Hello and welcome to RMIT, one of the great universities in the world. My name is Paul Gough and I’m the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice President of the college of Design and Social Context. This university has outstanding learning and teaching, wonderful research, but above all - we care for every student. We look after them in their accommodation needs, we look after them in their learning and teaching, we look after them for their student support and all their pastoral needs as well.
Melbourne is the most amazing city to study in, it’s safe, it’s diverse, it’s multi-cultural. I really welcome every student that comes to my college and to this university, and I really look forward to meeting you.
This resource has been designed to help you make a smooth transition into student life at RMIT University. Find out about living, studying and making friends in Melbourne by exploring links to the RMIT website and to other RMIT online resources.
RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne and two regional sites. Find out more about your campus.
Start here if you are looking for a place to live. Information about moving in and out, what you need to know before you rent and settling disputes.
See Australia. You can join various trips and tours to great locations in Australia with discounted prices for RMIT students.
Listen to students speaking about strategies they used to develop their English. You will pick up lots of helpful hints and practical advice.
Save time and become a more efficient student by learning how to take notes effectively.
You will be given a variety of assessment tasks at university. Find out what to expect and how to approach them.
Elsa is currently a student at RMIT, who also works as a Student Learning Assistant (SLA) for the Study and Learning Centre. Here are her three thoughts on what she likes about RMIT.
Amy is one of the very helpful librarians at RMIT. Make sure you visit the library and familiarise yourself with all their great resources.
Liz works as a Learning Skills Advisor for the Study and Learning Centre. Drop in for assignment writing and study skills advice, English language development, and maths, physics and chemistry support.
This resource was developed by the Study and Learning Centre in collaboration with the College of Design and Social Context, and is adapted from the Pre-departure Resource, produced by the Academic Development Group, College of Business.
We hope you enjoyed exploring the links and that you found the information useful. Please bookmark this site and use it for future reference during your stay in Melbourne.