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Welcoming our first cohort of the new year

22 January, 2021
News and events

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 Zealand for some time. Our new arrivals also include some domestic Construction students.

Today they are undertaking a day of Orientation activities including an introduction to our staff and services, a campus tour, an IT induction, an Employability introduction and an academic orientation.

The day began with a Maori welcome given by ICT & Facilities Manager Sonny Teio on behalf of the people of the land. He said he hoped the students would have a lifechanging experience here, just as he had during his time studying with Otago Polytechnic.

Group Chief Executive Sam Alavi also welcomed students, telling them OPAIC was about to become a second home to them and staff would work hard to ensure they had a pleasant journey here.