Alumni and Friends Benefits

Because we value our alumni and former staff we have negotiated some great deals for you.

Fee discount of 15%

Registered alumni enrolling for fee-for-service courses or assessments can get a 15% discount.

For example:

  • if you've completed an open education resource online and want to be assessed for a qualification
  • if you're applying for any self-funded short course
  • if you're applying for a qualification two years or more after completing your previous qualification
  • if you're applying for any Art night class (before you apply for an art night class, request a discount code from

Please note: You won't be able to use your 15% discount and an OP scholarship to reduce your costs. You're very welcome to apply for any of our scholarships but you'll be awarded whichever discount is of higher value -you won't get the alumni discount and a scholarship discount. 

Room Hire and Video Conferencing Facilities

Take advantage of room hire and video conferencing facilities free of charge, subject to availability. Enquiries to



Gym memberships

Maintain your fitness through a low-priced gym membership (3, 6 or 12 month options) with the Otago Institute of Sport and Adventure. Use the modern gym, based at the Sargood Centre, Logan Park, Dunedin, where you will also have access to personal trainers.


  • all memberships are subject to pre-exercise screening
  • you must not be replacing an active gym membership with another exercise provider
  • click here to access a Gym Membership Form including a weekly payment option.
Mentoring and Internship Opportunities

It may be that you are starting out and could do with some mentoring or an internship opportunity to gain some experience. Email and we will endeavour to put you in touch with someone who can help.

On the other hand, you may be already established in business and have a wealth of experience to share. We would value hearing from you if you are willing to share your expertise and perhaps offer an internship or work experience opportunity - email if this is the case.

Supplier Discounts (New Zealand)

As part of Otago Polytechnic's arrangement with Boost supplier discounts, we have a limited number of spaces for alumni to access discounts for personal purchases from a range of suppliers.

Email if you would like to be added as a Boost user.

Specsavers discount

As a Premium Club Corporate Partner, all employees, alumni and their family members are eligible for Specsavers offers. Premium Club is for the whole family and you can share these great offers using the share function when you register with Specsavers.

To access the Premium Club offers, each family member can register on the Polytechnic's Premium Club page and present their personalised Premium Club voucher in any Specsavers store in New Zealand for great savings.

Please click on this link to access the deal and complete the form.

Access to Robertson Library

You may access the Robertson Library as a study space; however, you may not take books on loan nor access electronic resources.