Otago Polytechnic

Alumni and Friends Benefits

Because we value our alumni and former staff we have negotiated some great deals for you.

 Access to professional development relating to a qualification awarded by Otago Polytechnic at no charge

All registered alumni may access learning within the same or equivalent qualification to the one they have graduated with. This includes access to courses for their professional development within that qualification, OP Online (if available), or face-to-face, exempt from fees, for as long as they remain on the alumni database.

Please ensure that you are registered as an alumni for any enquiries and applications. Your first enrolment could require an application, depending on the time lapse since your last enrolment and/or updating your details that we hold in the Student Management System.

 Fee discount of 15%

Registered alumni enrolling for fee-for-service courses or assessments can access a discount of 15%. Examples:

  • those who have completed an open education resource online and want to be assessed for a qualification
  • any self-funded short course
  • alumni enrolling in another qualification two years or more after completing their previous qualification receive 15 per cent discount on tuition fees.
 Room Hire and Video Conferencing Facilities

Take advantage of room hire and video conferencing facilities free of charge, subject to availability. Enquiries to alumni@op.ac.nz.

 Gym memberships

Maintain your fitness through a low-priced gym membership (3, 6 or 12 month options) with the Otago Institute of Sport and Adventure. Use the modern gym, based at the Sargood Centre, Logan Park, Dunedin, where you will also have access to personal trainers.

Note:

  • all memberships are subject to pre-exercise screening
  • you must not be replacing an active gym membership with another exercise provider
  • click here to access a Gym Membership Form including a weekly payment option.
 Veterinary Nursing Service

The School of Veterinary Nursing offers, as part of the student learning, neutering services for cats and dogs at a special rate. For enquiries and bookings, please phone the School on 080 762 786.

The School also has a retail area that sells animal-related products including cat and dog food, animal toys, leads and collars and an order in specific animal-rleated products if and when required.

 Mentoring and Internship Opportunities

It may be that you are starting out and could do with some mentoring or an internship opportunity to gain some experience. Email alumni@op.ac.nz and we will endeavour to put you in touch with someone who can help.

On the other hand, you may be already established in business and have a wealth of experience to share. We would value hearing from you if you are willing to share your expertise and perhaps offer an internship or work experience opportunity - email alumni@op.ac.nz if this is the case.

 Supplier Discounts (New Zealand)

As part of Otago Polytechnic's membership to n3 (formerly GSB) alumni and former staff may access discounts for personal purchases from a range of suppliers.

Email alumni@op.ac.nz if you would like to receive an n3 Benefits card. This card is designed to fit in your wallet and give you access to discounts from participating suppliers. You will need to register your card before using it by going to www.n3employeebenefits.co.nz . To redeem a discount simply show your card in store.

You can also download discount vouchers from n3's website to use in store from over 20 leading suppliers such as Resene, Plumbing World, Avis and Budget Rent-a-Car, VTNZ and Bridgestone.

If your n3 card has expired, email alumni@op.ac.nz to request a new one.

 Specsavers discount

As a Premium Club Corporate Partner, all employees, alumni and their family members are eligible for Specsavers offers. Premium Club is for the whole family and you can share these great offers using the share function when you register with Specsavers.

To access the Premium Club offers, each family member can register on the Polytechnic's Premium Club page and present their personalised Premium Club voucher in any Specsavers store in New Zealand for great savings.

Please click on this link to access the deal and complete the form.

 Guthrie Bowron Dunedin discount

Present your alumni membership card to take advantage of some generous discounts.