Five tips to nail your first virtual Open Day

In 2020, your Open Day experience will be reimagined at RMIT University.

Open Day is the perfect opportunity to experience what universities have to offer. Whether you want to discover the course that’s right for you or you’re comparing unis, visiting Open Day could play a huge part in easing your big decision after high school.

RMIT University’s Open Day will be held over two days in 2020: Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August. Make sure you register now to receive regular updates on what you can expect, including events to look forward to, handy resources and reminders for key dates.

This year we’re going virtual, so bring along your favourite snacks, get comfy, and get ready to dive into our platform with these top tips to make the most of your time.

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1. Create an itinerary

With live presentations, interactive activities, fun activations and information booths on the schedule, Open Day 2020 will be jam-packed with events. So how do you choose what to attend?

Start out with a wishlist of what you’d like to get out of Open Day. Do you want to know more about student life at RMIT, or are you keen to find out more about your study area?

Once you’ve made your wishlist, head to RMIT’s website and check out our Open Day planner. The planner is like your own personal diary that you can easily add Open Day events to. Best of all, it will automatically sync with your existing digital calendar so you don’t miss a thing.

The Open Day planner will be available closer to the big weekend, so in the meantime, start thinking about what you’d like to know more about. 

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2. Take a virtual campus tour

This year, you’ll be able to explore RMIT’s Brunswick, Bundoora and Melbourne City campuses from the comfort of your own home. Our virtual self-guided tours will give you a good look at the state-of-the-art facilities on our campuses, from our industry-led classrooms and research labs, to libraries, galleries, student hotspots and sporting spaces. 

  • Explore business and law resource centres, Building 80 lecture theatres and serene study spaces, and see the Melbourne City campus surrounds. 

  • Interact with health, engineering and science lab equipment, innovate in our advanced manufacturing and food research centres, and discover the lush green Bundoora campus.

  • Dream up your creative ideas in art, design and society studios, our iconic Media Precinct, showcase halls and the fashion hub on our Brunswick campus.

  • Experience some student highlights of the RMIT campuses, including rooftop lounges, student support centres and dedicated career consultation areas.

  • Roam 3D maps of RMIT’s Bendigo and Point Cook campuses, where you could commence flight training in 2021.

     

3. Aim to learn about your future course or study area

One of the many reasons to attend virtual Open Day 2020 is to get informed about what you could be studying after Year 12. This year, high school students and their parents can take part in a range of events that will illuminate the RMIT study experience.

  • Attend a live webinar to get an introduction to RMIT. There will also be webinars specifically for parents to get the information they need around applications and support tips.

  • Come along to our interactive Q&A panels where our academics and staff will answer your top questions on opportunities at RMIT.

  • See what your course will be like in our course-specific presentations. Hear from your future lecturers on the course structure, work-integrated learning opportunities and entry requirements for the program you want to study.

  • Visit the hub for current students and see what they’re working on in their courses, from industry projects to learning in world-class facilities.

Still weighing up your options and not sure exactly what you want to study? You’ll also have access to a video suite that gives you a taste of RMIT’s broader study areas like business, design and health science.

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4. Collect the right information

RMIT’s Open Days are usually vibrant and bustling with voices from student clubs and societies, information booths and live events. This year’s lineup is no different. The Open Day platform will be immersive, interactive and responsive to your device, whether you’ll be joining us on your mobile or laptop. 

As you explore our stalls, presentations and webinars over the Open Day weekend, you’ll be able to save important documents to your account. These could include brochures about your study area or handy guides for how to apply. All saveable documents will be downloadable after Open Day, so make sure you hit save on anything you find helpful along the way.

 

5. Speak to our staff and students

Though Open Day is going virtual in 2020, one thing hasn’t changed: our staff and students will still be here all weekend to support you. 

  • Drop past our information booths and learn about industry connections, how you’ll gain work experience before you graduate, and extra ways you could boost your employability through RMIT.

  • Join a chat room with our student ambassadors to pick up some top tips for making the most of Year 12 and navigating uni life.

  • Chat to our global experience team about how you could develop lifelong connections beyond the classroom.

  • Ask us about pathway options and learn how you could still get into your dream course - even if you don’t get the required entry score.

  • Watch our alumni videos and see where they ended up after completing their course at RMIT. 

Open Day is a great opportunity to participate in lots of activities and learn what the uni atmosphere is really like. And most importantly, it’s an excuse to have fun! We’ll see you online at Open Day 2020, and on campus soon.

 

Story: Pallavi Daniel

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