Otago Polytechnic

Need funding to help bring a project to life? 

The 2016 Education Foundation Fund can provide up to $3,000 funding for final year students to:

  • travel to present a talk at a conference 
  • conduct research
  • pilot a project that benefits a workplace, homes or the community. 

The list above is just an example of what we may fund.

If you have another idea which would benefit Dunedin or Otago Polytechnic, please feel free to apply. 

Closing date for applications is 31 July, 2016. 

For more information and to apply, download the application form and criteria

Shadow a student

We’d like to find out what it’s like to be a student at OP. We’d like to know what’s working well for you and what we can improve. So we’re sending staff members back to school to become students for a day! Would you be willing to be ‘shadowed’ by a staff member for a day?

Check out our Shadow a Student video to find out more. If you’d like to be involved contact Sherie Bell to register your interest.

Do you use your mobile for learning?

We want to hear how! Take this quick survey > 

How to contact OPSA representatives

These are the emails created for our OPSA Pasifika, Maori and International student representatives. Please use these email addresses if you need assistance.

OPSA Pasifika Rep: opsapasifika@op.ac.nz     

OPSA Tauira (Maori support) Rep: opsatauira@op.ac.nz        

OPSA International Rep: opsainternational@op.ac.nz           


Room availability

Computer Labs:

A Block
A126 free until 10am
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 free until 8am
20 spots currently free
D202 free until 8am
24 spots currently free
H Block
H611 free until 9am
24 spots currently free
Updated at 5:00 am

Winter's here!

Just a quick reminder to take care in the frosty conditions. If the Polytechnic has a delayed start or a full day closure due to the snow or ice, there will be a message posted on our social media channels, the Otago Polytechnic website and in the Student Hub. Please keep an eye on these for any updates. Stay warm and safe everyone!

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Mid-semester break begins
12 September 2016

All Staff Development Day (compulsory attendance)
22 September 2016

Mid-semester break ends
25 September 2016

Have your say about a ‘Universal Record of Achievement’

Would you like to be able to get an ‘official’ electronic record of your learning that you could print, download or email?

How about being able to log into your own ‘learner home page’ on the NZQA website and view your most relevant or up-to-date qualifications?

The NZQA is designing a prototype of what a ‘Universal Record of Achievement' could look like for learners – so make sure you have your say!

Prototypes are now available on the NZQA website – what do you think?

Click here to take this short survey now.

Thanks for your feedback!

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Robertson Library: new method of printing

From Friday 1 July, the following new method of ‘Follow me printing’ will occur to all printing in the Robertson Library.   

  • You will still print as normal but at the time of collection you will need to login to the printer/copier with your OP username and password
  • You will then need to select the print jobs you wish to release  
  • You can send multiple print jobs to the printer/copier, then go and release all of them at the same time.
  • You will only be charged when you choose to release a print job. If your print job is not released within four hours, it will be deleted. You will not be charged for any deleted print jobs

If you have any questions, please call the OP Service Desk on 0800 765 948 or emailservicedesk@op.ac.nz

  • Hort Talks 2016


Need in-person learning support?

Go to Learning Advice to find out how to meet with a Learning Advisor.

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New student support website

All the tools, skills and services you’ll need to succeed in your studies.
Go to the website >


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Otago Polytechnic, the University of Otago and the New Zealand Police work together so that our campus can be a safe and secure environment for all.

Read more about our commitment to safety.

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