Students have their say on things that matter

Students have their say on things that matter

RMIT Students and staff attended Have Your Say Week on campus last week, the annual event co-hosted by RMIT University and RMIT University Student Union.

The series of co-design workshops and showcase provided the opportunity for students to share feedback on their learning experience both within and beyond the classroom and help problem-solve together on things that matter to them. 

This year discussions were centred around the following topics:

  • Unlocking financial support: Addressing systemic insecurity
  • Creating a "campus" of the future: Building a connected experience
  • Equitable learning for everybody: Strengthening inclusion at RMIT 
  • Future Edge 2.0: developing a framework for organising, delivering, and recognising co-curricular learning 

RMIT student Olive attended the ‘Equitable learning for everybody’ workshop, along with the end-of-week showcase event.  

“I decided this semester that I needed to be a better advocate for myself and other people who are neurodivergent. I see it a lot in my course, so I came along to share my insights."  

I had a really positive experience. I really liked the round table discussion and the staff that were there. It was a very welcoming environment.


Students sitting around tables and boards having discussions Students attending Have Your Say Week 2023 sessions.

Importantly, the sessions gave Olive a chance to help propose solutions to RMIT staff teams to carry forward. 

“A lot of students are talking between themselves about the things they struggle with, and they don’t express that to anyone that could change it.  

“You hear other student's experiences and there seems to be obvious solutions, but who do you tell? RMIT’s a big place.” 

Paula McKenry, Associate DVC, Learning & Teaching, College of Vocational Education, also attended the showcase event on Friday. 

“As part of the Executive team of the University, this is a very time effective way to access a broad range of student opinions and to be able to have meaningful direct relationships, and conversations with student representatives that can inform planning and strategizing.” 

Those first-hand insights were also hugely valuable to Christina Lovrecz, Strategic Communications & Engagement Lead, Policy, Strategy & Impact (PSI), who took part in the "Creating a campus of the future" session.  

"It was heartwarming to hear what students love about RMIT's existing locations and the shared sense of connectedness and inclusion shared by our learners.  

“We aspire to amplify this feeling at the City North Social Innovation Precinct and across all the places, spaces and communities we operate in.”

19 September 2023


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