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Success Story: Christine Santiago

An OPAIC student has been keeping busy this lockdown as an essential worker with one of the world’s biggest food and beverage companies. Christine came to New...
13 October, 2021
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Supporting mental health treatment with virtual reality

An OPAIC graduate has co-authored a paper about the use of virtual reality in treating anxiety and depression. The paper titled Virtual Reality for Supporting t...
28 September, 2021
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Success Story: Mickail Lim

OPAIC master’s graduate Mickail Lim is making his mark in the ICT Project Management industry in New Zealand. Mickail currently works as ICT Project Manager a...
13 September, 2021
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Top scholars celebrated

We celebrated the achievements of students who received top marks in their programmes last study block, in an online Excellent Scholar Awards ceremony yesterday...
7 September, 2021
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Welcoming students to the OPAIC whanau

We’re excited to welcome another new cohort of students to the OPAIC whanau this week. Today’s on-campus Orientation began with an introduction from our ICT...
13 August, 2021
READ MORE

Connecting with Microsoft for collaboration opportunities

Head of IT, Dr Farhad Mehdipour, and Student Experience Coordinator, Anastasia Timoshkina, met Microsoft’s Higher Education Industry Executive, Dimitri Mardas...
13 August, 2021
READ MORE

Student story: Song (Vincent) Zhang

Vincent Zhang gave up an engineering job with Apple in China to come to New Zealand and start a new career in construction. He’d been working for Apple retail...
3 August, 2021
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Student Rep attends International Education Forum

Our Student Representative, Chris William, attended an International Education Forum held by Education Minister Chris Hipkins this month. The minister spoke a...
27 July, 2021
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OPAIC students have their say on study in New Zealand

Three Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus students took part in a workshop hosted by Education New Zealand last week. Chris William (from South Af...
23 July, 2021
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Online student story: Zhu Xiaowen 

Zhu Xiaowen is one of our offshore international students currently studying NZCEL (Level 4) from China where she lives with her family.  Zhu studied the NZC...
14 July, 2021
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Success Story: Dixa Fulara

All the experience Dixa Fulara gained during her time at OPAIC is paying off in her new job in the hospitality sector. Dixa’s uncle, who moved to New Zealand...
7 July, 2021
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IT student designs device for plant care

Information Technology student Earnest Surya has designed an irrigation system for house plants as part of his programme. The device detects when a plant is dry...
23 June, 2021
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Online student story: Myriah Hankins

Myriah Hankins is one of our offshore online students studying the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management.   They live in Columbus, Ohio, USA and curre...
16 June, 2021
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Success Story: Suparajit (Gink) Laorutdecha

Suparajit (Gink) Laorutdecha says there’s never a shortage of work in the construction sector and that’s what makes it such a good industry to enter. “If...
11 June, 2021
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Student Story: Tianxiang (Shawn) Chen

Tianxiang (Shawn) Chen didn’t realise how much he was learning in his New Zealand Certificate in English Language programme until he began his master’s stud...
10 June, 2021
READ MORE

Student Story: Tatiana Poletaeva

Tatiana Poletaeva is putting the four main components of her English language studies - reading, writing, listening, and speaking – to use in her Master’s d...
19 May, 2021
READ MORE

Online student story: Gina Aballe

Gina Aballe’s online study experience is off to a good start and she looks forward to joining the OPAIC family on campus when travel restrictions allow. She i...
18 May, 2021
READ MORE

Gaming passion inspires IT project

Information Technology student, Nemanja Vukikjevikj, is giving retro video games a new life through a device built as part of his studies. Nemanja made the devi...
17 May, 2021
READ MORE

Welcoming our Online Student Representative

We’d like to welcome our recently appointed Online Student Representative, Anne M Gonzales, known as AG. She will work closely with our on-campus Student Repr...
13 May, 2021
READ MORE

