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Useful Contacts Saigon South Career Centre

(84 8) 3776 1362

career.centresgs@rmit.edu.vn

Communications

(84 8) 3776 1345

communications@rmit.edu.vn

Disability Resource Centre

(84 8) 3776 1300 Ext 2128

disability.centre@rmit.edu.vn

Health Clinic

(84 8) 3776 1360

healthHCMC@rmit.edu.vn

IT Services Helpdesk

(84 8) 3776 1313

response.centre@rmit.edu.vn

Learning Skills Unit

(84 8) 3776 1300 Ext 2069

learningskills.sgs@rmit.edu.vn

RMIT Vietnam Alumni

(84 8) 3776 1432

alumni@rmit.edu.vn

Security

(84 8) 3776 1368

security@rmit.edu.vn

Sports & Recreation

(84 8) 3776 1383

sgs.sports.recreation@rmit.edu.vn

Student Advisement

(84 8) 3776 1306

advisement@rmit.edu.vn

Student Council

(84 8) 6276 0212

studentcouncil.sgs@rmit.edu.vn

Student Counselling

(84 8) 3776 1300 Ext 2026

counsellor@rmit.edu.vn

Student Engagement

(84 8) 3776 1436

sgs.engagement@rmit.edu.vn

Student Recruitment

(84 8) 3776 1369

enquiries@rmit.edu.vn

Student Services Helpdesk

(84 8) 3776 1377

student.services@rmit.edu.vn

The Beanland Library & Learning Commons

(84 8) 3776 1319

library@rmit.edu.vn

Pham Ngoc Thach Student Services Helpdesk

(84 8) 3776 1429

student.services@rmit.edu.vn

Student Recruitment

(84 8) 3776 1400

enquiries@rmit.edu.vn


Useful Contacts Hanoi Career Centre

(84 8) 3726 1460 Ext 6040 career.centrehn@rmit.edu.vn

Communications

(84 8) 3726 1460 Ext 6096 communications@rmit.edu.vn

Health Clinic

(84 8) 3726 1460 Ext 6099 healthHN@rmit.edu.vn

IT Services Helpdesk

(84 8) 3726 1460 Ext 6070 response.centre@rmit.edu.vn

Learning Skills Unit

(84 8) 3726 1460 Ext 6078 learningskills.hn@rmit.edu.vn

Library

(84 8) 3726 1460 Ext 6020 hanoi.library@rmit.edu.vn

Sports & Recreation

(84 8) 3726 1460 Ext 6060 hn.sports.recreation@rmit.edu.vn

Student Council

(84 8) 3726 1460 Ext 6043 studentcouncil.hn@rmit.edu.vn

Student Counselling

(84 8) 3726 1460 Ext 6035 rmithncounsellor@rmit.edu.vn

Student Engagement

(84 8) 3726 1460 Ext 6074 hn.engagement@rmit.edu.vn

Student Recruitment

(84 8) 3726 1460 Ext 6008 hanoi.enquiries@rmit.edu.vn

Student Services Helpdesk (84 8) 3726 1460 Ext 6029 hanoi.student.services@rmit.edu.vn

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A brief history of RMIT Vietnam —— RMIT International University Vietnam established (2000) —— First teaching in HCMC commences at Pham Ngoc Thach campus (2001) —— First teaching in Hanoi commences at 2/2C Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound (2004) —— New purpose-built university campus begins operations at Saigon South (2005) —— Building works completed at Saigon South to add additional (fifth) floor of teaching space and offices (2008) —— Opening of new premises for Hanoi campus at Handi Resco Building (2010) —— Opening of Recreation and Events complex (2010) and Residential Centre (2011) at Saigon South campus —— Student population passes 6,000 on both campuses (2011) —— Opening of new flagship Academic Building 2 at Saigon South campus (2012) —— Close to 6,500 graduates in total from both campuses (2013) —— More than 600 full scholarships (2013) given since the opening of RMIT Vietnam.

Statement on Student Experience RMIT will aspire to: —— foster independent thought and action through projects, studios and work placements to encourage a focus on and experience of achievement —— nurture openness and creativity through the excitement of encountering diverse cultures and different ways of understanding and working —— build a sense of belonging and commitment by making connections for students with their chosen professions and occupations and with their fellow students —— develop in students the deep knowledge and the skills and attributes required for success in their chosen profession or occupation —— understand the experience and aspirations of our students, and use this knowledge to shape improvement in education and services.


What’s a census date? The census date is the deadline by which you must take certain actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and fee payment arrangements. The census date applies for each course (unit of study) you are enrolled in. Why are census dates so important? You cannot change your enrolment after that census date. You will have to pay for any study you are enrolled in after this date, even if you are no longer attending classes.

If you do not wish to continue with your studies, you must take one of the following actions by the census date or you will have to pay for the study you are enrolled in: — withdraw from your course — withdraw from your program — apply for leave of absence www.rmit.edu.vn/academic-registrar

Census dates matter, so seek advice as early as possible if you are considering changes to your enrolment.


Important Dates 2014 Higher education programs These important dates apply to higher education students only and are subject to change. Please visit www.rmit.edu.vn/academic-registrar for the most recent information.

Semester 2 16-Jun-2014

Semester begins

27-Jun-2014

Last date for enrolment variations without penalty fee

30-Jun-2014

Tuition Fee Invoices issued

11-Jul-2014

Deadline for payment of tuition fees

11-Jul-2014

Deadline for enrolment variations and LOA applications

08-Aug-2014

Final date for withdrawal from courses or LOA without academic penalty

15-Aug-2014

Application due date for Semester 3, 2014. (Late Fee applies after this date)

01-Sep-2014

Deadline for payment of tuition fee deposit for new students

01-Sep-2014

Enrolment of New students for Semester 3, 2014 begins

05-Sep-2014

Enrolment of New students ends (Late Fee applies after this date)

10-Sep-2014

Examination period begins

06-Oct-2014

Results released

06-Oct-2014

Deferred Examination period begins

Semester 1

Semester 3

17-Feb-2014

Semester begins

13-Oct-2014

Semester begins

28-Feb-2014

Last date for enrolment variations without penalty fee

24-Oct-2014

Last date for enrolment variations without penalty fee

03-Mar-2014

Tuition Fee Invoices issued

27-Oct-2014

Tuition Fee Invoices issued

14-Mar-2014

Deadline for payment of tuition fees

07-Nov-2014

Deadline for payment of tuition fees

14-Mar-2014

Deadline for enrolment variations and LOA applications

07-Nov-2014

Deadline for enrolment variations and LOA applications

11-Apr-2014

Final date for withdrawal from courses or LOA without academic penalty

05-Dec-2014

Final date for withdrawal from courses or LOA without academic penalty

18-Apr-2014

Application due date for Semester 2, 2014. (Late Fee applies after this date)

