Lights, camera, action: media students part of prime-time broadcast
A group of RMIT media students have gained valuable industry experience as part of the broadcast team behind the 2018 Australian Directors’ Guild Awards.
How can we manage congestion on Victoria’s roads?
Congestion is a key issue affecting Victoria’s transport sector. Here, our experts provide their insights on how we can better manage our roads.
Blockchain trading software has future in gold mining
A new software platform designed by RMIT students allows miners to trade on the future value of their unprocessed materials.
Urban greening installation improves wellbeing
A new installation featuring native plants and a wildlife soundscape is on display at RMIT, exploring the relationship between urban greening and wellbeing.
Transport yourself behind the scenes of undercover ticket inspectors
Three RMIT students have created an online comedy video series, poking fun at Melbourne’s public transport network.
How can we make Victoria more walkable and bike-friendly?
The benefits of cycling and walking are many and well-known. Here, our experts provide their insights on how to get Victorians moving.
Fact check: Have wages outstripped inflation over the past decade and grown steadily?
The claim: The Federal Government is keen to make economic management a central issue in the election campaign, highlighting solid growth and falling unemployment.
Nine things to make Melbourne even better
As the countdown to the Victorian election intensifies, our experts share their views on what could make Melbourne even better.
Japan beckons for scholarship recipients
The opportunity to intern at one of the world’s most prestigious news outlets is set to become a reality for two journalism students in 2019.
Students team up with thrash metal legends
An animated music video created by RMIT students for German thrash metal legends Tankard has been released by the music label Nuclear Blast.
A winning design
RMIT student Kelly Liang has designed furniture retailer Relaxhouse’s new multipurpose warehouse
RMIT student artwork brings State Library Victoria facade to life
Textile Design student Caro Pattle has transformed the Library’s entrance as part of the RMIT University and State Library joint initiative.
Architecture project involving RMIT students wins top honour
RMIT architecture students have worked alongside leading industry professionals to win the 2018 LAGI Biennial Competition amid a strong field of international entrants.
Algorithms, AI and robots: architecture's new frontier
Poised at the intersection of design and technology, architect Alisa Andrasek is using algorithmic design and robotic construction to create sweeping forms and spaces fit for the future.
Sans Forgetica: new typeface designed to help students study
A new font released by RMIT could help people remember more of what they read as thousands of students begin to study for exams.
Protecting the innocent
A collaboration between academics, students, lawyers and the Bridge of Hope Foundation is harnessing the power of the innocence movement to investigate claims of wrongful conviction in Australia.
Racing to success in engineering and design
Engineering student James Gourlie is a step closer to realising his dream after securing a 12-month work placement with the Infiniti Engineering Academy and Renault Sport Formula One Team.
The newsroom rush
A crack publishing team of RMIT’s best writers, editors, photographers, designers and communicators has produced a daily newspaper for the Emerging Writers Festival.
Fact check: Are company profits growing five times faster than Australians' wages?
Australia's new Prime Minister and Treasurer have both been keen to trumpet good news about the economy in the wake of recent political turmoil.
Fashion forward: RMIT student wins Melbourne Fashion Week award
An RMIT student has won the prestigious student award at Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) for her Choose Your Own Adventure-inspired project.
How liveable is Melbourne really? New report settles the score
A new report measuring Melbourne’s liveability progress calls for a redistribution of employment across the city to reduce commute times, ease traffic congestion and encourage more physical activity.
Game on: journalism students bring finals fever to Channel 31
A group of aspiring sports journalists will cover all the ins and outs of a blockbuster AFL finals series during their live chat show on Melbourne community television station, Channel 31.
Fact check: Did Harold Holt abolish the White Australia policy?
RMIT ABC FactCheck investigates Liberal MP Tim Wilson's claims that former Prime Minister Harold Holt was responsible for abolishing the White Australia policy.
MFW: fearless fashion from Australia's emerging designers
Headpieces for Indigenous drag queens, the art of flâneurie, 3D printed experimental designs, and materials made from discarded plastic will all be on display during Melbourne Fashion Week.
Report: affordability driving Australia’s digital divide
A new report from RMIT University and Telstra shows Australians are spending more time online than ever before, with affordability the biggest barrier for those being left behind.
Masters of Disasters
Humanitarian experts from around the world have investigated how ‘activist architects’ working in disaster zones can design buildings for people in need.
Museums of the future: three industry insights
The 50th birthday of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is a perfect time to discuss how museums are adapting to the challenges of new technology.
Inspiring the next generation of Indigenous poets
Gomeroi poet, life writer and essayist Alison Whittaker visits RMIT to help the next generation of Indigenous poets.
Seven myths about homelessness busted
As experts and policymakers gather for Homelessness Week, we take a closer look at common myths and misconceptions about some of our most vulnerable citizens.
New Future Fellows boost RMIT research
New ARC Future Fellowships awarded to RMIT researchers will support landmark projects on foetal brain development, improving human rights and cutting-edge photonics.
Why gender (still) matters
While the bright lights of film and TV have recently focused on issues faced by women in the industry, the need for evidence-based research that can drive sustained change is more important than ever.
Broken Heel meets Broken Hill and the School of Fashion
It’s not every day that RMIT students get to explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with six drag queens at an iconic Australian location.
How design and technology is transforming healthcare: Insights from global experts
Experts across the health ecosystem have shared their insights on the way healthcare is being impacted in a digitally connected world at a recent RMIT health innovation symposium in Europe.
Sydney liveability scorecard reveals urban wins and fails
A new report measuring Sydney’s liveability progress finds the city is struggling to meet its public transport targets, but other Australian capitals should aim to replicate its ambitious policies.
Constructing a bright future
A group of RMIT students have identified themselves as future leaders of the global construction industry after winning second place in an international competition.
Students reach new heights at global fashion summit
Three students from the School of Fashion and Textiles were selected to participate in the 2018 Youth Fashion Summit in Copenhagen.
Finding solutions for the recycling industry
Three industrial design student studios have worked with Victorian Government agencies and industry partners on a range of new enterprise propositions.
The trophy-winning trophy
The Larry Perkins Trophy, developed through an RMIT / Australian Grand Prix partnership, has picked up an international design award.
New study probes links between apartment design and mental health
Researchers are investigating how to improve apartment design policy to enhance the mental health of residents.
NAS a multi-award winner
RMIT’s New Academic Street (NAS) precinct has swept the field at the 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards, taking out the Victorian Architecture Medal along with five other prizes.
Journalism student receives Ricci Marks award
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), student Jedda Costa has been recognised at the Ricci Marks Awards Ceremony for her leadership in the Indigenous community.
Fashion design graduate tops AGOTYA field
Fashion design Honours graduate Jessica Gregory declared overall winner of the Design Institute of Australia’s 2018 Australian Graduate of the Year Award (AGOTYA) last week.
