Students embrace in-person festivities at VE Welcome Week

Students embrace in-person festivities at VE Welcome Week

VE Welcome week saw new and returning students celebrate the start of 2022 at RMIT.

Held at Brunswick, Bundoora and Carlton, the three on-campus events gave students the opportunity to mingle with fellow students, explore their campuses and embrace the start of 2022 at RMIT.

Students were treated to a stirring Welcome to Country, free food from Mabu Mabu, DJs, therapy dogs, wellbeing activities and the opportunity to learn about RUSU and their favourite clubs.

In Carlton, Kirrip Student Leader Benjamin Tang was on hand to walk alongside new Vice-Chancellor Alec Cameron as he toured clubs and stalls.

Benjamin said these face-to-face events was an example of how refreshing it is for a return of the student experience on campus.

“In-person events like today’s VE welcome day is a celebration for the community, coming out from the last 2 years, enjoying the sunshine and engaging with the many people of RMIT that make the student journey a blast.”

Benjamin said it was also a pleasure to meet Alec Cameron and sharing a quick conversation with RMIT’s new Vice-Chancellor.

“I had the great pleasure of meeting Alec Cameron who was very happy to hear about Kirrip’s aims to engage with the student community, as well as seeing the return of students on campus during the welcome event.”

RMIT Kirrip is a student led community, that offers the platform to facilitate engaging conversations, and experiences to meet fellow student peers.

Students can join RMIT Kirrip in their many events and experiences they’re planning in 2022.

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Vice-Chancellor Alec Cameron talking with staff and students Vice-Chancellor Alec Cameron took the opportunity to greet students at VE Welcome Day in Carlton.

Youth mental health organisation batyr were also in attendance to run wellbeing events in partnership with RMIT.

RMIT and batyr’s Student Engagement Partner Christian Barkho said in-person events like VE Welcome Day helps smash the stigma and normalise conversations surrounding mental health.

“While both RMIT and batyr have pivoted and adapted incredibly well to a blended, and even remote approach over the past two years, there really is nothing like having face-to-face conversations with students and staff about mental health and wellbeing,” he said.

“It helps us build a stronger connection, and be better able to role model what healthy and safe conversations and discourse can and should look like.”

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Collection of photos from VE welcome week events
14 February 2022


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