Yesterday was the RMIT Japan Club’s sports day and we all went to the Melbourne Sports and Aquatics center known as MSAC.
MSAC is such a lovely area but it is really expensive to park there. It is also expensive for an individual to hire a court. But twelve people came and the price was not too bad for a group. Several members of our group came late so we only had one hour to play basketball.
And then we braved the cold and went outside to play soccer in the park. It took a while to choose a good spot where there was no bird poo.
It was good fun and there was prizes to be won. After two hours we were all tired and starving so we went back to the city for some beer at Oxford Scholar and dinner. And then home to bed.
Many thanks to the RMIT Japan Club for such a good day out.
RMIT student Union runs free breakfast once a week during the semester for all students in Bundoora and the city campus. Days are likely to change during the year so keep your eyes peeled.
The free breakfasts usually have some sort of pastries and muffins and bagels. Yummy.
The RMIT Asian Association is based in the city but they are planning on expawnding their club to Bundoora for the Bundy students. Which means more events and stuff. There’ll be more sports events in Bundoora.
And then I went outside for free cupcakes also supported by the SSAF fees. I went to support the final year art students as they get funding from the Union for their exhibition depending on how many people turn up to get some free cupcakes and put their name down. Its feels great to be supporting students and I encourage you to come on down.
Photo by Anthony Branson- realfoods volunteer
Chef Julie spoke about her carerer and love of food, and introduced all the recipes she was going to make. These were simple ones where there is not a lot of cooking but mostly blending and chopping. Julie used to be a pastry chef. After a while she decided that she didn’t like using animal products so she started investigating healthy eating options. Her sister also has type 1 diabetes and that’s what got her started on being vegan chef.
Prizes were drawn throughout the night and people won great items such as a mini veggie garden, a dvd and a book. We also got a goodie bag, full of stuff like fair-trade tea and the RMIT Catalyst magazine.
In the intermission, there was dinner, drinks and desserts for sale. I had a bento box ($10) and brown rice sushi ($3.30 a piece). I loved both of them. The bento was really good and filling and the two flavours of sushis were both nice. I liked the apricot one the most as it was fruity and I love fruity stuff.
Many thanks to Lucy and her volunteers for putting this on and for what a success it has been. I look forward to coming to more of these events soon and I hope all of you can come to the next one as well.
This years Orientation will be massive!!!!
YAY!!!! More freebies! Yes please!
And for new international students there will be information sessions every day in February to help you get settled in.
There are 4 Big O’days at four of the five campuses and a welcome back party for all the newbies and the old students. This is your chance to get to know one another.
At these O’days there will be lots of stalls, giveways, clubs that you can join, free food, entertainment and more. And if you sign up for Student Union it will be $30 for the whole year instead of the normal $60. With your Student Union Membership there will be free entry to the Onite party as well as membership goodie bag full with a USB, pens and other things such as free MI GORENG. For more information on clubs and membership check out: http://www.su.rmit.edu.au. Oh yeah and did I forget to mention it also includes an ISIC card which enables you to thousands of discounts
The Commonwealth bank is doing a Heaps free orientation hunt. To find out more check out: http://www.commbank.com.au/personal/youth-students/heaps-free/campus-list.aspx
The information below was taken from the RMIT website (http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=xkfl0xywpnh8z, Accessed: 11/1/2012)
Big O Day/s
|Date:Location:||Tuesday – 21 FebruaryBrunswick (TAFE & Higher Education)||11am-2pm|
|Date:Location:||Wednesday – 22 FebruaryBundoora (TAFE & Higher Education)||11am-2pm|
|Date:Location:||Thursday – 23 FebruaryCity (TAFE & Higher Education)||1-5pm|
TAFE welcome breakfast
|Date:Location:||Tuesday – 7 FebruaryBrunswick (TAFE)||7.30-9.30am|
|Date:Location:||Wednesday – 8 FebruaryCity (TAFE)||7.30-9.30am|
VCE welcome lunch BBQ
|Date:Location:||Tuesday – 31 JanuaryCity||12.00-1.30pm|
|Date:Location:||Wednesday – 14 MarchBundoora||4-5.30pm|
|Date:Location:||Thursday – 15 MarchCity||4-5.30pm|