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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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Otago Polytechnic extends CEO’s contract as it seeks smooth transition to new model

Otago Polytechnic has extended Chief Executive Phil Ker’s contract to manage a smooth transition to a revamped Vocational Education model.Otago Polytechnic’...
9 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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Staff Research: High Dimensional Data

How might we benefit from analysis of large volumes of data?We live now in an age of continuous connection and interaction. As our society increasingly uses dig...
1 July, 2019
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OPAIC research on show

Some of the best work coming out of Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus was on display on Friday night. Showcase 2019 brought students, staff and in...
24 June, 2019
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National Volunteer Week at OPAIC

Students had the chance to explore volunteering opportunities in New Zealand at our mini-expo today. They heard from the Auckland City Mission, Girl Guiding New...
19 June, 2019
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Staff Research: Fog Computing

How can time-sensitive data be processed most efficiently? It is expected that data processing will increasingly occur in the cloud, but sending large volumes...
18 June, 2019
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Chinese agent workshop

We had the pleasure of hosting more than 80 Chinese onshore agents at our campus yesterday. Our agent partners help our international students to select their...
24 May, 2019
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Otago Polytechnic wins Rainbow Award

Otago Polytechnic has won the Simpson Grierson Impact Award at the inaugural Rainbow Excellence Awards.We were also finalists in a range of categories at the aw...
21 May, 2019
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Student Testimonial: Gertrude Appiagyei

Postgraduate student Gertrude Appiagyei is enjoying the peaceful lifestyle here in New Zealand. Gertrude came from Ghana, a country of 28 million people, to New...
20 May, 2019
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Pink Shirt Day

Today we took part in Pink Shirt Day to show our commitment to creating a positive, welcoming and inclusive environment. Thanks to all the students and staff wh...
17 May, 2019
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Celebrating graduate success

Students from all over the globe graduated at our ceremony in Auckland yesterday. A total of 225 graduates crossed the stage including those who completed their...
2 May, 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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Kids on Campus for school holidays

OPAIC welcomed the children of its staff onto campus again these school holidays. We had 37 kids aged five to 17 attending yesterday’s Kids on Campus event....
18 April, 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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Celebration of Diversity

We held a Celebration of Diversity on campus today to raise money for victims of the Christchurch terror attacks. We have students and staff from dozens of diff...
29 March, 2019
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Student Testimonial: Aishwarya Singh

Hear business student Aishwarya Singh speak about what it was like to travel to a new country and begin studying at OPAIC over on our YouTube channel. ...
22 March, 2019
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Student Profile: Samuel Alonso

Business student Samuel Alonso came to New Zealand for some valuable experience in an international environment. Sam was born in Venezuela, but his family is Sp...
16 March, 2019
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Success Story: Abzal Ongarbaev

Abzal Ongarbaev made his childhood dream a reality when he came to New Zealand from Kazakhstan to study. He completed a Bachelor in Computing and Software Devel...
5 March, 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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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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Otago Polytechnic extends CEO’s contract as it seeks smooth transition to new model

Otago Polytechnic has extended Chief Executive Phil Ker’s contract to manage a smooth transition to a revamped Vocational Education model.Otago Polytechnic’...
9 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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Staff Research: High Dimensional Data

How might we benefit from analysis of large volumes of data?We live now in an age of continuous connection and interaction. As our society increasingly uses dig...
1 July, 2019
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OPAIC research on show

Some of the best work coming out of Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus was on display on Friday night. Showcase 2019 brought students, staff and in...
24 June, 2019
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National Volunteer Week at OPAIC

Students had the chance to explore volunteering opportunities in New Zealand at our mini-expo today. They heard from the Auckland City Mission, Girl Guiding New...
19 June, 2019
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Staff Research: Fog Computing

How can time-sensitive data be processed most efficiently? It is expected that data processing will increasingly occur in the cloud, but sending large volumes...
18 June, 2019
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Chinese agent workshop

We had the pleasure of hosting more than 80 Chinese onshore agents at our campus yesterday. Our agent partners help our international students to select their...
24 May, 2019
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Otago Polytechnic wins Rainbow Award

Otago Polytechnic has won the Simpson Grierson Impact Award at the inaugural Rainbow Excellence Awards.We were also finalists in a range of categories at the aw...
21 May, 2019
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Student Testimonial: Gertrude Appiagyei

Postgraduate student Gertrude Appiagyei is enjoying the peaceful lifestyle here in New Zealand. Gertrude came from Ghana, a country of 28 million people, to New...
20 May, 2019
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Pink Shirt Day

Today we took part in Pink Shirt Day to show our commitment to creating a positive, welcoming and inclusive environment. Thanks to all the students and staff wh...
17 May, 2019
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Celebrating graduate success

Students from all over the globe graduated at our ceremony in Auckland yesterday. A total of 225 graduates crossed the stage including those who completed their...
2 May, 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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Kids on Campus for school holidays

OPAIC welcomed the children of its staff onto campus again these school holidays. We had 37 kids aged five to 17 attending yesterday’s Kids on Campus event....
18 April, 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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Celebration of Diversity

We held a Celebration of Diversity on campus today to raise money for victims of the Christchurch terror attacks. We have students and staff from dozens of diff...
29 March, 2019
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Student Testimonial: Aishwarya Singh

Hear business student Aishwarya Singh speak about what it was like to travel to a new country and begin studying at OPAIC over on our YouTube channel. ...
22 March, 2019
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Student Profile: Samuel Alonso

Business student Samuel Alonso came to New Zealand for some valuable experience in an international environment. Sam was born in Venezuela, but his family is Sp...
16 March, 2019
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Success Story: Abzal Ongarbaev

Abzal Ongarbaev made his childhood dream a reality when he came to New Zealand from Kazakhstan to study. He completed a Bachelor in Computing and Software Devel...
5 March, 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