Otago Daily Times:

Polytech enrolments defy expectations

Polytech enrolments defy expectations

Enrolments at the Otago Polytechnic have "remained strong'' despite a drop in numbers across the tertiary sector, chief executive Phil Ker says.

Carpentry student a 'natural'

Carpentry student a 'natural'

Otago Polytechnic carpentry student Megan Roberts spends her days surrounded by 22 males, but it is her ability rather than her gender which makes her stand out, her tutor says.

'Doctor' John embraces the moment

'Doctor' John embraces the moment

John Egenes has performed in front of thousands, with high-profile musicians such as Lyle Lovett, Pete Seeger, Nanci Griffith, Jerry Jeff Walker and Guy Clark.

Graduates urged to make a difference

Graduates urged to make a difference

Small actions can make a big difference, and can sometimes spark global changes.

Early hours Skype date with fate

Early hours Skype date with fate

One winter morning last year University of Otago graduate Daniel Tulloch donned a suit for a Skype interview with the University of Oxford.

Study quest tests limits for 73-year-old graduand

Study quest tests limits for 73-year-old graduand

When University of Otago religious studies graduand Len West handed in his honours thesis last year he swapped daily visits to the library for time in a hospital bed.

Sisters doing it together

Sisters doing it together

This may be a case of Hannah and her Sisters, or Sisters are Doin' It for Themselves.

University of Otago graduands - 1pm ceremony

More than 240 people will graduate in person from the University of Otago with qualifications in arts, education, music, teaching and theology in a ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall at 1pm. About 100 others will graduate in absentia.

University of Otago graduands - 4pm ceremony

More than 370 people will graduate in person from the University of Otago with qualifications in commerce and law in a ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall at 4pm today. More than 40 others will graduate in absentia.

Study backs nicotine inhalers

Study backs nicotine inhalers

Puffing on a nicotine inhaler device doubled smokers' chances of quitting, University of Otago researchers have found.

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