Student Story: Haoluan Lyu

  Haoluan (Aaron) Lyu is using the academic skills he gained during his English programme here at OPAIC, to help him with his Construction studies. Aaron came...
12 May, 2021
READ MORE

Student Story: Christiaan William

South African Christiaan William landed on New Zealand soil just before the world had heard about Covid-19. In November 2019, he took leave from his job at Nort...
19 April, 2021
READ MORE

Biggest Orientation of Covid times

This week we are welcoming our largest intake of new students since borders closed last year. Our new intake includes students throughout the world who will stu...
1 April, 2021
READ MORE

Master’s research projects shared

Our Master of Applied Management students showcased an interesting range of research projects to peers and staff at our most recent round of Professional Projec...
26 March, 2021
READ MORE

Putting IT theory into practice with autonomous car

A Graduate Diploma in Information Technology student is looking forward to putting his model self-driving car to the test. Zengshuai (Frank) Li designed and bui...
25 March, 2021
READ MORE

Research day a success

We held our second Student Research Forum and Sustainability Industry Open Day on campus yesterday. It attracted twice as many participants as the first event h...
12 March, 2021
READ MORE

Industry insights for IT students

We were fortunate to have an industry expert on campus yesterday speaking to our Bachelor of Information Technology and Graduate Diploma in Information Technolo...
10 March, 2021
READ MORE

Welcoming our new Student Representative

We’d like to introduce our new Student Representative, Chris William. Chris is from South Africa and is completing his Graduate Diploma in Applied Management...
19 February, 2021
READ MORE

Student Industry Projects showcased

Our Applied Management students had the opportunity to showcase their Industry Projects and celebrate their success recently. OPAIC’s Applied Management Depar...
19 February, 2021
READ MORE

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

We celebrated the Lunar New Year and the arrival of the Year of the Ox on campus today. The Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout Asia and around the world. I...
12 February, 2021
READ MORE

Success Story: Olga Rashchepkova

Olga Rashchepkova gave up a great, well-paid job as a commercial lawyer in Russia to come to New Zealand and start a new life. Having completed her master’s d...
2 February, 2021
READ MORE

Welcoming our first cohort of the new year

We’re welcoming our first new cohort of students for 2021 to the campus this week. They are predominantly international students who have been living in New Z...
22 January, 2021
READ MORE

Graduate Address: Juan Carlo Crispino

Juan Carlo Crispino spoke about his life-changing decision to come to New Zealand, when he delivered the OPAIC student address at Graduation last Tuesday. JC re...
24 November, 2020
READ MORE

Celebrating the success of our graduates

More than 270 students crossed the stage at Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus’s 13th graduation ceremony yesterday. They included OPAIC and Capa...
18 November, 2020
READ MORE

Celebrating Diwali on campus

We celebrated Diwali on campus today with a festival organised by our students, which included traditional outfits, rangoli, food, and dancing. Check out the ph...
11 November, 2020
READ MORE

Sharing sustainability research through new initiative

Students are sharing bite-sized pieces of sustainability research through our new 3n5 initiative. The 3n5 Sustainability initiative involves students creating t...
11 November, 2020
READ MORE

OPAIC students compete in IT challenge

Two OPAIC Information Technology students competed in a series of cloud computing challenges last month, with one finishing fourth out of all entrants in New Ze...
9 November, 2020
READ MORE

New course preparing students for world of work

A new Information Technology course offered at OPAIC is helping our students prepare for the industry. The course gives students a foundation in Amazon Web Serv...
30 October, 2020
READ MORE

Sustainability ideas brainstormed at workshops

Students and staff from a range of departments got together to discuss campus sustainability initiatives at two workshops this week. Otago Polytechnic and OPAIC...
30 October, 2020
READ MORE

Hands-on learning during a pandemic

Providing quality hands-on experience to students during a pandemic isn’t easy, especially when gatherings and on-site activities are restricted. But for new...
28 October, 2020
READ MORE

