Otago Polytechnic
MID profile EmmaMedeiros 16 You are welcome to join our occupational therapy staff for any of the following webinars. All are from 12.15 to 1pm on a Tuesday, and all except David Rozado's...
RyanCropped3 Entrepreneur Ryan Chong is learning how to do business in New Zealand in his Bachelor of Applied Management programme at OPAIC.
The 25-year-old from Hong Kon...
Chaos and Order6 Otago Polytechnic has claimed multiple medals at the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards 2018.Bachelor of Design (Product) graduate Tania Ture...
CORP accommodation StudentVillageBlessing 19 Te Pā Tauira – Otago Polytechnic Student Village has won a NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Award.Te Pā Tauira, the first five-storey, all-timber building to be...
Kaki 2 1 The Wildlife Hospital Dunedin has admitted a rare kakī. The young adult bird has severe foot injuries, which require treatment with antibiotics and painkille...
MID gen MidwiferyClass 025 As part of our 'Make it Yours' enrolment campaign, we're getting great media coverage about our great programmes. The below article is currently featured on the...
DES profile GeorgiaFerguson 002 Otago Polytechnic student Georgia Ferguson is preparing to leave Dunedin for a nine-month study exchange in Vienna, where she will work on her Master of Design...
Maori language week v1 Otago Polytechnic staff are embracing the opportunity to hone their Māori language development as part of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week.More t...
CORP event AlumniCelebration2016 074 Anna Ross3 Otago Polytechnic Fashion graduate Anna Ross has teamed up with global giant Disney, creating a range of nail polishes to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthd...
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...
Vanuatu brothers 0029 Dunedin brothers Cameron and Conrad Sinclair are set to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into a range of infrastructure projects on a remote Vanuatu island.T...
CORP WLH profile MadisonKelly 001 Keen to support Dunedin’s Wildlife Hospital?On Saturday 15 September, the Wildlife Hospital Students’ Association (WHSA) will be out and about in Dunedin, ...
14 Graduate Nayoma De Silva has put everything she learned at OPAIC to good use and started her own business bringing cinnamon-based products from Sri Lanka to New...
13 OPAIC’s staff and students raised more than $570 for worthy organisations at their International Charity Day event yesterday.
The Event Planning class orga...
Mikayla Simpson2 Otago Polytechnic student Mikayla Simpson has been accepted into the Future Deer Farmers Experience being hosted by Deer Industry New Zealand.Mikayla, who is st...
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)...
Photo pop up group 3 Otago Polytechnic Digital Photography learners are embarking on a series of public pop-ups and studio shoots over the next fortnight in an effort to hone thei...
Fotolia 178356606 XL2 Otago Polytechnic Occupational Therapy students are rolling out a vision screening pilot programme at Kaikorai Valley College next week.The collaboration betwee...
NUR gen VRNursingTechnology 015 Otago Polytechnic’s School of Nursing has entered the head-turning field of augmented reality.Otago Polytechnic is working with international company Pearson,...
10 OPAIC graduate Suzanne Wong is working her way up in the hotel industry in New Zealand.
Suzanne, known by her friends as Zani, studied a Graduate Diploma in...
Chocolate and Ginger Third year Bachelor of Culinary Arts learners Sachien Budhia and Georgia Rhodes A pair of Otago Polytechnic students have designed a donut inspired by pop superstar Pink’s concert in Dunedin this weekend.Described as an extravagant “fre...
OPAIC Alumni Event PRINT 8MB 119 Togetherness and community were the values at the centre of OPAIC’s alumni event at Orakei Bay on Friday night.
Alumni Event 2018 was an opportunity for st...
DES Event iDFW2018 DYLANMCCUTCHEON PEAT008 Iconic experience iD Dunedin Fashion Week is joining forces with the city’s ornate Regent Theatre to create a stunning environment for its 2019 shows.As iD p...
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...
Tom and beer Feb 2015 opt Over the next few weeks we'll introduce you to some of the key players from our new Rough Rock Brewery. First up is Tom Jones, Brewery Operations Manager (Commi...
Celebrate Design Courtney entry A brochure about learning to swim has earned Columba College year-13 student Courtney Parks the top prize in Otago Polytechnic’s Celebrate Design Secondary Sc...
Intersectional FeminismCapture An exhibition, three evening events, a publication and a blog celebrate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand.

EXHIBITION OPENING: 14...
IT profile HeatherMcDonald 002 Otago Polytechnic has awarded its 2018 “Women in I.T.” scholarship to Heather McDonald.Heather, who is in her second year of studying for a Bachelor of Info...
ABE profile HanrideBruin 002 Otago Polytechnic Engineering student Hanri de Bruin has just returned from a “truly amazing” international experience in Austria.Hanri, who is in her secon...
Fotolia 72349454 XL Otago Polytechnic Occupational Therapy students are hosting two eye health events on Friday 24 August to help prepare for the Save Sight Symposium in early Sep...
