Students in the news
Mixing business with pleasure: The couple who made it work
After dating only six months, Brent and Katie Rooke started the Executive Master of Business together. Four years, a wedding, and a baby girl later, they’ve graduated together, too.
Meet our newest graduands
More than 9,000 students – a record number – will mark the transition from student to alumni when they officially became RMIT graduates at today’s ceremony. Here are three of their stories.
Sally Capp awarded Honorary Doctorate as RMIT congratulates class of 2019
Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp was awarded an honorary degree at RMIT’s graduation ceremony held at Marvel Stadium.
‘I had no choice but to quit study and save my life’: A Syrian refugee’s road to graduation
Seven years after she was first accepted into dental school in Syria, Sidori Younan finally graduated at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium in December, where she joined graduands from across RMIT’s vibrant global network.
Augmented reality app brings online learning to life
A new augmented reality learning app from the Centre for Digital Enterprise will help bridge the gap between online and practical learning for engineering students.
Passion and talent on show at fashion graduate showcase
Inflatable clothing, suits embedded with a secret code, and a luxury aesthetic from plastic bags were some of the innovative creations showcased at the opening of MPavilion.
Living laneways: Designing better solutions to urban space
An architectural collaboration is repurposing and re-embracing Melbourne’s iconic laneways to connect them with surrounding communities, and challenge notions of how and where we live.
RedbackBots on the road to Bordeaux 2020
RMIT has named its squad to compete at the largest robotics and artificial intelligence competition in the world.
From coffee to concrete: Engineering solutions to our most pressing problems
A new project from RMIT University could see the waste from the 1.3 million cups of coffee drunk daily in Australia turned into concrete used in homes, driveways or office buildings.
From classroom to lounge room: Five things I learned from presenting Australia by Design
Taking her love of design to the small screen, an RMIT student is co-presenting a show that puts the spotlight on design innovations in Australia. She shares her experience and top tips.
The Data Game
Journalism students are combining their reporting skills and love of footy to produce the AFL’s latest online show.
More than just pedal power
What started as a simple idea to help special needs kids has become a transformative and collaborative engineering project to bring to market a range of wheelchair e-bikes.
Bringing construction to life
RMIT students are getting a sneak peek inside one of Melbourne’s most transformative construction projects, thanks to the magic of virtual reality.
Designing out waste
In partnership with Common Purpose and the City of Melbourne, RMIT students have come together with frontline organisations to tackle one of Melbourne’s biggest challenges: waste.
Educating the next generation of girls
They’re among the big issues in our society, so what do the people helping shape the minds of the next generation of young women think about the future world of work and gender equality?
Meet the designer with her eyes on the prize
After winning a competition for her stand-out spectacles, one fashion student will see her eyewear designs come to life in Specsavers stores across Australia and New Zealand.
NYC-inspired designs a hit at Melbourne Fashion Week
An exclusive range of Beekeeper Parade bumbags using the New York-inspired designs of RMIT fashion students has been developed as part of a Melbourne Fashion Week event.
Artwork chronicles changing tides of Victoria
A student artwork inspired by Victoria’s rich history has been unveiled outside the State Library of Victoria.
Hacking away at global education problems
After the huge success of last year’s event, the ITS Hack-a-thon is back and bigger than ever.
On the beat abroad: Five things I learned working in Japan
An RMIT journalism student shares what she learned during an internship at a prestigious news outlet in Japan as part of a Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) travel grant.
Highlighting the best of RMIT animation
RMIT graduates will join a line-up of award-winning animators, industry veterans and inspiring independents at Melbourne’s premier animation festival.
Young creative showcases talent and culture for NAIDOC Week
Australian Unity’s annual Artist-in-Residence program invites Indigenous art students to share their artistic process with Rathdowne Place residents and staff.
New offerings prepare students for modern media world
RMIT is responding to the ever-changing media landscape, with journalism students learning how to respond to and report on trolling, as well as fact checking and verification.
