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Otago Polytechnic Launches NZ’s First Degree for Changemaker

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:17 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic is launching a Bachelor of Leadership for Change * — a New Zealand-first degree which caters for all people, no matter what field they want to make a difference in. More >>

Otago Polytechnic Students Win in National Design Awards

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 9:58 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic Design students have enjoyed success in this year’s prestigious national Best Design Awards . More >>

Otago Polytechnic Leads Country in Qualification Completions

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 12:27 pm | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic has the best qualification completion rates in the country, according to the latest figures from the Tertiary Education Commission. More >>

Sensory room to provide respite for students with anxiety

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 9:33 am | Otago Polytech

A room fitted out with objects that provide a range of sensory experiences will be open to the public this week, thanks to two third-year students of Otago Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. More >>

Otago Polytechnic Teachers Win Two Tertiary Teaching Awards

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 8:32 am | Otago Polytech

Two Otago Polytechnic teachers have been awarded prestigious national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards for world-class teaching, among a field of 12 educators honoured this year. More >>

Otago Polytechnic Engineering students fly into study

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:58 pm | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic Engineering students fly into study They may not loop the loop, but a group of magnificent Otago Polytechnic students are about to defy the crowds by building a flying machine! A Vans RV12 aeroplane kit will arrive on site at Otago ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic invests in Central Otago

Monday, 17 July 2017, 2:46 pm | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic invests in Central Otago Otago Polytechnic is investing in Central Otago’s educational future with a new Trades Hub and student accommodation for its Central campus. Construction will begin once consents are obtained on the new ... More >>

High Performance Rugby Union Workshop at Otago Polytechnic

Monday, 3 July 2017, 10:11 am | Otago Polytech

A High Performance Rugby Union Workshop at Otago Polytechnic in July has attracted high-level practitioners from around the world. More >>

Global Internet of Things

Friday, 30 June 2017, 9:39 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic, SIGNAL ICT Grad School and GigCity Dunedin are hosting world-leading Internet of Things expert, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, in Dunedin on July 10th for a session on how the Internet of Things could affect Dunedin. More >>

Video Link to Otago Polytechnic ShadowTech Day Run by NZ Tec

Friday, 23 June 2017, 10:54 am | Otago Polytech

Forty high school girls from around Dunedin attended and were paired up with a mentor on Tuesday 20 June. More >>

New works for New Zealand Fashion Week

Friday, 23 June 2017, 9:53 am | Otago Polytech

23 June, 2017 New works for New Zealand Fashion Week The glitz and glamour of the New Zealand Fashion Week catwalk will soon be a reality for three Otago Polytechnic graduates. Laura Bennett, Kimberly Ramsey and Letitia Powell have been chosen to ... More >>

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 >>