Shuway Lee graduated from the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) at RMIT University in 2014. During her time as a student, she was a mentor for new international students.
Shuway Lee: Mentoring new students | RMIT University
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Typist’s note: unclears due to accented diction
VISUAL: Video in slight slow motion of Shuway Lee walking along footpath on Swanston Street, other people are walking past her in both directions and a car and a tram is on the street. In the background is RMIT’s Info Corner with the green moulded awning.
Shuway Lee: I'm Shuway. I come from Malaysia.
VISUAL: Video of path with pedestrians walking along it outside RMIT’s Building 80. In the foreground, close to camera and to the right of the screen, is a sign for Building 80.
Shuway Lee: I came to Melbourne straight after ...
VISUAL: Camera is at street level looking up at the façade of RMIT’s Swanston Academic Building (Building 80). The sky with white clouds is in the background above the top of the building. In the centre of the screen is the RMIT University logo and underneath that the word: presents.
Shuway Lee: ... finishing studies in Malaysia ...
VISUAL: Video of Shuway Lee looking and pointing at a tram route map on a sign post at the tram stop.
Shuway Lee: ... and when I came here everything was new to me.
VISUAL: Video of Shuway Lee standing at the tram stop looking at a tram which is approaching towards the camera and the stop. Shuway Lee and three other passengers walk towards the door of the tram. In the centre of the screen is the heading: Shuway Lee. Mentoring New Students at RMIT University.
Shuway Lee: Back home, my parents did everything for me ...
VISUAL: Video of Shuway Lee facing the camera and standing on the tram looking out the front window of the tram. She reaches up to pull the stop signal cable.
Shuway Lee: ... like the enrolment and the fees and once I came to Melbourne I need to start from scratch ...
VISUAL: Video of trams and cars travelling both directions along La Trobe Street at the intersection with Swanston Street. In the background is RMIT’s Info Corner.
Shuway Lee: ... which really challenged me ...
VISUAL: Video of Shuway Lee walking towards the entrance to Flinders Street Station.
Shuway Lee: ... because I was an introvert.
VISUAL: Video of Shuway Lee and two other female students sitting at a table speaking to each other.
Shuway Lee: And I started talking to others that really opened me up ...
VISUAL: Close up of Shuway Lee sitting at the table with a female student. Shuway is looking at someone (the other female student) who is off screen and smiles at her.
Shuway Lee: ... and I became more independent and more responsible.
VISUAL: Video of Shuway Lee and two male students standing at a table in a park serving up some picnic food. They are smiling at each other.
VISUAL: Camera pans in on Shuway Lee clapping her hands, smiling and singing. She is standing beside a male friend who is holding a birthday cake with the candles lit. There are about 10 other male and female student friends around the picnic table singing happy birthday. There are five balloons on the side of the table and one at the top reads: 21.
VISUAL: Close up of Shuway Lee’s feet walking down La Trobe Street she walks past a bike leaning on a pole, there are cars on the road to her left and pedestrians on the footpath. In the background further down the street to Shuway’s left is RMIT’s Info Corner building with the green brain roof.
Shuway Lee: New students ...
VISUAL: A female barista places two takeaway coffee cups onto the counter and waves with both hands. A male barista is standing beside her watching and smiling. Shuway Lee and an unidentified female student take the coffee cups and turn to walk out of the café at RMIT.
Shuway Lee: ... come here, they need help and I would like to be that form of help.
VISUAL: Shuway Lee and the unidentified female student walking together on RMIT’s campus talking together and holding the coffee cups.
Shuway Lee: I think the mentoring program is about ...
VISUAL: Shuway Lee and the unidentified female student sitting cross legged on the grass in the courtyard of the Old Melbourne Gaol (RMIT’s Building 11).
Shuway Lee: ... giving new students a sense of belonging ...
VISUAL: Close up of Shuway Lee and the unidentified female student sitting on the grass, they are side on to the camera. Shuway Lee takes a sip of her coffee cup. They are talking and smiling at each other.
Shuway Lee: ... a sense of support, yeah.
VISUAL: Close up of Shuway Lee sitting on the grass speaking with the unidentified female student who is off screen.
VISUAL: Video is slow motion of Shuway Lee and the unidentified female student standing on the grass and then jumping simultaneously with arms outstretched and smiling at each other.
Shuway Lee: I think life is about helping others, building others up.
VISUAL: Video as camera pans down from tops of trees in the portal in the Swanston Academic Building at RMIT. Shuway Lee and the unidentified female student are standing with their backs to the camera looking over the railing. A large RMIT sign is on the other side of the railing/glass.
Shuway Lee: I like being in RMIT campus because it's convenient.
VISUAL: Two trams travelling on Swanston Street pass in different directions in front of RMIT’s info corner.
Shuway Lee: It's sort of like a meeting point where everyone meets each other.
VISUAL: Shuway Lee walking down Centre Place passing other pedestrians. On the side of the laneway are small shop fronts and people sitting at small tables in front of the cafes.
Shuway Lee: It actually could mean a ...
VISUAL: Shuway Lee standing on the street looking at the gate to Chinatown. Pedestrians and a car are on the street.
Shuway Lee: ... global view; with this type of exposure ...
VISUAL: Camera pans up a white statue of a lion in Chinatown.
Shuway Lee: ... you can actually understand other cultures.
VISUAL: Video of Shuway Lee walking past shops in Melbourne looking at the paintings on the footpath by a sidewalk artist. The artist is sitting on the ground to the right of the screen painting. Crowds of people are standing around the canvas/painted areas.