Student athletes take over Naples
Five elite student athletes and coaches will be chasing gold at an event dubbed the world university games.
Growing the future
Three student teams have envisioned new ways of harnessing biotech to solve environmental problems as part of an international design challenge.
From Bauhaus to Brauhaus
RMIT students have joined the celebrations for 100 years of Bauhaus – the German art, architecture and design movement – by creating a pop-up micro brewery in Cologne, Germany with students from Köln International School of Design.
AFL and the media: 5 things we learned from Justin Rodski
Professional sport has a complex relationship with the media industry, something Justin Rodksi has learned from almost a decade working with Essendon Football Club.
RMIT launches Dhumbah Goorowa
As part of National Reconciliation week, RMIT celebrated the launch of its second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa.
Nurturing community and culture
One student, one alumnus. Both with a passion for health and care in their community. Here we share their stories.
Caps fly for first graduates of innovative nurse training program
Seventeen Diploma of Nursing students have become the first graduates of an innovative training program run in partnership between RMIT and Northern Health.
Engaging with Indigenous communities a life-changing experience
Road trips to Barkandji Country in western NSW have shaped the world view and creative practice for students and recent alumni from the School of Architecture and Urban Design.
Students examine impact of speculative planning in Barcelona
Twenty-seven students from RMIT’s Master of Urban Design and Master of Architecture have spent two weeks studying housing rehabilitation and community building in Barcelona.
Bendigo Flight School takes off with advanced training sim
RMIT students will soar over virtual clouds during flight training, thanks to the installation of a new, state-of-the-art simulator at the University’s Bendigo Flight School.
New X-ray facility gives students industry-leading edge
The medical radiation suite at RMIT’s Bundoora West site has been given a state-of-the-art facelift with the addition of three new Siemens X-ray machines.
RMIT recognised as Employer of the Year for LGBTI inclusion
RMIT won the top honour - Employer of the Year - at the Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards, which recognise organisations around the country fostering and supporting diverse communities.
DISRUPT: Mapping the future of Melbourne through stories
A collective storytelling project held as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week (20-26 May) is inviting participants to take over a 20-metre wall to disrupt the streets with their dreams of the city.
Future journalists from regional areas share scholarships
Seven aspiring journalists from regional areas have received scholarships worth up to $40,000 each.
Internship program helps create more inclusive workplaces
Proving that a disability doesn’t have to be a roadblock, alumni Damien Tran has charged ahead in his career thanks to the unique internship program Stepping Into.
Next gen students broadcast federal election
In an Australian first, RMIT students are producing a national student election broadcast in collaboration with students from more than 20 universities around the country.
Four ways global policy can improve gender equality
Drawing on her experiences during the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Tessa Hughes shares her key learnings and views on how to promote women’s rights and shape global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
RMIT plays host to Australia’s biggest international skills excellence event
The 2019 Global Skills Challenge included 500 competitors and officials from across 15 countries.
Historic Oxford Scholar given new lease on life
The Oxford Scholar has re-opened to the public after an extensive renovation, marking the beginning of a new chapter in one of Melbourne’s oldest stories.
Student rocket team wins at national competition
RMIT's student-led rocket team have been notching up some big achievements, now they're officially among Australia's best.
Students weave plan for sustainable fashion future
The inaugural Fashion & Textiles Youth Assembly brought students together from across the School of Fashion and Textiles on Tuesday to discuss the state of the current and future fashion industry.
Graduate research grants for smarter cars of the future
Three RMIT research projects have been awarded grants totalling over $780,000 to modernise the Australian automotive industry.
Students drawn to new NGV program
A new program at the National Gallery (NGV) of Victoria is connecting local and international students through the language of art and design.
Building a sustainable future: Sustainability week at RMIT
The RMIT community took action last week across its three Melbourne campuses in support of environmental sustainability.
