01 September 2017

Student News

Now's the time to have your say in who will represent you on RMIT Council. If you're just now learning about the elections or RMIT Council, don't worry, here's everything you need to know about why you should vote and how to do it.

What is RMIT Council and why should you vote?

  • RMIT Council is the governing body of the University
  • Has the general direction and superintendence of the University
  • May exercise all the powers, functions and duties of the University.

The elected student member will participate directly in University decision-making at the highest levels. If you know who you'd rather see in that seat, then make sure you get yourself to a polling station.

Who am I voting for?

If you'd like to get to know your candidates a little bit more then check out the full list of profiles (login required) and find out what they have to offer you and your student experience.

Where to vote?

As there are sixteen candidates, a poll will be conducted by attendance ballot from Monday 4 to Friday 8 September, contiguous with the RMIT University Student Union (RUSU) elections.

Polling will take place at the following locations:

Monday 4 September

  • City campus – Building 12, Level 4 (Innovative Design Showcase), 10.30am to 3pm, 4pm to 7.30pm
  • City campus – Building 80, Level 3 (Foyer), 10.30am to 3pm, 4pm to 7.30pm
  • City campus – Building 57 (Cafeteria), 11am to 2pm
  • Bundoora (East) campus – Building 254 (Lounge), 11am to 2pm

Tuesday 5 September

  • City campus – Academic Way, 9.30am to 3pm, 4pm to 7.30pm
  • City campus – Building 57 (Cafeteria), 9.30am to 3pm
  • City campus – Building 13 (Emily McPherson Building), 4pm to 7.30pm
  • Brunswick campus – Building 514 (Foyer), 11am to 2pm

Wednesday 6 September

  • City campus – Building 12, Level 4 (Innovative Design Showcase), 9.30am to 5pm
  • City campus – Building 80, Level 3 (Foyer), 9.30am to 2pm
  • Brunswick campus – Building 514 (Foyer), 11am to 2pm
  • Bundoora (West) campus – Building 202 (Foyer), 11am to 2pm

Thursday 7 September

  • City campus – Academic Way, 10.30am to 3pm, 4pm to 7.30pm
  • City campus – Alumni Courtyard, 11.30am to 3pm
  • City campus – Building 80, Level 3 (Foyer), 4pm to 7.30pm
  • Bundoora (West) campus – Building 202 (Foyer), 9.30am to 11am
  • Bundoora (East) campus – Building 254 (Lounge), 12pm to 3pm

Friday 8 September

  • City campus – Building 12, Level 4 (Innovative Design Showcase), 9.30am to 2pm

Votes once cast are entirely de-identified so it is not possible for any person to determine how a particular elector cast their vote. Vote counting does not commence until polling has concluded.

For more information on the voting process you can go to the University elections web page (login required) or if you have a question about the elections, you can ask the Returning Officer by email at elections@rmit.edu.au.