RMIT alumni receive Queen’s Birthday honours
The Queen's Birthday honours list has recognised RMIT alumni and staff for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their community.
Greening the West
RMIT Landscape Architecture students are contributing design work to an exciting initiative in Melbourne’s west through a partnership with City West Water.
Making architecture more inclusive
Next generation of architects and designers taught the importance of Indigenous inclusion by prominent researcher.
Public Relations students awarded top honour
Five RMIT Public Relations students have won an International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Quill Award as part of this year’s IABC World Conference in Montreal, Canada.
Honeybees zero in on nothing
Scientists have discovered honeybees can understand the concept of zero, putting them in an elite club of clever animals that can grasp the abstract mathematical notion of nothing.
The Great Debate: Write What You Know
Six acclaimed Australian authors recently came together at RMIT to debate one of the hottest current topics in creative writing.
One in three Australian kids exposed to disadvantage, new research reveals
Almost a third of Australian children experience some form of disadvantage that can have a lasting impact on their development, a new study of more than 5,000 children released today has found.
Professional Communication Graduates Shortlisted at Cannes
Four RMIT graduates have had their final year project shortlisted in a prestigious global student competition.
RMIT funds Indigenous researchers
RMIT is supporting a new generation of Indigenous researchers, funding two Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous pre-doctoral fellows.
Australian architecture and RMIT expertise on world stage
The world’s greatest celebration of architecture, the 2018 Architecture Biennale, has opened in Venice with strong representation from RMIT staff, students and alumni.
Short courses providing skills for the future workplace
RMIT Online has launched five first-of-their-kind short courses in response to global demand for hard and soft skills in the digital space.
Dry zones and other temperance hangovers
Anti-alcohol measures like dry zones are not just a part of history: their legacy continues to feed into our approach to urban planning today.
RMIT’s cutting edge tech attracts industry collaboration
The introduction of RMIT University’s new media precinct boasts state-of-the-art facilities, fostering opportunities for students and industry alike.
RMIT’s cutting edge tech attracts industry collaboration
The introduction of RMIT University’s new media precinct boasts state-of-the-art facilities, fostering opportunities for students and industry alike.
New report settles the score on Perth’s liveability
A new report measuring Perth’s liveability progress has found that despite improvements, the city is struggling to meet its targets for policy implementation.
RMIT students get a head start on their careers with Women@Dior
In an Australian first, a mentoring program with one of the world’s most revered fashion brands is giving five RMIT students a head start in their careers.
Melbourne tree data visualisation grows overseas
When Greg More undertook a data visualisation of Melbourne's 70,000 trees he never thought the project would take him to London's iconic Victoria and Albert museum.
RMIT on show at Melbourne Knowledge Week
RMIT’s strengths in technology and design will be on display during Melbourne Knowledge Week, running 7–13 May.
New plant app a force of nature at international internet awards
A new virtual greening app, based on research from RMIT and the University of Melbourne, has won both the People’s Voice and the Judge's Webby Award – the "internet’s highest honour".
Iconic screen producer makes honour roll
Adjunct Professor and producer of The Dressmaker, Sue Maslin, has been admitted to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, recognising her continued advocacy for women’s equality.
Academy Award winner joins RMIT
Lord David Puttnam, a global name in filmmaking and television with Oscars, BAFTAs, Golden Globes and a Palme D’Or, is joining RMIT University as an Adjunct Professor.
Melbourne needs second metro, experts warn
Urban researchers are calling for a second Melbourne Metro Rail, warning the current project won’t meet the expected capacity demand unless the city plans for more rail line infrastructure.
Innovation districts connect Melbourne to Barcelona
Recognised as global smart cities with mutual interests in knowledge sharing and technology districts, the connections between Melbourne and Barcelona are growing deeper.
RMIT researchers to drive transformations in food, energy and health
RMIT University is part of three major new Cooperative Research Centres, that are investing more than $420 million to tackle the critical challenges of food waste, future fuels and digital health.
Design veteran set to lead landscape architecture at RMIT
Associate Professor Katrina Simon has been announced as RMIT’s new Associate Dean of Landscape Architecture, in the School of Architecture and Urban Design.
Capturing the essence of Queen Vic Market
The smell of fish, the gleam of fresh vegetables, the chill outside the sheds… research shows the heart and soul of Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market is not in its bricks and mortar.
RMIT and Microsoft develop course in world-first collaboration
RMIT has teamed up with Microsoft to deliver a ground-breaking new Games and Graphics Programming course for the next generation of mixed reality software developers and designers.
RMIT designers, engineers use virtual reality to reinvent the wheel
RMIT staff and students have developed the inaugural V8 Supercars Melbourne 400 trophy in honour of racing great, Larry Perkins.
WrICE Program Partners with Leading Asian Literary Centre
RMIT's Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program (WrICE), now in its fifth year, will partner with the Jakarta Post Writing Center in 2018.
Out of this world: Designing an urban area on Mars
In the next giant leap for mankind, RMIT students are designing, creating and exploring a sophisticated civilisation on Mars.
Mental Health Tribunal failing to protect rights: study
The body charged with protecting the rights of mentally ill Victorians is failing to properly and consistently apply the law, research has found.
RMIT alumni excel as Quill Awards finalists
RMIT University’s alumni have been acknowledged for Excellence in Victorian Journalism with 11 nominations in this year’s Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards.
Explore RMIT design at Melbourne Design Week
As Design Partner to the NGV, RMIT is proud to present and support a range of industry-focused events - including talks, exhibitions and tours - at Melbourne Design Week.
Explore RMIT design at Melbourne Design Week
As Design Partner to the NGV, RMIT is proud to present and support a range of industry-focused events - including talks, exhibitions and tours - at Melbourne Design Week.
A premier partnership: Essendon Football Club and RMIT
Two iconic Melbourne institutions have joined forces, creating a new frontier in cross-industry collaboration.
Digital artwork captures community life
An interactive sculpture is connecting residents with the rhythms of community life and creating a vibrant cultural centre in a developing suburb in Melbourne’s south-east.
Design evolution: building a radically new kind of hearing aid
Developing the world’s first modular hearing aid took 130 prototypes but for the researcher behind the revolutionary design, each miniscule change was critical.
RMIT researcher heads to US in battle against nukes
How the world can avoid nuclear doomsday while our weapons are getting more deadly will be the focus of 2018 Fulbright Scholarship winner Dr Aiden Warren.
Writing and Publishing pushes imaginative residency programs in 2018
Two established residency-based programs, WrICE and Melbourne Visiting Poets Program, will bring high profile writers and students together this year.
