Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin campus will be thrumming with student opinions, ideas, concerns and discussions this week.

The inaugural Student Voice Symposium - Te Reo Tuatahi is an opportunity for vocational education students from across Aotearoa to connect and discuss student culture and the future of learning.

Starting tomorrow, Thursday 24 September, the two-day event has been organised by Otago Polytechnic students and staff.

“The main themes we're addressing are our needs, including social, financial and mental barriers to studying well; our culture and lifestyle; as well as our career prospects,” says Nathan Laurie, Otago Polytechnic Student Association President. 

The opening day will comprise a conference with speakers, presentations and a panel, as well as a round-table activity to encourage interaction between the attendees. The panels will consist of Otago Polytechnic students and national student leaders, to give local and wider perspectives on the ITP student experience.

The second day begins at 9:30am and will consist of workshop sessions around self-growth, student lifestyle, community building, workplace knowledge, campaigning, and student representation.


Student Voice Symposium - Te Reo Tuatahi

Thursday-Friday, 24-25 September

The Hub, Otago Polytechnic, Forth St, Dunedin,

Full schedule

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Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/235203227671063/

Instagram: @studentvoicesymposium


Published on 23 Sep 2020

Orderdate: 23 Sep 2020
Expiry: 30 Sep 2022