Otago Polytechnic News

Polytech apology over library hours

Polytech apology over library hours

Otago Polytechnic has apologised to students after its library switched to holiday hours while projects and exams had not yet finished in some courses.

Numbers still please

Otago Polytechnic remains optimistic about its student numbers, which are on budget, but 2.6% lower than this time last year.

Drug policy consultation ends

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.

Dinner in pink raises $1350 for cancer research

Dinner in pink raises $1350 for cancer research

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 research.

Polytech mulls more drug testing

Polytech mulls more drug testing

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.

New polytechnic council appointments

Deloitte Dunedin managing partner Mike Horne has been appointed to the Otago Polytechnic council by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce.

Awash with colour

Awash with colour

The Otago Polytechnic graduation parade moves through Central Dunedin before a graduation ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall yesterday.

Graduation reflects the 'maturing' of education

Graduation reflects the 'maturing' of education

Yesterday's large Otago Polytechnic graduation reflects a ''maturing'' of tertiary education and a growing community acceptance of the polytechnic's importance.

Student's difficult journey to degree

Student's difficult journey to degree

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.

Student's difficult journey to degree

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.

Pupils get taste of trades at polytech

Pupils get taste of trades at polytech

Future tradies are getting a head start at Otago Polytechnic.

Free study at Otago Polytech

Free study at Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic is offering free level 2 study as part of a Government push to increase the number of people with level 2 qualifications.

Polytech graduate rewarded for resilience

Polytech graduate rewarded for resilience

Having overcome the daunting challenges of a house fire, motherhood and recent back surgery, Jenna Pope was ''thrilled'' to be graduating from Otago Polytechnic yesterday.

Students' building sustainable winner

Students' building sustainable winner

A group of Otago Polytechnic students has won a national design award for creating an innovative building that does not require consent.

Students push culinary envelope

Students push culinary envelope

In a culmination of three years of study, the first bachelor of culinary arts students at Otago Polytechnic put on a memorable dinner last week for friends and associates.

Polytechnic aiming to expand 'Central' campus

Polytechnic aiming to expand 'Central' campus

Otago Polytechnic is looking to aggressively expand its Cromwell campus, which it has rebranded ''Central''.

Polytechnic aiming to be world class; charitable foundation initiative

Otago Polytechnic has set itself the lofty aim of becoming a ''world-class institution'' and is starting a charitable foundation to help it get there.

Residents canvassed

Two Otago Polytechnic students are out and about in Mosgiel this week, carrying out research for the East Taieri Community Church.

'Little option' over polytech fees increase

'Little option' over polytech fees increase

Otago Polytechnic students are sick of year after year of fee rises, but the institution said it had no choice when it voted to increase them again.

Polytechnic upgrade work to begin next week

A $12 million upgrade of two of Otago Polytechnic's main campus buildings has been approved and construction is set to start on Monday.

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