From RMIT to Sundance
RMIT alumnus and screenwriter Scott Ryan has exploded on to the international stage, with his six-part series "Mr InBetween" premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.
Innovative 3D printed installation brings the Antarctic to Melbourne
A collaboration between two RMIT researchers, the unique cross-disciplinary installation is on display as part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s free Triennial EXTRA program.
Making the world a better place through textile design
Inspired by a love for pattern and hand-crafted materials, Claire Cummings is fast creating a business focused on sustainability and ethically-made products for the fashion and homewares markets.
New report raises serious concerns about West Gate Tunnel
The West Gate Tunnel Project could worsen Melbourne’s traffic congestion, increase car dependency and should be rolled back, according to a new report from six leading planning academics.
Journalism students honoured in Ossie awards
RMIT has taken out major awards for journalism investigations and innovations in this year’s national student journalism awards.
Indonesia residency builds writing connections
Three students have been selected as emerging writer fellows to take part in a collaborative residency in Indonesia.
Adjunct Professor Robin Hemley to conclude Present Tense 2017
Celebrated writer and RMIT Adjunct Professor Robin Hemley will deliver the final instalment of the Present Tense Lecture series as part of the Celebrate Writing @ RMIT 2017 program.
RMIT staff and non/ficitionLab members recipients of RMIT Research Awards
Creative practice researchers in the School of Media and Communication have received RMIT Research Awards for excellence and impact in their research.
Bees help break the mystery of optical illusions
A study from RMIT University has used the humble honeybee to shed new light on why we see optical illusions.
The future of food and how we eat on the menu
How digital design and new technologies are reshaping the future of food and our relationship with what eat is being chewed over at RMIT University.
Unfair access to air leaves the vulnerable feeling the heat
Rising electricity prices and vague public messaging put vulnerable households at greater danger from extreme heat, new research from RMIT University shows.
Research gets redefined in one of Barcelona's hottest barrios
Innovation, knowledge sharing and driven transformation is fuelling the microclimate in Barcelona's 22@ zone, the fast-growing hotspot in the barrio (neighbourhood) of Poblenou.
RMIT students explore zero-energy and holistic design in regional Spain
Students from RMIT’s Master of Design Innovation and Technology recently spent two weeks in Spain working on a plan to activate the small historic town of Salobreña in the country's south.
RMIT researchers combine design and science for parkland regeneration
A team of RMIT academics is paving the way to a more sustainable future through parkland wastewater recovery.
Industry project helps Elise Spinello pursue a creative career
While studying the Diploma of Visual Merchandising at RMIT, Elise Spinello worked on an industry project that saw her develop a window design for Australian retailer Supré.
Meet RMIT's winning designers for the Jeanswest T-shirt competition
Two fashion and textile design students have won this year’s Jeanswest Blank Canvas T-Shirt competition with their designs being sold in-store.
How an extra year of study can open global possibilities: Q&A with Rosanna Li
One additional year of study has enabled emerging fashion designer Rosanna Li to push her creative abilities to the limit and graduate with a Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology).
Fashion students and industry team up to look forward
The studio-led design pop-up event 'Fast Forward: Fashion 2030' at RMIT Gallery showcased a timely collaboration.
All aboard a remarkable cultural adventure
Cuba’s Ambassador has visited RMIT to spotlight an innovative partnership between RMIT Centre for Art, Society and Transformation (CAST) and Cuba that will culminate in the 2019 Bienal de la Habana.
Students driving innovation with industry mentors
Australia Post has partnered with RMIT's School of Media and Communication and School of Design to explore new products and services.
Tree change a major win for Melbourne’s west: study
A major urban greening initiative across six local councils has dramatically reshaped western Melbourne’s tree cover, making the area more liveable and cooler, an RMIT University study has found.
Visual Merchandising students get ready to take on the world
Six Diploma of Visual Merchandising students went head-to-head for the opportunity to represent RMIT at the WorldSkills design competition to be held in Sydney next year.
Australia’s liveability report card has too many fails
While Australian cities are often labelled some of the most liveable in the world, this isn’t the daily reality for many residents of our capitals, a new report from RMIT University has found.
RMIT research examines the way culture and politics impact housing design regulations
RMIT PhD candidate Alexandra Gower has recently been in London and Barcelona to study the impact of culture and politics on regulations for high-density housing design.
On the frontline of youth mental health
Leche Fromme was working as a mental health carer when she mapped out a pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Social Work - she didn’t let her lack of an ATAR hold her back.
RMIT designers selected as finalists in Premier's Design Awards
Proving that RMIT is truly a university of design, innovation and technology – staff, students and alumni have been selected as finalists in the 2017 Victorian Premier's Design Awards.
Journalism students to work in Japan
The Australia-Japan Foundation has awarded travel scholarships to RMIT University journalism students to intern at The Japan Times in 2018.
RSN927 scholarship for journalism student
An up-and-coming young sports reporter Dylan Carmody has been awarded the second annual Steve Cairns Internship at the Racing and Sports Network.
Top six tips for communicators to cut through the digital noise
In an age of filter bubbles, style influencers and fake politicians, how can professionals use digital media to connect with their communities and have meaningful conversations?
Student mentors making a difference in youth health education
When RMIT students take to the classroom as volunteer mentors for an innovative health education charity, youth and community reap the benefits.
Urban Futures winners tackle the concrete jungle and cyclist road deaths
This year’s Urban Futures Competition entrants didn’t just delve into the CBD – they ventured onto the road, into suburbs and out to regional areas.
Architecture students win against all odds at Designing Resilience in Asia
RMIT Architecture was presented with the Overall Design Excellence Award, claiming the top prize out of nine schools from around the world.
Meet Bronek Kozka: Expert photo-storyteller
Kozka’s images are bursting with tension, characters and complex narratives.
Landscape Architecture students engage with remote regional community
RMIT students have worked with the Wilcannia community and the Barkandji people in the development of a new cultural centre in regional New South Wales.
Students at the centre of award-winning course designs
Two Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning will be awarded to three RMIT teachers as part of the annual Australian Teaching Awards for University Teaching on 12 October.
Australian and Indian teachers join forces for intercultural education
The Peer Alliance for Productive Professional Experience in Teaching (PAPPET) program sent 20 pre-service teachers to Bengaluru, India.
Meet Yoko Akama: service design expert
Associate Professor Yoko Akama uses service design to build a deeper understanding of local communities and their needs.
Student-designed cushions celebrate RMIT
Students from RMIT University are celebrating 2017 in comfort with their designs for new cushions on campus.
RMIT welcomes Seb Chan as Adjunct Professor
The ACMI Chief Experience Officer CXO and cultural sector consultant will share his approaches to innovation and technology with staff and students
Report lifts lid on Catholic Church and child sex abuse
For the first time in Australia, a ground-breaking research study has analysed the systemic reasons why the abuse of children has plagued the Catholic Church worldwide.