08-Dec-2014

Re-enrolment for Continuing students for 2015 begins

12-Dec-2014

Application due date for Semester 1, 2015. (Late Fee applies after this date)

19-Dec-2014

Re-enrolment for Continuing students ends (Late Fee applies after this date)

29-Dec-2014

Deadline for payment of tuition fee deposit for new students

29-Dec-2014

Enrolment of New students for Semester 1, 2015 begins

02-Jan-2015

Enrolment of New students ends (Late Fee applies after this date)

07-Jan-2015

Examination period begins

02-Feb-2015

Results released

02-Feb-2015

Deferred Examination period begins

05-May-2014

Deadline for payment of tuition fee deposit for new students

05-May-2014

Enrolment of New students for Semester 2, 2014 begins

09-May-2014

Enrolment of New students ends (Late Fee applies after this date)

14-May-2014

Examination period begins

09-Jun-2014

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09-Jun-2014

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Make the Most of RMIT Get more out of your University experience and explore the support services available to you www.rmit.edu.vn/student-services


Interact with RMIT Friend us, follow us or check in with us

www.rmit.edu.vn/interact-rmit


January 2014 Calendar Monday

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January 2014

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.� - Vince Lombardi


Ja nua ry

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.� - Mark Twain


January 2014

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” - Albert Einstein


Ja nua ry

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.� - Ralph Waldo Emerson


January 2014

“A light heart lives long.” - William Shakespeare


Ja nua ry

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.� - Abraham Lincoln


January 2014

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.� - Benjamin Franklin


Ja nua ry

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” - Ernest Hemingway


January 2014

“Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.� - Victor Hugo


Ja nua ry

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” - Les Brown


February 2014 Calendar Monday

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February 2014

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” Steve Jobs


Februa ry

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” - Eleanor Roosevelt


February 2014

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” - Victor Hugo


Februa ry

“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” - Vince Lombardi


February 2014

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.� Thomas A. Edison


Februa ry

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” - Audrey Hepburn


February 2014

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.� - William Butler Yeats


Februa ry

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” - Mark Twain


February 2014

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.� - Harriet Tubman


Februa ry

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” - Napoleon Hill


Volunteers Make a Difference Become an RMIT volunteer to make friends and make a difference. www.rmit.edu.vn/student-leadership-program


Laptop Program A unique program to optimise your learning experience

As an RMIT student, you are encouraged to have your own laptop computer to fully benefit from our educational technology. Let us help you go mobile with your lecture notes, homework, email, Internet, instant messages with our Student Laptop Program. www.rmit.edu.vn/student-services


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March 2014

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.� - Eleanor Roosevelt


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“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.� - Dale Carnegie


March 2014

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.� - Philosopher Laozi


M a rc h

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.� - Pablo Picasso


March 2014

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.� - Albert Einstein


M a rc h

“My true religion is Kindness.” - Dalai Lama


March 2014

“Well done is better than well said.� - Benjamin Franklin


M a rc h “I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.” - Robert H. Schuller


March 2014

“Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.� - Gloria Steinem


M a rc h

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.� - Vincent van Gogh


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April 2014

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi


April

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.� - Martin Luther


April 2014

“The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.� - Stephen Richards


April

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” - Dale Carnegie


April 2014

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle


April

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.� - Aristotle


April 2014

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” - George Eliot


April

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can achieve excellence.� - Vince Lombardi


April 2014

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.� - William Butler Yeats


April

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.� - Mark Twain


University Library Helping you navigate the world of information resources.

Contact the Library for help: Researching - Referencing - Renewing loans www.rmit.edu.vn/library


Student Feedback

Let your voice be heard and make your University life an unforgettable experience. www.rmit.edu.vn/student-services


May 2014 Calendar Monday

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May 2014

“Don’t go through life, grow through life.” - Eric Butterworth


M ay

“An obstacle is often a stepping stone.” - Prescott


May 2014

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.� - Eleanor Roosevelt


M ay

“Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.� - Dale Carnegie


May 2014

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.� - Denis Waitley


M ay

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.� - Benjamin Franklin


May 2014

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.� - Mark Twain


M ay

“Know or listen to those who know.” - Baltasar Gracian


May 2014

“It’s always too early to quit.” - Norman Vincent Peale


M ay

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.� - Winston Churchill


Where You Learn to Learn Better We love helping you with your studies. Come along to a workshop, drop in to our office, or visit SLAMs. No question is too big or too small. www.rmit.edu.vn/learning-skills-unit /LSUVietnam

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SLAMs Where students help students achieve Whether you need support and tips for your studies or you want to help other students achieve high marks, SLAMs is the place for you to join. www.rmit.edu.vn/learning-skills-unit /slams.rmitvn

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“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” - Jim Rohn


J un e

“Be a student as long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.� - Henry L. Doherty


June 2014

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” - George Eliot


J un e

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.� - Winston Churchill


June 2014

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.� - Franklin Roosevelt


J un e

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.� - Martin Luther King Jr.


