told me Otago Polytechnic is one of the best in Auckland cit...
IMG 2966 Our newest students are learning about everything OPAIC has to offer at this week’s Orientation. We’re welcoming students from countries including Russia, N...
IMG 2827 OPAIC staff are getting familiar with the latest research around graduate employability through a series of interactive workshops. Senior Researcher: Learner Ca...
Farjanacrop Interning at The Peace Foundation was an eye-opener for Farjana Rahman, who now knows what she wants to do in her career. Farjana recently finished the Graduat...
CORP campus Hblock 020 The Otago Daily Times is again providing extensive coverage and support of Otago Polytechnic in the face of the Government’s proposal to reform the vocational...
Default Tuhono Image Sea Otago Polytechnic is leading the charge to establish a United Nations Centre of Expertise for Sustainability in Otago – RCE Otago.OP has embedded the concept...
Hymie Information Technology lecturer Dr Suhaimi (Hymie) Latif brought his cultural background into his Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, which he recently comp...
IndraFinalCrop Principal lecturer Dr Indrapriya (Indra) Kularatne undertook the Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the field...
Don All of our teaching staff are experts in their fields, with academic and industry experience. Recently, many have been working to upskill themselves by completi...
Default Tuhono Image Flower Student Health is closed for appointments on the following days: Thursday 11th July Friday 12th July Thursday 18th July Friday 19th July   For any health advic...
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...
ABE gen HeavyAutomotiveEngineering 002 Fans of big rigs rejoice! Otago Polytechnic is opening a new avenue in its automotive programmes next month – a New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive E...
1920x1080 MILK screening 14 May We are pleased to invite staff and students to an exclusive screening of Dunedin’s newest short film, Milk. Milk is set in 1945 Dunedin. On a lonely coastal f...
DyBeXRfVsAEnfZm v2 We need your help. Otago Polytechnic is rightly proud of our innovative culture.  We value our ability to try new things - from something quite small to new qu...
CORP staff GenericStaff 062 We are very pleased to announce that our Learner Capability research project has been awarded funding from Ako Aotearoa for 2019/20. This grant will enable us t...
Errol Slyfield CEO Business Excellence NZ presents Otago Polytechnic CEO Phil Ker with the PESA Otago Polytechnic has been presented with a prestigious organisational excellence award — the Baldrige-affiliated Performance Excellence Study Award (PESA).Er...
Nga Kete 2 The blessing and unveiling of our new sculpture, Ngā Kete, was held on Monday 15 October. View the photo gallery on Facebook.  Watch a video from the event. C...
CORP campus CampusAerial 13 If you missed the staff forum about our campus development plans, you can watch the video below.  There were a few technical glitches during the forum, but i...
Maori language week Phrase of the day 05 Kia ora whanau, and welcome to Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week!  To celebrate, we're sharing a rerenga korero mō te rā (phrase of the day) ev...
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