Student stories

Kia tū ki te tahi - our people make a better world.

Our learners are at the heart of everything we do. We provide a welcoming and supportive environment, and offer a range of facilities, services and support to ensure you get the best from your experience with us. But don’t just take our word for it…

Student Stories Ann Gutsell Highlight

“Otago Polytechnic had the best graduate stats, post graduate stats, and employment stats. I was ecstatic when I was accepted”

Ann Gutsell, Nurse
Student Story  Jarvis Cross 1200X6102x

"That practical stuff we did in labs and in the workshop, being challenged to solve issues ‘on the fly’ and actually resolving things in person rather than on paper . . . that project-based learning was really helpful."

Jarvis Cross, Mechanical Engineering graduate
Student Stories Rikki Tubman Highlight

“I’ve loved plants as a hobby all my life. I knew that if I was going to study, I needed to do something that I would really enjoy.”

Rikki Tubman, Landscape Designer

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