Student Stories

Read inspiring stories about students who have studied at Otago Polytechnic Central Campus in Cromwell.

Emma WaserGroup winning shot2

Emma Waser - Cookery

Emma Waser was a student at Mount Aspiring College in Wanaka when she made the decision to study cookery at...
Flavia 938x863

Flavia Kupka - Cookery

Flavia Kupka was already working as a chef when she enrolled in Central’s Professional Cookery programme, and her career has...
COT NAT FarmingSkills 027

Ben Maxwell - High Country Farming

Despite growing up in a city, Southlander Ben Maxwell experienced the country way of life through farming friends and extended...
COT profile WakaPaul 003

Waka Paul - Horticulture

It all began with a vegetable garden for Waka Paul.
safe spots 101 Jim Young 2

Jim Young - Avalanche Studies

Jim Young has found his true calling in the mountains, and the Diploma in Avalanche Studies from Otago Polytechnic helped...
COT gen SportsTurf 039

Bailee Meadows - Sports Turf Management

Central Sports Turf Management student Bailee Meadows has a passion for cricket and for the science behind creating the perfect...
Pip Feyen profile2

Pip Feyen - Horticulture/Viticulture

A holiday job at an orchard in Central Otago helped Pip Feyen make the decision to change careers.