VISUAL: Video of The Hub’s façade of discs. The camera is at street level looking up and the cloudy sky is in the background.
Shuway Lee: In RMIT, I'm ...
VISUAL: Video of Shuway Lee in the library taking a book from the shelf.
Shuway Lee: ... majoring in Logistics and Supply Chain ...
VISUAL: Camera pans across books along a length of shelves in the library.
Shuway Lee: ... Management.
VISUAL: Video of Shuway Lee sitting at a table in the library reading a book.
Shuway Lee: The most exciting thing about Logistics and Supply Chain ...
VISUAL: Video of Shuway Lee walking down the road near a sushi shop, the camera is following behind her.
Shuway Lee: ... is that it's also practical stuff.
VISUAL: Female food vendor using tongs to remove a sushi roll from a counter and placing it onto a plate that she is holding which already has two other sushi rolls and some pickled ginger on it.
Shuway Lee: We, with sushi, we outsource different products ...
VISUAL: A male chef making a sushi roll.
Shuway Lee: ... from different countries to make it to one final product.
VISUAL: Close up of the male chef’s hands as he rolls up the sushi roll using a bamboo mat.
Shuway Lee: The seaweed ...
VISUAL: Shuway Lee’s hands are holding a sushi roll and she pulls some salmon out of its centre.
Shuway Lee: ... may come from Japan ...
VISUAL: Shuway Lee’s hands place a fingertip portion of rice onto where China is marked on a map of the world. A small piece of seaweed is already covering Japan.
Shuway Lee: ... the rice from China ...
VISUAL: Camera is back further now and side on to Shuway Lee who is sitting at a table in a restaurant and places a piece of salmon onto Tasmania on the map spread out on the table.
Shuway Lee: ... the salmon from Tasmania.
VISUAL: Camera is looking down at the top of Shuway’s head and the world map open on the table with the piece of rice, seaweed and salmon placed on it, as seen earlier in the video. Shuway draws two large red lines running from China and Japan down to Australia. Her lunch of the two other sushi rolls are also sitting on a plate on the table beside her.
VISUAL: Camera pans across lots of different sushi rolls on display inside a food counter.
Shuway Lee: Knowing that ...
VISUAL: Close up of the map with the rice, seaweed and salmon and two red lines drawn on it. Shuway’s finger points from Asia (China/Japan) down to Melbourne where the red lines meet.
Shuway Lee: ... in a sushi it comes from a different part of the world ...
VISUAL: Close up of Shuway Lee eating a sushi roll and sitting at the table in the restaurant.
Shuway Lee: ... eating it is like eating the whole world.
VISUAL: Camera pans around crowds at a covered market in Melbourne.
Shuway Lee: I love restaurants in Melbourne because there's [unclear], a city of food
VISUAL: Shuway Lee and two female friends standing together at the markets speaking to each other. One of the female friends is holding a plate of food.
Shuway Lee: It really excites me every day when I'm in campus ...
VISUAL: Close up of Shuway Lee and the two friends walking outside the covered area of the markets amongst the crowd. Shuway Lee is speaking to them as they walk.
Shuway Lee: ... where you feel like oh you're travelling around the world.
VISUAL: A stall holder smiles and passes Shuway a plate of pizza, she smiles and turns towards the camera and walks off screen.
Shuway Lee: You can actually ...
VISUAL: Close up of Shuway Lee’s hands as she pulls a slice of pizza in half and eats a piece. She is smiling and nodding at her friend who is off screen.
Shuway Lee: ... know the world through their food, through their spice, through the smell and the flavour.
VISUAL: Camera pans across grass to Shuway Lee as she sits cross legged by herself on the grass outside the State Library of Victoria. Other people are sitting and lying on the grass around her. Pigeons are walking amongst the people.
Shuway Lee: Melbourne is like the centre hub where every people gather there ...
VISUAL: Close up of a cappuccino with a love heart pattern drawn on the froth.
Shuway Lee: ... and share their food ...
VISUAL: Close up of Shuway Lee as she sips her cappuccino.
Shuway Lee: ... and their thoughts.
VISUAL: Close up of a plate of food and someone’s hand is eating it with a spoon used for Asian soups.
VISUAL: Close up of a plate of food – bagel with smoked salmon and avocado with a knife in the top and a salad on the side of the plate. In the background is the cappuccino and another person’s meal.
VISUAL: Close up of two people’s hands as they each hold a spoon and share a desert.
VISUAL: Close up of Shuway Lee eating something (a cake or a steamed pork bun); in the background is the lion statue seen earlier in the video that is in Chinatown.
VISUAL: Video of Shuway Lee as she walks towards the camera across La Trobe Street, parallel to Swanston Street. RMIT’s Info corner is in the background.
VISUAL: Shuway Lee standing in front of Melbourne Town Hall which is decorated for Christmas with a large wreath and tall nutcracker soldiers with drums in each of the front three archways. The camera is standing on the other side of the road looking at Shuway Lee who lifts her arms from her sides and stretches them out. There are other people walking past her on the footpath and a cyclist rides down the road in front of her.
Shuway Lee: Yeah, it's definitely becoming home.
VISUAL: Same image as before but screen fades slowly to black.
VISUAL: RMIT University Logo and website www.rmit.edu.au. Filming & Editing: Filip Laureys, AC’s: Eddie Ng, Kah Chan Choo. Production Assistants: Jung Bin Park, Heather Mofflin, Assistant Editor: Chenchen Ni. Music Licencing: the Music Bed.
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