Learners at Otago Polytechnic from various disciplines combine their brains for charity.

Tauira studies events, hairdressing, fashion, beauty and photography and brings to life “Odyssey for a Cure”, which will raise funds for Breast Cancer Cure.

Held at the Sargood Center on Friday, June 17, the event will feature a fashion evening featuring New Zealand designers Sara Munro (Company of Strangers) and Charmaine Reveley, as well as fashion students from the Otago Polytechnic School of Design.

The student-led initiative is a good example of our applied approach to real-world learning, according to Rachel Byars, senior lecturer at Otago Polytechnic’s Te Maru Pumanawa: College of Creative Practice and Enterprise.

“What makes learning at Otago Polytechnic great is the hands-on experiences we provide for students.

“For example, our third-year event management students have to bring an event to life for a real client – ​​in this case, Breast Cancer Cure.

“These opportunities, offered in a safe learning environment, allow them to develop a range of skills, such as collaboration, communication and time management. These are all powerful skills they can use in their future careers. .”

Support our tauira who studies events, hairdressing, fashion, beauty and photography.

Tickets are now on sale at https://www.breastcancercure.org.nz/odyssey-for-a-cure

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