Otago Polytechnic

It all adds up

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    If you study with us, you have an excellent chance of success! We have the best qualification completion rate in New Zealand for our sector, according to the government’s Tertiary Education Commission.

    Source: Tertiary Education Commission Educational Performance Report for 2016

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    Our students are extremely likely to get where they want to go in life. Our latest Graduate Destination Survey found 94% of our graduates are either employed or undertaking further study – we think that’s something to celebrate!

    Source: Otago Polytechnic Graduate Destination Survey, 2016

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    At OP, you’ll learn from some of New Zealand’s finest tertiary teachers. Over the past 11 years, 20 of our teachers have been awarded prestigious national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards from government.

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    There’s no chance you’ll be overlooked in our small, focussed classes! Our average teacher-to-student ratio is 1:16 – meaning you’ll be well-supported academically, benefiting from plenty of one-on-one teaching time. 

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    When our students are struggling – inside or outside class – we are there to help. We have more than 20 dedicated staff experts in programme selection, career advice, learning support, counselling, disability and wellbeing support, Māori and Pasifika support – and more!

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    Our new Student Accommodation Village is a home-away-from-home for OP students. Built according to sustainable principles, it provides comfortable, stylish and secure accommodation in the heart of our Dunedin campus.

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    We offer a wide range of degree and postgraduate programmes – including a Doctorate …. Which are all equal to those offered at NZ universities.

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    International study and/or work experience is increasingly sought-after in the global marketplace, not to mention the personal growth and development advantages. OP students can apply for a range of exchange programmes with our 80+ international partner institutions.

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    Our range of programmes offer practical experience as well as theory in your chosen field, giving you a head start in the job market …. And our qualifications are widely recognised, both in NZ around the world – preparing you for global career success!

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    Who better to understand what it’s like to be an OP student than another OP student? We have a team of 20+ student ambassadors available to meet with new and prospective students and their families to pass on their inside knowledge!

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    Our Capability Framework identifies 24 personal attributes employers value, irrespective of the industry they’re in. We’ll help you develop them – and give you the documentation to prove it – to help you stand out from the crowd.

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    We have NZ covered! You’ll find our main campus in the heart of Dunedin’s much loved scarfie-land, and we have a boutique campus in stunning Central Otago and an international campus in NZ’s largest city, Auckland.

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    Charity House sells for record price

    The 11th Otago Polytechnic Charity House was a four-bedroom house built by carpentry students with guidance from their lecturers, and fitted out with generous s...

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    Buy Central Otago Cherries

    Order beautiful Central Otago grown cherries, at the Customer Services Desk at Dunedin Campus.
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    Otago Polytechnic Student Village

    Our brand new, on-campus Student Village will be open to students for the first time in 2018!

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    Otago Polytechnic links with Japanese Kosens

    We are delighted to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Hachinohe College from Japan.

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    Otago Polytechnic invests in Central Otago

    Otago Polytechnic is investing in Central Otago’s educational future with a new Trades Hub and student accommodation for its Central campus.

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    Nanjing Institute of Technology at Otago Polytechnic

    Eleven staff and students from Nanjing Institution of Technology in China are spending four weeks on a study short course at Otago Polytechnic.

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