By getting involved in RMIT’s vibrant campus life, right from the very first Open Day he attended, Bass is making the most of his time at Bundoora while he completes his nursing degree.
Ever since I remember, I always knew I wanted to be a health professional – so I could help people. So, I decided to become a nurse. I chose RMIT because it was easy to find my way around, and because of the great accommodation there.
The Unilodge @ RMIT Bundoora Accommodation Scholarship I was awarded provided the full weekly rent for one bedroom in a four-bedroom multi-share apartment during my first year of study. I have also been awarded the Study Support Scholarship, which helps pay for books and other university expenses over the duration of my studies.
I attended the RMIT Open Day before applying, as I felt very lost and unsure about uni. I joined conversations with those at stalls, asked the course coordinators questions, and asked why RMIT was the best university for what I wanted to study – and look where I ended up!
The Bachelor of Nursing definitely prepares me for the future, as there are hands-on practicals every week, where we learn vital nursing skills with guidance from the academics who are and have been practicing nurses. We also have placements every year in different hospitals and facilities to consolidate our skills and broaden our learning. After my bachelor degree, I see myself being fully prepared and practicing as a confident and competent nurse.
Outside of study, my highlights so far have been being a part of the RMIT Netball Club through RMIT Link, meeting some great people, the food and the life on campus. I also enjoy the friendliness of all staff and students, the fresh air at Bundoora and the new study facilities.
To all students thinking about studying here, make sure you attend open days and talk to all the stalls and put your name out there.
And, once you’re in, as nerve-racking as it can be, it never hurts to say hello and register in clubs and volunteering. This helps with networking, gives you support, and makes your university experience easier. In the first lectures and practicals, say hello to the people next to you, and always smile at others, as you may be working with them in a project later on.
I also advise students to put their hand up and join their Student-Staff Consultative Committee. It’s a great way to voice your opinion on what you study, be a leader, and build a good relationship with your academic community.