June 2014

“Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” - Henry Ford


J un e

“Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.� - Rene Descartes


June 2014

“Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.” - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton


J un e

“He who has a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.” - Friedrich Nietzsche


www.rmit.edu.vn/counselling /RMITVNWellbeingAndCounselling

WELLBEING & COUNSELLING


Disability Support We are here for YOU If you think you may have a learning disability, whether it is physical or sensory, our Disability Resource Centre is always ready to assist you. www.rmit.edu.vn/learning-skills-unit /twistyourlens

LEARNING SKILLS UNIT


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July 2014

“I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.� - Ian L. Fleming


J u ly

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas Alva Edison


July 2014

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” - Vivian Greene


J u ly

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.� - Albert Einstein


July 2014

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” - Isaac Asimov


J u ly

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” - Jimi Hendrix


July 2014

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” - Henry David Thoreau


J u ly

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” - Erica Jong


July 2014

“Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them.� - Samuel Palmer


J u ly

“Always do right- this will gratify some and astonish the rest.� - Mark Twain


Gym • Group Fitness •Sports • Events www.rmit.edu.vn/sport-and-recreation-facilities /sportrecrmitsg

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SPORTS & RECREATION


Visit www.rmit.edu.vn/student-clubs and get involved


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August 2014

“To begin, begin.� - William Wordsworth


August

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.� - Albert Einstein


August 2014

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.� Ambrose Redmoon


August

“You create your opportunities by asking for them.� - Shakti Gawain


August 2014

“Don’t fight the problem, decide it.” - George C. Marshall


August

“The best way out is always through.” - Robert Frost


August 2014

“Never complain and never explain.� - Benjamin Disraeli


August

“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.� - John F. Kennedy


August 2014

“It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.” - Anatole France


August “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.� - William Arthur Ward


Not Just Somewhere To Study Now Somewhere To Live

www.rmit.edu.vn/residential-centre /RMIT.Residential.Centre

RESIDENTIAL CENTRE


STUDENT ADVISEMENT Find the advice you need about your studies or how to fit in at RMIT. www.rmit.edu.vn/academic-registrar


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September 2014

“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.� - Albert Einstein


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“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” - Anton Chekhov


September 2014

“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.� - Peter Marshall


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“No man was ever wise by chance.” - Lucius Annaeus Seneca


September 2014

“He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.� - Mary Wilson Little


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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” - George Eliot


September 2014

“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.� - Charles R. Swindoll


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“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.� - Truman Capote


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“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” - John Wooden


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“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.� - Peter F. Drucker


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World Your Classroom Studying at RMIT Vietnam provides many opportunities to study in fascinating offshore locations. Whether you are choosing to do a semester at RMIT in Melbourne, transferring there permanently, or broadening your horizons further afield, you're sure to find an option that suits your need to internationalise your future.

Student Exchange Program Experience life in one of the most vibrant cities in the world by studying for one or two semesters in Melbourne at the same tuition fee paid in Vietnam.

Diep Nguyen, graduate of Bacheor of Design (Multimedia), RMIT Vietnam exploring Australia during her exchange program in RMIT Melbourne

RMIT Melbourne has two main semesters each year: from February to June and from July to November. Study Abroad Program Are you keen to study a semester at a university that we don't have a partnership with yet? That's still a possibility. RMIT Vietnam encourages all our students to expand their horizons internationally, and if you have a dream, we'll do our best to bring it to life.

Study Abroad students having breakfast at Saigon South campus, RMIT Vietnam

Current RMIT Vietnam students transferring to RMIT Melbourne As an RMIT student, you are able to transfer credits to existing programs and finish your degrees at RMIT Melbourne, and vice versa. For more information, go to: www.rmit.edu.vn/international-mobility

Daniel Rulle exploring the hidden charm of Ha Giang province, Vietnam (Photo taken by Peter Garnhum)


International Student Support Your official contact point for advice, information and support on living and studying in Vietnam. www.rmit.edu.vn/international-mobility


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“Never, never, never give up.� - Winston Churchill


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“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.� - Alfred Lord Tennyson


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“A journey of a thousand leagues begins beneath one’s feet.” - Lao Tzu


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“Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” - Thomas Edison


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“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.� - Pablo Picasso


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“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” - Vince Lombardi


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“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” - Richard L. Evans


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“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs . . . one step at a time.” - Joe Girard


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“Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying, keep it up! You’re right on track.” - Matthew Keith Groves


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“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.� - Albert Einstein


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“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” - Vince Lombardi


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“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.� - Napoleon Hill


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“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill


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“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.� - Aristotle


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“Ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.” - John F. Kennedy


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“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” - J.M. Power


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“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” - Confucius


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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.� Martin Luther King, Jr.


Graduation Celebrate your success! www.rmit.edu.vn/student-services

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Explore • Experience • Engage www.rmit.edu.vn /career-centre /RMITVNCareerCentre

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“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.� - Benjamin Franklin


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“Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait.� - Leo Tolstoy


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“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.� - George Bernard Shaw


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“Pain is temporary; quitting is forever.� - Lance Amstrong


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“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.� - Mae West


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“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.� - Mahatma Gandhi


Quick Guide to your RMIT

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Awards & prizes

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Merchandise and text books

Career Centre

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Quick guide to your RMIT Academic contacts & queries Please contact your academic centre if you wish to: —— obtain specific information about your program or course —— apply for leave of absence English Language Programs Tel: (84 8) 3776 1338 Centre of Commerce and Management Diploma of Commerce Advisement_DipCom@rmit.edu.vn Bachelor of Commerce Advisement_BCom@rmit.edu.vn Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) Advisement_Accountancy@rmit.edu.vn Bachelor of Business (Business Information Systems) Advisement_BIS@rmit.edu.vn Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) Advisement_EcoFin@rmit.edu.vn Bachelor of Business (Marketing) Advisement_Marketing@rmit.edu.vn Master of Business Administration (MBA) MBA (Executive) Advisement_MBA@rmit.edu.vn Centre of Communication and Design Diploma of Design (Multimedia Systems) Bachelor of Design (Digital Media) oanh.nguyen@rmit.edu.vn Tel: (84 8) 3776 1328 Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) profcomm@rmit.edu.vn Tel: (84 8) 3776 1300 Ext: 2059 2

Master of Project Management Tel: (84 8) 3776 1300 Ext: 2005 mpm@rmit.edu.vn Centre of Technology Bachelor of Information Technology Master of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Engineering) duyen.ho@rmit.edu.vn Tel: (84 8) 3776 1300 Ext: 2031

Administration & service queries Where to go if you have queries If you have a query about any student administration-related issues or the services available to you as an RMIT student, there are a number of places you can go for an answer: —— RMIT Vietnam Online / Intranet See page 5 —— Student Services Helpdesk See page 17

Assessment Exams See page 6 Equitable assessment arrangements Equitable assessment arrangements (EAA) are adjustments or alterations to the standard conditions or format of assessment in order to accommodate students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition. EAA may also be available if you are the primary care giver for a close family member with a disability or long-term physical or mental health condition, where this means


that you require adjustments to enable you to participate in an assessment activity. An EAA does not represent a weakening or lowering of the academic standard being assessed. Students must still meet the inherent requirements of the course and program. Students must complete the Equitable Assessment Arrangements Application form available on the Intranet and lodge it with the Registrar. Applications should be submitted at least four weeks before an assessment.

