About Us

Catalyst has been the Publication of RMIT University Student Union since 1944. All current RMIT University students are encouraged to contribute to Catalyst. We accept news, features, columns, fiction, poetry, and artworks. With access to over 80,000 students, Catalyst is also a great way for advertisers to reach a young and vibrant audience.

Who are the Catalyst Editors of 2024?

Ishaan Ambavane
Louis Harrison (they/them)
Soumil Sawmill (any pronouns)

Sisi Akarapichet, Elyssa Chen, Monique Pulvirenti, Frankie Tian, Megan Tran, Minh Ngoc Trinh, Ishaan Ambavane, Soumil Sawmill

Creative Writing Officers
Maisie Butcher, Mahal Cuya, Gaia Choo, Nithya Niranjani Nagaraja, Lara scuri, Farida Shams

Entertainment Officers
Luka D’Cruz, Olivia Hough, Yuvani Jayatillake, Elliot Mulder

Culture Officers
Tansy Bradshaw, Eloise Dalais, Hannah Elizabeth Robbins

News Officers
Bridget Clarke, Elior Malka

Website Manager
Louis Harrison

Arham Khan, Ishan Verma

Printgraphics Pty Ltd
14 Hardner Road, Mount Waverley
Victoria 3149 Australia


I would like to advertise with Catalyst, how could I arrange that?
Email the editors and we’ll gladly send you an advertising pack.

How do I join the team?
We’re always looking for new contributors! Whether you’re a writer, visual artist, physics student, or anything in between we want you. Catalyst produces a magazine, podcast, web series as well as lots of online content so there’s always a place for your work! Contact [email protected] for more information.

How are the editors of Catalyst Magazine chosen annually?
The position of Catalyst Editor is voted by students of RMIT in the annual Student Union Council election. For more information about how elections work, visit https://rusu.rmit.edu.au/about

How do I write for Catalyst?
To write for Catalyst, send us an 500-1000 word article (DOCX or PDF) with a header image to supply to our email address.

You can see our styling guide for article submissions here.

Can I submit it to your publication if I am not an RMIT student?
Unfortunately, no. However, we may be able to arrange an interview with one of our committee members for your story to be featured.

Do you have a Discord or Facebook group that I could join?
We have a new Facebook group, RMIT Catalyst Community which all RMIT students are welcome to join.

I have a complaint or feedback towards Catalyst, where can I lodge the complaint?
Any complaint or feedback towards Catalyst can be sent to our Editor team at [email protected] or directly to RUSU at [email protected]

Catalyst has been the student publication of RMIT University since 1944. We may be older than your parents but we’re still going strong!

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