Providing financial support to students in need

OPAIC has been providing financial support to students facing hardship due to Covid-19, through two rounds of funding this year. Applications for our first rou...
21 October, 2020
READ MORE

Sustainability at OPAIC

Otago Polytechnic is renowned for Sustainability. Sustainability is embedded in all that we do, as we develop sustainable practitioners. Study Block 5 at OPAIC...
21 October, 2020
READ MORE

New Student Representative for OPAIC

We’d like to introduce our new student representative, Polina Artiushkina. Polina comes from Moscow, Russia and is studying the Master of Applied Management a...
19 October, 2020
READ MORE

New students welcomed at Orientation

We’re welcoming a new cohort of students to our Auckland International Campus this week. Deputy Chief Executive Gagan Sachdeva welcomed our new cohort at Orie...
15 October, 2020
READ MORE

Using machine learning to predict crime risk

A group of OPAIC students are using their IT skills to predict crime risk in New Zealand and they hope the police will one day be able to make use of their rese...
28 September, 2020
READ MORE

Success Story: Malde Keshvala

Otago Polytechnic’s Auckland International Campus felt like home for Malde Keshvala, who came all the way from India to study the Graduate Diploma in Informat...
16 September, 2020
READ MORE

Success Story: Jenny Yang

Willingness to learn and a can-do attitude are essential for succeeding in the New Zealand workforce, according to a recent graduate who is now working for a pr...
10 September, 2020
READ MORE

Top scholars grateful for support

Our most recent batch of Excellent Scholars are grateful to their lecturers for the support they’ve provided to help them succeed. Staff and students gathered...
1 September, 2020
READ MORE

Exploring career opportunities at expo

Our students and new graduates had the opportunity to explore the job market at the Careers Expo at ASB Showgrounds last week. Three staff and about 25 students...
13 August, 2020
READ MORE

New students welcomed at historic Orientation

We’re welcoming a new cohort of students to our Auckland International Campus this week. Our current students have gradually been returning to campus over the...
5 August, 2020
READ MORE

Success Story: Alimahmad Hudda

Alimahmad Hudda came to OPAIC to gain some international experience and pursue his interest in business. He previously studied Information Technology in his hom...
30 July, 2020
READ MORE

Students and staff volunteer to help NZ environment

Winter is the planting season and OPAIC students and staff have joined Conservation Volunteers New Zealand to plant native trees to help restore parks and reser...
28 July, 2020
READ MORE

Success Story: Tavish Sehgal

Management student Tavish Sehgal is thriving at OPAIC and helping other students to achieve. He’s grateful for the early challenges he faced during his Englis...
23 July, 2020
READ MORE

Summer jobs in Central Otago

There are good summer jobs available for international students studying in Central Otago. Central Otago is the location of our boutique Cromwell campus, which...
20 July, 2020
READ MORE

Research team reflects on virtual teaching experience

A cross-department team from Otago Polytechnic has reflected on their online teaching experiences for a new research paper. The lockdown pushed tertiary educati...
16 July, 2020
READ MORE

IT industry partnership reaping benefits

OPAIC’s partnership with an Information Technology professional with more than 30 years of experience in the industry is reaping benefits for everyone involve...
3 July, 2020
READ MORE

Success Story: Juan Carlo Crispino

Juan Carlo Crispino came to OPAIC to gain a qualification that would back up his work experience. JC studied advertising back home in the Philippines and was a...
25 June, 2020
READ MORE

Top achievers celebrated

We would like to congratulate all of our Excellent Scholars and Student Ambassadors who were recognised at today’s awards ceremony. Excellent Scholars recipie...
22 June, 2020
READ MORE

A great time to work in the rural industries

Covid-19 has certainly changed employment markets and work opportunities. In New Zealand, what were considered traditional skills areas are making a come back....
3 June, 2020
READ MORE

Introducing our new Student Representative

Our new Student Representative is Bachelor of Applied Management student Hardik from Chandigarh, India. Hardik has already been an active Student Ambassador at...
2 June, 2020
READ MORE

