Career Information

Occupational Therapy Information Evening

Tuesday 18 September, 6.00pm–7.30pm G203, G Block, corner Harbour Terrace and Union Street
Occupational Therapists help people achieve independence, meaning and satisfaction in daily occupations. Come and learn about this diverse people-oriented profession. Hear from therapists about their work, from staff about the programme design and the things you will be involved in and from students about what it’s like to be part of the programme.
Students, parents and whanau are all welcome.

Celebrate Design
School of Design Secondary Schools Awards Exhibition

22 – 30 August, 10.00am – 4.00pm
The Hub, Otago Polytechnic, Ground Floor H Block, Forth Street

Careers in Health Information Evening

Thursday 2 August, 5.30pm – 7.00pm
The Hub, Otago Polytechnic Dunedin Campus

This is your opportunity to explore your healthcare career options at our expo and range of informative seminars. Learn about our healthcare programmes, what you need to do to apply to study in 2019 – and speak to our qualified staff, healthcare practitioners and industry professionals about your healthcare career aspirations.

Find out more about Otago Polytechnic’s Health programmes:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Services (Counselling, Career Practice, Disability Support and Coordination, Human Services, Mental Health Support Work)
  • Sport and Exercise
  • Massage Therapy
  • Degree and Diploma bridging option 

Dunedin School of Art Open Day

Saturday 25 August, 10.00am – 3.00pm
Dunedin School of Art, Riego St (off Albany St)

The Dunedin School of Art is offering FREE workshop experiences in their world-class facilities for Open Day.

If you’d like to try out a specific technique, or are interested in what they get up to, please come along.

The workshops are suitable for anyone – no prior experience required.

Studio workshops include: > Ceramics > Drawing > Painting > Photography > Jewellery & Metalsmithing > Printmaking > Textiles

Tours of the school will be available during the Open Day. For those interested in studying in 2019, bring along copies of your artwork or portfolio to discuss with school staff a provisional placement for 2019.

For more information:
0800 762 786 or

Turn up on the day and have a go!


Staying in touch with student life at Otago

If you wanted to learn some more about student life at Otago you may want to consider subscribing to the University’s e-newsletter, Otago Connection. Otago Connection is the universities news site and e-newsletter dedicated to keeping students’ families connected with student life at Otago. It includes stories and videos about student successes, events, volunteering and campus life.  Please have a look at their latest news:

Click here for helpful study tips

Recently NZ Post released two new apps to assist students transition to tertiary study.

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GuideMe is a free start-to-finish checklist for getting your university study options sorted. It’s based on advice and tips from first-year uni students, with links to essential website and services they recommend. As you work with GuideMe to narrow down what you want to study, where you’ll live and how you will pay for everything, it remembers your choices and sends you deadline reminders.

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Connect makes it easy to send important documents, e.g. verified copy of your passport or evidence of income, direct to StudyLink. Parents can support a student’s application by sending forms and evidence of income direct to StudyLink.

Lincoln University staff noticed when out and about that there are a lot of people – particularly parents – who don’t really understand the ins and outs of university today.  Possibly because they didn’t go themselves or simply because times have changed. They recognised there aren’t too many places for parents, caregivers and students to go to get the big picture.

They put together an event (UNI 101) earlier in the year for students and families to gain valuable pieces of advice, understand the fundamental objectives of a university, and where to get assistance when picking a degree or what institution to study at. The notes from this event have been made available electronically and are well worth a read. UNI 101 is neutral and does not promote any one institution.  For more information click here.