Walk and Talk City Campus
Welcome everyone, my name is Lily and today I’m going to give you a tour of RMIT’s city campus.
Being right in the heart of Melbourne, there are a ton of trains and trams they can take you where you want to be. Right next to our city campus, we have the beautiful State Library, where you can come study and get inspired.
Melbourne is super well known for its food and coffee scene and there are a ton of places to eat and drink on campus. So, you’ll never run out of places to try. And Standing Room is one of my favourites. Thank you.
If you’re looking for advice on applying to study, pathways to different programs or just important days to remember, then Study at RMIT is the place to go.
RMIT was founded in 1887. So, some of our buildings, including this one, are heritage listed and an important part of Melbourne’s history. Let’s keep going.
So, right now we are heading down Bowen Street, which is where all kinds of Uni events happen. So, if you are heading to orientation, to an expo or meeting up with one of our many student clubs, chances are you’ll find yourself here a lot. No matter what you study at RMIT, there is a collective group or a club that will be perfect for you. Woodworking, jujitsu, hip-hop, you name it.
So, there are a ton of cool places on campus to hang out and relax. Or if you’d like to shoot some hoops, a basketball court. [Cheering and applause]
At RMIT, we recognise the unique culture and contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to our community. So, I’m here with Kaley from our Ngarara Willim Centre.
At Ngarara Willim, we provide a safe space for Indigenous students to come and get together on a social and educational level. We also provide cultural needs as well. And also, we have tutoring for Indigenous students to come and have some free learning experiences. And we also have social events for students to get together and become a mob as well.
So, this is our multilevel library off Swanston Street. We’ve got high-speed Wi-Fi, computers, helpful librarians and plenty of spots to chill out with a book or study. In fact, there are over 50 dedicated study spaces on campus.
Let’s head into the Campus Store. The Redbacks are RMIT’s official sports team and this is their mascot. Go Redbacks!
So, we’ve just arrived at Job Shop, where any of our students can come to talk about all things career-related. So, the staff here can give you advice on resume or cover letters, find job opportunities, career consultations and info on industry and mentoring advice.
RMIT Connect is the place for current students to seek advice on timetables and enrolment, help with tech set-up, university exchange and other global experience programs and heaps more. If you book an appointment, they’ll even send you a text, so you don’t have to wait.
So, this is RMIT’s Medical Hub, where you can book an appointment with one of our GPs for a range of health services. And don’t forget, bulk billing is available to all students enrolled at Australian universities.
So, behind me is building 80, where business students spend most of their time. It also has over 80 learning and teaching spaces.
So, this is building 100, our Design Hub, home to all things architecture and design. Let’s take a little look. So, this is our Design Hub Gallery, where talented students showcase their work.
If you’re a fitness nut or just like riding your bike to campus, this is our dedicated bike hub, where you can store it securely throughout the day. You just need a student card to get in and out.
This is building 94, where you’ll find Carlton Library and our vocational design and screen and media students.
We’ve reached our advanced manufacturing precinct, where loads of cool research takes place, bringing together design and engineering. They do a lot of specialised 3-D printing here. In fact, Australia’s first-ever custom-made spinal implant was made right here.
Let’s finish off the tour at one of my favourite RMIT locations, The Capitol Theatre. Maybe they’ll be showing a movie.
Just off Swanston Street is one of the most important cinemas in Australian history, The Capitol Theatre. It was designed by Marion and Walter Burley Griffin and constructed in 1924. It’s been recently reimagined by RMIT as a hub for culture and education and hosts live productions, screenings, talks and workshops.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our beautiful city campus. And remember, if you have any questions about studying, our friendly team at the Study at RMIT Centre are more than happy to help you out. We’ll see you soon.