1246x710 Climate Leaders Coalition 01 Otago Polytechnic continues to demonstrate its commitment to making a better world, becoming the first tertiary institution in New Zealand to join the Climate...
Public seminar green Term 3 - Public Seminar Programme 2018 
THURSDAY 26 JULY 2018, 12 NOON - 1PM, P152, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO STREET, DUNEDIN
Public Art, Art/Science...
Hospitality Kayla Green and Cassandra Hislop A team from Otago Polytechnic’s Central Campus has won silver medals in both the Kitchen and Front of House sections of the prestigious annual Nestlé Toque d...
beeswax wrap image Missed Plastic-Free July? Never fear – Otago Polytechnic has organised a Plastic-Free August.Organised by Seeds (Students Enriching, Educating and Developing...
Capture earring 1 Otago Polytechnic fashion student Alesha Pyers is on a head-turning mission — to raise awareness of mental health issues through her funky jewellery designs.A...
DES event Fuse 003 Otago Polytechnic Bachelor of Design students will showcase a range of innovative projects next week.Appropriately titled “Fuse”, the exhibition at the Hu...
Toque DOr image 2018 A team of top hospitality students from Otago Polytechnic Central Campus will be looking to slice, dice and cook their way to success at this year’s Nestlé...
Photo credit: Vanessa Rushton Otago Polytechnic lecturer Jade Morgan has earned a highly commended citation at the Arts Access Corrections Maui Tikitiki a Taranga Awards 2018.Jade received t...
argentinian flag large Three Otago Polytechnic students have been selected in the latest round of Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Latin America.Sammy Crawford, Joshua Taylor and J...
CORP campus CampusStudents2016 18 Otago Polytechnic has won a prestigious organisational excellence award — the Baldrige-affiliated Performance Excellence Study Award (PESA).
Otago Polytech...
Sonny Bill Williams 2013 1 opt Sonny Bill Williams has a new goal – to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree from Otago Polytechnic while continuing his illustrious sporting career.No strange...
Brennan Honour best Otago Polytechnic Sports Turf learner Brennan Honour has been selected to attend the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics 2018 World Congress Young Lea...
Sophie Stevens design1 In her first year of Fashion Design at Otago Polytechnic, Sophie Stevens is once again busily preparing for the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards, to be held in Go...
CORP campus CampusStudents2018 006 Local businesses are being encouraged to take on tertiary students for internships over the 2018-2019 summer break.The Enterprise Dunedin business internship p...
ABE gen Carpentry 27 The $1.4 billion new Dunedin hospital project will require trade training for hundreds of Dunedin people so they can help build the facility.Local Advisory Grou...
IMG 6758 adjusted "Before this course, my avalanche knowledge was don't get caught in one, cause you can die," says Winter Olympian Jossi Wells, who is among a group of snowspo...
FOYDAT Following many weeks of intensive training, the Football Otago Youth Development Academy Trust (FOYDAT) under-17 team left Dunedin for Northern Ireland at the w...
open plan office John Blower 13 Dec 2011 CC BY NC ND 2.0 Abstracts are invited for a Professional Practice symposium to be held in Dunedin on Tuesday 11 December 2018. The aim of this symposium is to celebrate and sha...
Marion Wassenaar Untitled Dunedin artist Marion Wassenaar has won the Estuary Art and Ecology Prize 2018.The only contemporary art prize in New Zealand with ecology at its core, the comp...
CORP event ScienceinActionDay2018 028 Talking robots, drones tasked with sports analysis, paper rockets, computer game coding, interactive architectural, engineering and product design displays and...
ken silburn 1 Renowned science educator and communicator Ken Silburn will share his passion and expertise at Otago Polytechnic’s Science in Action Day on Tuesday 10 July.P...
IMG 6758 A posse of snowsport stars are gaining expert insights into avalanche risk management through Otago Polytechnic.Winter Olympians Jossi Wells, Miguel Porteous...
ABE event CharityHouse2015 004 United Way, Otago Polytechnic and the Dunedin City Council celebrated community spirit with a grants award ceremony at Otago Polytechnic on Thursday 5 July.Dune...
ABE profile HanrideBruin 004 Hanri de Bruin is preparing for what she describes as a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity.The second-year Otago Polytechnic Bachelor of Engineering Technolog...
02A13WX2 More than a dozen Otago Polytechnic students will expand their horizons courtesy of Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia.Three Sports and Exercise students...
Chills students 0005 A group of Otago Polytechnic Communication Design students have been tuning into the kaleidoscopic world of Dunedin band The Chills in recent weeks. Six third-...
Property Council NZ 2018 Awards2 Te Pā Tauira — Otago Polytechnic Student Village has won a 2018 Property Council New Zealand Excellence Award.The project claimed the Excellence prize in the...
DSI Symposium 2018 This symposium explores the emerging intersection between Design, Social and Impact in Aotearoa New Zealand.10 - 11 OCTOBER 2018
THE HUB, OTAGO POLYTECHNIC,...
