Otago Polytechnic can help Bougainville rebuild from rock
bottom, Bougainville governor Joe Lera says.
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
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
Otago Polytechnic students were asked to save the world - and
Invermay - at a brunch welcoming them to their study in
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 are ''well ahead'' of last
year, with the institution looking set to grow for the third
Just under half of Otago Polytechnic's nursing graduates from
last year have found jobs.
Otago Polytechnic chief executive Phil Ker has grounded
himself for the year.
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.
An expanding team at Otago Polytechnic is backing a batch of
fledgling business ideas which could help transform Dunedin's
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two Otago Polytechnic students have been chosen to ''Live the
Dream'' after developing a workplace wellness programme
trialled at the Otago Corrections Facility.
Otago Polytechnic graduands march up George St to their
graduation ceremony in the Dunedin Town Hall yesterday.
About 520 people will graduate in person from the Otago
Polytechnic today with degrees and other qualifications in a
wide range of disciplines and subjects, at a 3pm ceremony at
the Dunedin Town Hall.
Handcraft techniques and innovative use of fabric by four
Otago Polytechnic fashion graduands has impressed iD Dunedin
Fashion Show selectors.
Record numbers of students graduating from the University of
Otago and Otago Polytechnic and a big scientific conference
are expected to pump millions of dollars into Dunedin's
economy over the next month.
Otago Polytechnic is exploring closer ties with Aoraki
Polytechnic, which could include offering courses in Timaru
and having a shared Dunedin campus.
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