04 March 2013
Serving students on and off campus
There's a range of new and improved services on offer for RMIT University students this year.
Every graduating student in 2013 can take a free personal career health check to help them land the job of their dreams.
In addition, a number of students will be employed to help fellow students with careers information, and there will be a tailored career mentoring program for international students.
Check out the Careers Toolkit to find out more (login required).
All three Melbourne campuses will see extra sports and recreation events.
And stand by for pop-up arts festivals over the course of the year, again on all Melbourne campuses.
The support programs, and sporting and cultural events are made possible by the student services and amenities fund.
The SSAF is a Federal Government initiative. Almost all RMIT students will pay the fee this year, in proportion to their study load. Eligible domestic higher education students may be able to defer payment through SA-HELP.
Professor Gill Palmer, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Vice-President, said: "RMIT spends more than $16 million a year on directly supporting student services and amenities managed by RMIT University Student Union (RUSU), RMIT Link and the University.
"The SSAF will support the services and activities already on offer while opening up new options to make campus life outside the lecture theatre or laboratory even more exciting."
Among other services that will benefit from SSAF funding this year are:
- A refresh for the student lounge at Bundoora campus east
- The Compass welfare information and drop-in space
- Mental health first aid training for students
- More same-day counselling appointments
- A Neighbourhood Volunteer Program to link RMIT students in the community
- The employment of students as peer disability support assistants
- A student hardship fund
- RUSU volunteer training and camps
- Mentorship in the arts at First Site Gallery
- Orientation arts and sports
- RUSU and other handbooks
- Re-orientation events in Semester 2
- RMITV shows live on Bowen Street
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New support programs, sporting and cultural events have been made possible by the student services and amenities fund.
Even the RMIT library zombies are excited about the new services on offer.