Te Reo Tuatahi is an opportunity for vocational education students from across Aotearoa to connect and discuss student culture and the future of learning.

Held in Dunedin and organised by Otago Polytechnic students and staff, Te Reo Tuatahi aims to capture the current state of the student experience and offer opportunities for connection within the wider student body.


Day One: 24 September 2020

Hear from a variety of speakers and participate in a round-table activity. Later that day, enjoy a social dinner with other attendees.

Day Two: 25 September 2020

Participate in a variety of workshop sessions around self-growth, peer empowerment, courageous conversations, community building, organisational knowledge, campaigning, and student representation. 


Forth Street 
Otago Polytachnic


The New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST), which polytechnics and ITOs are now part of, formed earlier this year – and we want to ensure that the student voice is at the centre of their decision-making.

The symposium’s themes, informed by a student survey sent earlier this year, are:

• Our needs

• Our culture

• Our future