Otago Polytechnic
DSC 4713 This year's symposium theme is Exploring Professional Futures. When:            Wednesday 11th December. 9.00am - 4.30pm.  No charge. Lunch provided...
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 ...
Gruta do Morro do Castelo v2 Join our two-day inaugural open education symposium hosted by OP and New Zealand’s Centre for Open Education Practice (COEP). Free to all Otago Polytechnic st...
rock CALL FOR PROJECTAn Invitation to Artists and Scientists   Scientists and artists (post-graduate alumni and staff of the Dunedin School of Art) are invited to t...
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...
DSC 4789 Hear an exciting range of research presentations at this year's annual joint symposium for staff of Southern Institute of Technology and Otago Polytechnic. WHEN...
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...
CORP campus CampusStudents2016 006 This all day workshop is an opportunity to share and develop your experience using project-based learning with communities (PBLC) in your teaching practice. WHE...
Hololens class cropped We warmly invite you to join us at our upcoming inaugural professorial event: WHO: Professor Liz DitzelWHAT: Educating nurses: Insights from managementWHEN:...
Sport symposium 1920x1080 cover v2 FillWzk2MCw1NDBd This year's High Performance Sport Symposium has the theme Pinnacle Events. Register to see Noeline Taurua (Silver Ferns), Tony Brown (Japan Rugby) and Leona...
1920x1080 LearnerAwards 2019 Nominations are open for 2019 Student Awards Otago Daily Times for personal achievement in OP studies OP Education Foundation for outstanding achievement in exc...
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...
HBM gen Massage 017 Otago Polytechnic Massage Therapy staff and students are offering free massages as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (23-29 September).Research indicates tha...
Time and Tide Still Net Described as a “love song to Aotearoa’s rivers, wetlands, foreshore, and seabed”, an Otago Polytechnic lecturer’s light-filled vision will emanate from...
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...
Climate 4 Action Otago Polytechnic staff and students will participate in the Strike 4 Climate on Friday 27 September.Climate strike organisers have asked individuals and organi...
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...
Artboard 14 horiz An Otago Polytechnic School of Design student and a graduate have been named finalists in the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards 2019.The Bes...
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...
Vanuatu engineering 2018 2 v2 A group of Otago Polytechnic Engineering students and staff are preparing to get stuck into a range of infrastructure projects on a remote Vanuatu island next m...
DES profile RosetteHaillesJessieHamilton  004 Otago Polytechnic Fashion Design student Rosette Hailles is putting the finishing touches to her inaugural New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 collection, “The Stor...
NZFW 2019 Melissa Otago Polytechnic Fashion Design graduate Melissa Coull-Herewini hopes her New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 collection will shine a light on issues of race and ide...
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...
CORP campus CampusBuildings 008 v2 Otago Polytechnic has extended Chief Executive Phil Ker’s contract to manage a smooth transition to a revamped Vocational Education model.Otago Polytechnic’...
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...
CORP campus CampusBuildings 011 v2 Otago Polytechnic Chief Executive Phil Ker welcomes Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ revamped proposal to reform the Vocational Education sector.“We are no...
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...
Public seminar02 v2 THURS 25 JULY, 12.00 – 1.00 PM, P152, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN Johanna ZellmerSweden Residency and Munich Showcase I consider contemporary jew...
ABE gen HeavyAutomotiveEngineering 007 Otago Polytechnic will celebrate the official opening of its new Heavy Automotive Engineering facility on Friday, 26 July.Representatives from Ngāi Tahu and Ot...
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...
Tuhono Legends Long Lunch 2019 Join us for an unforgettable long lunch with inspirational New Zealander of the Year, Mike King ONZM.When: 1.30pm, Friday 29 November, 2019Where: The Hub, Otag...
Waste Jam new Dunedin’s very first “Waste Jam” has been hailed a success.Fifty Dunedin locals spent their weekend at Startup Dunedin’s inaugural Waste Jam, a 48-hour...
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...
44164286401 705b91a0c9 z The latest issue of "Resilient" in the Otago Daily Times features an article about print maker Lynn Taylor. Lynn Taylor frequently works with other artists in c...
DES profile DavidMacdonald 001 Otago Polytechnic Design learner David Macdonald has won the Student Comic Category at the Chroma Art Awards 2019, a national competition for graphic artists he...
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 other HockeyScholarshop 001 v2 Otago Polytechnic and Otago Hockey have announced a sponsorship and scholarship agreement that supports students’ academic and sporting aspirations, while als...
IMG 1829 We had the pleasure of hosting more than 80 Chinese onshore agents at our campus yesterday. Our agent partners help our international students to select their...
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...
Fotolia 182923787 XL Otago Polytechnic’s ground-breaking Brewing programme was the focus of a One News piece this week.The One News crew spoke to Brewing Operations Manager Ben Mi...
CORP campus Abstract 006 Otago Polytechnic continues to grow its research base, the latest round of Performance Based Research Funding reflecting the ITP’s commitment to a well-rounde...
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...
ART profile AarthieeKushwaha 002 Otago Polytechnic Dunedin School of Art graduate Arati Kushwaha has been accepted as the 2019 Artist in Residence with KulturKontakt Austria.Arati beat 800 inte...
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...
ANEC 2019 waka "Navigating the future of nursing through education and practice" Tena Koutou On behalf of the Organising Committee it is my pleasure to encourage you to atten...
Graduation Polaroid December 2018 037 A record 740 people are graduating in person from Otago Polytechnic today.More than 320 graduands took the stage for the first of two graduation ceremonies at...
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...
MID gen MidwiferyClass 025 As part of our 'Make it Yours' enrolment campaign, we're getting great media coverage about our great programmes. The below article is currently featured on the...
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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