Otago Polytechnic News

Fraudster stood down from student council

The Dunedin man who defrauded insurance companies of more than $300,000 to satisfy the demands of his blackmailing mistress has been stood down from the Otago Polytechnic Students' Association council after his criminal past came to light.

Test of food skills

The skills of 150 Otago Polytechnic students will be tested at a Food Design Institute conference to be held at the institution on June 29.

Visit offers chance for further links

Visit offers chance for further links

Several positive factors could result in more academic educational links being developed between Otago Polytechnic and Japanese universities, an Otago Polytechnic executive says.

Polytech launches degree in China

Polytech launches degree in China

The Otago Polytechnic has broken new ground by launching an engineering technology degree in China, which will eventually bring up to 120 Chinese students to Dunedin each year.

Finding right medium

Finding right medium

Otago Polytechnic fashion design student Alice Baird adjusts one of her creations for a photo shoot in Crawford St, Dunedin, on Thursday, with models (from left) Abby Anderson, Bonnie O'Donoghue and Laura Adams.

Staff cuts necessary: polytechnic

Staff cuts to the Otago Polytechnic's School of Architecture Building and Engineering were "absolutely'' necessary despite a recent increase to the school's roll, the acting head of school says.

Otago students earn masonic grants

Otago students earn masonic grants

A $10,000 masonic postgraduate scholarship is supporting University of Otago research that aims to help low-income people overcome stress arising from financial pressures.

Carpentry student a 'natural'

Carpentry student a 'natural'

Otago Polytechnic carpentry student Megan Roberts spends her days surrounded by 22 males, but it is her ability rather than her gender which makes her stand out, her tutor says.

Polytech enrolments defy expectations

Polytech enrolments defy expectations

Enrolments at the Otago Polytechnic have "remained strong'' despite a drop in numbers across the tertiary sector, chief executive Phil Ker says.

Consent sought for new hall of residence

Consent sought for new hall of residence

Plans for a $20million Otago Polytechnic hall of residence have progressed, with the polytech council approving the proposed building's design.

Polytech acknowledges eminent alumni

Polytech acknowledges eminent alumni

Otago Polytechnic yesterday celebrated its 50th anniversary and the outstanding contributions of 19 of its former students by presenting them with distinguished alumni awards.

Polytech food products snapped up

Polytech food products snapped up

Otago Polytechnic bachelor of culinary arts students are selling foods and trialling new products at a series of weekly pop-up markets near the polytechnic's Eden Cafe.

Polytech sites merger plan welcomed

Polytech sites merger plan welcomed

The Otago Polytechnics's plans to amalgamate three Cromwell sites into one learning hub has been hailed as ‘‘extremely exciting'' for Central Otago.

Polytech acquires Bannockburn site

Polytech acquires Bannockburn site

Otago Polytechnic has announced plans for a central hub in Bannockburn, combining its three Central Otago sites.

Startup Weekend ‘inspiring’

Startup Weekend ‘inspiring’

Startup Weekend is a great place to hatch a plan - just ask Phillipa Dick.

On the move (+ video)

On the move (+ video)

Otago Polytechnic graduands move along George St, Dunedin, shortly before the end of the polytechnic's latest pre-graduation parade yesterday.

Video: Otago Polytechnic Graduation Parade

Video: Otago Polytechnic Graduation Parade

Some of the 400 people graduating from the Otago Polytechnic on Friday parade down George Street on there way to the Dunedin Town Hall for their graduation ceremony.

A degree of satisfaction from studies (+ video)

A degree of satisfaction from studies (+ video)

At the age of 68, Mike Smith is discovering life still holds plenty of surprises.

Otago Polytechnic graduands

About 400 people will graduate in person from Otago Polytechnic with qualifications in a range of subjects, including architecture, building and engineering, as well midwifery and occupational therapy, in a ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall at 3pm today. More than 500 others will graduate in absentia.

Cafe weighing move away from paper cups

Cafe weighing move away from paper cups

A cafe in the Otago Polytechnic Student Hub is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by getting rid of paper takeaway cups.

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