Otago Daily Times:

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.

A different design discarded

A different design discarded

As the University of Otago's design school faces the likelihood of permanent closure, reporter Carla Green looks into its history.

Design students rather cross

Design students rather cross

Design students demonstrated at the University of Otago yesterday to protest about the proposed closure of the design major course.

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.

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.

Outrage over felling of varsity trees

Outrage over felling of varsity trees

As chainsaws wailed on Dunedin's University of Otago campus yesterday, student Carol Taurua-McCready held a mature tree and wept.

Curriculum redesign hit dept: Waite

Curriculum redesign hit dept: Waite

A design senior lecturer says the school's research output suffered because of a mandatory curriculum redesign that ate up staff members' time and resources.

Design students present alternatives

Design students present alternatives

University of Otago design students are urging the university to heed their concerns about proposals to ''axe'' university design studies and have suggested two alternatives that might allow the discipline to continue.

Lower efts numbers cost uni $2.806m

A shortfall in student numbers has ushered in a period of moderate budgetary belt-tightening for the second year in a row at the University of Otago.

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