What I Wish Knew When I Started Uni

What I Wish Knew When I Started Uni

We chatted with RMIT students to hear about what they wish they knew when they first started uni.

Lost on campus and not sure how to find your way around? Maybe you’re back studying full-time after a long hiatus and can’t remember how to access your student emails? Whatever you might be struggling with as a uni student, know that you’re not alone! We caught up with RMIT students Sevara, Bianca and Henil to find out what they wish they knew when they started uni so you can stress less and enjoy your time at RMIT! 

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Sevara - Bachelor Arts (Music Industry)

One thing I wish I’d knew was that there is a Student Connect here. It would have definitely helped me out in terms of queries [about] enrolment or any queries I had with my classes or getting to know some of the faculty staff as well.  

Some of the other things I wish I knew were some of the amenities that are here, like the Rec Room [Activity Space] in Building 10.

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Bianca - Bachelor of International Studies

When I first started at RMIT I really wish I knew where the Library was, and where all the main buildings were such as Building 8 and Building 10!

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Henil - Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)

When I started I [found out] about Collaborate Ultra, it’s kind of like Teams but not exactly. You can login in through Canvas, and on your left  there's an option called Collaborate Ultra where you can interact with your professors, and find out more about the stuff that they’re teaching to you. There’s a comment section on your right once you’re in the meeting where you can ask questions and learn more.  

Top tips for new students  

Still have questions? Don’t fret! We’ve got 3 top tips for new and returning students:

  1. How2RMIT: Take a campus tour – This is the best way to get to know your campus before classes start so you can avoid the stress of getting lost or walking into the wrong classroom!
  2. Get IT Ready – These sessions are a must! In just 30 mins you’ll be shown how to log in to RMIT system, access your emails, download FREE apps and loads of insider tips and tricks (plus the session is online so you don’t have to leave your comfy couch).
  3. Check out RMIT Clubs (and hit up the RMIT Clubs Day 26 - 28 July) - Whether you're after adventure, want to meet new people, build skills to complement your studies, or just indulge in something you love – RMIT has a club or society to suit your style.
06 July 2022

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