Welcome to your alumni magazine

Leonie Boxtel
Leonie Boxtel
Director, Alumni and Philanthropy

Education can be one of life’s most transformative experiences.

The first day you set foot on campus is often the beginning of a lifelong journey of learning, one we hope to continue with you.

For this edition of our alumni magazine, we have picked up on the theme of transformation – exploring stories of individual alumni who have changed their lives and careers through education and innovation.

RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, which is why we also take a look at how RMIT continues to transform as a university for a more globally connected, digital future – including big plans for Melbourne’s Capitol Theatre.

RMIT’s 130th year has seen some significant milestones locally and globally. In Melbourne we opened the New Academic Street precinct, designed by talented alumni architects. In Singapore we are celebrating 30 years of delivering education – and now have nearly 45,000 alumni – almost 1% of Singapore’s population. RMIT Europe relocated to the heart of Barcelona’s innovation district and hosted more than 500 students on global experience programs. In Vietnam we launched the Centre of Digital Excellence.

Our strategy states succinctly what we are about: preparing students for life and work.

In this edition we explore the realities of the changing nature of work. We invited some remarkable alumni from around the world to explore how education, disruption and innovation have led them to new horizons and opportunities.

Now more than ever networks fuel our lives and our careers. We are investing in new digital technology to enable you to connect seamlessly and directly with your fellow RMIT alumni on your laptop or smartphone, from anywhere in the world. We’ll be inviting you to join in the coming months. You can ensure you’ll receive an invitation by updating your email address.

This year also marks the launch of the largest appeal we have undertaken in decades. RMIT is the proud owner of Melbourne’s Capitol Theatre in Swanston Street. We have ambitious plans to revitalise the Burley Griffin-designed theatre and create a vibrant creative industries hub to benefit students, industry and the people of Melbourne.

Philanthropy is now essential to the operations of a modern university and can play a transformative role in enabling what we can achieve. Take a look inside to see how amazing this facility is and the opportunities to be part of transforming this Melbourne icon for the future.

We’ve come a long way from our 1887 beginning as the Working Men’s College. I hope this edition reaffirms for you the diverse, creative and innovative nature of RMIT’s global alumni community and inspires you to get involved.

Capitol Theatre, help us to reimagine a Melbourne icon

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