Developing IT skills through real-world project

Two of our Graduate Diploma in Information Technology students have recently built a business intelligence dashboard for a retail company as part of their studi...
29 May, 2020
READ MORE

Graduate shares wisdom with construction students

An OPAIC construction graduate who has gone on to a successful career in the industry has shared his wisdom with current students. Bruce Kang graduated from OPA...
28 May, 2020
READ MORE

Proud to be an essential worker

OPAIC student Bhavdeep Singh is proud to be an essential worker helping to serve the community during Covid-19. He’s one of many students and graduates helpin...
25 May, 2020
READ MORE

Alumni share wisdom in online session 

Our students were fortunate to hear stories and tips from successful graduates during an online Alumni Panel Discussion last week. Our Employability and Indust...
21 May, 2020
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Success Story: Sikandar Hirani

 Sikandar Hirani enrolled in the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) to gain technical knowledge and grow professionally. He works for Auc...
15 May, 2020
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Keeping up with study despite distance

Ramandeep Kaur is staying up until the early hours of the morning to attend online classes from her home in India. Ramandeep was unable to return to New Zealand...
13 May, 2020
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COVID-19 and the student voice

Students are by and large happy with the way OPAIC has reacted to COVID-19 and are adjusting well to the new ways of learning. When COVID-19 restrictions came i...
6 May, 2020
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Thai students safe in lockdown

Eight international students from Thailand have been caught up in the COVID-19 lockdown and are staying at the Central Campus until flights become available. Th...
5 May, 2020
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Observing Ramadan during COVID-19

Otago Polytechnic’s Muslim whanau are observing Ramadan differently this year. Ramadhan is a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community for Muslims ar...
5 May, 2020
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Hard at work from her bubble

Rashmiben Patel has been keeping busy in her bubble – attending online classes and helping a flower company connect with customers. Rashmi studies the Graduat...
5 May, 2020
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Success Story: Jiahui (Joelle) Li

Graduate Joelle Li is enjoying life in sunny Nelson where she works as Marketing Representative for a New Zealand sea salt company. Joelle studied the Graduate...
29 April, 2020
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Success Story: Rachit Kushwaha

Graduate Rachit Kushwaha has been making his mark in New Zealand through his initiatives to help new migrants. Rachit came to New Zealand from New Delhi to stud...
24 April, 2020
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Using VR to promote sustainable buildings

An OPAIC team has published a research paper about using virtual reality to promote sustainable buildings. Buildings made of raw earth are popular around the wo...
22 April, 2020
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Making the most of the lockdown

Aleksandr Taran is making the most of the lockdown by engaging in online learning and using his spare time to practise his English. Aleksandr, who is from Russi...
22 April, 2020
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Continuing to study from afar

Roman Nazarov found himself unable to return to New Zealand when COVID-19 border restrictions came into effect, but he hasn’t let that get in the way of his s...
21 April, 2020
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Celebrating our top scholars in a virtual setting

We’d like to congratulate all the students recognised at our Excellent Scholars award ceremony today. Excellent Scholars takes place every study block and rec...
20 April, 2020
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Gaining global construction experience online

A group of construction students have made OPAIC proud at a global online competition. OPAIC selected a team of four undergraduate construction students to part...
17 April, 2020
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Keeping online learning interesting through gamification

Our lecturers are finding innovative ways of keeping their students engaged during the lockdown period. Senior Business Lecturer Lorraine Skelton has started us...
17 April, 2020
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Overcoming COVID-19 challenges to continue study

OPAIC student Alexey Zernov intended to take a short holiday in Russia between completing his English language programme and starting his Master of Applied Mana...
16 April, 2020
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Adapting to teaching under COVID-19 lockdown

  When New Zealand went into lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our staff needed to quickly adapt. For our academic staff, this meant moving all class...
6 April, 2020
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A new approach to Orientation

