A hardship fund for Otago Polytechnic students is worth $214,000, but just $12,000 has gone into their pockets so far.
Advertising scholarships for students learning about construction or health and safety is the first step of Otago Polytechnic’s community-based response resulting from a prosecution after a...
The prosecution of Otago Polytechnic after a carpentry student partly severed his finger has resulted in a landmark judgement.
The baton of leadership for Otago Polytechnic has been passed to Megan Gibbons. Challenges include flow-on effects from the Covid-19 crisis and a shake-up of vocational education but she is used to clearing hurdles.
The Audacious innovation programme that helps University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic students start their own businesses has announced its latest winners.
After 16 years leading the Otago Polytechnic, Phil Ker has no doubt the moment is right to step aside. He talks to Grant Miller about fairness, innovation and his time at the helm.
Otago Polytechnic opened its doors again this week, while University of Otago courses remain online until the end of the semester.
Otago Polytechnic is preparing to reopen its campuses, libraries, gyms and food outlets but life for staff and students will not return to normal when Alert Level 2 begins.
Planning for New Zealand’s future economy and ushering in a new era for vocation education could be undermined if students’ needs are overlooked, Otago Polytechnic’s student president has warned.
Otago Polytechnic plans to build a $31.7million trades training centre, as the institute prepares to meet expected growth in the number of students pursuing building and construction qualifications.
Tertiary education will largely remain distance-based learning even if the country enters Covid-19 Alert Level 3 soon.
The Government will spend more than $130 million on a student support package, which aims to assist financially embattled students dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Otago Polytechnic is in “good hands” after appointing Megan Gibbons as the organisation’s new chief executive.
Former Night ’n Day chief executive Tony Allison has been named chairman of Otago Polytechnic’s board of directors.
Before they received qualifications, Otago Polytechnic chief executive Phil Ker urged the students to be leaders in their everyday lives.
About 400 people graduated in person from Otago Polytechnic with qualifications in a wide range of subjects at the Dunedin Town Hall at 3pm today. More than 400 others graduated in absentia.
The Government needs to provide funding to ensure the reform of New Zealand’s polytechnics goes smoothly, writes Tertiary Education Union branch president Craig West.