How flowers use colour to signal their scent
Some flowers use colour to tell bees about their fragrance and aid the pollination process, according to new international research.
The PR student breaking stereotypes about Indigenous people
Kimberly Lovegrove is paving the way for young Indigenous people like her to find their confidence in university.
Students to intern at Jaipur's 'greatest literary show on Earth'
After the successful inaugural participation of RMIT interns at this year's Jaipur Literature Festival, 17 students have been selected to intern there in 2018.
Meet Shane Hulbert: fine art photography expert
Associate Professor Shane Hulbert has a talent for capturing aspects of Australian identity and cultural icons across the globe.
Public street actions: spreading optimism through art
Fifty masked rabbits don't go unnoticed.
NT placements give social work students a look at the bigger picture
Students championed social inclusion and empowered the lives of disadvantaged communities on 70-day placements in the Northern Territory.
RMIT entrepreneurs shaping the world through design
Student and alumni entrepreneurs are working with RMIT to showcase a range of jewellery, fashion and craft businesses.
Meet the RMIT designers testing the limits of style at Melbourne Fashion Week
Fashion students will claim their spots as ones to watch with their adventurous and complex designs on MFW’s Student Runway.
RMIT #1 for student engagement and belonging
Students are giving RMIT’s focus on the student experience a big thumbs-up, with the University awarded five stars for learner engagement in The Good Universities Guide for the first time.
Work hard and follow your dreams, says student and elite athlete
Off the back of three consecutive victories at the Southern University Games, RMIT’s sporting stars are now competing on the world stage.
Rainforest field trip collaboratively records ecological change
Students camped, shared meals and studied with the Nyungkalwarra, engaging with country and the knowledge of its Kabanji (teachers).
RMIT proudly supports marriage equality
RMIT University proudly supports marriage equality and believes it’s a basic right that people, regardless of who they choose to love, should be recognised equally by law.
RMIT commended for LGBTI workplace inclusion
RMIT has been awarded Bronze Employer status in the 2017 Australian Workplace Equality Index.
Diversity reduces community fears: study
People living in more diverse suburbs are less likely to express or experience Islamophobia, according to new RMIT research.
Finding the passion to teach
Education alumna Dheepeka Rathana Kumar wants to make a difference in the lives of the children she teaches.
RMIT alumni in MIFF’s starring roles
Behind the scenes of the 56th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) are three women who started out at RMIT.
Why it’s not too late to follow your dreams
Teaching student Daniel Henderson isn’t what you imagine your average university student to look like.
More Australians online but our digital divide deepens
New research from RMIT University shows that online participation is rising across Australia, but there are still significant gaps between the digitally included and excluded.
Design students balance the commercial with creative in luxury packaging
Third and second-year communication designers learnt an important industry lesson by working with Melbourne perfumery Peony.
RMIT architects aim to change the face of the Italian coast
Architecture and Landscape Architecture students teamed up with their Milan counterparts to change Imperia’s empty landscapes into a thriving city.
Open house at RMIT’s flagship buildings
RMIT University’s newest buildings will throw open their doors on Saturday 29 July, as part of Open House Melbourne.
RMIT architects excel at the Victorian Architecture Awards
The excellence and innovation of RMIT staff and graduates was recognised across key categories at this year’s Victorian Architecture Awards.
Beyond Fast Fashion: Imagining a future without fashion waste
Fashion is enticing, playful, consumable and therefore lucrative. As an industry it has a darker reputation that lurks behind the cheap clothes and sale signs luring in customers.
Don’t miss ‘RMIT Alive’ streaming, 7pm, Tuesday 25 July
Acclaimed producer-director Sue Maslin, firebrand animator Mel Roach and the Astor Theatre’s Zak Hepburn will explore how to succeed in the global creative business, in the pilot of RMIT Alive.
RMIT crafts a clean sweep at Victorian Craft Awards
Students, staff and alumni artists from RMIT have taken all major honours at this year’s awards.
RMIT professor enlisted for case-based Bloomsbury fashion resource
Professor Michael Beverland has been appointed subject editor of the online resource designed to benefit fashion educators around the world.
Advertising students recognised in international competitions
A browser extension to combat fake news and a film challenging the stigma of autism captured the attention of judges of D&AD New Blood and Cannes Future Lions.
Seeing the coloured light: bee brains open way for better cameras
Research into the way that honeybees see colour could pave the way for more accurate cameras in phones, drones and robots.
RMIT inspires Bangkok city planners tackling livability issues
RMIT has hosted delegates from Bangkok Metropolitan Government, with the University’s urban experts helping guide innovative solutions for livability challenges facing the Thai capital.
Top three tips for becoming a professional artist
Taking the leap from student to professional comes with a unique set of challenges. This can be particularly hard in creative industries, where often you have to go it alone.
An allowance of exploration: scholarship opens doors at home and abroad
For as long as Dylan Findlay can remember, architecture has been his passion.
RMIT students study the audience experience at global festival Sónar+D
The way people experience festivals, such as how they move across different spaces and engage with technology, was recently examined by students as part of an RMIT and UOC summer school in Barcelona.
Alumnus aims to make positive environmental change
RMIT Vietnam alumnus Thoi Thi Chau Nhi is working with artists to bring an end to the illegal rhinoceros horn trade.
RMIT PhD student wins Footscray Art Prize’s tertiary award
Mohsen Meysami took out the community awards’ tertiary prize with his artwork 'Their Pain, Our Gain'.
RMIT takes centre stage at international technology and creativity conference
With expert presentations and a new summer school, RMIT is in the spotlight at Sónar+D, an international conference held in Barcelona where technology and creativity converge.
Meet the screen and media graduate heading to Cambodia, Cannes and beyond
After studying a Diploma of Screen and Media, Tom Blackwell climbed the film industry ladder to a job with an emerging New Zealand production house.
Australia's digital divide creates new inequalities
Professor Julian Thomas is committed to creating a more inclusive internet.
RMIT among world’s top 250 universities
RMIT has risen to equal 247th in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 1 per cent of global universities.
Kinetic sculpture explores tensions between human and machine
A new performance-based work explores the complex relationship between humans and technology.
Stanford, RMIT and Peshawar journalism students connect across continents
Postgraduate students in Melbourne have had the opportunity to learn with students from Pakistan on how to report from zones of conflict.
How design thinking triggers change: Five students share their stories
Learning how to apply design thinking to disaster reconstruction and development is giving students the chance to trigger change – in the wider world and in their own lives.
Education students explore the world of phonics in teaching workshop
100 education and teaching students learnt the importance of phonics with leading literacy educator David Hornsby.