We took a new approach to Orientation at OPAIC last week. COVID-19 prevented our new students from attending their traditional on-campus Orientation. Fortunatel...
31 March, 2020
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‘Amazing opportunity’ for management students

Two OPAIC students had the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the project management industry and to network with professionals recently. Postgraduate Dip...
26 September, 2018
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Success Story: Christine Santiago

An OPAIC student has been keeping busy this lockdown as an essential worker with one of the world’s biggest food and beverage companies. Christine came to New...
13 October, 2021
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Supporting mental health treatment with virtual reality

An OPAIC graduate has co-authored a paper about the use of virtual reality in treating anxiety and depression. The paper titled Virtual Reality for Supporting t...
28 September, 2021
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Success Story: Mickail Lim

OPAIC master’s graduate Mickail Lim is making his mark in the ICT Project Management industry in New Zealand. Mickail currently works as ICT Project Manager a...
13 September, 2021
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Top scholars celebrated

We celebrated the achievements of students who received top marks in their programmes last study block, in an online Excellent Scholar Awards ceremony yesterday...
7 September, 2021
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Welcoming students to the OPAIC whanau

We’re excited to welcome another new cohort of students to the OPAIC whanau this week. Today’s on-campus Orientation began with an introduction from our ICT...
13 August, 2021
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Connecting with Microsoft for collaboration opportunities

Head of IT, Dr Farhad Mehdipour, and Student Experience Coordinator, Anastasia Timoshkina, met Microsoft’s Higher Education Industry Executive, Dimitri Mardas...
13 August, 2021
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Student story: Song (Vincent) Zhang

Vincent Zhang gave up an engineering job with Apple in China to come to New Zealand and start a new career in construction. He’d been working for Apple retail...
3 August, 2021
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Student Rep attends International Education Forum

Our Student Representative, Chris William, attended an International Education Forum held by Education Minister Chris Hipkins this month. The minister spoke a...
27 July, 2021
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OPAIC students have their say on study in New Zealand

Three Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus students took part in a workshop hosted by Education New Zealand last week. Chris William (from South Af...
23 July, 2021
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Online student story: Zhu Xiaowen 

Zhu Xiaowen is one of our offshore international students currently studying NZCEL (Level 4) from China where she lives with her family.  Zhu studied the NZC...
14 July, 2021
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Success Story: Dixa Fulara

All the experience Dixa Fulara gained during her time at OPAIC is paying off in her new job in the hospitality sector. Dixa’s uncle, who moved to New Zealand...
7 July, 2021
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IT student designs device for plant care

Information Technology student Earnest Surya has designed an irrigation system for house plants as part of his programme. The device detects when a plant is dry...
23 June, 2021
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Online student story: Myriah Hankins

Myriah Hankins is one of our offshore online students studying the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management.   They live in Columbus, Ohio, USA and curre...
16 June, 2021
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Success Story: Suparajit (Gink) Laorutdecha

Suparajit (Gink) Laorutdecha says there’s never a shortage of work in the construction sector and that’s what makes it such a good industry to enter. “If...
11 June, 2021
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Student Story: Tianxiang (Shawn) Chen

Tianxiang (Shawn) Chen didn’t realise how much he was learning in his New Zealand Certificate in English Language programme until he began his master’s stud...
10 June, 2021
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Student Story: Tatiana Poletaeva

Tatiana Poletaeva is putting the four main components of her English language studies - reading, writing, listening, and speaking – to use in her Master’s d...
19 May, 2021
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Online student story: Gina Aballe

Gina Aballe’s online study experience is off to a good start and she looks forward to joining the OPAIC family on campus when travel restrictions allow. She i...
18 May, 2021
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Gaming passion inspires IT project

Information Technology student, Nemanja Vukikjevikj, is giving retro video games a new life through a device built as part of his studies. Nemanja made the devi...
17 May, 2021
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Welcoming our Online Student Representative

