If you join a LEAD accredited program you are required to volunteer for a minimum of 15 hours and complete five hours of training. Students who complete the minimum volunteering commitment and training receive a LEAD Certificate signed by the Vice-Chancellor and recognition of their contribution on their academic transcript.

Successful completion of LEAD programs can be counted towards the Future Edge program. Future Edge is a new University wide employability program that gives you recognition for on and off campus co-curricular activities and helps you build key employability skills.

Visit the Future Edge website to find out more about how to get involved.

College of Business

Program

Activities

Contact

Student Learning Advisor Mentors (SLAMs)

SLAMs is about students helping other students to achieve.  SLAMs are volunteer students who have received a High Distinction or Distinction in any of the relevant Business courses.  Mentors offer two hours per week during the semester from weeks 4 to 11. SLAMs support students with their academic studies in RMIT’s College of Business.

SLAMS team
slams@rmit.edu.au
Business IT and Logistics HDR Mentoring Program PhD students volunteer as academic mentors to assist newly commencing HDR candidates to connect with their peers and succeed at their study. In order to be eligible, you must have successfully completed your Confirmation of Candidature and be no further than the last six months of your candidature/submission date. Konrad Peszynski
konrad.peszynski@rmit.edu.au


College of Design and Social Context

Program

Activities

Contact

Student Learning Advisor Mentors (SLAMs) in DSC

SLAMs is about students helping other students to achieve.  SLAMs are volunteer students who have received a High Distinction or Distinction in any of the relevant Business courses.  Mentors offer two hours per week during the semester from weeks 4 to 11. SLAMs support students with their academic studies in RMIT’s College of Design and Social Context.

Lila Kemlo
lila.kemlo@rmit.edu.au

Chinese Language Peer Mentoring

Languages Academic Mentoring Programs

Chinese native speaking RMIT students mentor students doing advanced/intensive Chinese language courses to extend their listening and speaking skills

Xiaowen Fan
xiaowen.fan@rmit.edu.au

Property, Construction and Project Management Peer Mentoring

Connects new international students with current students who volunteer as peer mentors. LEAD trained peer mentors assist with transition into RMIT, the School and to life in Melbourne and provide academic mentoring support through drop in sessions and buddy support. This program also helps local and international students to build peer relationships through a range of social activities such as cooking, dinners, bowling, and BBQ's.

Dallas Wingrove
dallas.wingrove@rmit.edu.au

CertIV Education Support Peer Mentoring

Mentors support students to be engaged with their academic work.

Lorraine Rodrigues
lorraine.rodrigues@rmit.edu.au

College of Science, Engineering and Health

Program

Activities

Contact

Student Learning Advisor Mentors (SLAMs)

SLAMs is about students helping other students to achieve.  SLAMs are volunteer students who have received a High Distinction or Distinction in any of the relevant Business courses.  Mentors offer two hours per week during the semester from weeks 4 to 11. SLAMs support students with their academic studies in RMIT’s College of Science, Engineering and Health.

Lila Kemlo
lila.kemlo@rmit.edu.au

Building and Construction Peer Mentoring

Building and Construction students mentor students through tutorial and group-based learning to assist their studies.

Matthew Sweeney
matthew.sweeney@rmit.edu.au

David King  david.king@rmit.edu.au

Computer Science and IT Peer Mentoring

 

 

 

Experienced students mentor other students in the Computer Science and Information Technology stream, assisting them with study problems in those courses.

CSIT mentors provide one-on-one and small group support to students.

Craig Hamilton
craig.hamilton@rmit.edu.au

CIE-MAPS Civil Engineering Peer Mentoring

Senior Civil Engineering students work as peer mentors to first year students during tutorial classes in CIVE 1187 Statics.

Jie Li
jie.li@rmit.edu.au

Medical Radiations Peer Mentoring

Aims to support first year students in their transition to university and the clinical workplace, and provide third year students with additional leadership skills development opportunities in their final year of the program

Katherine Metzger
katherine.metzger@rmit.edu.au

Mentoring Associate Degree Students (MADS)

Students in senior years of Engineering degrees mentor Associate Degree students through tutorial and group-based learning to assist their transition to university level study.

