Today will be special for Hannah Sinclair, when she graduates
from Otago Polytechnic with a bachelor's degree in
occupational therapy. She will be one of about 690 graduands
in a wide range of subjects who will graduate in person or in
absentia at a ceremony at the Regent Theatre, Dunedin.
The Toitu Otago Settlers Museum's $37.5 million redevelopment
is adding to Dunedin's growing reputation as a nationally
significant culture and heritage visitor destination, museum
director Linda Wigley says.
In a positive development for Dunedin's tertiary education
industry, Otago Polytechnic predicts higher student numbers
later this year, bucking an earlier trend of falling
enrolments and cuts at other New Zealand polytechnics.