We’d like to welcome our recently appointed Online Student Representative, Anne M Gonzales, known as AG. She will work closely with our on-campus Student Repr...
13 May, 2021
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Student Story: Haoluan Lyu

  Haoluan (Aaron) Lyu is using the academic skills he gained during his English programme here at OPAIC, to help him with his Construction studies. Aaron came...
12 May, 2021
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Student Story: Christiaan William

South African Christiaan William landed on New Zealand soil just before the world had heard about Covid-19. In November 2019, he took leave from his job at Nort...
19 April, 2021
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Biggest Orientation of Covid times

This week we are welcoming our largest intake of new students since borders closed last year. Our new intake includes students throughout the world who will stu...
1 April, 2021
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Master’s research projects shared

Our Master of Applied Management students showcased an interesting range of research projects to peers and staff at our most recent round of Professional Projec...
26 March, 2021
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Putting IT theory into practice with autonomous car

A Graduate Diploma in Information Technology student is looking forward to putting his model self-driving car to the test. Zengshuai (Frank) Li designed and bui...
25 March, 2021
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Research day a success

We held our second Student Research Forum and Sustainability Industry Open Day on campus yesterday. It attracted twice as many participants as the first event h...
12 March, 2021
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Industry insights for IT students

We were fortunate to have an industry expert on campus yesterday speaking to our Bachelor of Information Technology and Graduate Diploma in Information Technolo...
10 March, 2021
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Welcoming our new Student Representative

We’d like to introduce our new Student Representative, Chris William. Chris is from South Africa and is completing his Graduate Diploma in Applied Management...
19 February, 2021
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Student Industry Projects showcased

Our Applied Management students had the opportunity to showcase their Industry Projects and celebrate their success recently. OPAIC’s Applied Management Depar...
19 February, 2021
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Celebrating the Lunar New Year

We celebrated the Lunar New Year and the arrival of the Year of the Ox on campus today. The Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout Asia and around the world. I...
12 February, 2021
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Success Story: Olga Rashchepkova

Olga Rashchepkova gave up a great, well-paid job as a commercial lawyer in Russia to come to New Zealand and start a new life. Having completed her master’s d...
2 February, 2021
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Welcoming our first cohort of the new year

We’re welcoming our first new cohort of students for 2021 to the campus this week. They are predominantly international students who have been living in New Z...
22 January, 2021
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Graduate Address: Juan Carlo Crispino

Juan Carlo Crispino spoke about his life-changing decision to come to New Zealand, when he delivered the OPAIC student address at Graduation last Tuesday. JC re...
24 November, 2020
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Celebrating the success of our graduates

More than 270 students crossed the stage at Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus’s 13th graduation ceremony yesterday. They included OPAIC and Capa...
18 November, 2020
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Celebrating Diwali on campus

We celebrated Diwali on campus today with a festival organised by our students, which included traditional outfits, rangoli, food, and dancing. Check out the ph...
11 November, 2020
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Sharing sustainability research through new initiative

Students are sharing bite-sized pieces of sustainability research through our new 3n5 initiative. The 3n5 Sustainability initiative involves students creating t...
11 November, 2020
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OPAIC students compete in IT challenge

Two OPAIC Information Technology students competed in a series of cloud computing challenges last month, with one finishing fourth out of all entrants in New Ze...
9 November, 2020
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New course preparing students for world of work

A new Information Technology course offered at OPAIC is helping our students prepare for the industry. The course gives students a foundation in Amazon Web Serv...
30 October, 2020
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Sustainability ideas brainstormed at workshops

Students and staff from a range of departments got together to discuss campus sustainability initiatives at two workshops this week. Otago Polytechnic and OPAIC...
30 October, 2020
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Hands-on learning during a pandemic

Providing quality hands-on experience to students during a pandemic isn’t easy, especially when gatherings and on-site activities are restricted. But for new...
28 October, 2020
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Providing financial support to students in need

