Otago Polytechnic
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...
DES profile BriannaMarkham 003 Developing furniture for a range of purposes, Otago Polytechnic Product Design students have been working closely with local company Otago Furniture, which has...
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...
ABE gen HeavyAutomotiveEngineering 021 Otago Polytechnic’s Heavy Automotive Engineering students are set to enter a new chapter of learning thanks to the generosity of Port Otago.Having celebrated...
CORP campus CampusStudents2018 032 New Zealand’s very first symposium on open education will be held at Otago Polytechnic this week.Organised by the Otago Polytechnic-affiliated Centre for Open...
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...
Stormy sunset drawing This free session is led by Anita De Soto, a Dunedin School of Art lecturer.WHEN: 12:30 to 1:30pm, 18 December 2019WHERE: Dunedin Public Art GalleryCOST: FreeH...
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...
Architecture award Four Otago Polytechnic Architectural Studies students have received Dunedin City Council Emerging Architecture Awards.The awards were presented during the offic...
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...
brandon atkinson Congratulations to Dunedin School of Art lecturer, David Green, on being invited to take part in the What if Climate Change was Purple? art and science initiati...
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...
China delegation 2019 2 Otago Polytechnic is this week hosting senior leaders from 10 leading Chinese vocational education institutions, illustrating the range of innovative and inspir...
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...
BUS profile GeorgiaBaird 001 “Be prepared to be challenged.”Those are key words of advice from Georgia Baird, an Otago Polytechnic Bachelor of Applied Management student who recently re...
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...
IT event Showcase2018 020 Otago Polytechnic welcomes the announcement that Dunedin will host the New Zealand Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE).A national hub that will support the deve...
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...
c35653ff ea13 4d87 870a 19511ee4bdd6 People's Choice award voting is open until November 2nd, 2019. Congratulations to Hope Duncan for making the finalists of the fifth ECC NZ Student Craft / Desi...
IMG 0254 A television series focusing on all the great work that goes on at the Wildlife Hospital Dunedin will make its world premiere at the Regent Theatre on Sunday 10...
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 ...
Fotolia 182923787 XL v2 Otago Polytechnic, in conjunction with Capable NZ and Otago Brew School, has announced the first two recipients of brewing scholarships.Cameron Burgess, of Sout...
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...
OPSVMoveIn18 101 v2 Otago Polytechnic regards the safety and wellbeing of all its students as paramount.Otago Polytechnic, in conjunction with Campus Living Villages (CLV), has a b...
EduBits Cheese Now, here’s a recipe for success.Mix the innovation of Otago Polytechnic’s EduBits micro-credentials with the expertise of award-winning Oamaru company Whit...
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...
Abby Lennon Congratulations to Abby Lennon and Taylor Duffy, recipients of the inaugural Otago Polytechnic and Otago Hockey Scholarship.Originally from Gore, Abby will begi...
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...
IT event Showcase2016 018 v2 An online course developed by Otago Polytechnic for the OERu international network headquartered in Dunedin has won the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) Award for...
Climate Safe House tradies An all-women group of tradies will help the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust build a “Climate Safe House” at the Home and Living Show, to be held at For...
ABE profile AnnaWinskill 007 Two apprentices enrolled in Otago Polytechnic building programmes are finalists for a national women’s construction award.Anna Winskill-Moore and Kirsty Curri...
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...
CORP staff GenericStaff 062 Preliminary findings from our Learner Capability Framework (LCF) research project are now available.In 2018 51 staff interviewed 163 employers to find out which...
CORP staff GenericStaff 003 We've now completed the detailed analysis of the employer interviews about Learner Capabilities.During the Phase One research, during 2018, detailed notes and r...
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...
Toque DOr 2019 Otago Polytechnic Central Campus Culinary students Charlie Burton and Edson Mark Sy A team from Otago Polytechnic’s Central Campus has won gold and silver medals in the Kitchen and Front of House sections of the prestigious annual Nestlé Toq...
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...
Kathy Grant Tuhono Otago Polytechnic welcomes the appointment of Kathy Grant to the board tasked with leading the transition of the Vocational Education sector to a new model.Educ...
Otago Polytchnic Performance Analytics team involved in Silver Ferns World Cup If you were kept on the edge of your seat by every twist and turn in the Silver Ferns’ thrilling Netball World Cup final victory over Australia, spare a thoug...
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...
2ioeR zp 2 Computer games can help young people learn how to look after their health.One of New Zealand's health problems is the increasing number of children and adolesce...
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...
Crop2 v2 Recent graduate Fabianna Cinelli got great work experience interning at a top hotel chain in Auckland, during her time at OPAIC. Now she’s moved to Wellington...
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...
Open sign Otago Polytechnic and Ara Institute of Canterbury have launched a national Centre for Open Education Practice to promote, research, and develop open educational...
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...
CORP event AlumniAwards2019PhotographerHayleyWalmsley 001 A broad range of passionate graduates were recognised at Otago Polytechnic’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards.The awards ceremony, held at Manaaki on Friday 1...
CORP event AlumniAwards2018 DerekForbes 001 DJ Forbes is no stranger to either challenges or success. Yet the New Zealand Rugby Sevens star rates graduating with a Masters from Otago Polytechnic this week...
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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