Results See page 12

Student Leadership Awards The Student Leadership Awards are presented annually to three RMIT Vietnam students who demonstrate exemplary leadership skills in areas of social responsibility and service to the University community. Scholarships for current students RMIT Vietnam current students who have accomplished at least 2 full semesters (8 courses) or more of successful study (English for University or undergraduate diploma or degree) may consider applying for a scholarship for current students. A range of scholarships are available to current students of RMIT Vietnam. The selection criteria consider such factors as academic excellence, leadership within the student community, and financial need. See page 13 President’s Award The President’s Award is presented once a year at the Graduation Ceremonies to the graduating undergraduate student who embodies all the exemplary qualifications of an RMIT Vietnam student: high academic achievement, social responsibility and service to the University community.

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Special consideration Special consideration allows the University to take account of unexpected circumstances that can affect a student's ability to complete an assessment. Examples of unexpected or extenuating circumstances may include serious illness with a significant impact, loss or bereavement, hardship or trauma. Students must complete the Special Consideration Application form available on the Intranet and lodge it with the Assessment Support Coordinator or Registrar. Applications should be submitted no later than two working days after the relevant examination or assessment deadline. Students can also lodge scanned copies of the application and supporting documentation via email to special.consideration@rmit.edu.vn

Awards & prizes

Career Centre The Career Centre is committed to offering you an exceptionally wide range of opportunities to gain a positive and productive outcome based on your degree and your student experience. We are here to help you to Explore, Experience, and Engage at university and beyond. Our Career Centre team offers a wide range

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Quick guide to your RMIT of services aimed at helping you: Explore career options by —— providing extensive career information —— conducting targeted career programs —— holding career events Make sound career decisions by —— providing individual career planning and goal setting —— helping you select appropriate programs —— assisting to identify your skills, interests, and values Develop industry-relevant skills and experiences via —— internships —— work experience —— career mentoring Gain appropriate employment via —— job preparation activities —— job search strategies —— graduate recruitment programs Learn more about how the Career Centre can be useful to you by connecting with one of our careers staff. Email us at: career.centre@rmit.edu.vn

Census dates What’s a census date? The census date is the deadline by which all enrolments and fee payment arrangements must be finalised. The census date applies for each course (unit of study) you are enrolled in, and is listed in the academic calendar. The census date for RMIT Vietnam is usually Friday in week 4 of each semester.

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Find the 2014 academic calendar from: www.rmit.edu.vn/academic-registrar Why are census dates so important? If you do not officially withdraw by the census date, you will incur fees for the courses you have enrolled in, even if you are no longer attending classes. There is no provision to extend the census dates for individual courses or individual students.

Class timetables You can select groups for your courses through the Student Timetabling System (STS). Students are issued a notice before the start of each semester, advising them when they will receive STS access for the new semester. Link to access STS: https://dls.rmit.edu.vn/STS/

Clubs & societies All RMIT Vietnam student clubs are organised and run by students like you, with help from the Sports and Recreation Team and RMIT Vietnam’s Student Council. The Clubs and Societies can provide you with opportunities to participate in a wide variety of activities that you may not normally experience. RMIT University Vietnam currently boasts more than 30 student-run clubs over both our Vietnam campuses and across a wide range of interests and disciplines. Join a club to get more out of university life! For more information: http://www.rmit.edu.vn/student-clubs Sports Clubs Whether you’re a seasoned sporting star or just wanting to try a new sport, RMIT offers a range of sporting clubs giving you the


opportunity to compete within RMIT, against other universities and even internationally. If fierce competition isn’t your thing, don’t worry, clubs support the social side of sport and will help you to learn some new skills. Clubs include: Aikido American Flag Football Badminton Baseball and Softball Chess Female Basketball Football Karate Male Basketball Tennis Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball

Connecting at RMIT RMIT Vietnam Online (Intranet) RMIT Vietnam Intranet, also called RMIT Vietnam Online is an internal website and is only used by staff and students. Through the RMIT Vietnam Online / Intranet, students can access University email; enrol in courses; check the academic calendar and access the student timetabling system to help you set up your study plan; and read updated news and announcements from the University, your programs and student clubs. Link to access the Intranet: http://online.rmit.edu.vn Interact with RMIT Get the latest on what’s happening around campus: —— friend us on Facebook —— subscribe to our Youtube channel —— follow us on LinkedIn —— follow @RMITVietnam on Twitter

Course & program information Learn more about your program and the courses (units of study) within it. —— Course guides: www.rmit.edu.au/students/courses —— Program guides (Handbook): www.rmit.edu.au/students/handbook

Disability Resource Centre If you think you may have a learning disability such as a reading disorder or are living with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition, please visit the Disability Resource Centre at the Saigon South campus AB1 – Room 4:37 to see how we can assist you with any or all of the following: —— general information and resources on disability, diversity and equality —— information on, and referral to other services within the community where necessary —— dyslexia screening —— reasonable adjustments and equitable (fair) assessment arrangements— changes to your assessment and study arrangement —— course materials in accessible formats —— access to assistive and educational technologies —— access to assistive staff such as note takers, and participation assistants —— developing and improving your learning strategies We want to ensure that all students have

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Clubs managed by the Student Council See page 15

Find RMIT Vietnam social network channels at: www.rmit.edu.vn/interact-rmit

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Quick guide to your RMIT a positive and independent learning experience at our university. This service is confidential and available to all students and staff. For more information: Email: disabilityresourcecentre@rmit.edu.vn https://online.rmit.edu.vn/disabilitysupport

Enrolment To secure your place at RMIT you need to enrol in courses. You must ensure you are enrolled by the specified dates. The deadline for finalising your enrolment and paying all fees is the end of week 4. If you fail to finalise your enrolment and pay the fees, your enrolment may be cancelled. Online enrolment Online Enrolment is a system that enables students to enrol into courses prior to the commencement of their semesters. Students are not required to be on campus to enrol; they just need to access RMIT Vietnam Online to do so. Online Enrolment covers all aspects of enrolment, from enrolment for new students, re-enrolment and enrolment variation for continuing students. Enrolment variations If you wish to change your course enrolment (add or withdraw from courses), you must complete an enrolment variation process by using the online enrolment system (OES). Enrolment variation is open during certain periods of the academic year. Enrolment variation schedule and important notifications will be sent to you by email after your Enrolment/Re-enrolment is