OPAIC has been providing financial support to students facing hardship due to Covid-19, through two rounds of funding this year. Applications for our first rou...
21 October, 2020
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Sustainability at OPAIC

Otago Polytechnic is renowned for Sustainability. Sustainability is embedded in all that we do, as we develop sustainable practitioners. Study Block 5 at OPAIC...
21 October, 2020
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New Student Representative for OPAIC

We’d like to introduce our new student representative, Polina Artiushkina. Polina comes from Moscow, Russia and is studying the Master of Applied Management a...
19 October, 2020
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New students welcomed at Orientation

We’re welcoming a new cohort of students to our Auckland International Campus this week. Deputy Chief Executive Gagan Sachdeva welcomed our new cohort at Orie...
15 October, 2020
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Using machine learning to predict crime risk

A group of OPAIC students are using their IT skills to predict crime risk in New Zealand and they hope the police will one day be able to make use of their rese...
28 September, 2020
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Success Story: Malde Keshvala

Otago Polytechnic’s Auckland International Campus felt like home for Malde Keshvala, who came all the way from India to study the Graduate Diploma in Informat...
16 September, 2020
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Success Story: Jenny Yang

Willingness to learn and a can-do attitude are essential for succeeding in the New Zealand workforce, according to a recent graduate who is now working for a pr...
10 September, 2020
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Top scholars grateful for support

Our most recent batch of Excellent Scholars are grateful to their lecturers for the support they’ve provided to help them succeed. Staff and students gathered...
1 September, 2020
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Exploring career opportunities at expo

Our students and new graduates had the opportunity to explore the job market at the Careers Expo at ASB Showgrounds last week. Three staff and about 25 students...
13 August, 2020
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New students welcomed at historic Orientation

We’re welcoming a new cohort of students to our Auckland International Campus this week. Our current students have gradually been returning to campus over the...
5 August, 2020
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Success Story: Alimahmad Hudda

Alimahmad Hudda came to OPAIC to gain some international experience and pursue his interest in business. He previously studied Information Technology in his hom...
30 July, 2020
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Students and staff volunteer to help NZ environment

Winter is the planting season and OPAIC students and staff have joined Conservation Volunteers New Zealand to plant native trees to help restore parks and reser...
28 July, 2020
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Success Story: Tavish Sehgal

Management student Tavish Sehgal is thriving at OPAIC and helping other students to achieve. He’s grateful for the early challenges he faced during his Englis...
23 July, 2020
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Summer jobs in Central Otago

There are good summer jobs available for international students studying in Central Otago. Central Otago is the location of our boutique Cromwell campus, which...
20 July, 2020
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Research team reflects on virtual teaching experience

A cross-department team from Otago Polytechnic has reflected on their online teaching experiences for a new research paper. The lockdown pushed tertiary educati...
16 July, 2020
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IT industry partnership reaping benefits

OPAIC’s partnership with an Information Technology professional with more than 30 years of experience in the industry is reaping benefits for everyone involve...
3 July, 2020
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Success Story: Juan Carlo Crispino

Juan Carlo Crispino came to OPAIC to gain a qualification that would back up his work experience. JC studied advertising back home in the Philippines and was a...
25 June, 2020
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Top achievers celebrated

We would like to congratulate all of our Excellent Scholars and Student Ambassadors who were recognised at today’s awards ceremony. Excellent Scholars recipie...
22 June, 2020
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A great time to work in the rural industries

Covid-19 has certainly changed employment markets and work opportunities. In New Zealand, what were considered traditional skills areas are making a come back....
3 June, 2020
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Introducing our new Student Representative

Our new Student Representative is Bachelor of Applied Management student Hardik from Chandigarh, India. Hardik has already been an active Student Ambassador at...
2 June, 2020
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Developing IT skills through real-world project

Two of our Graduate Diploma in Information Technology students have recently built a business intelligence dashboard for a retail company as part of their studi...
29 May, 2020
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Graduate shares wisdom with construction students

