How to get the most out of RMIT Next Fest if you’re overseas or interstate

We’re opening the (virtual) doors to our RMIT campuses for Next Fest, RMIT’s Online Expo. Come along from 6 August and get all the information you need to start studying at RMIT.

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This year we’ve transformed the traditional Open Day experience into Next Fest: a virtual expo full of ideas, conversations and inspiration to unlock what's next for you. 

At Next Fest you’ll hear what studying at RMIT is really like: not sitting in a lecture theatre and reading textbooks for the next three to four years, but working on exciting projects with your classmates, competing in challenges set by our employer partners and learning new hands-on skills.

Here are our top tips to get the most out of virtual Next Fest!

RMIT students

Access Next Fest on Demand in September

Want to revisit Next Fest? Unlock your future with unlimited access to recorded presentations, virtual tours and Q&A panels. 

What’s on at Next Fest?

From 6 August until 30 September, Next Fest will feature a lineup of live and on-demand virtual events, online campus tours and industry panel discussions, which you can access from the comfort of your home.

On 29 August, you can also log in for our virtual Open Day, also known as our headline Online Expo. Featuring hundreds of live interactive presentations, activities and Q&A events, on the day you’ll connect with your future employers, lecturers and opportunities.

On the Next Fest event lineup throughout August and September, you’ll find:

  • Q&As with current students, academics, alumni and support staff
  • Expert talks about what’s next in your study area
  • Virtual tours around our campuses and facilities
  • Information sessions about courses
  • Live panel discussions with your future employers, including Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, BMW and Boeing
  • Interactive virtual workshops and activities
  • Displays of student work and award-winning projects

Log in today to start exploring all our Next Fest events.

I want to find out…

If you’re thinking about studying at RMIT, speaking to our students and staff will help you clarify what makes RMIT special. 

Hear from students about the path they’ve taken to reach their degree and what inspired them to choose RMIT. Ask them how they’ve built communities by joining a student club or society, and get study advice for time management and studying online. 

Not sure what to ask our staff or students? Discover our list of 15 great questions to ask about your future study options.

Whether you need accommodation information, language support or extra study support, there will be information sessions throughout Next Fest that will help you make the move. 

Your first stop will be Study@RMIT. The friendly staff there will answer your questions about programs, applications and important dates. They can also tell you about campus life, work experience and pathways to get into the degree you want. 

Studying overseas on global exchanges can help you build important life skills, immerse yourself in a different culture and gain a new perspective. 

Once international travel is permitted, global study can be organised through most courses. During Next Fest, you can ask current students about their global studies and find out how the application process works. 

Opportunities for engaging with employers are in all our courses – whether that involves a virtual project with a social enterprise based in Canada and France, a sustainable fashion design challenge from Mazda, or a ‘datathon’ for cyber security students to win an internship at ANZ Bank. 

In our online Next Fest sessions, you’ll find out what work internship and placements are available in your course. 

You’re in luck! Our virtual campus tour videos will show you around each of our main campuses in Melbourne.

  • Want to get a taste of everything, including fine art, communication, business or media? Catch a glimpse into student life at our Melbourne City campus, located in the heart of Australia’s cultural capital.
  • Interested in engineering, health, medical sciences or education? Take a look at the labs and clinics on our Bundoora campus.
  • Obsessed with fashion, industrial design, textile design or graphic design? You’ll love touring our Brunswick campus studios and fashion production facilities.
  • Is it your dream to become a pilot one day? Unlock your future in flying with a virtual tour of our Point Cook site, one of our two dedicated aviation campuses for flight training. 

There are also tour videos that cover specific study areas and their facilities, like engineering, science and media.

Throughout Next Fest, there will be information sessions being held in Vietnamese, Indonesian, Hindi, Mandarin and Malaysian. 

These sessions will cover topics like campus life, scholarships, moving to Melbourne, work experience, and how to apply for your course. Just log in to Next Fest and find a session for you in the event lineup from 6 August.

I want to study…

Art, Design, Architecture or Fashion – I want to learn from the best creative minds in the Asia-Pacific region.

RMIT is the #1 Art and Design university in the Asia-Pacific region1 for a reason. It’s because we offer specialist courses that you can’t find anywhere else, and they’re taught by people who are passionate practitioners and successful employers. 

When our students graduate, they’re equipped with bold ideas and the confidence to make them happen. They’re passionate about ethical fashion and sustainable design, and they’re not afraid to shake things up. 

At Next Fest, you’ll discover how our architecture alumni are making positive social and environmental change and hear from fashion and textiles graduates about how RMIT’s digital and sustainable focus gave them an edge in the industry.

You can also get tips on how to apply for studies in fashion, art, games, animation, communication and industrial design. 

RMIT students

Marketing, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Economics or Blockchain – I want to get lots of skills to succeed in Business.

Our Bachelor of Business is a flexible degree where you can customise your study areas as you progress into the course, like a choose-your-own-adventure! Plus, we’ve removed traditional lectures and exams (except where required by accrediting bodies) to concentrate on real-world business problem solving.

There are 15 different specialisation majors and loads of minors. You can choose to dive deep into your chosen area or broaden your knowledge across a range of fields, providing you with a world of opportunity.

Join us at Next Fest to chat to your future lecturers and find out how the course gives you the skills and experience to make you a super-employable graduate.

RMIT engineering student
RMIT student project

Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths – I just love STEM!

Our STEM students and researchers are making huge leaps solving global challenges. 

At Next Fest, you’ll meet the experts in laboratory medicine and pharmaceutical science who are tackling challenges in medical research and drug development and learn from the experts about Industry 4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution that will shape technologies and factories of the future.

In our computer science and software engineering courses, students start learning in-depth programming skills from the very first day, and you’ll hear from teachers and students about how the method helps you build a solid technical foundation you'll draw on for the rest of your studies. 

Interested in studying engineering? Our panel discussions will lay out the career pathways in engineering so you’ll understand what you should specialise in to maximise your career options.  

So what are you waiting for? Log in today and unlock what’s next for your future.

 

Story: Hilary Jones

 

1 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject

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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.