Otago Polytechnic

Upcoming Events: Block 5 2019 

 

Orientation

You’ll make new friends and learn about the services, facilities, and support available to students.

Date: Tuesday 15 October to Thursday 17 October

Location: Level 1, OPAIC

 

Employability Afternoon

New students will attend a series of workshops designed to improve their employability and meet some of our successful alumni.

Time: 1.00pm – 3.30pm

Date: Thursday 17 October

Location: Level 1, OPAIC

 

Diwali Festival

Come along and celebrate this festival of lights with us.

Time: 12pm – 1pm

Date: Friday 25 October

Location: Level 1, OPAIC

 

Workshop: How to make an effective CV

Understand the purpose and key components of a CV and cover letter.

Time: 12.45pm – 1.45pm

Date: Wednesday 30 October

Location: Level 1, OPAIC

 

Student Night Out

Enjoy a night on the town with other OPAIC students.

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Date: Wednesday 30 October

Location: Bungalow 8

 

Ukranian Culture Day

Come along and learn all about Ukraine and its culture.

Time: 12pm onwards

Date: Monday 4 November

Location: Level 1, OPAIC

 

Workshop: Job Searching in New Zealand

Learn how to research New Zealand industries. Tap into the hidden job market.

Time: 12.45pm – 1.45pm

Date: Tuesday 5 November

Location: Level 1, OPAIC

 

Presentation: Recruiter Secrets

Kathryn Clarke & Abbie Gavin from Hudson Recruitment will share advice on applying for roles and making a great first impression. 

Time: 12.45pm – 1.45pm

Date: Wednesday 6 November

Location: Level 1, OPAIC

 

Studies in robot therapy for children with autism

Hear Southern New Hampshire University professor Dr Lundy Lewis speak about how robot therapy is being used by researchers to help children with autism learn and practice essential social skills.

Time: 5.30pm

Date: Thursday 7 November

Location: Level 1, Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus

 

Excellent Scholars

A lunch and awards ceremony for some of our top scholars.

Time: 12pm – 1pm

Date: Monday 11 November

Location: Level 1, OPAIC

 

Workshop: How to Build your Networks

Understand the importance of growing your contacts in New Zealand. Develop confidence in approaching new people and employers.

Time: 12pm -1pm

Date: Tuesday 12 November

Location: Level 1, OPAIC

 

Movie Night

Join your classmates for a movie just across the road from our campus.

Time: 5pm onwards

Date: Tuesday 12 November

Location: Event Cinemas, Queen Street

 

BizTech Meetup    

This Meetup will feature industry guests who will share insights relating to their work in the technology and business sectors. The event also provides an opportunity to network with other students and guests.  

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Date: Wednesday 13 November

Location: Level 1, OPAIC

 

Workshop: Dealing with Stress

We’ll offer advice about how to manage the pressures of student life.

Time: 12pm – 1pm

Date: Friday 15 November

Location: Level 1, OPAIC

 

Workshop: How to Succeed in an Interview

Understand the types of interviews conducted in New Zealand.  Gain information on how to best prepare for interviews.

Time: 12pm – 1pm

Date: Wednesday 20 November

Location: Level 1, OPAIC

 

Robot therapy for children

Southern New Hampshire University professor Dr Lundy Lewis will discuss how two robots can be used for robot therapy or assistive learning.

Location: Room 700, OPAIC

Date: Friday 22 November

Time: 12pm to 1pm

 

Workshop: LinkedIn Tips and Tricks

Learn best etiquette for using LinkedIn in a professional context.  During the workshop you can also get your photo professionally taken to use on your profile.

Time: 12pm – 1pm

Date: Monday 25 November

Location: Level 1, OPAIC

 

Student Forum

We’d love to hear what you’ve got to say about your OPAIC experience.

Time:12pm – 1pm

Date: Tuesday 26 November

Location: Level 7, OPAIC

 

Programming the NAO Robot for the social good

Southern New Hampshire University professor Dr Lundy Lewis will talk about programming the NAO Robot with behaviours and interactions that contribute to the social good.

Time: 5.30pm

Date: Tuesday 26 November

Location: Level 1, Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus

 

Student Ambassador Event

A celebration to thank our Student Ambassadors for all their hard work throughout the year.

Time: 5pm – 8pm

Date: Friday 29 November

Location: Level 1, OPAIC

 

Auckland City Mission Volunteering Event

A great opportunity to help the city’s homeless and get some volunteering experience. Volunteers will get an acknowledgment certificate.

Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm

Date: Friday 29 November

Location: Auckland City Mission

 

Graduation

Celebrating your success.

Time: 10.30am - 3.00pm

Date: Thursday 28 November

Location: Auckland Town Hall

 

End of Year Student Event

A social event for all students to round off the academic year

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Date: Wednesday 18 December

Location: Cornwall Park

 

You can find our Block 5 Learning Support Workshop Schedule here