Otago Polytechnic


Our Dunedin and Central campuses are open for face-to-face teaching from today (Thur 13 August) and are operating at Level 2. 

Our Auckland International Campus is closed for the rest of the week.

Check out our Covid-19 webpage for information > 

Stay safe and look out for your friends and whānau.

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Access our support networks

Otago Polytechnic expresses its condolences to the family and friends of the University Otago student who died at a Dunedin party at the weekend.

Our thoughts also go out to the wider Dunedin student community affected by the tragedy.

We have strong networks in place to support students. These include counselling services.

There are four counsellors on the Dunedin Campus who are available to see students between 8.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. This is a free service.

Freephone 0800 762 786
Student Health Centre, Harbour Terrace, M Block, Dunedin campus

We also offer online counselling. A Skype or phone appointment can be made with a counsellor. 

Freephone 0800 762 786
8:30am-5:00pm weekdays

In addition, our Wellbeing Toolbox-Kia Kaha is full of strategies and tips to help support students. Also, the Ministry of Health offers a free service. Visit 1737