Nervous about starting at RMIT?
It's completely normal to feel nervous about starting a new course - almost everybody does.
Find calm places to go and relax between classes, discover what support is available and who you can to talk to when you don't know anyone. All these things will help you feel welcome and settled at RMIT.
I commit to standing with my LGBTI friends and creating an environment where we are all accepted and valued.
I commit to calling out unacceptable behaviour, and creating a safe, welcoming environment.
Support for your disability or mental health condition (ELS)
Equitable Learning Services (ELS) are here to ensure that all students are included in all aspects of university life. We provide assistance about anything related to disability that impacts your study.
We work with you and any relevant RMIT staff (such as teachers, lecturers, supervisors) to minimise your disability, condition or circumstances impacting your studies.
Who we support
Your condition may include:
- physical disability
- vision impairment
- hearing impairment
- intellectual disability
- learning disability
- neurological condition
- mental health condition
- mobility impairment
- long-term medical illness/condition
You may also be caring for someone with any of these conditions.
What we do
If you request our support, we will meet with you to create your individual learning plan. We share your plan with your teachers and provide ongoing support as needed.
Your learning plan may include:
- adjustments to your study conditions e.g. more time in exams
- course materials in other formats
- enabling assistance staff
- assistive technology
Don't be afraid to sign up to the ELS. I spent most of my degree battling on my own with my mental health and caring responsibilities. This year I found the courage to apply and it has meant a huge weight has been lifted off my back.
Bree | RMIT Student