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Winter's here!

Just a quick reminder to take care in the wintery 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, and an annoucement made on MORE FM (97.4). Please keep an eye on these channels for any updates. Stay warm and safe everyone!

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.

Works notice – Dunedin campus

Union Street East Car Park – July/August 2016

Work began on Monday 1 August to demolish the storage building at the back of the Union East Car Park. Please see this map clearly showing the area of works. All works have been coned off and signed accordingly. There are four authorised parks along the side of the old bowling club that have been coned off – these are not shown in full on the plan.

Please see this map for the updated areas of work from Monday 8 August. Contractors will be looking to restore car park spaces after week one and three. South Roads contractors will be arranging delivery of materials before 8.00am on week days so that disruption is kept to a minimum.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 


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!

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 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
31 spots currently free
D201 free for rest of day
20 spots currently free
D202 free for rest of day
24 spots currently free
H Block
H611 free for rest of day
24 spots currently free
Updated at 5:30 pm

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

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All Staff Development Day (compulsory attendance)
22 September 2016

Labour Day
24 October 2016

19 November 2016

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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.

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