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JUNE 2017 

RMIT Alumni News

RMIT Design Hub

This month RMIT celebrates 130 years of design, technology and enterprise. And to mark the occasion, we look back at some gems from the archive.

Director of Alumni & Philanthropy, Leonie Boxtel, is hosting an exclusive alumni networking event in San Francisco, while alumni in Singapore are invited to celebrate RMIT’s 130th birthday and 30 years of RMIT-SIM education in Singapore.

Hear how a student with Asperger’s syndrome, Prue Stevenson, had her Master of Fine Art enabled by a St Vincent de Paul Grant for Students with Disabilities. You too can support scholarships for talented students in need with a tax deductible donation.

And join an exciting opportunity to be part of RMIT Design Hub’s 2019 program.

Best wishes,
Keiran Hargreaves 
Manager, Alumni

Image above: Nathan Gray, Work With Me Here, RMIT Design Hub 2015. Photo: Tobias Titz.

Prue Stevenson

Making art, with a difference

Prue Stevenson pushes the boundaries with her art – helping the RMIT student explore her Asperger’s diagnosis. Here she explains why a St Vincent de Paul Grant for Students with Disabilities meant so much.



Design Hub story image

Submissions open for Design Hub's 2019 program

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the RMIT Design Hub’s 2019 program. The unique educational space houses a community of architects, designers, curators and students for collaborative, inter-disciplinary design research and education.


RMIT 130 birthday

Looking back on 130 years of RMIT life

As RMIT celebrates its 130-year history of design, technology and enterprise, we take a look back at some of the gems found in the RMIT Archives Collection.


Lois Peeler AM

Sapphire honoured for work with Indigenous girls education

Ahead of RMIT’s one-year anniversary of their Reconciliation Action Plan, Indigenous education champion and former member of singing group The Sapphires, Lois Peeler AM, received an honorary doctorate from RMIT University.



San Francisco

15 JUNE 2017

RMIT Alumni Meetup San Francisco

Director of Alumni & Philanthropy, Leonie Boxtel, is delighted to be connecting  San Francisco based alumni at this special event.



Cheese & Wine Appreciation

28 jun 2017

RMITAS: A Time to Mix – Cheese & Wine Appreciation

Come celebrate with us 130 years of RMIT in Australia and 30 years of RMIT-SIM education in Singapore. 

Treasure of Bachué

27 JUN 2017 – 09 JUL 2017

Exhibition - Treasure of Bachué

Alumnus  Katherine Gailer’s exhibition at Federation Square explores the feminine underworld and is inspired by South American mythical tales. This exhibition is supported by Melbourne-based non-profit The Global Women’s Project.

 Image credit: Katherine Gailer

Professor Larissa Hjorth

A matter of life and death

From selfie eulogies to geo-tagging loved ones, Distinguished Professor Larissa Hjorth is examining how mobile media and the internet have altered our lives … and deaths. tales.  



Dr Andrea Sharam.

Uber may hold key to housing affordability

The key to improving housing affordability may be “disruptive” thinking, according to RMIT researcher Dr Andrea Sharam.


Tony Wu

Activator | Launchpad Profile: Tony Wu

Tony Wu is the Marketing and Product Manager of Weploy, a casual recruitment app which is changing the way the world looks at employment.  Tony completed the Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship), in 2006.


LaTrobe Street and Melbourne Technical College.


A look back from the archives at the Melbourne Technical College, on the corner of LaTrobe and Bowen Streets, Melbourne. Our name was changed to RMIT in 1960.

Image credit: RMIT Archives