Art installation brings the weather indoors
A digital art installation aims to create virtual landscapes based on real-time Melbourne weather data – inside the State Library Victoria.
How one conference helped new teachers overcome their fears
This year’s inaugural Beginning Teachers’ Conference hosted 200 final-year RMIT primary education students for a day of panels and workshops.
Q&A with Anna Snoekstra
Screenwriting student Anna Snoekstra’s first novel 'Only Daughter' has been published in 19 countries and optioned as a film by Universal Pictures.
Original Sapphire honoured for work with Indigenous girls’ education
Indigenous education champion and former member of singing group The Sapphires, Lois Peeler AM, has received an honorary doctorate from RMIT University.
Meet Robin Kingston: visual artist, tour leader extraordinaire and New York know-it-all
A visual artist in contemporary abstraction, Dr Robin Kingston is also a renowned study tour leader and New York know-it-all.
Making your mark as a local designer: Q&A with Simone Deckers
Femke Textiles’ Simone Deckers had no idea her online Etsy shop would help her win a collaboration with global skincare retailer, Kiehl’s.
Uber may hold key to housing affordability
The key to improving housing affordability may be “disruptive” thinking, according to RMIT researcher Dr Andrea Sharam.
No dress rehearsal: why we must act now to save our cities
Billie Giles-Corti knows what makes cities liveable. And she says we need to work together to design better urban spaces for everyone.
Spotlight on RMIT's practice-based research program in Europe
RMIT's practice-based PhD research program, which focuses on research in the medium of design practice itself, is in its tenth year of success in Europe.
Timely new book explores global security challenges
With the spectre of nuclear weapons posing a significant and increasing threat to global security, a new book by two leading RMIT academics presents as a must read.
RMIT public relations graduate wins B&T 30 Under 30 Award
Priscilla Truong has been named one of the industry’s brightest young talents, with four promotions in four years to Ogilvy PR’s Senior Account Manager.
RMIT films showcased at St Kilda Film Festival
Graduate, staff and student work is featured in this year's St Kilda Film Festival, which highlights the top 100 short films in Australia.
RMIT co-chairs global network for gender equality in the media
Gender equality in and through the media is the focus of a UNESCO-supported global collaboration between RMIT University and eighteen other universities.
Making art, with a difference
From knitting to taekwondo, Prue Stevenson pushes the boundaries with her art – helping the RMIT student explore her Asperger’s diagnosis.
Love gives tips on TV journalism
RMIT journalism alumna and star of 'The Bachelorette' Georgia Love recently came back to RMIT to give students a master class.
Not just ‘revenge porn’ – image-based abuse hits 1 in 5 Australians
The first comprehensive research on “revenge porn” has revealed the mass scale of victimisation across Australia, with 1 in 5 people suffering image-based abuse.
Four tips for breaking through the design world
How can you thrive as a designer when you’re still studying? Two award-winning RMIT design graduates share their top tips.
How a masters in art and design is hatching business-smart creatives
Increasingly, innovative thinkers are using skills learnt studying a postgraduate degree in art and design to unlock their creativity in businesses of all kinds.
Media students feature in ANZAC exhibition
Interactive documentaries by a group of undergraduate students have been selected to screen by Maroondah City Council’s ArtSpace.
Artists explore conflicted views of the oceans
Once a wild and pristine environment seen as a compelling metaphor for the sacred mysteries of nature, the romantic image of the ocean has been eroded by the global threat of climate change.
How a Diploma of Languages can enrich your learning experience
A second language will not only provide a wider variety of career options, but it can also give you the opportunity to take your studies overseas.
Meet Linda Brennan: Humanist social marketer
With a research focus on social marketing and behaviour change, Professor Linda Brennan wants to help people to help themselves towards leading "better", healthier and happier lives.
Student project makes RMIT campuses safer places to be
Criminal justice students collaborate with RMIT’s Safer Community service to change the university experience for the better.
Intel internship gives students a taste of the tech capital
Tech company Intel has extended its San Francisco production internship program to students in Australia for the first time.
Logie success for RMIT
An ABC television series directed by an RMIT adjunct professor and starring an RMIT student has been recognised in the annual Logie awards.
RMIT’s sixth annual Social Work Outrage! discussion goes green
One of Australia’s leading social workers has emphasised the intersection of social work and environmentalism for this year’s World Social Work day.
RMIT fashion designers enchant the Melbourne Flower and Garden Show
This year’s RMIT Floral Fashion pieces challenged the crossover between art and fashion at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
Illuminating intersection of nanotechnology and art
What happens when you bring together science, art and a medieval wonder? For Dr Irene Barberis, it’s the culmination of almost 20 years of imagining.
RMIT welcomes Jenni Tosi as Adjunct Professor
Jenni Tosi, Chief Executive Officer for Film Victoria, has been appointed for three years as Adjunct Professor in Film and Television at RMIT.
Food printing: coming soon to a kitchen near you
Digital food is quickly becoming a reality and nobody knows this better than RMIT alumnus and Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Rohit Ashok Khot.
Lentara intern graduates return to RMIT studio
RMIT’s Codesign studio with Lentara UnitingCare responds to social issues they face and has also led to the ongoing employment of two graduates and one third-year student.
Alumnus an ‘exciting new voice’ in Australian animation
Dropping out of a physics degree to study animation at RMIT has proven to be a smart move for Aggelos Papantoniou, recently dubbed one of the field’s most exciting new voices.
Standing room only for Japan’s Vice Admiral Yoji Koda
RMIT and Curtin University recently welcomed and Japan’s Vice Admiral Yoji Koda to discuss maritime security challenges in the Asia-Pacific.
PR and journalism capabilities challenged in ‘post-truth’ world
In the ‘fake news’, ‘alternative facts’, post-truth world, journalism and professional communications face similar issues around reputation.
7 reasons why a creative career is right for you
With the digital boom, the global push towards innovation, and a growing cultural economy, creativity is capital and design is at the forefront.
Meet Stephen Banham: Typographic Archaeologist
The founder of internationally-renowned typographic studio Letterbox, Stephen Banham recently designed the titles for the highly successful feature film Lion.
Graduate appointed Artistic Director of writing festival
The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has announced the appointment of Izzy Roberts-Orr as Artistic Director and Co-CEO.
Valuing design – NGV partners with RMIT
A new partnership between the National Gallery of Victoria and RMIT will combine academic research and student work with curatorial excellence to strengthen Victoria’s design industry.
Student electric racing team in the driving seat
Not everyone gets to build their own racing car and then drive it in international competition, but that’s what Rhys Clarke plans to do this year.
100% Fresh! RMIT art and design graduates scoop awards
RMIT art and design graduates have dominated the annual Fresh! Graduate Showcase awards presented by Craft Victoria.
‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ key to get kids ahead in education and start-ups
Adult children inheriting or being gifted wealth from their parents are more likely to have completed university degrees, be self-employed and have higher bank account balances, a new study finds.
RMIT students design ACMI’s first ever line of merchandise
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has launched a fresh line of merchandise locally designed and produced in collaboration with RMIT textile design students.
Writing residency crosses borders and genres
An immersive writing residency in the Philippines left students and staff better informed and less blinkered by cultural backgrounds.
Journalism alumni lead Quill Awards nominations
RMIT graduates have been nominated an exceptional 15 times for the Melbourne Press Club's prestigious Quill Awards.
Behind the Lens: 130 years of photography at RMIT
For 130 years, RMIT has been training people to see the world by training them in photography.
RMIT strengthens global standing
RMIT has improved its position in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, with nine subject areas ranked in the top 100 – two more than last year.
Exhibition puts Fashion Design Council’s legacy into focus
High Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion, now on at RMIT’s Design Hub, examines the continued influence of the legendary Fashion Design Council (FDC) on today’s fashion practice.
Fashion graduates in prestigious VAMFF runway
Four innovative RMIT fashion design graduates will have their work featured in the prestigious National Graduate Showcase, a highlight of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF).
Meet the Indigenous Studies team
Meet RMIT’s Indigenous Studies team and learn how you can enhance your degree with Indigenous Specialisation electives.
RMIT fashion takes a star turn at VAMFF
From a look back at Australian avant-garde to an exploration of fashion and geology, work by the RMIT community stars at this year’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.
Make history at Melbourne's first music memorabilia event
Lovers of Melbourne’s music scene have the chance to become part of history at a special research event that aims to capture five decades of memories and memorabilia.
Naturally-sourced food container wins Green Innovators Competition
A range of eco-friendly compostable food containers has won RMIT graduate Ruby Chan the top innovation prize at the National Sustainable Living Festival.
New approach to address increasing rates of homelessness
A new partnership between Victoria’s leading housing organisation Unison and RMIT will combine academic research and street smarts to improve the lives of 650,000 Australians facing housing issues.
RMIT and ABC News relaunch Fact Check
RMIT University and ABC News have partnered to relaunch award-winning news service Fact Check, to be based in Melbourne at the University’s new state-of-the-art Media Precinct.
Students accelerate their learning with 'Newton’s Law'
Three lucky RMIT students had a chance to work behind the scenes through placements in the new ABC drama Newton’s Law.
RMIT lights up White Night Melbourne
White Night is one of the major events on Australia’s cultural calendar, and RMIT will once again open its doors and showcase stunning light projections from dusk to dawn.
Indonesia teaching partnership builds collaborative ties
RMIT education academics are working with two Indonesian universities to improve the outcomes of student teachers’ school placements.
New technologies in landscape architecture: Q & A with Niki Schwabe
Digital technology has been slowly revolutionising landscape architecture for years. RMIT graduate Niki Schwabe is unlocking new areas of his practice with software.
Meet Toni Roberts: interpretation design expert
After working in a company that developed public art and exhibitions, Dr Roberts found that interpretive work naturally drew on her background as an educator and designer/artist.
Melbourne living tips shared by students
A guidebook written by local RMIT students is helping new international students in their transition to campus life.
RMIT Vietnam awarded European Union research funds
RMIT Vietnam has been named a partner in a €13.4 million research project as part of the EU Horizon 2020 (H2020) research and innovation funding scheme.
Creative exchange in Indonesia gives students industry expertise
Seven undergraduate students from RMIT are off to Indonesia for internships with creative arts and design companies.
Cuban-Australian collaborative art project challenges family and community violence
Three leading performing artists from Cuba and six community leaders from Melbourne rode a train on the Upfield line discussing the impact and prevention of violence in their communities.
App provides food for thought
A new app will help dietitians provide more efficient and timely advice to patients at risk of chronic disease.
RMIT design students collaborate on tsunami recovery
RMIT landscape architecture students collaborated with local NGOs and community to create a memorial landscape park to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma, Japan.
Public WiFi users choose convenience over cybersecurity
Around two million Australians are risking data breaches each day doing their banking and conducting other financial transactions on unsecured public Wi-Fi networks, a study has found.
National campaign developed by students for cystic fibrosis
RMIT public relations students have been working with Cystic Fibrosis Victoria to help raise awareness about carrier screening.
Emerging fashion retail talent showcased at RMIT
In a new era of fashion enterprise, RMIT University has launched The Retail Initiative, showcasing the best emerging talent in fashion retail.
Inspired by landscape architecture: Q&A with John Williams
John Williams uses landscape architecture to reclaim and invigorate former industrial sites.
Practice-based research in focus at European exhibition
A recent exhibition at the University of Westminster in London has showcased the research processes of architects, landscape architects, designers and artists completing practice-based PhDs.
Indigenous students celebrate next step in their working lives
RMIT University’s Indigenous students have held a special Graduation celebration.
RMIT honoured at Premier’s Design Awards
RMIT’s new Indigenous garden and the students behind a groundbreaking Hyperloop pod protototype have won major prizes at the Premier’s Design Awards.
How innovative design thinking opens up new opportunities: Q&A with DingDing Tian
Designer DingDing Tian explains how to push your design practice into new areas by broadening your horizons and embracing new ideas.
Graduation celebrations take over the streets
RMIT’s graduation celebrations have taken over the centre of Melbourne, with a parade along Swanston Street and ceremony at Docklands stadium.
Journalist of the Year honours for RMIT graduate
ABC cross-media reporter James Oaten has been named Journalist of the Year at the NT Media Awards, recognising his exceptional skill and dedication to quality journalism in the Northern Territory.
Life on student exchange in Spain: Q&A with Laura Coburn
Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) student Laura Coburn describes what life is like on exchange in Madrid, Spain.
The role of built environment professionals before and after disaster: report
RMIT has tackled issues impacting the built environment profession at a symposium on disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, conflict risk management, recovery and reconstruction.
Students nominated for Premier’s Design Awards
Four of the five finalists in the new Student Design category at the Premier’s Design Awards are from RMIT.
Newsline adapts to new broadcast environment
RMIT moves to new ways of broadcasting television news programs by using live streaming technologies.
Second city success overseas inspires future vision for Geelong
A new report investigating the success of second cities abroad outlines a future economic vision for Geelong and second cities across Australia.
Glimpse the future of advanced Australian fashion
Six unique and diverse designers from RMIT’s Master of Fashion (Design) launched their original collections at Melbourne’s iconic MPavilion.
Students raise awareness of heart disease in women
RMIT students have been working with non-profit organisation Her Heart to educate Australian women how they can reduce their risk of heart disease.
