VE students prepare for 2023 at Orientation Week

VE students prepare for 2023 at Orientation Week

Vocational Education (VE) students joined Student Life for on-campus entertainment and activities this week.

RMIT’s new and returning VE cohort enjoyed two days of music, free-food and festivities at both Carlton and Brunswick to celebrate the start of their studies.

Both days opened with an incredible Welcome to Country before students had the opportunity to learn about all the services and opportunities that are available to them at RMIT.

In Carlton, students were treated to delicious free woodfired pizza by Fugazi Pizza, while in Brunswick students enjoyed burgers, courtesy of Beatbox Kitchen.

Diploma of Business Student, Hayden, said it was these type of events which made him look forward to the year ahead.

"I'm looking forward to meeting new people and being a part of all the different events on offer at RMIT," he said.

Mish Eastman, RMIT’s College of Vocational Education Deputy Vice-Chancellor, joined in for the festivities down at our Carlton campus, where she met with students and soaked in the atmosphere.

“It’s great to see our RMIT campuses come alive with the festivities and seeing our students connecting with their peers – VE orientation days are a celebration for our community,” Mish said.

“As students settle into university life, I encourage them to take advantage of all the support we have available.”

“Reach out to your peers, make new connections, get immersed with on-campus experiences – and of course, good luck with your studies!”

VE Vice Chancellor Mish Eastman at VE O Week Deputy Vice Chancellor VE, Mish Eastman, interacts with students at VE Orientation Week in Carlton.

Whether it was through making creations with clay or a thought-provoking game of Connect 4, there were plenty of opportunities for students to make new connections.

Students Oliver and Olivia learnt more about each other during a game of Connect 4, which came with a twist where each chip came with a question for their game partner.

Both Oliver and Olivia said that they are most looking forward to meeting new people this year.

I’m really looking forward to meeting people who share the same interests as me!

– Olivia

Four separate images from VE Orientation Week


New students are encouraged to check out How2RMIT,  a module designed to help new students get set up and organised for a smooth transition into university life.

HE O Week

Higher Education (HE) students will have the opportunity to celebrate a return to campus during HE O Week held from 20 - 23 February.

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