Otago Polytechnic

Like so many within OP, our Occupational Therapy staff work hard to ensure learners have the best learning experience possible – this includes dealing with massive disruption, such as that which occurred during semester 1 because of Covid-19.   

Our Occupational Therapy team worked tirelessly to ensure students had a simulated Fieldwork 1 experience that would be rewarding and set them up for future fieldwork.   

Fieldwork Team Leader and Principal Lecturer Narinder Verma recently received the following feedback from a learner’s parent: 

“Dear Narinder, I am a parent of one of your 1st-year Occupational Therapy students.  

“I wanted to take the time to say a huge WELL DONE on the job that you and your colleagues did during lockdown and the remainder of the 1st semester. 

“I was most impressed and amazed with how you managed to restructure the course to enable the students to continue to receive a rich and practical learning experience. 

“I imagine the changes you had to make came with some real challenges and headaches during particularly trying times for many.  

“Your care and concern for your students' health and wellbeing while remaining professional particularly shone through. 

“It is warming and encouraging to know our daughter is in very good hands as she begins this next chapter in her life. 

“Thank you.” 


Published on 4 Aug 2020

Orderdate: 4 Aug 2020
Expiry: 31 Oct 2022