Mates at RMIT
Students helping students to settle into university life
Meet your Life Hacks Ambassadors
From getting to know Melbourne and understanding where the public transport system can take you, through to cooking on a student budget, the ambassador team have got you covered. They're here to help you navigate the start of your uni experience, so make sure you check out some of their advice!
Ask me about: setting up somewhere new. I'm fun, friendly and outgoing. My favourite things to do are travelling, writing and watching plays. I speak for four languages: English, Malay, Mandarin and Thai and would love to make new friends who can teach me more!
Ask me about: food and cooking. I'm an international student from Germany who loves to do and watch sports, hang out with friends and discovering the greatness of Australia 😊
Ask me about: social events and group activities. I can take you to cool places in Melbourne and some of my favourite restaurants. Let's go on a road trip while talking about our favourite Netflix shows
Ask me about: Health and Fitness. I'm currently studying my Masters in Design Innovation & Technology. Being all by myself through quarantine has given me the time to reflect on my habits and my routine and I am now on a journey towards self discovery by passionately undertaking yoga and art as a part of my everyday life.
Ask me about: Getting around in Melbourne. Known to my friends as a live GPS, I have been to roughly 100 landmarks around Melbourne and more than happy to show you that Melbourne is not just the CBD. While waiting for the current restrictions to ease I will show you some good life hacks to local transport and getting around, as well as some useful tips to explore your city and suburb!
Ask me about: Buying, shopping and sharing. I live in rural Victoria, and moved to Melbourne to begin studying at RMIT when I was 18. I enjoy cheerleading for RMIT, and I adore my dog Sergeant.
Ask me about: Avoiding scams and bad deals. I'm a Media student who nerds out on Scrabble, tennis, first-gen Pokemon and the sitcom Friends.
Ask me about: Food and cooking. I'm a foodie who loves social media and I'll be sharing affordable recipes and cooking tips. I'm not a professional chef, so take these with a grain of salt, but I enjoyed them so hopefully you will too.
Ask me about: Working in teams. An Aerospace Engineer with a passion for public speaking, leading and engagement. A xenophile Plant Daddy of the 21st century who enjoys cooking and going on adventures and writes poems.
Ask me about: Working in teams. I'm a Data Science enthusiast, animal lover, avid reader, and have a passion to always make a positive impact to our society!
Ask me about: Getting to know Melbourne. I like to roam around the city, learn about its history and culture. I'm more interested to visit the hidden gems, less known places.
Ask me about: Moving to Melbourne. I'm an international student from Perú in the first year of the Bachelor of Professional Communication. I love exploring new places, meeting new people, and exercising regularly. But what I'm really passionate about is being able to be a part of this fantastic project that aims to help you start your exciting new life as an international student.
From becoming a Mates mentor, to creating and sharing your own Life Hack with the Community, or discovering more volunteering opportunities at RMIT, there is so much to do when you're part of the Mates Community! We're always looking for volunteers and would love to hear from you.
Meet some of our mentors
Mates mentors are ready to connect with you to answer any questions you might have. You can meet them at our online events, which are open to all students, and by joining the Mates program. Meet some of them below!