Zoo poo project gives students hands-on experience
How do you make learning about animal waste recycling fun? Give kids the chance to play with virtual poo and turn it into compost, of course.
Opening doors in the screen industries: Q&A with Gavin Ingham and Maria Vermeed
Media makers Maria Vermeed and Gavin Ingham discuss RMIT’s professional screenwriting program and share their tips for breaking into the screen industry.
RMIT graduates breaking the glass ceiling
An all-female crew have come together to produce a television commercial promoting a business that sends a share of profits to charities supporting women in third world countries.
Top 4 reasons to work in Education Support
High quality, inclusive education requires high quality support in the classroom.
RMIT students off to China to collaborate with local writers
A Federal Government grant will give students the opportunity to share skills and cultural perspectives during an intensive international study tour.
Finding your place in fashion: Q&A with Ruvini Jayasekara
Designer Ruvini Jayasekara discusses how RMIT’s international reputation and connections with industry prepare students for a global career in fashion.
Design students among winners of Jeanswest T-shirt design competition
Four RMIT textiles and graphic design students are among the winners of a competition from one of Australia’s premier retail brands.
The mindset an entrepreneur needs to succeed: Q&A with John Pace
RMIT postgraduate student John Pace shares his insights into the entrepreneurial spirit and what it takes to succeed as a fashion innovator.
How to become a qualified psychologist
So, you have your sights set on a career in psychology, but you’re unsure of how to get there and what you need to do in order to be fully qualified.
VicHyper unleashes Australia's first Hyperloop prototype
An inter-disciplinary team of RMIT students is revolutionising the future of transportation as the only finalists from the Southern Hemisphere in Elon Musk’s SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.
Student designs on the right track for future rail crossing removals
A collaborative research project between RMIT University and the University of Melbourne explores new ways to improve the integration of public transport and urban design in Melbourne.
Research explores new ways to live with motorway noise
Experimental research is investigating innovative approaches to managing noise along motorway sound walls, in a partnership between RMIT and UTS.
HBO hit show films at RMIT
Students had the chance to join 120 crew and cast on set, when Hollywood came to RMIT to film "The Leftovers".
RMIT students represent Australia at UN urban development conference
Two RMIT students have travelled to Ecuador as Australian delegates to the United Nations Housing and Sustainable Urban Development Conference, after receiving prestigious Global Voices scholarships.
When science and art collide
Science and art collide at RMIT Gallery with a new interactive bio-art exhibition that explores the metaphor of disease through playful and contemplative artworks.
RMIT welcomes Dr Alasdair Foster as Adjunct Professor
With 20 years’ experience heading national arts institutions in Europe and Australia, Dr Foster will bring extensive industry knowledge to RMIT’s photography programs.
Students link a health service with its local community
RMIT public relations students have worked with Link Health and Community to forge stronger relationships with local residents.
Mobile app to promote Indigenous protected area
Postgraduate students are co-creating a mobile app to help preserve Gunditjmara land in western Victoria.
High school students’ innovative urban solutions rewarded at RMIT
RMIT’s Urban Futures competition has showcased Victorian high school students’ best and brightest ideas to improve the liveability and sustainability of cities.
Students spread message of diversity across the airwaves
With many young people choosing to stream rather than tune into radio, RMIT public relations students have helped Australia’s only LGBTIQ radio station spread a message of diversity and inclusion.
Academics win New York festival radio awards
A radiophonic meditation on gender identity and storytelling set in Bangkok has won multiple awards.
Developing a successful fashion practice: Q&A with Alexandra Deam
Alexandra Deam, founder of independent label DIS/OWNED, explains how RMIT’s Master of Fashion (Design) is helping her build a successful, ethical practice.
New study provides carbon footprint league table for food
Researchers have compiled the first comprehensive carbon footprint league table for fresh food so chefs, caterers and everyday foodies can cook meals without cooking the planet.
Building a global career with landscape architecture: Q&A with Stuart Beekmeyer
Stuart Beekmeyer is a designer who splits his time between Melbourne and Manhattan, using landscape architecture principles to activate urban spaces and bring modernity to remote locations.
Award-winning book designer featured in international journal
After receiving multiple accolades for the extraordinary design of a 1616 page architectural monograph, an RMIT designer’s practice has been profiled in the prestigious Eye magazine.
RMIT awarded $9.3m in ARC grants
RMIT University researchers have been awarded grants totalling more than $9.27 million from the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding.
RMIT graduate nominated for world's largest children's literature award
The Swedish Arts Council has revealed the names of 226 candidates from across 60 countries who are nominated for a generous literary prize.
Global graduation celebrations
The first students have graduated with RMIT-Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) bachelor degrees in Indonesia.
Anthology builds literary bridge between Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region
A new collection of fiction, nonfiction, essays and poetry is fostering cultural exchange.
A car wash... in an art gallery? Brilliant!
The hottest destination this summer is the RMIT and M@ Studio Architects-designed neon pink car wash that has transformed the National Gallery of Victoria’s garden into a magical interactive space.
Bestselling writers enriched by architectural treasure
Award-winning local and international writers find artistic inspiration during McCraith House Writer’s Residencies.
Design students are finalists in national awards
Ten RMIT students have been shortlisted for prestigious Australian Graphic Design Association awards, selected from a competitive field across the country.
How to carve your own path in fashion: Q&A with Sonia Bhullar and Aleasha McCallion
Graduates Sonia Bhullar and Aleasha McCallion discuss RMIT's Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship), a two-year masters by coursework that combines fashion practice with the principles of business.
Victoria invests in social service change
The Victorian Government is investing in the future of social services, with new funding to support a leading research and teaching institute at RMIT University.
Book explores television and social transformation in Asia
Indian Yoga gurus, tele-astrologists, Chinese dating and Taiwanese feng shui home-makeovers featured in a new book.
RMIT shapes UN's New Urban Agenda with MOOC
RMIT has launched a first-of-its-kind Ethical Cities massive open online course (MOOC) at the UN global cities summit, to educate people around the world in ethical concepts and practice for cities.
Top 3 reasons to study the Graduate Diploma in Careers Education and Development
Stay ahead of the pack in the rapidly changing world of employment and careers with a graduate qualification.
Media successes celebrated
Online gaming research and commentary on terrorism and US politics have proven to be winners at RMIT’s annual Media Star of the Year awards.
Life-changing placements in the Territory
Social work students are working with remote Aboriginal communities as part of an innovative placement program with Northern Territory service providers.
Meet Glen Donnar: gender and popular culture expert
Dr Glen Donnar’s recent research focuses on overeating celebrities— through the South Korean new media phenomenon of "mukbang" and American "dude food TV".
How Project Management can future-proof your career
In the 1980s, when a computer was the size of an office and lattes had not been invented, there were few opportunities for formal project management education.
