Students and staff share their thoughts on RMIT and the University's new Strategic Plan to 2020: "Ready for Life and Work".
INTRODUCTION: Staff and students discuss RMIT University and its new strategic plan, titled “Ready for Life and work.”
AUDIO: Sugar Robyn Schulz feat. Francesco Yates
VISUAL: Time-lapse footage of RMIT University’s City campus followed by street shots of Melbourne and shots of students around the campus.
TEXT ON SCREEN: Ready for Life of Work
VISUAL: Students at various campus events, dancing, eating fairy floss, studying outside and graduating.
VISUAL: RMIT’s graduation ceremony time-lapse of Etihad stadium. Vice-Chancellor Martin Bean speaks on stage.
VICE-CHANCELLOR MARTIN BEAN SPEAKS: Getting you ready for work and life is about giving you something backed by your university that you can take to whoever you need to prove that you are ready in life for work and they will trust it, they will believe in it, and that will give you your return on learning.
TEXT ON SCREEN: Life Changing Experiences
VISUAL: A male student sits outside at the City campus.
STUDENT 1 SPEAKS: As long as you are an authentic version of yourself and you want to be heard, there's always someone that's going to listen.
VISUAL: Shots of a second student on campus.
STUDENT 2 SPEAKS: We're so close to industry. We're so close to art and culture and it just makes RMIT such a unique space.
VISUAL: Shot of female student
STUDENT 3 SPEAKS: Having lecturers from industry being able to sit down with you and have a chat about what it's really like, not just going off what textbooks say.
VISUAL: Cut to a new male student.
STUDENT 4 SPEAKS: I know university is not just about academics. It's an entirely new social aspect.
TEXT ON SCREEN: Passion with purpose.
VISUAL: Shot of female staff member speaking.
STAFF MEMBER SPEAKS: I enjoy working at RMIT because I genuinely feel that I am part of something that's transformative.
STUDENT 3 SPEAKS: I've had some really great tutors and lecturers who are so into what they do that you just get really excited about what you're learning.
VISUAL: Shot of a new female staff member speaking along with shots of students and brainstorming ideas on post-it notes.
STAFF MEMBER 2 SPEAKS: I realise that the engagement through RMI, the Shape RMIT Project, has been about building the strategic goals, but I think perhaps one of the biggest benefits has been the development of a sense of community. We are all staff, students, other stakeholders, connected to RMIT. The Shape RMIT Project has made that concrete.
VISUAL: Cut to student working in a music production studio.
STUDENT 4 SPEAKS: If I hadn't done this course, I probably never would have done a course. I'm very passionate about my music, so I thought, "Why not? Let's give it a go." I did, and here I am. One year later, it's still going pretty well.
TEXT ON SCREEN: Shaping the world.
VISUAL: Shots of students on campus dancing cut to a shot of a female staff member.
STAFF MEMBER 3 SPEAKS: It can be quite confronting, opening up and actually saying, "Give us the good, the bad, and the ugly," and I think RMIT has actually embraced what its students have to say.
VISUAL: Shots of the RMIT Vietnam campus cut to shot of male staff member.
STAFF MEMBER 4 SPEAKS: The whole idea of us maintaining or positioning ourselves in 2020 is about creativity, inspiration. It's about awareness in the community.
VISUAL: Shots of students in a Karate studio. Cut to female student.
STUDENT 5 SPEAKS: I think the second you just get involved in anything at RMIT, a thousand opportunities open up for you.
VISUAL: Shots of students creating a mural on the side of the wall.
STUDENT 6 SPEAKS : Well, before I came here, I didn't believe that I could be a practicing artist and just get by doing that, but being at RMIT has given me hope.
VISUAL: Shots of students playing basketball on campus.
STUDENT 1 SPEAKS: I would love to see a culture based more about embracing and celebrating our differences rather than dividing the pie between all of us. We can only just have one beautiful, big pie.
TEXT ON SCREEN: #ShapeRMIT shapermit.com
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