While it seems a short time since this year's event wrapped
and left the station, the 2016 version is getting ready to
Otago Polytechnic arboriculture student Julian Kirby (right)
says he ''fell into'' tree-climbing.
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.
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.
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.
The creations of two Otago Polytechnic fashion design
students have been recognised by clothing chain
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.
Yesterday's large Otago Polytechnic graduation reflects a
''maturing'' of tertiary education and a growing community
acceptance of the polytechnic's importance.
The Otago Polytechnic graduation parade moves through Central
Dunedin before a graduation ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall
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