What I learnt about education on a teaching placement in the Kimberley
Bonnie Anderson’s placement at a school in the Kimberley region was a valuable learning experience for everyone involved.
What I learnt working on construction in India
Cassanda was one of 10 RMIT student volunteers who travelled to India to build a female dormitory at a rural Bangalore school.
Top 5 reasons to do your VCE at RMIT
Studying your VCE is an exciting and important time in your life, no matter your age. At RMIT, you can complete your VCE in an environment set up to help you thrive.
Chasing the sun for children’s charities
Bachelor of Education student Marc Simpkins will embark on a cross-continent run of almost 4000km in November to raise money for children’s charities.
Knickers in a knot over fashion and fair trade
RMIT Fashion students have collaborated with Australian brand Etiko to create stylish eco-friendly designs for a new range of fair trade underwear.
RMIT/ Bakehouse Studios partnership wins national ACEN Award
A project that gives students the chance to collaborate with each other and work with industry mentors has won a national award.
Q & A with Eleanor Boydell
Arts Management student Eleanor Boydell shares how her internship gave her hands on experience in the differences between the theory and reality of curating an exhibition.
Poets to take part in collaborative poetry writing exchange
An increased cultural understanding of Australia and Korea is anticipated through the medium of poetry, an art form that sweeps away cultural and linguistic barriers.
Journalism student wins internship at radio station RSN
An up-and-coming young sports reporter Thomas Price has been awarded the second annual Steve Cairns Internship at the Racing and Sports Network.
New approach to address increasing rates of homelessness
A new partnership between Yarra Community Housing and RMIT will combine academic research and street smarts to improve the lives of the more than 650,000 Australians facing housing issues.
Journalism students to work in Japan
The Australian Japan Foundation has awarded two travel scholarships to Journalism students to intern at The Japan Times in 2017.
Communication internships strengthen ties between RMIT and Pacific neighbours
A partnership with the University of the South Pacific is giving postgraduate students valuable work experience while strengthening ties within the Pacific region.
Games students excel in international challenge
RMIT student teams win prizes in the 2016 International Game Concept Challenge (IGCC).
Students set to succeed with RMIT’s Entrepreneur in residence
A new work integrated learning initiative will see students placed in start-ups and participating in a workshop on creative thinking for the media industries.
RMIT launches brand-new destination for start-ups
RMIT Activator is an initiative that helps current students, staff and researchers grow successful start-up ventures.
How design innovation drives global advances: Q&A with Ruby Chan
Australian designer and innovator Ruby Chan reveals how critical thinking, a designer’s mind and some fresh perspective can lead to innovative ideas with broad applications.
Academics lauded in national teaching awards
Three RMIT academics have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to student learning in Australian Government awards.
Liveable Melbourne: Is it really?
Melbourne has been named the world’s most liveable city again, but is it really? Environment and planning professor Michael Buxton explains why Melbourne is at risk of losing its liveable status.
What your first year as a teacher is really like (and how RMIT prepares you)
It’s been branded all across the news: ‘teacher education degrees are inadequate’. But at RMIT, we're different.
RMIT textile designer named Australian Graduate of the Year
Michelle de Castro has been named Australian Graduate of the Year by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) for her innovative and experimental work in textile design.
Crisis proofing to keep companies in the black
How can companies avoid lurching from one public relations disaster to the next?
Four ways international development has made the world a better place
Most people would agree the world is facing big challenges and problems related to climate change, refugees, global poverty, international security and terrorism.
Rio triple treat
RMIT students and alumni have taken out medals of every colour at the Rio Paralympic Games.
Alliance formed to address gendered violence and abuse
A new alliance has been formed to apply research to policy, prevention and practice in the area of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Record breaking funding for Australian women in film
RMIT staff and graduates are amongst the recipients of Screen Australia’s historic Gender Matters funding.
RMIT students use semester break to create web series
Instead of relaxing and binge watching TV, three Creative writing students converted their mid-semester holiday period into a productive and successful shooting block for their show.
Health service workers upskill to meet growing demand
A group of 31 Northern Territory local health service workers graduated this week from an RMIT program aimed at helping them meet increasing demand for alcohol and other drugs treatment.
Tell me about ... the Master of Justice and Criminology
Program Manager Russell Solomon discusses how RMIT is providing students with the vital skills they need as professionals to improve the justice system, locally and nationally.
Fashion bliss for Forever New Scholarship recipient
Fashion Design Honours student Victoria Bliss will launch her fashion career in style after being awarded the Forever New Scholarship.
Collaborative news room project publishes dynamic daily paper
During the 2016 Emerging Writers’ Festival in Melbourne, a cross-disciplinary team of RMIT writers, editors and designers collaborated to produce nine issues of a dynamic daily newspaper.
A full cup of fair
Master of International Development student Melanie Lazelle explores what fair trade really means and whom it benefits.
New book maps Melbourne’s past, present and future
A new book by RMIT urban planning experts delves into our city’s past to present a citizen’s handbook that unlocks the potential for shaping Melbourne’s future.
The Design Turn: Searching for public value in policy
Dr Sharon Andrews discusses how policymakers are looking to design to innovate policy development and adequately address social issues.
Top 5 tips for getting your first film made
How do you break into the film industry? It might seem difficult, but Girish Makwana is living proof that it’s not impossible – though it requires persistence and a willingness to collaborate.
Indigenous academics celebrate Pacific first
RMIT has co-hosted the first annual conference of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association ever held in the Pacific.
How to get started in the publishing industry
RMIT lecturer and publisher Tracy O’Shaughnessy opens the door to the publishing house, offering insider knowledge on how to launch your career in the publishing industry.
Journalism student of the year knows how to stand out in a competitive field
The 2016 winner of the Walkley student of the year award says he chose Journalism because he gets to write stories that make a real difference to society.
Property student awarded priceless industry experience
RMIT property and valuation student Melissa Gardner spent a year receiving hands-on work experience as part of an industry supported scholarship worth $10,000.
Images of rebellion
RMIT Gallery’s exhibition Radical Actions showcases work by contemporary Irish artists to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland.
RMIT students aim for gold
Two RMIT students will be going all out for medal glory in the pool at the Rio Paralympics.
RMIT rises in global rankings
The quality of RMIT’s research and education has been recognised, with the University rising in two major global ranking systems.
RMIT welcomes writer, editor and publisher Sophie Cunningham as Adjunct Professor
With an unusually broad range of expertise as a writer of journalism, fiction, nonfiction and film scripts, Sophie Cunningham will bring industry knowledge to RMIT writing programs and research.
RMIT students to travel to India for literary study tour
Eighteen RMIT students have been selected to travel to India for the Cross Cultural Perspectives in Literary Event Management study tour, including placement at the Jaipur Literature Festival.