Get Involved & Campaigns
Over the last decade OPSA and OUSA have worked with the Regional Council, and routes and timetables have been improved to better meet the needs of Polytechnic students, and we are grateful for these.
OPSA lobbied for a more affordable bus service, and from 2014 students can get a 25% student discount on Dunedin buses when using a GoCard
Thursdays in Black
Wearing black on Thursdays indicates that you have a desire for a community where we can all walk safely without fear of being beaten-up, verbally abused, raped, discriminated against because of your gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. It shows that you want to be free.
Thursdays in Black T-shirts are for sale from OPSA office.
While there are many great flats out there, sadly some of Dunedin’s rental housing stock is not suitable for its usage. You should be aware what you’re really signing up for.
Dunedin landlords and renters have a free system available to give flats a standardised rating (based on an idea OPSA presented to the DCC in 2004), allowing renters to better know what they’re signing up for. Check all the flats on your next year’s list to see which flat is really best - Student Tenancy Accommodation Rating Scheme.
If you have a specific problem with your current flat contact OPSA if you need help or advice dealing with your landlord.
The Otago Polytechnic Students’ Association is reminding student tenants and landlords to take steps to avoid house fires in the coming winter.
OPSA supports smoke-alarms being made compulsory in all rental accomodation.
Make Yourself Heard
Write a letter to the editor of most any NZ newspaper you choose.
Write a letter to an MP.
Give Otago Polytechnic feedback.