Otago Polytechnic

Student ambassadors

Every year, we honour our top students — read about last year's ambassadors.

Many of our graduates have gone on to bright careers in sports, athletics, health and sports management.

  Student ambassador archive

2015

Ambassador award for Diploma in Outdoor Leadership and Management: Jeremy Shanks
Ambassador award for Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Leadership – personal training and exercise prescription: Buxton Popoali’i
Ambassador award for Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Leadership – Management and Coaching: Hugo Hyndman
Ambassador award for Bachelor of Applied Science: Holly Robinson
Ambassador award for Graduate Diploma in Applied Science: Hayden Chapman

2014
Ambassador in Outdoor Leadership and Management: Philip Cadzow
Ambassador in Personal Training and Exercise Prescription: Ven Yee Nai
Ambassador in Sport Management and Coaching: Oliver Morrison
Ambassador in Bachelor of Applied Science: Louise Cunningham
Ambassador in Graduate Diploma in Physical Conditioning : Hayden Roe

2013
Ambassador in Diploma in Outdoor Leadership and Management: Jack Synnot
and Josh Bennessin
Ambassador in Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Leadership - Personal Training and Exercise Prescription: Jack Facer, Jessica Offen and James Marlow
Ambassador in Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Leadership – Sport Management and Coaching: Jacques Bam
Ambassador in Bachelor of Applied Science: Manassah Kutia
Ambassador in Graduate Diploma in Physical Conditioning: Hugh Slobbe

2012
Team China: Kurt Hammer, Russell Anderson, Gabrielle Clydesdale-Huch and Hamish McDonnell

This group of students undertook a 6 week placement in Beijing with the Nangong Spring Seasons Hotel working in various roles. All 4 students interacted with staff and taught them English – in return they learnt Mandarin and gained an understanding of their culture. These ambassadors contributed to marketing opportunities that promoted OISA and OP prior to leaving with Vision TV (NZ Chinese channel on Freeview), Channel 9, ODT and Star Midweeker.