Students in the news
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Global leadership programs recognised
RMIT’s global leadership programs have been shortlisted for an Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and School of Design 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.