"Our hands-on approach gives students some of the best educational experiences in Australasia. And our graduates are highly employable, making them - and those they work for - very happy!"
- Nicola Mutch, Marketing and Communications Manager
Dunedin School of Art student, Clarke Hegan caused quite a stir one Saturday when he “parked” his bed in a public car park on a patch of grass from Dunedin Botanic Garden.
The 20 year old bought an all-day parking ticket, took a sleeping pill and, for the next seven hours, snoozed while life bustled around him.
“This was an experiment in using public land as a private space,” says Clarke. “Some people were kind and others weren’t the nicest. But that’s all part of it. I was completely vulnerable to whatever people wanted to do to me.”
Bachelor of Culinary Arts student, Rosie Soper designed an edible natural scene that features butterflies and dragonflies made from sugar-coated huhu grubs.
Rosie took her inspiration for the huhu grub butterfly and/or dragonfly with sugar wings from Art Nouveau’s use of these insects to represent the female form. The edible landscape that surrounds the insects reinforces her curvaceous theme. She also designed milk jelly mushrooms that glow in the dark as part of the background.
Her creation showcases the creativity and innovation that are the focus of Otago Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Culinary Arts world-leading qualification.
A revolutionary single-blade wind turbine designed for domestic use by Dunedin Powerhouse Wind Limited is being developed for production and sale in partnership with Otago Polytechnic’s research and development centre, innovation workSpace.
Innovation workSpace is managing the project and is working with Powerhouse Wind to establish and monitor test sites across New Zealand and help create commercial market opportunities.
“Powerhouse Wind has a long-standing relationship with Otago Polytechnic,” says innovation workSpace Manager, Eva Gluyas.
“Our track record is one of creating successful commercial solutions. We have extensive design capabilities and also offer strong connections with the industrial and manufacturing sectors throughout New Zealand.”
By studying with us you’ll gain a top quality qualification, have an enriching experience and put yourself in a great position for a career in the field you love!
We also make a difference to the environment, community and the economy through our applied research and enterprise, and our commitment to sustainability. We are pleased to partner with organisations throughout the community, using our expertise to find creative solutions and opportunities.
The best thing about the short walk along the main street, is the fact that it can take an afternoon to chat to all the people that you know along the way! ..Dunedin is the friendliest little city in the world!