Otago Polytechnic News

Polytech celebrates 50 years

Polytech celebrates 50 years

Founding Otago Polytechnic council member Dawn Ibbotson (101) cuts the birthday cake as the polytechnic celebrates its 50-year anniversary on campus yesterday.

Career in graphic design will not be sugar-coated

Career in graphic design will not be sugar-coated

Last year, Otago Polytechnic student George Chalmers would cheerfully add four teaspoons of sugar to his cup of tea without a second thought.

Polytech drug and alcohol testing argued

Polytech drug and alcohol testing argued

The latest draft of Otago Polytechnic's drug and alcohol testing policy takes ''a sledgehammer to a problem that doesn't exist'', the Tertiary Education Union says.

Chinese fashions help launch polytech's student hub

Chinese fashions help launch polytech's student hub

Models from Ali McD Models Ltd wear Shanghai University of Engineering Science student Guo Shiyao's designs on the runway at Otago Polytechnic last night.

House to be auctioned for charity

House to be auctioned for charity

Otago Polytechnic architecture, building and engineering students have been hard at work on the polytechnic's charity house.

$70m makeover for Otago Polytech

$70m makeover for Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic will spend at least $70 million on building projects over the next seven years, the Otago Daily Times has learned.

Change allows more funding for polytechnic

Change allows more funding for polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic is anticipating a boost in government funding following policy changes announced last week.

Atrium unveiled at polytech

Atrium unveiled at polytech

Otago polytechnic campus project manager Tracey Howell and learning environment director Mike Collins celebrate after the new atrium on campus was unveiled yesterday.

Most Otago Polytech students also working

Most Otago Polytech students also working

Three-quarters of Otago Polytechnic students are working while they study, an annual report has found.

Polytech adds design courses

Polytech adds design courses

Otago Polytechnic is expanding its design programme by a third, less than two months after the University of Otago announced its design programme would close.

Polytech students choose president

Polytech students choose president

A new president of the Otago Polytechnic Students' Association has been elected by just a fraction of the study body.

Fashion students gearing up for iD week

Fashion students gearing up for iD week

While it seems a short time since this year's event wrapped and left the station, the 2016 version is getting ready to roll.

Student has a head for heights

Student has a head for heights

Otago Polytechnic arboriculture student Julian Kirby (right) says he ''fell into'' tree-climbing.

Polytech to shed seven staff

Polytech to shed seven staff

Seven full-time staff are expected to lose their jobs at Otago Polytechnic's architecture, building and engineering school by the end of the year.

Numbers needed to keep staff: Ker

Numbers needed to keep staff: Ker

Redundancies are likely if enrolments ''are not on track for a February start'' when Otago Polytechnic takes over courses offered at Aoraki Polytechnic's Dunedin campus.

Polytech cutbacks a 'mistake'

Polytech cutbacks a 'mistake'

Otago Polytechnic is making a mistake by planning cuts to its building school as a construction boom is projected to begin, the Tertiary Education Union says.

Students collaborate with clothing chain

Students collaborate with clothing chain

The creations of two Otago Polytechnic fashion design students have been recognised by clothing chain Glassons. 

Plans for new $20m hostel

Plans for new $20m hostel

Plans for a $20million, 235 room hostel are being dusted off by Otago Polytechnic as it seeks to increase its international student numbers.

Staff cuts indicated at polytech

Staff cuts indicated at polytech

Otago Polytechnic may drop 10 full time academic staff positions as part of proposed cuts to its architecture, engineering, and building school.

International students targeted for city jobs

International students targeted for city jobs

A new jobs initiative aims to keep more of Dunedin's 3000 international students in the city for longer.

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