Otago Polytechnic News

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.

Polytechnic's performance 'exceptional'

Polytechnic's performance 'exceptional'

An ''exceptional'' performance by Otago Polytechnic, including a rapidly rising student roll, and three national teaching awards, means big benefits for Dunedin's economy and its tertiary education industry.

Uni, polytech in teaching award haul

Uni, polytech in teaching award haul

Dunedin's position as a student city received a boost last night, when the city's institutions dominated at the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.

Polytech exhibit for show on ice

Polytech exhibit for show on ice

An Otago Polytechnic team is busy putting together exhibits after winning a contract to work on Christchurch's annual IceFest exhibition.

Polytech supports emerging nation's education needs

Polytech supports emerging nation's education needs

Otago Polytechnic has formed an unlikely bond with a war-torn island which could soon become the world's newest country.

Ker's comments get a response

Ker's comments get a response

Otago Polytechnic chief executive Phil Ker has had another go at the way the Government funds polytechnics.

Student hub planned

Student hub planned

Otago Polytechnic has approved the design for a multimillion-dollar project to transform its campus.

Arresting talk on police career

Arresting talk on police career

Senior Constable Kerry Fegan, of Dunedin, talks about his career with the New Zealand Police as part of an Otago Careers Festival event at Otago Polytechnic yesterday.

Polytechnic enrolments higher than expected

Otago Polytechnic continues to beat its own expectations on student numbers, with more than 3700 enrolled by the end of March.

A report tabled at the latest polytechnic council meeting showed 3726 equivalent full-time students (Efts) were enrolled at the end of March, exceeding the expectation of 3504.6 Efts by 6.3%.

Polytech boosts city by $131m

Polytech boosts city by $131m

The importance of tertiary education to Dunedin's economy has been highlighted again in a report showing Otago Polytechnic boosted the city's economy by $131 million last year.

Research calls for in-vehicle toilets

The Otago Polytechnic says a lack of public toilets in remote areas is a problem that may be solved by developing portable loos for rental campervans.

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.

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.

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''.

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