Studying a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning has helped Lauren Peek gain practical experience in the field.
I have always loved being in the city; it has always fascinated me. I chose to study the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours). It is my way of becoming involved in the process of changing the built environment.
RMIT is one of the few universities that offers a paid work placement component as part of the planning program.
Being able to use the connections of the academic staff to essentially get my foot in the door has been invaluable.
My 60-day work placement at the Victorian Government, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), the experience has allowed me to really put my learning into practice and understand the reality of life as a planner.