Students to work on broadcast of AFL matches
A new partnership with McGuire Media will see students get the opportunity to work on AFL radio production.
Flower power: Floral fashion at Melbourne Flower and Garden Show
RMIT’s annual Floral Fashion exhibit blurred the line between art and fashion to highlight environmental issues at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (17–31 March).
News in sixty seconds prepares students for the future
Journalism students are gaining valuable industry-ready experience by producing news bulletins for free-to-air TV.
RMIT Vietnam shortlisted for prestigious higher education award
RMIT Vietnam has been shortlisted in the Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year category of the inaugural Times Higher Education Awards Asia.
Solar car teams breeze towards the podium
Engineering and design students are collaborating to prepare for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge using state-of-the-art modelling techniques in RMIT’s industrial wind tunnel.
Future-focused: Vietnam’s next decade looking bright
Our experts look to the future and share their insights about the Vietnamese economy and its start-up culture, anywhere working and tourism.
RMIT launches new Salesforce course to train students for jobs of the future
Built in collaboration with the global leader in customer relationship management (CRM), Salesforce, the new CRM Professional with Salesforce course is a welcome addition to RMIT's Future Skills portfolio.
The season that was: RMIT and Essendon Football Club
Almost a year on, and the innovative new partnership between RMIT and the Essendon Football Club (EFC) has proven a huge success.
RMIT journalism alumni receive prestigious ABC cadetships
Four recent journalism alumni will begin work as ABC reporters after receiving cadetships with the national broadcaster.
New aviation partnership lands in South Australia
RMIT has announced a new aviation training school partnership with Hartwig Air in response to a growing worldwide pilot shortage.
Going global: RMIT takes part in Asia’s premier design event
A star-studded list of RMIT alumni joined students and staff at the acclaimed Hong Kong Business of Design Week earlier this month.
RMIT congratulates Vietnam graduates
Graduation ceremonies in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have seen more than 1,000 graduates celebrate their achievements at RMIT Vietnam in style.
Graduates share their stories
RMIT’s newest graduates celebrated at a graduation ceremony held at Marvel Stadium yesterday.
Vocational Education graduates celebrated
Every year, more than 14,000 students choose to study a Vocational Education (VE) course at RMIT. Today we celebrate some of our hard-working VE graduates and share their unique stories.
Getting your facts straight
What do crocodiles, crime rates and codeine have in common? They’ve all been fact checked. Read more about the increasingly important skill that sorts fact from fiction.
Ready for life and work: meet our newest graduands
Four students. Four different stories. Tomorrow they will be brought together at Marvel Stadium when they officially become RMIT graduates.
RMIT develops Australian-first fact checking subject
In an era of fake news, RMIT is set to become the first Australian university to introduce a new subject focused solely on teaching students fact checking and verification skills.
Partners in disruption: preparing students for a brave new future
RMIT Online CEO Helen Souness looks ahead at the ever-changing world of work and the role universities have to play in it.
Next steps on the Dior mentoring journey
Insights from Christian Dior executives and a VIP styling session were among the highlights of an evening to mark the halfway point of the Women@Dior mentoring program.
Next generation of engineers showcase their work at EnGenius
A robotic arm controlled by facial expressions, a solar-powered Tuk Tuk set to circumnavigate the globe and 3D printed body implants – welcome to the next generation of engineering.
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.
Innovative RMIT pilot puts student mental health front of mind
What do a ball pit, a message wall and a collection of marbles in a jar have in common? They’re all part of an event designed by RMIT students to improve student mental health.
Indigenous sporting health in good hands
A group of Indigenous students have completed a sports training certificate that is set to create a new study pathway with the Fitzroy Stars.
Times Higher Education rankings rise for RMIT
RMIT has risen eight places in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings released today.
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.
Creating a safe space: RMIT partners with Minus18
75 per cent of LGBTIQ young people in Australia experience homophobic or transphobic abuse and 80 per cent of this abuse occurs at school.
