Otago Polytechnic News

Open education promises income

Open education promises income

Otago Polytechnic's work with open education could see new cash flow within a decade.

New beginning just the start

New beginning just the start

Gaining a bachelor of applied management degree from Otago Polytechnic has proved a ''life-changing'' experience for Christchurch resident Deborah Barton.

Big rise in polytech graduates

Having a record 940 people graduating from Otago Polytechnic today highlights Dunedin's standing as ''the educational capital of New Zealand''.

Otago Polytechnic graduands - 14 March 2014

About 940 people will graduate from Otago Polytechnic with degrees and other qualifications in many disciplines, including midwifery and occupational therapy as well as architecture, building and engineering, in a ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall at 3pm today.

Rapid rise in polytech student numbers

Rapid rise in polytech student numbers

Rapid growth in student numbers at Otago Polytechnic means some semester two enrolments will likely not be Government-funded.

Polytechnic-Bougainville tie-up

Polytechnic-Bougainville tie-up

Otago Polytechnic can help Bougainville rebuild from rock bottom, Bougainville governor Joe Lera says.

Expansion name of the game at polytechnic

Expansion name of the game at polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic is going from strength to strength - student numbers have grown for two years running and the institution is making surpluses large enough to invest in new buildings.

Student allowance numbers dive

Student allowance numbers dive

A more than 20% drop in the number of Dunedin students receiving the student allowance shows Government changes to entitlements are beginning to bite, opponents of the changes say.

Some sobering messages

Some sobering messages

Otago Polytechnic students were asked to save the world - and Invermay - at a brunch welcoming them to their study in Dunedin yesterday.

Polytech puts naming policy on the block

Polytech puts naming policy on the block

The large letters identifying Otago Polytechnic buildings may soon be a thing of the past as the institution moves towards more imaginative naming of its blocks.

Enrolments for Otago Polytechnic increasing

Enrolments for Otago Polytechnic are ''well ahead'' of last year, with the institution looking set to grow for the third year running.

Ker staying grounded

Ker staying grounded

Otago Polytechnic chief executive Phil Ker has grounded himself for the year.

Nearly half nursing graduates find jobs

Nearly half nursing graduates find jobs

Just under half of Otago Polytechnic's nursing graduates from last year have found jobs.

International school spin-offs

International school spin-offs

A proposed $60 million international school for Dunedin would have positive spin-offs for the city's tertiary and secondary providers, Otago Polytechnic chief executive Phil Ker says.

Projects hold big potential for city

Projects hold big potential for city

An expanding team at Otago Polytechnic is backing a batch of fledgling business ideas which could help transform Dunedin's economy.

First trip for Bougainville public servants

First trip for Bougainville public servants

A group of 12 public servants from Bougainville are braving a chilly Dunedin summer to learn skills to help the once war-torn region prosper.

Polytech applications promising

Polytech applications promising

Applications for Otago Polytechnic are ''well up'' on last year, but it is too early to say whether this will mean more students when the academic year starts next month.

Wind turbine may fan local industry

Wind turbine may fan local industry

The installation of a wind turbine on the roof of an Otago Polytechnic building this week marks a step towards what its creator hopes will lead to a booming Dunedin industry.

Polytech forecasts 6% student growth

Polytech forecasts 6% student growth

The future looks bright for Otago Polytechnic, as student numbers are forecast to grow by 6% next year - its third year of growth in a row.

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