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completed. The final date to add a course is the end of week 2 of each semester. The final date to withdraw from a course and still receive a partial refund is the end of week 4. The final date to withdraw from a course without a fail grade being recorded for that course is the end of week 8. Enrolment withdrawal, cancellation and leave of absence If you intend to cancel your enrolment or take a Leave of Absence, you must do so before the end of week 4. You are liable for the fees of all courses in which you are enrolled at the end of week 4. For more information: https://online.rmit.edu.vn/enrolments

Exams Exam rules In order to ensure the integrity of its assessment, RMIT Vietnam takes the administration of its exams seriously. As part of this, the exam rules are strictly enforced. Any students caught cheating or not following the rules will be subject to an academic discipline charge. Take a moment to read and familiarise yourself with the rules before the exam period: https://online.rmit.edu.vn/exam-rules Attending exams Make sure you know exactly when and where exams are being conducted. If you are not sure about a date, time or venue, check with the Student Services Helpdesk. Misreading a timetable is not grounds for special consideration. Provisional exam timetables are published


a few weeks before each exam period. You can view the exam timetables on the Intranet.

Feedback & complaints If you have a concern about an administrative matter, your program or a service, you should bring it to the University’s attention. RMIT University’s Student Complaints Policy aims to ensure that complaints by students are resolved quickly and fairly. It is useful to think your complaint through first so that you are clear about what the issue is and what outcome you are seeking. The complaint process requires that you raise your complaint at the local level first (where the incident occurred). If you feel that your complaint has not been dealt with appropriately at the local level you can contact the Registrar’s Group for a review by sending an email to: registrar@rmit.edu.vn Further information about the complaint process, guidelines, and relevant policies and procedures is available at: https://online.rmit.edu.vn/studentcomplaints

GPA is a number calculation of the mean of the results achieved over a defined study period. GPA is an internationally recognised measure of a student’s academic performance. Your GPA will be printed on your transcript when you complete your program. For more information: www.rmit.edu.au/students/result

Graduation The Graduation Ceremonies of RMIT Vietnam is held around the end of November each year. RMIT Vietnam students in degree programs are invited to the graduation ceremonies. Learn more about the graduation ceremonies and how to apply to graduate: https://online.rmit.edu.vn/graduation

Health & Safety Health Services Success at University is easier when you are healthy. Life in a university can be demanding at times. But when you look good and feel great, no challenge is too great! RMIT Vietnam Health Services is on hand to help you: —— Manage your health actively —— Get important health information —— Point you in the right direction for other support and services you may need. The Medical Clinic on campus is just like any other medical centre: you can make an appointment to go in and talk about anything that may be on your mind in

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Special consideration If you can’t attend an exam or complete an assessment due to illness or an accident, you need to complete and submit an Application for Special Consideration within 2 business days of the exam or due date. You must have the Impact Assessment Statement in Section B of the form completed and signed by a doctor and produce additional evidence to support your case.

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Quick guide to your RMIT relation to your health: whether it’s good or bad. It’s not just there for emergencies. Contact the on-campus SOS Health Clinic: Saigon South: Location: Room 10.2.04 Tel: (08) 3776 1360 Email: HealthHCMC@rmit.edu.vn Hanoi: Location: Room 1.1.018 Tel: (04) 3726 1460 Ext. 6099 Email: HealthHAN@rmit.edu.vn Healthy relationships Relationships help to keep us connected with our community, friends and family. They are also vital in getting us through the hard times. If your relationship is a sexual one, safer sex is really important. Condoms are available free on campus for students. For tips, advice and health service listings visit: https://online.rmit.edu.vn/rmit-healthservices-vietnam Guidelines for health and safety at RMIT Vietnam At RMIT Vietnam, the health and safety of our students is a top priority. Our students and staff have access to clear written guidelines and plenty of tips for keeping themselves safe and in control of their health. These tips cover a wide range of areas, including: —— Eating and sleeping habits —— Forming and maintaining healthy relationships —— Road safety —— Avoiding alcohol and drug misuse —— Playing sport and exercising safely

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—— Maintaining a healthy lifestyle —— Staying safe in the event of an emergency on campus Your role in maintaining health and safety at RMIT Vietnam: —— Report any hazards or risks you see that you believe could cause harm to someone —— Report accidents or incidents you witness so that we can follow up and ensure everyone's well-being to the best of our ability —— Follow the health and safety procedures and instructions provided to you by RMIT Vietnam staff —— In emergency situations follow the directions given to you by emergency personnel and RMIT Vietnam staff —— Stay in touch via the email health.safety@rmit.edu.vn

International student support A range of services are provided for international students to ensure their stay in Vietnam is full of positive experiences. Information, advice and support is provided in the first instance by the Student Services Helpdesk. The Student Engagement team backs that up with more specific support and activities for international students. Areas of support include: —— settling into Vietnam and your studies —— making cultural and social adjustments —— understanding what is expected and how things work at RMIT —— knowing your tenancy, work and consumer rights —— understanding the complaints process when you feel you have been treated unfairly


—— personal welfare and safety concerns —— your academic progress and studies —— accessing health, study, counselling, careers and legal services —— dealing with unexpected events, crises or critical incidents. For all enquiries, email: mobility@rmit.edu.vn

Internships

Gaining work experience and a competitive edge Employers prefer to hire graduates with career-related work experience. If you perform well as an intern, the company you intern for may consider you for other positions that they might have available after your internship is over. If you prefer to find a different job after, you will have concrete examples of work experience to discuss in your job interviews. Learning transferable skills Even if the internship does not perfectly match your chosen career path, you will be able to use the skills you’ve learned in other roles you will have in the future. Networking opportunities One of the most popular ways of finding a job is through networking. Doing an internship will increase your chances

Deciding if an industry is right for you Knowing what you don’t want to do is just as important as knowing what you do want to do. Doing an internship will give you time to really find out if the industry you chose is the industry you want to stay in.