Jeremiah Naidu
jeremia.naidu@rmit.edu.au
EEET2276 Electrical Principles
EEET2277 Computer Application

Ahmet Ertuncay ahmet.ertuncay@rmit.edu.au

MANU2112 Engineering Science
CIVE1205 Structural Analysis

Ejanul Haque
ejanul.haque@rmit.edu.au

MATH2167 Mathematics 1

 

Nursing Peer Mentoring

Experienced second and third year nursing students assist first year students to prepare for their clinical placement.

Ian McGrath
ian.mcgrath@rmit.edu.au

Pharmacy

Experienced third and fourth year students assisting their peers to develop strong written, communication, and interpersonal skills. Also providing support with classroom material and preparation for clinical placement.  

Mentors will provide one-on-one support to students, allowing them to strengthen their leadership skills and consolidate their clinical knowledge.

Kathy Nguyen
kathy.nguyen@rmit.edu.au

 

 

Program

Activities

Contact

General Committees

General committees of RMIT cover a range of non-program specific committees on which student representatives act on behalf of the students.

lead@rmit.edu.au

Student-Staff Consultative Committees (SSCC) In all schools across RMIT, student representatives provide feedback to staff on their academic programs to ensure high quality teaching and learning. Student representatives are elected by others in their study program and consult with their peers and attend at least four meetings with staff during the year. Training is provided through LEAD. sscc@rmit.edu.au 
+61 3 9925 5188

College of Science, Engineering and Health Academic Committee Representatives

The structure of College of Science, Engineering and Health committees are under review for 2016. Information about future opportunities for membership on College academic committees and for RMIT LEAD recognition will be published once this review is complete.

SEH Secretariat
seh-secretariat@rmit.edu.au 
+61 3 9925 9508

Student Experience Advisory Committee

An advisory committee headed by the Dean of Students comprising staff and elected students. The committee provides advice on the overall student experience at RMIT and priorities for action.

Faye Thomas
faye.thomas@rmit.edu.au

 

Student ambassadors program

Program

Activities

Contact

Student Ambassadors Program

Be the student face of RMIT! In this volunteer program students develop their confidence and communication skills through leading campus tours. They also play an interactive and communicative role in major RMIT events such as Orientation and Open Day, as well as at smaller initiatives throughout the year.

Kaushini Fernando
ambassadors@rmit.edu.au 
+61 3 9925 5188

College of Business Student Ambassadors Program

Become the student face and create a voice for the College of Business! Students will have the opportunity to volunteer by leading small campus tours, helping and supporting students and assisting the Student Enrichment Services team at various student events throughout the year to promote exciting opportunities to students.

Business Enrichment Team 
bus.enrichment@rmit.edu.au

Global Mobility Ambassador Program

Help new inbound and outbound students on their Global Mobility journey! Open to students who have returned from a Global Mobility Program, this program aims to help new inbound and outbound students get ready for their adventure. Improving their communication and leadership skills Ambassadors fill key roles during events such as Orientation, Information sessions and other Global Mobility events.

Global Mobility Team
Global.mobility@rmit.edu.au

Sustainability Ambassadors Program

Sustainability Ambassadors will raise awareness of sustainability and the role of the Sustainability Committee at RMIT, develop student interest and build capacity for sustainability on campus and enhance skills in teamwork, project planning and implementation, communication and leadership. The program is open to all students and not just those studying sustainability.

Sustainability Team
sustainability@rmit.edu.au

 

Student mentoring programs

Program

Activities

Contact

Mates at RMIT

Connects new students (international, rural/regional and interstate) with current students to assist with settling in Melbourne and RMIT.

Clare Ong
mates@rmit.edu.au 
+61 3 9925 5000

 

Foundation Studies Mentoring Program

Offers assistance and guidance to new international students in the Foundation Studies program. Mentors keep in contact with their student group and organise events and activities where participants can get to know each other.


Antonia Everson
rmittraining.mentoring@rmit.edu.au 

 

 

Student peer support

Program

Activities

Contact

The Compass Project

The Compass Project aims to support the welfare needs of RMIT students by providing friendly peer-to-peer assistance. Support is available through a drop-in space, as well as via regular outreach activities across all campuses. Volunteers studying social work, psychology or youth work provide the service and are presented with an opportunity to practise in their field of study.

Thea Lamaro
thea.lamaro@rmit.edu.au 
+61 3 9925 2785

RUSU Student Rights Volunteers

Student representatives act as members of appeal hearing panels to ensure the best interests of student appellants are upheld.

