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 get a 15% discount.
- if you've completed an open education resource online and want to be assessed for a qualification
- if you're applying for any self-funded short course
- if you're applying for a qualification two years or more after completing your previous qualification
- if you're applying for any Art night class. [Before you apply for an art night class, request a discount code from email@example.com.]
Room Hire and Video Conferencing Facilities
Take advantage of room hire and video conferencing facilities free of charge, subject to availability. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if this is the case.
Supplier Discounts (New Zealand)
As part of Otago Polytechnic's arrangement with Boost supplier discounts, we have a limited number of spaces for alumni to access discounts for personal purchases from a range of suppliers.
Email email@example.com if you would like to be added as a Boost user.
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.
Access to Robertson Library
You may access the Robertson Library as a study space; however, you may not take books on loan nor access electronic resources.