Otago Polytechnic
Business graduate Jing Cao is thrilled to have landed a job at New Zealand telecommunications company 2degrees. Jing comes from China and has been in New Zealan...
Information Technology student Andrej Hlasnik is learning new things each day at OPAIC and using his impressive work background to help other students succeed....
We’re welcoming the decade’s first batch of new students to the campus this week. The students have come from as far afield as Russia, China, India, the Phi...
Junctures: The Journal of Thematic Dialogue invites submissions on the theme “water.” Water is more than a precious commodity that requires careful manageme...
When Finn Boyle learnt about the waste inherent in our food systems, he changed his own behaviour – but soon realised he wanted to make a bigger impact. As a...
Developing furniture for a range of purposes, Otago Polytechnic Product Design students have been working closely with local company Otago Furniture, which has...
In November, the Liaison Team hosted 10 Career Advisors from lower South Island secondary schools at the Dunedin Campus. The Career Advisors had a great exper...
Otago Polytechnic’s Heavy Automotive Engineering students are set to enter a new chapter of learning thanks to the generosity of Port Otago.Having celebrated...
Student speaker Olha Viazenko told our international graduates to think of themselves as new Kiwis, at yesterday’s graduation ceremony at the Auckland Town Ha...
More than 300 graduates crossed the stage at OPAIC’s biggest ceremony to date at the Auckland Town Hall yesterday. Guest speaker Guy Howard-Willis told gradua...
Four Otago Polytechnic Architectural Studies students have received Dunedin City Council Emerging Architecture Awards.The awards were presented during the offic...
Tapuae gym - Summer Hours Reduced hours - Mon 25 Nov 2019 to Sat 23 Feb 2020 Closed - 12:00 p.m. Sat 21 Dec 2019 Reopen -  6:00 a.m. Mon 13 Jan 2020 *********...
OPAIC's students and staff volunteered their time to help the Cancer Society with its Walking Stars event on the weekend.  Walking Stars is a night-time walkin...
Congratulations to Dunedin School of Art lecturer, David Green, on being invited to take part in the What if Climate Change was Purple? art and science initiati...
Students received great advice on how to build their connections in New Zealand from six industry guests at last night’s BizTech Meetup: Connect for Success e...
Lydia Harrell and Dani Mao from the OPAIC Applied Management Team presented at two conferences in China in mid-October. Their abstract, titled ‘A model for in...
OPAIC lecturer Jay Hourani was invited to a NZ Trade Mission in Chengdu and Xi’an in China recently to represent his company as part of a New Zealand trade de...
“Be prepared to be challenged.”Those are key words of advice from Georgia Baird, an Otago Polytechnic Bachelor of Applied Management student who recently re...
We launched Movember on campus today. Movember is all about changing the face of health. It aims to tackle cancers, mental health and suicide. Movember takes pl...
OPAIC staff visited the Cancer Society yesterday to establish a partnership with the not-for-profit organisation and discuss opportunities for our students to v...
COLLECTIONS 2019 showcases fashion students from Otago Polytechnic School of Design.Join us as our graduating students send their latest fashion collections do...
It was great to see so many students and staff at our Diwali celebration on campus on Friday. We hope you all enjoyed the event. You can check out the photos h...
Abida Manzoor faced a big cultural change when she moved to New Zealand to study, but with the help of OPAIC’s team of staff she’s excelling here. Abida say...
People's Choice award voting is open until November 2nd, 2019. Congratulations to Hope Duncan for making the finalists of the fifth ECC NZ Student Craft / Desi...
We’ve got more than 115 new faces on campus this week. Academic Director, Professor Leoni Schmidt, welcomed our new students, during a day of Orientation talk...
Nathan Laurie entered student politics on a whim – and now the Otago Polytechnic Students’ Association (OPSA) president is working with central government ...
Management student Samuel Alonso has come away from his MediaWorks placement confident about his professional future in New Zealand. Sam says he was so keen to...
Otago Polytechnic regards the safety and wellbeing of all its students as paramount.Otago Polytechnic, in conjunction with Campus Living Villages (CLV), has a b...
Now, here’s a recipe for success.Mix the innovation of Otago Polytechnic’s EduBits micro-credentials with the expertise of award-winning Oamaru company Whit...