IT Services RMIT provides innovative technology and a range of IT services designed to help you learn, collaborate and get the most out of your University experience. Learn more about IT: www.online.rmit.edu.vn/student/ITS Your RMIT ID (username) and password Your RMIT ID (username) is the letter ‘s’ followed by your student number e.g. s3001234. Your initial password is the letter ‘rm!t’ followed by your date of birth backwards (yyyy/mm/dd). For example, if your date of birth is 8 April 1995, your password is rm!t19950408. To change your password, log in to online.rmit.edu.vn

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If you plan on finding a job after you graduate, the best way to start is to do an internship. An internship is an opportunity for a student, while he/she is still enrolled in University, to develop a better understanding of the work environment within his/her chosen industry, gain career-related work experience, and learn transferable skills. Some of the benefits of doing an internship are:

of meeting and connecting with other professionals in your chosen industry, one of whom may inform you of an available job later on.

Google Apps: your RMIT student email account and so much more Now that you’re enrolled, you’ve got a new RMIT Google Apps account. It provides your RMIT student email account (Gmail) as well as calendar, chat, document sharing and other online collaboration features so you can access your mail, contacts and files from any device, anywhere in the world. Log in to the Intranet with your RMIT ID

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Quick guide to your RMIT (username) and password to access and use Google to check your email/calendar, send messages and collaborate online. For more information: https://online.rmit.edu.vn/go-google Wireless network With our free wireless network, it’s easy to stay connected on any laptop or mobile device around campus. Select the RMITWPA network in the Wi-Fi settings of your mobile device or laptop and enter your RMIT ID (username) and password. For more information: http://online.rmit.edu.vn/wpa IT Helpdesk You have forgotten your network password, experienced difficulties with installation or updates, gone through hard drive crash, etc - Where can you summon help? The IT Helpdesk team is ready to provide support. Register your query online, drop in for hands-on support or call us for IT enquiries and requests. Contact: Email: response.centre@rmit.edu.vn SGS campus: (08) 3776 1313 Hanoi campus: (04) 3726 1460 x 6070 IT rules of use Take some time to learn about your responsibilities when using RMIT’s IT facilities and services. For more information: https://online.rmit.edu.vn/it-rulesusecopy

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Laptop program Students in the Laptop Program receive a rebate up to 10,800,000 VND off the price of a laptop. The rebate allows a reduction of fees by 1,800,000 VND per semester for each semester you undertake a full-time program (36 credit points or more), until the full 10,800,000 VND rebate has been received.

Learning Skills Unit (LSU) We support all degree and diploma program students in the development of academic study skills in the following ways: Open-To-All Workshops These workshops are open to all degree and diploma program students in Saigon and Hanoi. They focus more on general study skills development and are not usually course or program specific. The skills focused on include reading efficiently, summarising & paraphrasing, notetaking, task analysis, presentations, exam preparation, and more. You will receive weekly emails about these with information regularly updated on the intranet regarding times and location. Embedded Workshops We work closely with academic staff across the university to develop and provide in-class workshops for students to target specific skill areas needed to successfully complete course specific tasks. Individual Consultations Individual consultations for up to one hour can be made 24 hours in advance with an Advisor who can provide you with specific advice on assessments in your program. Or, if you happen to be in the area, you can


drop-in to get some quick advice to get you underway. SLAMs - Student Learning Advisor Mentors This is a peer-mentoring service that offers you the opportunity to receive advice and support from students who have earned a High Distinction (HD) or Distinction (DI) in their courses, and have been identified by their lecturers as people who have the qualities to be an effective mentor. Find us in the following places:

Hanoi Location: Library Email: learningskills.hn@rmit.edu.vn Tel: (04) 3726 1460 Ext. 6078 https://online.rmit.edu.vn/student/ resources/learning_skills_unit

Merchandise & textbooks Merchandise RMIT University Vietnam offers a wide range of branded merchandise items for sale to students and staff, and also for use in gifts to visiting dignitaries coming to both campuses. For more information: http://www.rmit.edu.vn/merchandise Rental of textbooks All students will be provided with a complete set of the prescribed textbooks

Money matters Fees and charges Fees and charges depend on your course enrolment and other fees and charges you have agreed to, such as material fees. If you are enrolled in the standard academic year you should expect to be invoiced for tuition fees at the beginning of each semester. If you fail to pay your tax invoice by the due date there is likely to be a restriction of service available for you. Tuition fees invoice Following a review of our tuition fee billing processes, tuition fee invoices are sent to students via email. It is recognised however that some students do need to receive a printed copy of the tuition fee invoice. If you do need a printed invoice, for example to provide to your parents, employer or sponsor, you may make a request to the Student Services Helpdesk, and a printed invoice will be provided.

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Saigon South Location: The Beanland Library & Learning Commons Email: learningskills.sgs@rmit.edu.vn Tel: (08) 3776 1300 Ext. 2069

on a per semester basis. The rental fee for the textbooks is included in the tuition fees. Each program will organise the distribution of textbooks to students in the first week of semester. The textbooks will need to be returned to the ILC staff at the end of each semester. Books need to be returned in good condition. Costs for repairing or replacing a damaged/lost books will be charged to the student.

Making payments Tuition fees can be paid by cash, credit card or direct bank transfer to RMIT Vietnam's account with ANZ. Note that cash payments for tuition fees incur an additional cash handling fee. Other payments, such as for library fines or

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Quick guide to your RMIT purchasing merchandise, can be made in Vietnam Dong to the RMIT Vietnam cashier. Financial difficulties? If you or your family are having difficulties paying fees in a semester, it may be possible to obtain a payment extension. To do so, it is important to make a request to the Registrar before fees are due. Late requests are unlikely to be accepted. Information for scholarship students You should check the terms of your scholarship for details about what costs are covered. However, scholarship students are generally required to pay the cost of any courses they repeat. They will also be responsible for any fines issued by the University. For more information: Email: student.billing@rmit.edu.vn https://online.rmit.edu.vn/money-matters

Orientation: New students RMIT Vietnam Orientation is organized to provide new students with information about everything they need to fulfill their experience at RMIT Vietnam. Orientation days are often organized one week before the new semester starts. —— Semester 1: 10 - 14 February 2014 —— Semester 2: 9 - 13 June 2014 —— Semester 3: 6 - 10 October 2014 You’re encouraged to attend the Orientation event to get necessary information and explore University life, which also includes getting your student ID, knowing what services are available, finding out about academic programs, discovering student life at RMIT University Vietnam, and meeting successful students and learning their

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tips for success. Moreover, you can get access to the RMIT Vietnam network, set up your student email account, select your timetable, collect your textbooks, and much more.

