Otago Polytechnic
OPA web3 ScaleHeightWzUwMF0 The Dunedin School of Art has just welcomed our last Artist-in-Residence for 2019; Yona Lee. Lee is the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s 2020 Aotearoa New Zealan...
Glasas Otago Polytechnic’s Central Otago Campus has moved its nursery operations from Cromwell to the Bannockburn Road site, where they join fruit production, viticu...
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...
73040110 3073635825985315 5074357539278159872 o Congratulations to Susan Richardson, Graduate Diploma - Textiles who won the Fashion & Textiles Section of the ECC Student Design Awards in Wellington. (image:...
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...
CORP campus CampusStudents2018 051 Do you want help exploring your career options? No matter what stage you’re at or what career or study pathway you want to follow – we can help you!   CARE...
CORP campus CampusStudents2018 001 Date: Wednesday, January 22 Time: 3.30pm to 6.00pm Venue: The Hub, Ground Floor, H Block, Forth Street We are accepting applications for a number of our first a...
shutterstock 184995929 Two Otago Polytechnic Occupational Therapy students have organised an adventure obstacle course race with the aim of raising funds to support a form of rehabili...
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 PlantSale Come along to our plant sale and meet our Horticulture and Arboriculture students.We have a range of ornamental plants and edible plants for sale, all grown by...
1300x830 detail Behold the innovative concepts and work of our Architectural Studies graduates in this exhibition of plans, models and highlights from 2019.22-27 NovemberO Bloc...
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...
1300x830 Debrief Treat your senses at this vibrant Design showcase, featuring surprising, clever and insightful objects and creations from Communication Design, Fashion Design a...
1300x830 CharityHouse For the 12th year running, our Carpentry students have built a house to auction for charity, with generous support from local companies. Funds raised go to Unit...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Default Tuhono Image Flower Plans to expand Otago Polytechnic's Central Campus have received approval from the Central Otago District Council. Construction of new facilities at our Bannock...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
IMG 0726 Our Implementing Sustainable Practice students were out in Aotea Square today, sharing their messages about environmental issues. Students in the class got int...
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...
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...
Learning and Teaching Development MT This module is part of the Moodle Training Suite | Creator Series. The Creator Series is designed to provide guidance on how to build a course, administ...
Learning and Teaching Development CAB This module is part of the Moodle Training Suite | Creator Series. The Creator Series is designed to provide guidance on how to build a course, administer a...
Learning and Teaching Development COER This module is part of the Moodle Training Suite | Start Up Series. The Start Up Series is designed to give you a foundational knowledge of Moodle before...
A gastronomic tour of Europe will give three staff from Otago Polytechnic inspiration from some of the world's best chefs.Associate Prof Richard Mitchell, Tony...