Hackathon sees industry challenges tackled by student problem solvers
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept that continues to rapidly transform the way we live, work and learn – from revolutionising simple day-to-day errands to enabling the re-creation of cities.
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.
Peer-to-peer mentoring program shortlisted for prestigious award
For Valerie Li Yuen Fong, the Student Learning Adviser Mentors (SLAMs) program is like a second family.
Six tips for turning your University internship into a job
How do you turn your work placement into a job and transition to the world of work? An RMIT alumnus shares his top tips.
Clever creatives pick up their pencils
RMIT advertising students have picked up three coveted ‘pencils’ at the prestigious D&AD New Blood awards in London.
Global leadership programs recognised
RMIT’s global leadership programs have been shortlisted for an Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award.
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.
Students empowered to create cultural change to reduce sexual harm
Student leaders are being empowered to call out disrespectful behaviour to prevent sexual harm and drive cultural change.
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.
New pathways to justice
Finding innovative justice responses for survivors and victims of sexual abuse is one way that RMIT is working to build a community where students and staff feel safe, respected and valued.
Changing the Course: RMIT progress on reducing sexual harm
In 2017, RMIT set about responding to the recommendations made by the Australian Human Rights Commission and Universities Australia to change the course on sexual harm.
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.
Students setting sail for the Indo-Pacific
More than 600 RMIT students are set to participate in 36 unique projects across 13 countries as part of a Federal Government mobility program.
Rehab device earns students national innovation award
A team of RMIT engineering students have won the Telstra Innovation Challenge for a device that provides real-time feedback to home-based rehabilitation patients.
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.
VE helps former pro gamer further career
Vocational Education student Marcus Raj has been travelling the world while competing professionally in his favourite card game.
Fact Check recognised on world stage
RMIT ABC Fact Check won a major award at the fifth international fact-checking summit held in Rome last week.
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.
Country Road provides a window of opportunity for visual merchandising students
Six Diploma of Visual Merchandising students have been competitively selected to work on the Country Road Window Project for 2018.
New pathways created between two leading universities
RMIT University will enable students who undertake selected Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) micro credentials to receive credit towards four different RMIT postgraduate degrees.
Dateline: Graduate Fashion Week 2018
The catwalks of Europe have long beckoned to young fashion designers around the world with dreams of seeing their creations paraded in front of A-list crowds and industry representatives.
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.
New partnership helps students in Sri Lanka to study locally
RMIT Training and RMIT Vietnam have teamed up to allow students at Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) to complete the Foundation Studies Science stream locally in Colombo.
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.
Professional Communication Graduates Shortlisted at Cannes
Four RMIT graduates have had their final year project shortlisted in a prestigious global student competition.
Lending a helping hand
RMIT University and Hands on Health Australia (HoHA) have teamed up to deliver a student outreach health clinic to Indigenous football and netball club, the Fitzroy Stars.
RMIT celebrates IDAHOBIT
RMIT has gone rainbow for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), hosting a broad-ranging panel discussion and other events.
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.
RMIT athletes perform on the world stage
Students and alumni taste success at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
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.
REW celebrates 50 years delivering English language solutions to the world
RMIT English Worldwide (REW) has been providing education solutions to clients around the globe for 50 years.
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.
RMIT breaks new ground
Hot on the heels of a tertiary education partnership with the Essendon Football Club, RMIT University has unveiled a new AFL ground on its Bundoora campus.
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.
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.
A premier partnership: Essendon Football Club and RMIT
Two iconic Melbourne institutions have joined forces, creating a new frontier in cross-industry collaboration.
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.
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 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.
Spotlight on the future of global experiences in higher education
The changing world of work calls for innovation, creativity and flexibility in the way people and projects connect globally.
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.
RMIT student awarded European internship with industry leader
An RMIT engineering student has spent two months in the south of Spain working on an innovative solar energy project for one of the country's largest chemical groups.
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.