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Exercise Time table Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health - Live fitness classes - April 6 - April 12 2020   Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:00 -...
CPL staff SamuelMann v2 Our very own Professor Samuel Mann is reaching out across the airwaves in an Otago Access Radio partnership with Otago Polytechnic titled “Blowing Bubbles”....
Don v2   When New Zealand went into lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our staff needed to quickly adapt. For our academic staff, this meant moving all class...
Beer grad Michael S Until two years ago, Michael Seiler had never attempted to brew beer. Now the Otago Brew School grad is mixing with New Zealand’s top beer judges.Michael (pic...
COT gen campus 004 v2 Wayne King has been involved in nearly all aspects of Central Otago’s and New Zealand’s horticulture sector.The 73-year-old has owned an orchard, run a cons...
lyfe fuel KgD2NXSTgqM unsplash v2 Clocked Netflix? Eaten all your snacks? Fear not! Staff members from the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health have got you covered. Tune in for their live ex...
Online Orientation Pic We took a new approach to Orientation at our Auckland International Campus last week. COVID-19 prevented our new students from attending their traditional on-ca...
Closed laptop on wooden table Unfortunately we don't have laptops or computers to loan out to our learners, but we can provide some advice for students who are able to purchase a device. Our...
CORP event TertiaryOpenDay2019 010 v2 Due to the uncertainty surround the global COVID-19 situation, and following on from the Government’s decision to cancel all events with more than 100 attende...
TTEA 2017 Phil Ker 03 Although every Otago Polytechnic graduation ceremony holds a special place for those involved, today’s event at the Dunedin Town Hall was particularly notable...
DES gen FashionClass 057 Fashion at the School of Design, Otago Polytechnic is pleased to announce that a Fashion Symposium Exhibition is the scholarly activity of iD Dunedin Fashion We...
Tony Brown Learners involved in the Otago Secondary-Tertiary College received invaluable insights from one of rugby’s leading lights last week. Tony Brown, assistan...
IMG 5753 Students had the opportunity to learn about the Zero Carbon Act and its impact on New Zealand Businesses from Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick yesterday. The Grad...
CORP campus CampusByNight 009 v2 A new system for New Zealand’s ITP and ITO sector will take effect on 1 April, following the third reading of the Education (Vocational Education and Training...
Central Agriculture Tinwald Farm Don’t fence them in . . . Otago Polytechnic has partnered with Central Otago’s Tinwald Farm to deliver practical, hands-on experiences for Agriculture lear...
nik macmillan YXemfQiPR E unsplash A research collaboration between OPAIC's Construction, Information Technology and Management departments has been recognised at a prestigious international conf...
Hogarth animals This special issue of Scope Art & Design responds to the theme - Animals at the Edge which seeks to examine some of the complicated ideas surrounding both the p...
Gears arbyreed CC BY NC SA 2.0 We invite submissions for Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Workbased Learning), a new title and a peer-reviewed publication of Otago Polytechnic/Te Kura M...
download v9 Call for papers Junctures: The Journal of Thematic Dialogue 2020, issue 21 : waterExpressions of interest open now. Final deadline for papers: 30 April, 2020 Ed...
the ramones Call for papers - Scope Contemporary Research Topics: Learning and Teaching #10 (Advances in Culinary Arts Learning and Teaching) Scope (Learning and Teaching)...
SCOPE HW 2019 COVER crop Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Health & Wellbeing) 5, “Collaboration” (November 2020) The fifth issue will provide the opportunity for authors to cons...
people coffee meeting team 7096 As part of our commitment to creating your future, we will have a number of professional development opportunities this year (Leading News, 5 February 2020). Th...
1 v7 English language student Jingyue Chen is loving her time at OPAIC and hopes to pursue further study here. Jingyue’s mum and dad wanted her to continue her edu...
Scope LT 7 IMG 0361 Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Learning and Teaching)  – hereafter Scope (Learning and Teaching) – is an open access, peer reviewed journal published...
3 v6 We celebrated the Lunar New Year on campus at lunchtime today.  Staff and students worked together to organise the event, which included traditional outfits, c...
6 v3 The latest issue of OPAIC staff newsletter, AIC Way, is out now. Check your inbox for your copy or read it online here....
COT gen campus 004 The Central Campus has recently hosted four ‘Train the Trainer’ learners from Chile. The learners were teachers from Agriculture Schools in Chile. They were...
3 v4 Graduate Sergey Ananyev loved the way he could forge his own path at Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus. Sergey was born and raised in Moscow. He h...
JingPS Business graduate Jing Cao is thrilled to have landed a job at New Zealand telecommunications company 2degrees. Jing comes from China and has been in New Zealan...
3 v5 Information Technology student Andrej Hlasnik is learning new things each day at OPAIC and using his impressive work background to help other students succeed....
1 v6 We’re welcoming the decade’s first batch of new students to the campus this week. The students have come from as far afield as Russia, China, India, the Phi...
HOS profile FinnBoyle 006 When Finn Boyle learnt about the waste inherent in our food systems, he changed his own behaviour – but soon realised he wanted to make a bigger impact. As a...
IMG 0306 In November, the Liaison Team hosted 10 Career Advisors from lower South Island secondary schools at the Dunedin Campus. The Career Advisors had a great exper...
79108283 1245442185844340 643098879297847296 n Student speaker Olha Viazenko told our international graduates to think of themselves as new Kiwis, at yesterday’s graduation ceremony at the Auckland Town Ha...
IMG 5002 More than 300 graduates crossed the stage at OPAIC’s biggest ceremony to date at the Auckland Town Hall yesterday. Guest speaker Guy Howard-Willis told gradua...
Architecture award Four Otago Polytechnic Architectural Studies students have received Dunedin City Council Emerging Architecture Awards.The awards were presented during the offic...
jpeg for news Tuhono v5 Tapuae gym - Summer Hours Reduced hours - Mon 25 Nov 2019 to Sat 23 Feb 2020 Closed - 12:00 p.m. Sat 21 Dec 2019 Reopen -  6:00 a.m. Mon 13 Jan 2020 *********...
IMG 0173 OPAIC's students and staff volunteered their time to help the Cancer Society with its Walking Stars event on the weekend.  Walking Stars is a night-time walkin...
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...
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...
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...
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 Fashion COLLECTIONS 2019 showcases fashion students from Otago Polytechnic School of Design.Join us as our graduating students send their latest fashion collections do...
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 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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...