A group of students and staff spent four hours volunteering at the Auckland City Mission on Friday. The group prepared food, served lunch to more than 120 peop...
Dmitrii Golyshev was struck by the friendly and relaxed nature of New Zealanders when he made the move here from Moscow. He and his family had been thinking abo...
An online course developed by Otago Polytechnic for the OERu international network headquartered in Dunedin has won the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) Award for...
This week (9 – 15 Mahuru) is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week – and our Kaitohutohu Office has put together a suite of events and activities...
The Dunedin City Council will be seeking suggestions on how to develop streets in the heart of the university and polytechnic area.The DCC’s Tertiary Precinct...
The Executive Leadership Team sizzled at yesterday's Spring Breakfast, serving up a piping hot meal for staff as we welcomed spring.  Thank you to the ELT and...
A group of Otago Polytechnic students have expanded their horizons courtesy of scholarships from a Shanghai tertiary education institution.Bill Hendry, Whitney...
New Zealand Fashion Week has provided our business students with the perfect opportunity to get out of the classroom and put principles of sustainability into p...
Our Construction students had the opportunity to hear from an experienced industry guest yesterday.  Red Zhou is a quantity surveyor who has been working at Ha...
Akshay Varasadiya never considered coming to New Zealand before his friend recommended OPAIC. “He told me Otago Polytechnic is one of the best in Auckland cit...
A team from Otago Polytechnic’s Central Campus has won gold and silver medals in the Kitchen and Front of House sections of the prestigious annual Nestlé Toq...
Our newest students are learning about everything OPAIC has to offer at this week’s Orientation. We’re welcoming students from countries including Russia, N...
OPAIC staff are getting familiar with the latest research around graduate employability through a series of interactive workshops. Senior Researcher: Learner Ca...
Interning at The Peace Foundation was an eye-opener for Farjana Rahman, who now knows what she wants to do in her career. Farjana recently finished the Graduat...
The Otago Daily Times is again providing extensive coverage and support of Otago Polytechnic in the face of the Government’s proposal to reform the vocational...
Computer games can help young people learn how to look after their health.One of New Zealand's health problems is the increasing number of children and adolesce...
Otago Polytechnic is leading the charge to establish a United Nations Centre of Expertise for Sustainability in Otago – RCE Otago.OP has embedded the concept...
Recent graduate Fabianna Cinelli got great work experience interning at a top hotel chain in Auckland, during her time at OPAIC. Now she’s moved to Wellington...
Information Technology lecturer Dr Suhaimi (Hymie) Latif brought his cultural background into his Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, which he recently comp...
Principal lecturer Dr Indrapriya (Indra) Kularatne undertook the Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the field...
All of our teaching staff are experts in their fields, with academic and industry experience. Recently, many have been working to upskill themselves by completi...
Student Health is closed for appointments on the following days: Thursday 11th July Friday 12th July Thursday 18th July Friday 19th July   For any health advic...
Monday – Friday, 10am - 11am 1st July - 12th July 2019 The Hub, Dunedin Campus   Nau mai, haere mai, ki te korero ki te rōpū Learning and Teaching Developm...
Fans of big rigs rejoice! Otago Polytechnic is opening a new avenue in its automotive programmes next month – a New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive E...
We are pleased to invite staff and students to an exclusive screening of Dunedin’s newest short film, Milk. Milk is set in 1945 Dunedin. On a lonely coastal f...
We need your help. Otago Polytechnic is rightly proud of our innovative culture.  We value our ability to try new things - from something quite small to new qu...
We are very pleased to announce that our Learner Capability research project has been awarded funding from Ako Aotearoa for 2019/20. This grant will enable us t...
Otago Polytechnic has been presented with a prestigious organisational excellence award — the Baldrige-affiliated Performance Excellence Study Award (PESA).Er...
The blessing and unveiling of our new sculpture, Ngā Kete, was held on Monday 15 October. View the photo gallery on Facebook.  Watch a video from the event. C...
If you missed the staff forum about our campus development plans, you can watch the video below.  There were a few technical glitches during the forum, but i...
Kia ora whanau, and welcome to Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week!  To celebrate, we're sharing a rerenga korero mō te rā (phrase of the day) ev...