Otago Polytechnic

We’d like to introduce our new Student Representative, Chris William.

Chris is from South Africa and is completing his Graduate Diploma in Applied Management at OPAIC.

He has been actively involved in student and campus life since October 2020. Chris helped with events as a Student Ambassador and is assisting us in starting a new public speaking initiative on campus.

His strong skillset and personality traits have helped him achieve academically and lead an active student life.

Chris has excellent time management, communication, and creative problem-solving skills. These traits led to good academic results in his previous studies which allowed him to graduate cum laude. He hopes to do the same at OPAIC.

Good communication skills have helped him connect with students and academic staff, and his friendliness and openness have helped him make friends from different cultures.

Chris says being a Student Representative is a wonderful opportunity for him not only to showcase his leadership skills, but also to learn as much as he can from the experience.

As student representative he will focus on finding and implementing best-fit tailored solutions to problems students face. He’ll listen to and learn from the students and staff, and always remain considerate of the opinions of others as a member of the OPAIC team.

If our students have any questions or would like to talk to Chris about anything from academics, to personal issues, to social events, they are welcome to come and see him on Level 1 on Mondays between 9.30am and 2.30pm, Wednesdays between 10am and 12pm, or Thursdays between 12.30pm and 3.30pm or email aicstudentrep@op.ac.nz.

Chris will share the role with our current Student Representative, Polina Artiushkina, who will work Tuesdays from 9am until 12.30pm and Fridays from 10.30am until 12.30pm this Study Block.


Published on 19 Feb 2021

Orderdate: 19 Feb 2021
Expiry: 19 Feb 2023