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Management lecturers share knowledge in China

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...
13 November, 2019
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OPAIC lecturer takes honey business to China

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...
12 November, 2019
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Movember on campus

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...
1 November, 2019
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Connecting with the Cancer Society

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...
1 November, 2019
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Diwali on Campus

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...
29 October, 2019
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Success Story: Abida Manzoor

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...
22 October, 2019
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Block 5 Orientation underway

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...
17 October, 2019
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Boosting confidence with local experience

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...
9 October, 2019
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Volunteering at the Auckland City Mission

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...
23 September, 2019
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Success Story: Dmitrii Golyshev

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...
16 September, 2019
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Fashion meets sustainability

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...
30 August, 2019
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Industry guest for Construction students

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...
29 August, 2019
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Success Story: Akshay Varasadiya

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...
20 August, 2019
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Welcoming our new students

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...
8 August, 2019
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Promoting employability thinking

OPAIC staff are getting familiar with the latest research around graduate employability through a series of interactive workshops. Senior Researcher: Learner Ca...
7 August, 2019
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Success Story: Farjana Rahman

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...
6 August, 2019
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Incorporating culture into teaching

Information Technology lecturer Dr Suhaimi (Hymie) Latif brought his cultural background into his Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, which he recently comp...
18 July, 2019
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Creating learner-centred environments

Principal lecturer Dr Indrapriya (Indra) Kularatne undertook the Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the field...
17 July, 2019
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Success Story: Fabianna Cinelli Maroni

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...
16 July, 2019
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Addressing the diverse needs of learners

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...
15 July, 2019
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DJ Forbes among range of sports stars set to graduate from Otago Polytechnic

DJ Forbes is no stranger to either challenges or success. Yet the New Zealand Rugby Sevens star rates graduating with a Masters from Otago Polytechnic this week...
1 May, 2019
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Spreading the word about sustainability

Our Implementing Sustainable Practice students were out in Aotea Square today, sharing their messages about environmental issues. Students in the class got int...
16 April, 2019
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Congratulations to our graduates

A record 740 people are graduating in person from Otago Polytechnic today.More than 320 graduands took the stage for the first of two graduation ceremonies at...
14 December, 2018
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Management lecturers share knowledge in China

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...
13 November, 2019
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OPAIC lecturer takes honey business to China

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...
12 November, 2019
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Movember on campus

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...
1 November, 2019
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Connecting with the Cancer Society

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...
1 November, 2019
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Diwali on Campus

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...
29 October, 2019
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Success Story: Abida Manzoor

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...
22 October, 2019
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Block 5 Orientation underway

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...
17 October, 2019
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Boosting confidence with local experience

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...
9 October, 2019
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Volunteering at the Auckland City Mission

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...
23 September, 2019
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Success Story: Dmitrii Golyshev

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...
16 September, 2019
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Fashion meets sustainability

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...
30 August, 2019
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Industry guest for Construction students

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...
29 August, 2019
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Success Story: Akshay Varasadiya

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...
20 August, 2019
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Welcoming our new students

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...
8 August, 2019
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Promoting employability thinking

OPAIC staff are getting familiar with the latest research around graduate employability through a series of interactive workshops. Senior Researcher: Learner Ca...
7 August, 2019
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Success Story: Farjana Rahman

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...
6 August, 2019
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Incorporating culture into teaching

Information Technology lecturer Dr Suhaimi (Hymie) Latif brought his cultural background into his Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, which he recently comp...
18 July, 2019
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Creating learner-centred environments

Principal lecturer Dr Indrapriya (Indra) Kularatne undertook the Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the field...
17 July, 2019
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Success Story: Fabianna Cinelli Maroni

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...
16 July, 2019
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Addressing the diverse needs of learners

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...
15 July, 2019
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DJ Forbes among range of sports stars set to graduate from Otago Polytechnic

DJ Forbes is no stranger to either challenges or success. Yet the New Zealand Rugby Sevens star rates graduating with a Masters from Otago Polytechnic this week...
1 May, 2019
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Spreading the word about sustainability

Our Implementing Sustainable Practice students were out in Aotea Square today, sharing their messages about environmental issues. Students in the class got int...
16 April, 2019
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Congratulations to our graduates

A record 740 people are graduating in person from Otago Polytechnic today.More than 320 graduands took the stage for the first of two graduation ceremonies at...
14 December, 2018