Results Semester results are issued by the Registrar in the week before each new semester through official student accounts. It is therefore important to manage your in-box to ensure you can receive your results. The notification email also contains information about clarifying your performance in a course, seeking reviews and appeals. You should note that there are not only different grade bands but different types of grades; for example, some courses award only a pass (PX) or a fail (NN). Cumulative results for your whole period of study at RMIT can also be obtained, by applying for an unofficial transcript of results. Visit the Student Services Helpdesk to do this. For more information: http://online.rmit.edu.vn/result

Rights & responsibilities Be aware of your rights and responsibilities, RMIT’s policies and procedures, and the Student Charter. https://online.rmit.edu.vn/student-rightsresponsibilities

RMIT Alumni Stay connected Did you know that when you graduate from RMIT you become part of RMIT’s alumni community? 'Alumni' is the word used to


students from a range of backgrounds to achieve their study ambitions.

270,000 graduates in over 130 countries and when you graduate, with 6600 graduates in Vietnam. You’ll be part of it.

Categories include: —— equity scholarships - for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. —— scholarships for academic achievement - for prospective and current students with outstanding academic results. —— leadership scholarships - for prospective and current students with outstanding leadership potential, a passion for study, and a commitment to contributing to their community. —— regional scholarships – for prospective students from Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. —— alumni of RMIT - If you have successfully completed an undergraduate program with at one of RMIT University’s global presences, including RMIT Vietnam. For more details: www.rmit.edu.vn/scholarships

When you graduate, you can join the alumni community online and get access to a range of great benefits including: —— free career support and online resources after you graduate —— alumni events, including networking opportunities —— staying in touch with friends, lecturers, potential employers and partners, and what’s happening at RMIT —— free access to the library and other services. To find out more, visit: http://www.rmit.edu.vn/our-alumni We’ll be in touch when you graduate — see you then!

Scholarships Recognition of your achievements If you are a commencing or current student, we encourage you to apply for an RMIT Vietnam scholarship. Each year RMIT Vietnam awards a range of scholarships valued at hundreds of millions of dong for entry into undergraduate and postgraduate programs. When selecting scholarship recipients, we will assess your academic achievements, leadership skills and community engagement to date. We use these areas to determine those who would most benefit from the financial support an RMIT scholarship can provide. The selection of scholarships available are designed to assist

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describe graduates of any institution. The RMIT alumni community includes over

Sports & Recreation RMIT recognises the importance of an active, well-balanced lifestyle to enhance the University experience in Vietnam. Sports and Recreation, part of RMIT’s Student Services, not only promotes healthy lifestyles, it creates opportunities for team work, competition, cultural diversity, leadership and social engagement. RMIT Sports and Recreation provides students with world class sporting facilities including international standard playing fields, tennis courts, fitness centre, sports hall and multiple recreation rooms. There are 24 established sports clubs across Saigon South and Hanoi, which host and compete in everything from international tournaments

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Quick guide to your RMIT to friendly practice matches. In addition, you can get involved in the many events throughout the year that brings the RMIT community together to celebrate health, fitness and fun, including carnival day, fun runs, fitness classes, charity events and more. To contact the Sports and Recreation Team you can email: General Information: sports@rmit.edu.vn Saigon South: sgs.sports.recreation@rmit. edu.vn Hanoi: hn.sports.recreation@rmit.edu.vn http://online.rmit.edu.vn/staff/resources/ sports_and_recreation www.rmit.edu.vn/sport-and-recreationfacilities

Student accommodation Residential Centre is a purpose built international standard student accommodation for over 100 students on campus. Managed by professionally trained, friendly residential management team, on site 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, the Residential Centre offers a variety of living environments, ranging from single studio to multi share accommodation in three and five bedroom apartments. All apartments are fully furnished and air-conditioned. Bedrooms come with an in-room safety deposit box, wireless connectivity to the University’s intranet, and a locally based printer. Share quiet reading and study spaces within the building, provided for the exclusive use of residents. Food preparation kitchens on every level offer students the convenience of cooking their own meals and dining with 14

others or alternatively enjoy the convenience of dining at the food outlets on campus. Price Includes: —— the cost of utilities including electricity and water —— fully furnished apartment —— weekly service including a linen change (sheet and pillowcase) —— in room wireless internet connection to the University intranet —— wireless connectivity to printing facilities in the Printing Lab on level one —— fully maintained telephone in every apartment for incoming and internal calls only —— air-conditioned —— in room safety box. Services and facilities: —— On site University management presence 24 hours per day, 7 days per week —— Reading rooms and food preparation kitchens, with refrigerator, freezer, and microwave oven, electric cook top and rice cooker on every floor —— Printing lab with wireless printer, five workstations with internet connection through the University intranet and English language software —— Senior residents on every floor —— Recreation room with television, access to board games and a pool table —— External courtyard with outdoor seating and BBQ —— Laundry room with washing machine, dryers, ironing board and iron —— External clothes drying area


—— Access to all the services and facilities available to students on the broader University campus, e.g. Food court, sports centre and playing fields. Contact: Location: Building 9 – South Saigon campus Email: residentialcentre@rmit.edu.vn Tel: (08) 3776 1359 www.rmit.edu.vn/residential-centre

Your student card entitles you to use RMIT Vietnam facilities. RMIT Vietnam staff and security guards are entitled to ask you to produce your card on request. You are not permitted to invite your friends or family to use any RMIT Vietnam facilities unless prior approval has been gained. If you lose your student card, report the loss immediately to the Helpdesk. A replacement card will be issued for a charge of 200,000 VND. A temporary replacement certificate can also be issued for a fee of 50,000VND. You will need to provide identification to obtain a new student card or temporary certificate. Your student card is needed to gain entry to exams. It can also be used to obtain RMIT Vietnam discounts.

Student Council RMIT Vietnam Student Council is an elected group of students representing the total student body within RMIT Vietnam. The Student Council shall: —— represent and protect the rights of all members of the student body of RMIT Vietnam in matters that concerns them.

Student Council structure The Student Council shall comprise one (1) President across all RMIT Vietnam campuses, one (1) Vice President, one (1) Secretary-Treasurer, five (5) General Representatives, and a reasonable number of Officers for each campus as determined by the Student Council from time to time. Nomination for all electable positions in the Student Council shall take place in every October semester. Clubs include:

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—— advance the education, welfare, social life and cultural activities of students at RMIT Vietnam. —— promote, encourage and coordinate the activities of the student clubs and societies operating at RMIT Vietnam. —— facilitate the effective coordination of student representation on all University bodies, including student representation on Discipline, Complaints, and Appeal Boards and Student Staff Consultative Committees.

