Otago Polytechnic

We’re welcoming a new cohort of students to our Auckland International Campus this week.

Deputy Chief Executive Gagan Sachdeva welcomed our new cohort at Orientation with a thoughtful message about having a "sense of empathy towards one another". 

He led an interactive session with the new students – listening to the challenges they have faced in these unprecedented times and advising them as to how they can make most of this opportunity to rise above the odds.

It’s great that the new cohort has been able to join us despite everything happening around the world.

Most of our students usually arrive from overseas, but with the current border closures, our latest arrivals are predominantly onshore international students.

Students received a Maori welcome from ICT, Facilities & Customer Services Manager Sonny Teio and Student Success Manager Annemarie Meijnen at Orientation this morning. They then met the wider team of staff.

Gagan told the new students all staff are here to serve and support them: “We’re all one big family. Reach out and we will be there to support you all through.”

The Orientation also included a session about services, facilities and support available to students, a campus tour, an introduction to employability services, an IT induction, and an academic orientation.


Published on 15 Oct 2020

Orderdate: 15 Oct 2020
Expiry: 15 Oct 2022