Tasha Taane (left) and Nina Lamb (both 18 and of Dunedin), talk to College of Enterprise and Development tourism lecturer Lynn Brandham, at an open day at Otago Polytechnic yesterday. Photo by Linda Robertson.
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.
Otago Polytechnic director of communications Mike Waddell
said early signs were looking good for the polytechnic.
''Things are looking really positive, but to be quite frank,
until you have actually got the students in front of you,
it's just a bit too early to say.''
''Applications have been really positive indeed, but how many
of those turn into full students [it] is a bit too early to
say,'' Mr Waddell said.
The polytechnic would have a ''far better idea'' of where
things stood after courses started in mid-February.
The polytechnic held an open day for prospective students
Tasha Taane(18), who was at the open day to look at signing
for a fashion design degree, said she liked the polytechnic
because it was more ''hands-on'' than the University of
The polytechnic last year forecast student numbers would
increase 6% to 4220 equivalent full-time students (Efts) this