Founding Otago Polytechnic council member Dawn Ibbotson (101)
cuts the birthday cake as the polytechnic celebrates its
50-year anniversary on campus yesterday.
Last year, Otago Polytechnic student George Chalmers would
cheerfully add four teaspoons of sugar to his cup of tea
without a second thought.
The latest draft of Otago Polytechnic's drug and alcohol
testing policy takes ''a sledgehammer to a problem that
doesn't exist'', the Tertiary Education Union says.
Models from Ali McD Models Ltd wear Shanghai University of
Engineering Science student Guo Shiyao's designs on the
runway at Otago Polytechnic last night.
Otago Polytechnic architecture, building and engineering
students have been hard at work on the polytechnic's charity
Otago Polytechnic will spend at least $70 million on building
projects over the next seven years, the Otago Daily
Times has learned.
Otago Polytechnic is anticipating a boost in government
funding following policy changes announced last week.
Otago polytechnic campus project manager Tracey Howell and
learning environment director Mike Collins celebrate after
the new atrium on campus was unveiled yesterday.
Three-quarters of Otago Polytechnic students are working
while they study, an annual report has found.
Otago Polytechnic is expanding its design programme by a
third, less than two months after the University of Otago
announced its design programme would close.
A new president of the Otago Polytechnic Students'
Association has been elected by just a fraction of the study
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.
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