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.
The Otago Polytechnic graduation parade moves through Central
Dunedin before a graduation ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall
Yesterday's large Otago Polytechnic graduation reflects a
''maturing'' of tertiary education and a growing community
acceptance of the polytechnic's importance.
North Island student Riana Murray has made a tough and
sometimes painful educational journey to gain a national
certificate in veterinary nursing from Otago Polytechnic.
Future tradies are getting a head start at Otago Polytechnic.
Otago Polytechnic is offering free level 2 study as part of a
Government push to increase the number of people with level 2
Having overcome the daunting challenges of a house fire,
motherhood and recent back surgery, Jenna Pope was
''thrilled'' to be graduating from Otago Polytechnic
A group of Otago Polytechnic students has won a national
design award for creating an innovative building that does
not require consent.
In a culmination of three years of study, the first bachelor
of culinary arts students at Otago Polytechnic put on a
memorable dinner last week for friends and associates.
Otago Polytechnic is looking to aggressively expand its
Cromwell campus, which it has rebranded ''Central''.
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.
Two Otago Polytechnic students are out and about in Mosgiel
this week, carrying out research for the East Taieri
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.
A $12 million upgrade of two of Otago Polytechnic's main
campus buildings has been approved and construction is set to
start on Monday.
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.
position as a student city received a boost last night, when
the city's institutions dominated at the Tertiary Teaching
An Otago Polytechnic team is busy putting together exhibits
after winning a contract to work on Christchurch's annual
Otago Polytechnic has formed an unlikely bond with a war-torn
island which could soon become the world's newest country.
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