Students in the news
RMIT team wins hackathon prize with tech accessibility solution
An RMIT team has won the creativity award at TADHack, the world’s largest telecommunications hackathon, with a solution to improve computer accessibility for people with vision and hearing issues.
Class of 2017 honoured in greatest ever graduation
RMIT’s newest graduates have been honoured in style with an iconic parade through the city of Melbourne, culminating in the University’s biggest ever graduation ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
Lights, Sound, Action!
Students and staff put new state-of-the-art TV studios in RMIT’s media precinct to the test in first broadcast.
Students driving innovation with industry mentors
Australia Post has partnered with RMIT's School of Media and Communication to explore new products and services.
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.
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.
Chemistry education app a worldwide hit
From Canada to the Caribbean – an RMIT-developed mobile app that tries to make learning the essentials of chemistry fun is hitting the mark with educators around the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RMIT success at robotics competition
A team of six RMIT engineering students have won a highly-competitive national robotics competition in Sydney.
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.
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
Student-designed cushions celebrate RMIT
Students from RMIT University are celebrating 2017 in comfort with their designs for new cushions on campus.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Career change pays off for John
Making a career change involves a lot of soul searching and decisions. RMIT student John Francia knows this all too well.
VicHyper revolutionary prototype wins another award
RMIT’s VicHyper team has won the 2017 iAward in the Undergraduate Tertiary Students category for its revolutionary Hyperloop pod prototype.
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.
Hacking challenge is serious fun for RMIT cyber security students
With cyber attacks a hot topic and cyber security skills in short supply, this year’s Cyber Security Challenge Australia showed RMIT students that while hacking is fun, it’s also serious business.
Student talent on display at City campus Laneway Festival
Students got their first real taste of RMIT’s Media Street precinct in a recent laneway-style festival.
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'.
New app a game changer for chemistry education
A new mobile app developed by RMIT software engineering students could be a game changer for chemistry education.
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.
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.
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.
Bee prototype earns students national innovation award
A team of RMIT engineering students has won a Telstra innovation award for a prototype platform that aims to counter the decline of bee populations by enabling real-time monitoring of beehives.
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.
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.
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.
Fly Your Ideas student finalists shape future of aviation
Three RMIT students have finished second at the final of the 2017 Airbus Fly Your Ideas competition, a global hunt for ideas to transform the aviation industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rolls-Royce experience a 'dream come true' for engineering student
An RMIT engineering student has had the time of his life and received recognition for his contribution during an internship at one of the world's most prestigious engineering companies.
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.
Global learning fostered at RMIT Vietnam
Marketing students at RMIT Vietnam have taken part in a global project that involved collaborating with students in Amsterdam.
Vietnam students win TV marketing competition
RMIT Vietnam students have been crowned TV marketing champions for their idea of turning shoes into flotation devices to prevent drowning deaths.
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.
Wominjeka! to New Academic Street
Local Wurundjeri Elders have performed a traditional smoking ceremony in the New Academic Street specialist spaces as part of a Wominjeka (welcome) for the new facilities.
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.
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.
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.
Football star’s journey takes an academic turn
From Auskick to the AFLW – Lily Mithen’s football journey has been enriched by support from her friends, family and now her university.
Vietnam immersion develops intercultural skills
Students from Melbourne have spent three weeks immersed in Vietnamese life and culture, as part of a new subject designed to foster and develop intercultural skills.
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.
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.
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
Students explore technology and innovation at global smart cities expo
RMIT students from Australia, Vietnam and Singapore have attended the Smart City Expo World Congress, as part of the University's Global Summer in Barcelona program.
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.
Indigenous students celebrate next step in their working lives
RMIT University’s Indigenous students have held a special Graduation celebration.
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.
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.
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.
Paralympians share top honours at RMIT Sport Awards
Paralympians Monique Murphy and Ashleigh McConnell are RMIT’s Female Athletes of the Year, with Jiu Jitsu champion Semakadde Kakembo named Male Athlete of the Year.
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.
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.
Virtual internship delivers real success
An RMIT student in Australia recently spent three months working on innovative European projects from her desk in Melbourne as part of a virtual internship program run by RMIT Europe.
Global graduation celebrations
The first students have graduated with RMIT-Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) bachelor degrees in Indonesia.
Women’s AFL team goes back-to-back at Uni Games
The RMIT Women’s AFL team has reigned supreme at the Australian University Games for the second year in a row, claiming the gold without conceding a point in the grand final.
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.
Postgraduate students awarded global internships
Two RMIT postgraduate students are spending three months based at the University’s European hub in Barcelona after being awarded global internships each valued at $15,000.
Five reasons why hiring an intern will transform your business
Mistakenly, interns are sometimes considered simply to be a cost-efficient option to get extra hands on board to assist with daily tasks.
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.
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.
Support for Indigenous entrepreneurs
Artist Glenda Nicholls is one of the first entrepreneurs to reap the rewards of RMIT University’s new Indigenous Business Creation Scholarships.
Rio triple treat
RMIT students and alumni have taken out medals of every colour at the Rio Paralympic Games.
A week in the life of a Business student
Current student and Business Student Association (BSA) President, Caitlin Farrelly, describes a typical week studying at RMIT.
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.
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.
Take your study global with New Colombo Plan funding
More than 200 RMIT students will get to experience life-changing overseas study and internships thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan.
RMIT students aim for gold
Two RMIT students will be going all out for medal glory in the pool at the Rio Paralympics.
RMIT wears it purple
RMIT will be wearing purple this week to support staff and students of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities.
Fresh RMIT fashion faces to hit the MSFW runway
As the city emerges from a winter slumber, Melbourne’s fashion scene is set to heat up when RMIT’s bright young fashion designers present their graduate collections at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.
Winter Blast of art comes to City campus
A fresh blast of public art comes to RMIT University this week, with the launch of the inaugural Winter Blast festival.
RMIT athletes crowned back-to-back Southern Uni champions
The RMIT Redbacks have been crowned Champions of the South for the second year running at the Southern University Games.
State-of-the-art, smart student housing officially opened at Bundoora
More student life has come to RMIT’s Bundoora campus with the official opening of Walert House student accommodation.
RMIT partners with leading Italian university
A new research partnership agreement will enable doctoral candidates to receive a dual-awarded PhD in Engineering from RMIT and one of Europe's leading universities, the Politecnico di Torino.
Design students focus on changing urban landscapes in Barcelona
A former industrial centre, Olympic athlete housing and a space for clean-tech business: some of the diverse urban landscapes recently investigated by RMIT design students in Barcelona.
Groundbreaking humanitarian design degree launches in Europe
A new RMIT postgraduate degree – the Master of Disaster, Design and Development (MoDDD) – has been officially launched in Europe.
Student athletes victorious in university games
RMIT’s elite student athletes are revelling in their achievements at university games on home soil and abroad, bringing back every shade of medal and trophy.
Celebrating our foundations
RMIT students and staff were asked to #shapeRMIT as part in a week of events that focused on celebrating the University’s past and future.
Top five tips for elite student athletes
How do you manage your studies while maintaining your elite sporting commitments? It’s a balancing act, says decathlete David Brock, and it most certainly can be done.
Textile design students take on London Design Festival
Two RMIT students have received international recognition at the London Design Festival for their wallpaper designs.
RMIT and BMW an enduring partnership
RMIT students have gained insights into BMW's design approach and product philosophy in a series of industry training sessions.
Choosing her own adventure pays off for RMIT alumnus
When she headed off to Germany for an internship with Audi just after graduating, Corina Baini knew she was taking a risk.
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.