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Mentoring IT For Girls

Friday, 16 June 2017, 9:30 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic will become ‘tech heaven’ for a group of 40 girls from around Dunedin next week with a new “ShadowTech Day”. More >>

Summer in a wintry Dunedin

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 2:28 pm | Otago Polytech

A group of North American tertiary students have just arrived at Otago Polytechnic to take part in the city’s first ‘Summer Series Programme’. The programme is run in countries all over the world, this is the first time Dunedin has been involved. More >>

Simply applicable apprentice app

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 11:04 am | Otago Polytech

Keeping tabs on apprentice learning just got a lot easier thanks to a new app modified at Otago Polytechnic. The Otago Polytechnic ITAB App allows apprentices to record text and photos while they work then report directly back to their employer. Until ... More >>

Otago Apprentice builds his way to the top

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 9:08 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Apprentice builds his way to the top “There’s no prize that could mean more to me than the Ken Reed Trophy!” Dunedin apprentice and Otago Polytechnic graduate, Chris McLean, is over the moon about winning the national 2017 NZ Certified ... More >>

A right royal visit

Monday, 29 May 2017, 12:42 pm | Otago Polytech

An Otago Polytechnic Nursing student is about to head to London to visit the Queen! Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II will present Ashleigh Smith with a ‘Queens Young Leaders Award’ for her work with ‘Sticks n Stones’ a youth-led group devoted ... More >>

Gym boost for Wheelchair Warriors

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 10:36 am | Otago Polytech

A group of Dunedin residents with long-term injuries and disabilities have just overcome another challenge – extra support with their health and fitness programmes. More >>

Knit one, purl one, love one

Monday, 1 May 2017, 10:19 am | Otago Polytech

“I woke up one Tuesday morning and thought ‘What can I do to help today?’” Tyla-Jaide Jones, is only four months into her Midwifery degree and already she’s helping mothers and babies. When Tyla-Jaide visited Dunedin’s Queen Mary Maternity ... More >>

Weaving through a lens

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 9:31 am | Otago Polytech

‘The most powerful way to reduce poverty is to give women access to income.’ That’s the motivation behind Awamaki, a Women’s Cooperative Programme run for Andean women in Peru. It helps women start and run their own business – creating ... More >>

Prime Minister helping with international design

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 10:24 am | Otago Polytech

Ten Otago Polytechnic Design students are off on the journey of a lifetime to work on collaborative projects with students in Shanghai, China. The group has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) and will embark in ... More >>

Students go against the grain

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 2:17 pm | Otago Polytech

How many ways can a waste product become a highly desirable consumable? Well, at least six at this year’s Product Pitch for the Bachelor of Culinary Arts from the Food Design Institute students at Otago Polytechnic. The students have been given ... More >>

Foraging for fine food

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 11:02 am | Otago Polytech

Mouth-watering mushrooms, tantalising thyme, flavoursome figs … they’re all there for the foraging in the latest project for Otago Polytechnic’s Central Campus cookery students. More >>

Building an apprenticeship challenge

Monday, 3 April 2017, 9:29 am | Otago Polytech

Timber will fall and sawdust will fly at this year’s Apprentice Challenge for Otago. More >>

The History of Art

Friday, 31 March 2017, 10:12 am | Otago Polytech

For nearly 150 years, Dunedin School of Art has fostered outstanding artists, resourceful graduates and versatile individuals. Otago Polytechnic is now celebrating the institution that supported that talent with the launch of Dunedin School of Art: A History. New ... More >>

Metamorphosis Symposium

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 9:03 am | Otago Polytech

As Dunedin prepares for the influx of fashion loving creators and consumers for the iD Dunedin Fashion Week, Otago Polytechnic prepares for the educators who will guide the future of fashion design. More >>

Recognition where it’s due

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 10:44 am | Otago Polytech

Experienced veterinary nurses without a formal qualification now have the opportunity to gain one based on their knowledge in the field. Otago Polytechnic ‘s Capable NZ is now offering the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Veterinary Nurse ... More >>

Engineering Scholarshipon International Women’s Day

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 8:39 am | Otago Polytech

Charlotte Flaherty’s decision to leave full time work, and sign up for a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) took a lot of soul searching, and a long time to resolve. So she’s delighted with the news that she is Otago Polytechnic’s ... More >>

Journey of a lifetime in our own back yard

Monday, 6 March 2017, 3:47 pm | Otago Polytech

A group of 17 Logan Park High School students are about to set off on the journey of a lifetime … in their own back yard! More >>

Otago Polytechnic graduate living the public service dream!

Monday, 6 March 2017, 10:25 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic graduate, Jacob Ong, has been selected out of 460 applicants to participate in the new GovTech Talent Graduate Programme. The cross-agency pilot scheme aims to build the Government’s information, technology and digital talent ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic enrolments continue to rise

Friday, 3 March 2017, 8:53 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic continues to welcome an increasing number of students to tertiary studies, enjoying a 2.3% gain on enrolments from 2016. Overall, enrolments are sitting at 3995 EFTS for the first semester – 107 EFTS up on the February budget. Chief ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic leads the world with sports technology

Friday, 3 March 2017, 8:51 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic is the first organisation in the world to use the newest sports GPS technology. More >>



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