Accounting AIESEC BIS Business C.A.N. Dance Design Drama ENACTUS English Environment Game Fashion Finance IT International Korean Magic Music Photography Enquire about those clubs by emailing: sc.sgsclubs@rmit.edu.vn For general information:

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Quick guide to your RMIT Saigon South: studentcouncil.sgs@rmit. edu.vn Hanoi: studentcouncil.hn@rmit.edu.vn

Student exchange & study abroad Being a campus of RMIT University, students at RMIT Vietnam have the opportunity to study for a semester at RMIT's campus in Melbourne, Australia. Additional student exchange and study abroad options in Europe and North America are planned for 2014. For all enquiries: Email: mobility@rmit.edu.vn

Student leadership opportunities RMIT Student Ambassador Enhance your skills, make new friends, build great networks and represent RMIT Vietnam by joining the Student Ambassadors Team. As an ambassador, you will become an indispensable part of RMIT Vietnam’s marketing and student recruitment activities throughout the year. You will be able to engage in: —— organising high school tours "Being an RMIT student for 1 day", and becoming our MC or ideal judges for Presentation Contest —— being RMIT Vietnam's ambassadors at High school at Career Consultation Session or Information Session —— introducing the RMIT campus to prospective students and their parents Register to be an ambassador at: https://online.rmit.edu.vn/staff-studentambassador Student Engagement Support Group

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By joining the Student Engagement Support Group (SESG), you will have many opportunities to gain real working experience, explore your potentials, and expand your network. You will also have chances to participate in various University events such as: Orientation Days, Graduation Ceremonies, Career Week as well as many other social activities. Contact information: Saigon South Location: Room 1.1.06 Email: sgs.engagement@rmit.edu.vn Tel: (08) 3776 1436 Hanoi Location: Room 1.1.016 Email: hn.engagement@rmit.edu.vn Tel: (04) 3726 1460 Ext. 6074 Student Staff Consultative Committee The Student-Staff Consultative Committee (SSCC) provides a forum for program team and students enrolled in specific program(s) to review the effectiveness of the implementation of the Program Plan, contribute to the continual quality improvement of the programs, and ensure a holistic, student-centred learning environment. Students will be nominated to represent each semester level of the program in the Committee. Student Experience Advisory Committee The Student Experience Advisory Committee’s mission is to discuss and provide advice to the Executive Director - Students on the development and implementation of current student support practice as well as propose new initiatives to enhance and continually improve students experience. The Committee is chaired by the Executive


Director - Students with membership of Student Council representatives and students nominated by Student Council.

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Transcripts & academic statements An official Statement of Completion, including a transcript of results and GPA’s achieved, is provided to all graduates at the time of graduation. Prior to graduation, Official Transcripts must be ordered from RMIT Melbourne. Instructions and fees are available at: www.rmit.edu.au/awards An unofficial Statement of Results produced by RMIT Vietnam may be ordered from the Student Services Helpdesk. An Interim Statement of Completion may also be requested on completion of a program. Statement of Results: 50,000 VND

In Saigon South campus, the library is named The Beanland Library & Learning Commons in honour of Professor David Beanland, a former Vice Chancellor and Director of RMIT Melbourne from 19892000. In Hanoi campus, the library is called Hanoi library which is located in the Handi-Resco building. Check out our page on intranet to learn how the Library can help you: www.online.rmit.edu.vn/student/ resources/library What the Library has Between our print and digital resources, the Library is home to millions of pages of information… and as an RMIT student, you have access to all of it! The Vietnam campus library now has a collection of more than 47,000 items which continues to grow every year. The collection has a number of electronic information resources hosted by the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. The resources include a large variety of databases, past exam papers, electronic reserves and electronic journals. Free access to the electronic resources is available online at any time to the RMIT University community.

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The Helpdesk is a good place to start if you have any questions about your study or need assistance. Here are some of the services it provides: —— confirmation of enrolment letters —— transcripts of results —— student ID cards —— information about accommodation and student loans —— address changes —— enrolment changes —— documentation to support visa applications and job applications —— printing allocation top-ups —— laptop program applications —— ‘lost and found’ support —— assistance for students with disabilities.

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Getting help at the Library Did you know librarians are expert information-finders? They also love helping students access the information they need. The Library provides face-to-face, telephone and email reference and research services to students. So you think you can Google? 17


Quick guide to your RMIT Research shows that students are not as good at finding information on the web as they think. Is this you? Sign up for OPAC and Library database training sessions during the semester for research assistance. Online databases and subject guides are available at www.rmit.edu.au/library Borrowing privileges Library users can borrow up to 10 items (books, CD-ROMs, DVDs) and must present a valid RMIT Vietnam ID card. Loan periods are as follows: —— 7 days (English, Undergraduate) —— 1 month (RMIT Vietnam staff, Postgraduate) —— 1-2 days (short loan) for reserved items Renewing your loan All items can be renewed if they are not overdue or have not been placed on reservation by another user. Loans can be renewed online, by phone, or in person. There is a limit of two renewals per item for all students and staff. Library rules of use —— The library can only be used by RMIT Vietnam staff, students and alumni. —— Photocopied books are not allowed on campus. —— The IT Rules of Use will be enforced and no computer games or chatting are allowed. —— Food and drinks are not allowed in the library. —— English is the only language to be used in the library. —— Students who engage in any activity which disrupts the use library facilities,

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collections or services will be requested to leave the library.

Wellbeing & Counselling Services This is a free and confidential service, offering counselling to all RMIT Vietnam students in areas such as adjustment to university, homesickness, family issues, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, sexual identity and stress management. For more information: www.rmit.edu.vn/counselling All students can see a counsellor for free for confidential information, advice and support for any personal issues affecting academic performance, relationships or mental health. We will also connect you to other services in RMIT and in the community. It’s never too early to contact us. For all enquiries and to make an appointment e-mail call or drop in anytime: Saigon South (for SGS and PNT students) Email: counsellor@rmit.edu.vn Tel: (08) 3776 1300 Ext. 2026 Hanoi Email: rmithncounsellor@rmit.edu.vn Tel: (04) 3726 1460 Ext. 6035


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