Ganesh Sundaramurthy
ganesh.sundaramurthy@rmit.edu.au
+61 3 9925 2473

 

Event and recreation volunteering

Program

Activities

Contact

RASCAL: RUSU Affiliated Student Clubs Accredited Leadership

Every RUSU Student Club is coordinated by a smaller group of dedicated, enthusiastic and highly capable annually elected Executive members. The RASCAL Program offers RUSU Club Executives formal University recognition and access to additional training and development opportunities.

Brunswick and Bundoora Clubs: Candice Worsteling 
candice.worsteling@rmit.edu.au

City Clubs: Jacqueline Out 
jacqueline.out@rmit.edu.au

RMIT Link Arts and Culture Student Executives

Student volunteers undertake roles as arts and culture collectives, members of the RMIT Link Arts and Culture Council and the arts funding assessment panel.

Melissa Delaney
melissa.delaney@rmit.edu.au 
+61 3 9925 3183

 

RMIT Link Sport and Recreation Volunteers

Student volunteers undertake roles as sporting club organisers, sports team managers and trainers, and as leaders for student trips and tours.

Jack Arnold
jack.arnold@rmit.edu.au 
+61 3 9925 9757

Student Life Volunteers

Volunteer members of RMIT Student Union (RUSU) organise events on campus for the student community.

Andrea Ogier 
andrea.ogier@rmit.edu.au 
+61 3 9925 3083

Student associations

Program

Activities

Contact

RMIT AIESEC

AIESEC is an international platform for young people to discover and develop their potential to have a positive impact on society. Committee members carry out a range of roles in organising RMIT AIESEC activities.

Stephanie Lam 
stephanie.a.lam@aiesec.net

Golden Key International Honour Society (RMIT Chapter Committee)

Nominated committee members work within the Golden Key RMIT team on activities, events and promotions.

Royston McGavin
president@rmit.goldenkey.org.au

 

Academic outreach with secondary school students

Program

Activities

Contact

In2science

Students regularly attend primary and secondary schools, tutoring students during maths and/or science classes for two to three hours a week during a semester. They provide a positive role model for students and help to break down the stereotypical view of scientists.

Claire Farrugia
claire.farrugia@rmit.edu.au

 

RMIT Regional Science Road Show

Head out on the road for a week with a team of enthusiastic RMIT students to visit primary and secondary schools in rural Victoria. Perform science shows and engaging workshops by day, and enjoy (RMIT funded) pub meals by night. Roadshows run mid-year and end of year, after exams.

Time commitment: one day training, plus week-long trip.

Complete the Science Outreach Application Form.

(Please note that you need to be logged into your @rmit.edu.au account to be able to access the Google form).

Claire Farrugia
claire.farrugia@rmit.edu.au

 

The Science Experience

Every January, year 10 students come on campus for three days and experience university life first hand by attending lectures and practical sessions as part of The Science Experience. Be a part of facilitating interaction between a team of students and encourage enthusiasm around their time on campus.

Time commitment: one day training, plus three days volunteering. Complete the Science Outreach Application Form.

(Please note that you need to be logged into your @rmit.edu.au account to be able to access the Google form).

Claire Farrugia
claire.farrugia@rmit.edu.au 

VCE Physical Education Enhancement

Community involvement with secondary schools in which final year students in the Discipline of Exercise Sciences give presentations to Year 12 students and involve them in practical activities using the latest technologies.

Amanda Benson
amanda.benson@rmit.edu.au
+ 61 3 9925 7677

Year 7-10 Connections

Final year Discipline of Exercise Sciences students plan and deliver half-day programs (both in-school and at RMIT) providing information to Year 7 to10 secondary students about Physical Education and Exercise and Sport Science studies.

Amanda Benson
amanda.benson@rmit.edu.au
+ 61 3 9925 7677

RMIT Experience Day

Experience days are one-day events designed for school students in years 10, 11 and 12. They are another opportunity for school students to experience life on campus and run in the July school holidays. Be a part of facilitating interaction between a team of students and encouraging enthusiasm around their time on campus.

Time commitment: three hour training, plus one, two or three days volunteering. Complete the Science Outreach Application Form.

(Please note that you need to be logged into your @rmit.edu.au account to be able to access the Google form).

Note: This opportunity is not yet LEAD accredited.

Claire Farrugia claire.farrugia@rmit.edu.au

 

Academic program event volunteering

Program

Activities

Contact

SECE Student Branch

Student volunteers in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering are involved in a range of activities to foster a sense of student community in the School.

SECE 
sece@rmit.edu.au