I’m an engineering student, a car enthusiast and a passionate supporter of student control over student affairs. This means we students – the major stakeholders in this institution – have serious input into the operations of RMIT University.
That’s where the RMIT University Student Union comes in.
RUSU is all about students. We’re an organisation run by students, for students. We work to make sure you get a fair go, have a strong voice and are supported in all aspects of your university life. Importantly, we make sure you enjoy your time at university. This means we organise clubs and societies, weekly events, huge parties and much more for you to participate in. When times get tough, we offer support and advice in both your academic and day-to-day life. Sign up for a $10 membership, explore our services, get involved at an orientation event or come see our offices on your campus – there really is something for everyone!
2013 has already been an incredible year for RUSU, and we’re getting bigger every day. Some of the areas we will be
focussing on this year include: increasing student engagement and campus life; expanding our student volunteer training program; ensuring TAFE student representation continues to increase; and as always, hosting exciting, free events each week for students!
RUSU membership should not be confused with the Student Services and Amenities Fee. At RMIT, this fee is collected by the University and is intended for non-academic improvements to your university experience. Despite being the only independent student organisation at RMIT, RUSU only receives a small portion of the SSAF funds and the remainder is kept by RMIT. For a detailed explanation of the good and bad details connected to the SSAF funding, check out our website (www.su.rmit.edu.au).
Within these short reports I’ll be addressing some of the key happenings surrounding RUSU and the University. For further information on anything you read here, please head to our website where you’ll find up-to-date news and media releases, as well as quarterly reports.
Catalyst has been the student publication of RMIT University since 1944. We may be older than your parents but we’re still going strong!