Otago Polytechnic
Nga Taipitopito Header Tuhono v3 Welcome to our first edition of Ngā Taipitopito. From these fortnightly updates, expect a combination of news, updates and useful information as work progres...
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...
ABE gen Carpentry 026 v2 Eight apprentices will have their skills put to the test in the Dunedin round of the New Zealand Certified Building (NZCB) Apprentice Challenge at Otago Polytec...
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...
MID profile HannahWright 001 v2 Otago Polytechnic welcomes the announcement of a new Government initiative to support the success of Māori and Pasifika midwifery students/tauira and increase...
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...
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...
Grenville Caughey 002 Since opening its doors to learners in 2019, Otago Polytechnic’s Otago Brew School is now bubbling over with students.With 18 learners enrolled this year –...
OP Students award win A group of Otago Polytechnic Engineering Technology students/graduates have won a national award for a project that combined innovation, collaboration and a com...
India CAP nurses March 2021 A group of internationally qualified nurses have unpacked their bags and started an exciting new chapter on their journey towards nursing registration in New Ze...
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...
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...
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...
Scope work based learning 1 He aha te kai ō te rangatira? He Kōrero, he kōrero, he kōrero!(What is the food of the leader? It is knowing, it is sharing, it is communicating!) Scope: Co...
CORP orientation Powhiri2016 005 We are requesting submissions for the sixth issue of the journal Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Kaupapa Kāi Tahu). Scope: Contemporary Research Topics...
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...
Fashion exhibition symposium Guoxiang Yuan 01 We are pleased to announce our call for papers and proposals for the next special Fashion issue of Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Art & Design) to be publ...
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...
SCOPE ENTIRE COVER LT9 FA Scope Contemporary Research Topics (Learning and Teaching) www.thescopes.org – hereafter Scope (Learning and Teaching) – is an open access, peer reviewed jo...
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...
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...
Hemi Site20 pic   Documentation of SITE Student Exhibition 2020 Congratulations to all our students for the hard work they have put into their year's work in this year like...
0T8A8409 Today’s Māori Research Symposium – Kaitiakitaka – showcased a wide range of research concerned with human and environmental issues.The purpose of the Mā...
SCOPE Art and Design 20 cover Scope (Art & Design) is seeking papers for its 2021 issue.Scope (Art & Design) aims to engage discussion on contemporary research in the visual arts. It is conc...
tepapa2 Nau mai e ka hua e hora nei.Here are the fruits laid out before us. This is an opening line of a karakia, an incantation that acknowledges food, the places it c...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 o...
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...
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 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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 *********...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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