Otago Polytechnic

2018 Student Council Meetings

Otago Polytechnic is here for our students. So it’s important to us that your views inform our decisions and future directions.

Find out more details from our Facebook group >

Robertson Library winter hours

from Saturday 23 June to Sunday 8 July 2018

Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.00pm, Sat-Sun Closed

Alternative Study Spaces for after hours and weekends - entry with Student ID card

The Hub
Available 7.00am to 10.00pm

H Block
Level 2 classrooms - Available 7.00am to 10.00pm

L Block (pre-arranged ECL student access only)
Arrange swipe access through L block Administration Team
L131, L132, L134 and L105. Available 7.00am to 10.00pm (heat pumps operational 9.00am to 6.00pm)

Sargood Centre
Available 8.00am to 9.00pm (Access through front doors

- Turn mobile phones to silent
- Keep noise to a minimum
- Occupy meeting rooms in The Hub no longer than 3 hours

Car parking at Forsyth Barr Stadium - unavailable on Friday, 22 June 2018

Please be advised that the Forsyth Barr Stadium Carpark will not be available for use on Friday, 22 June 2018.

This is due to the All Blacks rugby game being played at the stadium.

We are sorry for the inconvenience that this will cause you during this time.

Careers Pop-Up Workshops

Learn how to prepare a standout CV including your workplace capabilities.
Dates: May 15 or 30 – June 12 or 27
Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Location: G303

Learn the top interview skills that will help you secure your dream job.
Dates: May 23 or June 13
Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Location: G303

Looking for work but don’t know where to start? Let us help you.
Dates: May 8, June 6 or June 26
Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Location: G303

Limited access to Student Hub - Fri 13 July, 1.00pm-8.00pm 

Due to important maintenance work, timetables, learner details and results will be unavailable during this time. We apologise for the inconvenience. 

If you have any questions, please email servicedesk@op.ac.nz   

Let's keep the Hub tidy!

When you're in the Hub, remember to put your litter in the bin so that we can keep the area nice and clean.

Planned IT outage - Wed 11 July, 8.00pm-12.00am

This will affect most services, but on a rolling outage, so a service may only be affected for 5-10 minutes during this time.

Affected services include:

  • Vmware View
  • Student H Drives and Courses drive
  • Email
  • Moodle
  • Authentication for OP-Secure, Op-Student and Eduroam wireless networks
  • Skype for Business
  • Edubits website
  • Printing/Papercut
  • Student Hub


If you have any questions or concerns about how you may be affected, please contact the IT Support Desk: servicedesk@op.ac.nz

Fulbright funding 

Fulbright NZ has had its core funding doubled. This will come into effect for this year's applicants, applying in 2018 for travel to the US in 2019. Applicants for the NZ Graduate Awards should apply by 1 August, 2018.

Room availability

Computer Labs:

A Block
A126 free for rest of day
24 spots currently free
D Block
D103 free for rest of day
9 spots currently free
D105 free for rest of day
33 spots currently free
D201 busy until 3pm
D202 busy until 3pm
H Block
H611 free for rest of day
21 spots currently free
Updated at 1:30 pm1:30 pm

Soft plastics recycling!

Drop off your recycling at the new soft plastics recycling bin in the Hub.

Click here to see a full list of the plastics you can recycle.