Plans for a $20million, 235 room hostel are being dusted off
by Otago Polytechnic as it seeks to increase its
international student numbers.
Otago Polytechnic may drop 10 full time academic staff
positions as part of proposed cuts to its architecture,
engineering, and building school.
A new jobs initiative aims to keep more of Dunedin's 3000
international students in the city for longer.
Aoraki Polytechnic may withdraw from its Dunedin campus
following a proposed merger, but Otago Polytechnic could pick
up the slack, the latter's chief executive says.
A petition set up protesting a ban on babies sleeping in
slings at playcentres has been scrapped - for now.
Kristina Brandeus Kirkkopelto ended up in Dunedin by choosing
Otago Polytechnic from a list.
Otago Polytechnic has apologised to students after its
library switched to holiday hours while projects and exams
had not yet finished in some courses.
Otago Polytechnic remains optimistic about its student
numbers, which are on budget, but 2.6% lower than this time
Consultation on the Otago Polytechnic's proposed new drug and
alcohol testing policy has closed after the students'
association sent its submission on the policy last night.
University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic students (from
left) Kate Dowding (20), Hattie MacLennan (20) and Lucy Boon
(21) held a Pink Potluck dinner at a Dunedin student flat
last night, to raise money for breast cancer awareness and
Otago Polytechnic is considering drug and alcohol testing for
most students and staff, after almost 100 engineering
students were tested for drugs earlier this year.
Deloitte Dunedin managing partner Mike Horne has been
appointed to the Otago Polytechnic council by Tertiary
Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce.
The Otago Polytechnic graduation parade moves through Central
Dunedin before a graduation ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall
Yesterday's large Otago Polytechnic graduation reflects a
''maturing'' of tertiary education and a growing community
acceptance of the polytechnic's importance.
North Island student Riana Murray has made a tough and
sometimes painful educational journey to gain a national
certificate in veterinary nursing from Otago Polytechnic.
Future tradies are getting a head start at Otago Polytechnic.
Otago Polytechnic is offering free level 2 study as part of a
Government push to increase the number of people with level 2
Having overcome the daunting challenges of a house fire,
motherhood and recent back surgery, Jenna Pope was
''thrilled'' to be graduating from Otago Polytechnic
A group of Otago Polytechnic students has won a national
design award for creating an innovative building that does
not require consent.
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