948x393 alumni and friends 02 15x2 Distinguished Alumni Awards 2018
Otago Polytechnic’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni are notable for their contribution to society. Sixteen former students were...
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Otago Polytechnic’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni are notable for their contribution to society. Sixteen former students we...
DES Event iDFW2018 DYLANMCCUTCHEON PEAT013 Dylan McCutcheon-Peat has been turning a few heads in London this week, his innovative fashion collection subverting more traditional notions of masculinity.The...
Phil Ker and Lance OSullivan sign MOU Otago Polytechnic signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Lance O’Sullivan’s Navilluso Medical Ltd this week, strengthening the ties between two innovativ...
Samoa PM visit 3 The Prime Minister of Samoa, Rt Hon Tuilaepa Dr Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, is visiting Otago Polytechnic today, Thursday 7 June.The Prime Minister was welcomed...
CORP accommodation StudentVillageOpening 016 Te Pā Tauira – Otago Polytechnic Student Village was officially opened by the Hon Dr David Clark today, 1 June. The Minister of Health and MP for Dunedin No...
NUR profile DevonKilkelly 005 Devon Kilkelly can’t wait to return to Africa.The third-year Bachelor of Nursing student at Otago Polytechnic heads to a small fishing village in northern Mal...
Raro dogs 1 Holly Kendrick has no plans to pack lightly for her forthcoming trip to Rarotonga.The Otago Polytechnic School of Veterinary Nursing lecturer heads to the bigge...
Anna Higgins2 Anna Higgins’ decision to continue her studies at Otago Polytechnic just got a big boost.Having completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Performance A...
DES Event iDFW2018 DYLANMCCUTCHEON PEAT014 Otago Polytechnic Fashion Design graduate Dylan McCutcheon-Peat is packing his bags — along with a whole bunch of clothes, of course — and heading to the p...
CORP accommodation StudentVillageBlessing 18 Te Pā Tauira – Otago Polytechnic Student Village will be officially opened by the Hon Dr David Clark on Friday 1 June at 2pm. The Minister of Health and MP...
NUR gen Nursingclass 067 Following confirmation a University of Otago student contracted meningococcal disease and was hospitalised in a serious condition the weekend of 19-20 May, Publ...
HOS profile DylanMalcolm 3 Otago Polytechnic learner Dylan Malcolm is relishing the opportunity to soak up others’ ideas and energy at the Global Forum on Entrepreneurship and Innovatio...
CORP event AlumniAwards2018 DerekForbes 002 Otago Polytechnic’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards, held last week, marked a coming together of people with a passion.
The 16-strong list of nominees ran...
CORP 50th HubOpening 6 In the second half of 2018 we are holding a series of seminars aimed at discussion and dissemination of research-informed education practice.  
26 JUNE 201...
Holly Robinson2 New Zealand sporting stars Kelly Brazier and Holly Robinson have a few things in common.Both shone at the recent Commonwealth Games, Kelly grabbing gold in the...
Jaynes Corp visit 3 Representatives from high-performing US construction company Jaynes Corporation are visiting Otago Polytechnic, bringing with them their performance excellenc...
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...
AYA phone prototype RGB Otago Polytechnic learners have been working with the Southern DHB develop a prototype app aimed at helping adolescents and young adults who are living with can...
ABE gen EV 033 Otago Polytechnic is rolling out a wide-ranging series of Electric Vehicle (EV) short courses and micro-credentials under our EduBits brand aimed at meeting a g...
Forsyth Barr Otago Polytechnic and Dunedin Venues Management Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will provide Otago learners with important, real-world wo...
Casey Daniells2 Otago Polytechnic’s Veterinary Nursing learners are taking a walk on the wild side.This year we have introduced an on-campus New Zealand Diploma of Veterinary...
IMG 8931 The efforts of the wonderful experts at the Wildlife Hospital have been recognised in a large feature in British newspaper The Guardian.Photographer Murdo MacLe...
CORP staff GenericStaff 112 At Otago Polytechnic we have an online Student Hub filled with resources for our learners. We have a similar space called Tūhono for our staff. From midday Mon...
CORP WLH 10kDonation 001 Otago Polytechnic continues its strong support for the Wildlife Hospital, donating $10,000 to the Dunedin facility yesterday.The donation is timely, too. Saturd...
NUR gen NursingClass 009 Otago Polytechnic’s latest Graduate Destination Survey has found that 96% of our graduates are either employed or undertaking further study.
For Otago Poly...
CORP accommodation StudentVillageBlessing 020 It might be brand-new, but Te Pā Tauira-Otago Polytechnic Student Village has connections that reach back through generations.The names for each level of Te P...
IMG 4324 Keen to get stuck in and help the Wildlife Hospital? Want to know more?Come along to Orientation Week, when the Wildlife Hospital Students’ Association (WHSA)...