Otago Polytechnic News

Plans for new $20m hostel

Plans for new $20m hostel

Plans for a $20million, 235 room hostel are being dusted off by Otago Polytechnic as it seeks to increase its international student numbers.

Staff cuts indicated at polytech

Staff cuts indicated at polytech

Otago Polytechnic may drop 10 full time academic staff positions as part of proposed cuts to its architecture, engineering, and building school.

International students targeted for city jobs

International students targeted for city jobs

A new jobs initiative aims to keep more of Dunedin's 3000 international students in the city for longer.

Otago Polytech willing to fill gap left by Aoraki

Otago Polytech willing to fill gap left by Aoraki

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.

Petition on baby slings goes on 'hold'

A petition set up protesting a ban on babies sleeping in slings at playcentres has been scrapped - for now.

'More chill ... in a really good way'

'More chill ... in a really good way'

Kristina Brandeus Kirkkopelto ended up in Dunedin by choosing Otago Polytechnic from a list.

Polytech apology over library hours

Polytech apology over library hours

Otago Polytechnic has apologised to students after its library switched to holiday hours while projects and exams had not yet finished in some courses.

Numbers still please

Otago Polytechnic remains optimistic about its student numbers, which are on budget, but 2.6% lower than this time last year.

Drug policy consultation ends

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.

Dinner in pink raises $1350 for cancer research

Dinner in pink raises $1350 for cancer research

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 research.

Polytech mulls more drug testing

Polytech mulls more drug testing

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.

New polytechnic council appointments

Deloitte Dunedin managing partner Mike Horne has been appointed to the Otago Polytechnic council by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce.

Awash with colour

Awash with colour

The Otago Polytechnic graduation parade moves through Central Dunedin before a graduation ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall yesterday.

Graduation reflects the 'maturing' of education

Graduation reflects the 'maturing' of education

Yesterday's large Otago Polytechnic graduation reflects a ''maturing'' of tertiary education and a growing community acceptance of the polytechnic's importance.

Student's difficult journey to degree

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.

Student's difficult journey to degree

Student's difficult journey to degree

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.

Pupils get taste of trades at polytech

Pupils get taste of trades at polytech

Future tradies are getting a head start at Otago Polytechnic.

Free study at Otago Polytech

Free study at Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic is offering free level 2 study as part of a Government push to increase the number of people with level 2 qualifications.

Polytech graduate rewarded for resilience

Polytech graduate rewarded for resilience

Having overcome the daunting challenges of a house fire, motherhood and recent back surgery, Jenna Pope was ''thrilled'' to be graduating from Otago Polytechnic yesterday.

Students' building sustainable winner

Students' building sustainable winner

A group of Otago Polytechnic students has won a national design award for creating an innovative building that does not require consent.

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