15 questions to ask at RMIT's Next Fest

Choosing what’s next after high school is easy when you ask the right questions at Next Fest, RMIT’s virtual festival of Open Day events.

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Life after high school can be as mysterious as it is exciting. You might be wondering what it would be like to meet and work with new people, or maybe you’re really looking forward to working towards landing your dream job. 

With RMIT’s Next Fest open to explore from the comfort of your home from 6 August, and featuring a lineup of live virtual Open Day events on Sunday 29 August, it’s the best time to demystify what your journey after Year 12 could look like. 

Next Fest will help you unlock your future by connecting with RMIT’s academics and future employers, exploring our campuses and starting conversations about your biggest aspirations. 

But the secret to unlocking what’s next is in asking all the right questions. Here are some ideas for what you could ask RMIT staff and students at Next Fest.

What to ask about your course

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to speak to our staff and even your future lecturers about the courses you’re most interested in. Throughout August, particularly on our virtual Open Day on 29 August, you could enter our virtual information hubs, ask questions during our live presentations or get in touch with our enquiry team directly.

  • What are the entry requirements for my course? Find out if you need to complete any selection tasks to get into your course, including folios, interviews or personal statements. You might even gain the inside scoop on how to nail your selection tasks.
  • What if I don’t get the ATAR or study score for my course? At RMIT, we’ve got your back with a range of pathway options available. That means you can still find a way into your dream degree - just ask us how it works!
  • How is my course structured? Information around assessments, learning and teaching methods, class topics and electives will help give you a better understanding of what you can expect from your course. 
  • How long do the lectures or classes go for? Uni classes, usually in the form of lectures, tutorials and seminars, are more varied than high school classes. You might want to know how long they go for, how big your typical class is, and how many hours you could be at uni each week.
  • Does my course have any internship or placement opportunities? Learn which types of work experience are integrated into your course, how long they go for and whether you get help with sourcing them.
  • What will classes look like next year? At RMIT, in line with ongoing government advice and COVIDSafe protocols, you can expect to experience a blend of online and on-campus learning. This looks different for every course, so ask us how online lectures will work, what in-class projects will look like and how class interactions will be facilitated. 
  • Is there extra study support available if I’m stuck on an assignment? From assignment planners to web chats for coursework help, RMIT offers a range of study support services that you can learn more about at our online events.

What to ask about work experience and global opportunities

As Australia’s #4 university for graduate employability, RMIT is closely linked with industry. From 6 August, you can check out our student videos and projects on demand, or attend a mix of live events. On our virtual Open Day on 29 August, you’ll be able to join fully live webinars, expert talks and Q&A panels that will showcase RMIT’s expert-led approach in helping you land your dream job. 

  • How can I gain real-world experience through my course? RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Through internships, projects and engagement opportunities in our courses, you can build real-world experience that counts towards your degree with companies like Adidas, Deloitte and L’Oréal. At Next Fest, you’ll get the chance to hear from some of our industry partners and your future employers, so don’t be afraid to ask what opportunities are around the corner for you!
  • Which industry partners does RMIT have connections with? Many of RMIT’s certificates, diplomas and degrees are shaped closely alongside industry thought leaders, and are taught by professionals with extensive experience in the field. Chat with us to find out which organisations work with your career goals, and discover how you could network with them.
  • I’d love to study abroad, how do I organise that? Global work, exchange and study experience can be organised through most courses once international travel is permitted. Ask us how it works and start planning to make connections that reach beyond the classroom.
  • Could you share some tips to boost my employability while at uni? Whether you’d like to get your job application reviewed at the Job Shop or book in a one-on-one career consultation, there are plenty of ways to maximise your employability while studying at RMIT. You might want to know about which ones will work best for you when you start your course.
RMIT student, Paris.
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What to ask about RMIT and student life

Hear first-hand from RMIT students on what it’s really like to study at RMIT. From study tips to the best-kept foodie secrets near your future campus, our student ambassadors have the low-down on everything you’ll want to know before launching your RMIT journey.

  • Why did you pick RMIT after high school? Discover what stood out to our current students when they were selecting their VTAC preferences, from RMIT’s industry engagement to graduate employability.
  • Tell me about your experiences at RMIT? Finding out what our current students’ projects look like, what they love most about their course and even what they find challenging could inspire your uni experience.
  • What kind of clubs and societies could I join at RMIT? Through RMIT’s student clubs, you can explore your passions, make new friends and embark on exciting adventures - including excursions and events.
  • What are your top tips for making the transition from school to uni smoother? Starting uni can be daunting at first, but at RMIT there’s plenty of support in place to ensure it doesn’t stay that way. You could ask about Mates at RMIT, or pick up handy tips that worked for our student ambassadors in their first year of study.

Our academics, staff and student ambassadors will be with you throughout Next Fest to answer your questions about RMIT. We’ll see you there from 6 August!

 

Story: Pallavi Daniel

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.