An OPAIC construction graduate who has gone on to a successful career in the industry has shared his wisdom with current students. Bruce Kang graduated from OPA...
28 May, 2020
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Proud to be an essential worker

OPAIC student Bhavdeep Singh is proud to be an essential worker helping to serve the community during Covid-19. He’s one of many students and graduates helpin...
25 May, 2020
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Alumni share wisdom in online session 

Our students were fortunate to hear stories and tips from successful graduates during an online Alumni Panel Discussion last week. Our Employability and Indust...
21 May, 2020
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Success Story: Sikandar Hirani

 Sikandar Hirani enrolled in the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) to gain technical knowledge and grow professionally. He works for Auc...
15 May, 2020
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Keeping up with study despite distance

Ramandeep Kaur is staying up until the early hours of the morning to attend online classes from her home in India. Ramandeep was unable to return to New Zealand...
13 May, 2020
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COVID-19 and the student voice

Students are by and large happy with the way OPAIC has reacted to COVID-19 and are adjusting well to the new ways of learning. When COVID-19 restrictions came i...
6 May, 2020
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Thai students safe in lockdown

Eight international students from Thailand have been caught up in the COVID-19 lockdown and are staying at the Central Campus until flights become available. Th...
5 May, 2020
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Observing Ramadan during COVID-19

Otago Polytechnic’s Muslim whanau are observing Ramadan differently this year. Ramadhan is a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community for Muslims ar...
5 May, 2020
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Hard at work from her bubble

Rashmiben Patel has been keeping busy in her bubble – attending online classes and helping a flower company connect with customers. Rashmi studies the Graduat...
5 May, 2020
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Success Story: Jiahui (Joelle) Li

Graduate Joelle Li is enjoying life in sunny Nelson where she works as Marketing Representative for a New Zealand sea salt company. Joelle studied the Graduate...
29 April, 2020
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Success Story: Rachit Kushwaha

Graduate Rachit Kushwaha has been making his mark in New Zealand through his initiatives to help new migrants. Rachit came to New Zealand from New Delhi to stud...
24 April, 2020
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Using VR to promote sustainable buildings

An OPAIC team has published a research paper about using virtual reality to promote sustainable buildings. Buildings made of raw earth are popular around the wo...
22 April, 2020
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Making the most of the lockdown

Aleksandr Taran is making the most of the lockdown by engaging in online learning and using his spare time to practise his English. Aleksandr, who is from Russi...
22 April, 2020
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Continuing to study from afar

Roman Nazarov found himself unable to return to New Zealand when COVID-19 border restrictions came into effect, but he hasn’t let that get in the way of his s...
21 April, 2020
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Celebrating our top scholars in a virtual setting

We’d like to congratulate all the students recognised at our Excellent Scholars award ceremony today. Excellent Scholars takes place every study block and rec...
20 April, 2020
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Gaining global construction experience online

A group of construction students have made OPAIC proud at a global online competition. OPAIC selected a team of four undergraduate construction students to part...
17 April, 2020
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Keeping online learning interesting through gamification

Our lecturers are finding innovative ways of keeping their students engaged during the lockdown period. Senior Business Lecturer Lorraine Skelton has started us...
17 April, 2020
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Overcoming COVID-19 challenges to continue study

OPAIC student Alexey Zernov intended to take a short holiday in Russia between completing his English language programme and starting his Master of Applied Mana...
16 April, 2020
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Adapting to teaching under COVID-19 lockdown

  When New Zealand went into lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our staff needed to quickly adapt. For our academic staff, this meant moving all class...
6 April, 2020
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A new approach to Orientation

We took a new approach to Orientation at OPAIC last week. COVID-19 prevented our new students from attending their traditional on-campus Orientation. Fortunatel...
31 March, 2020
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‘Amazing opportunity’ for management students

Two OPAIC students had the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the project management industry and to network with professionals recently. Postgraduate Dip...
26 September, 2018