16 August 2010
Open Day 2010 - a great success
RMIT’s bold and bright Open Day flags in Melbourne.
More than 34,000 people flocked to RMIT’s Open Day – part of the crowd in Bowen Street on the day.
RMIT University’s Open Day on Sunday, 8 August, was a great success, with an estimated attendance across all three campuses of more than 34,000 visitors - up 7 per cent from last year.
This year Open Day visitors were blessed with sunshine and blue skies and enjoyed getting around the City, Brunswick and Bundoora campuses to find out more about programs they are interested in.
Atmosphere on the campuses was great, with lots of things happening throughout the day.
On the City campus, SYN radio did an outside broadcast throughout the day and a Flashmob performed a dance routine which took everyone by surprise in Bowen Street.
The fashion parades at Brunswick campus were a huge hit with Open Day crowds.
The three parades showcased the latest student designs with a brief of creating fashion that captures the wind, sea and earth, through movement and draping, for the 2011 summer runway.
The Engineering Hub at Storey Hall was also packed with visitors throughout the day and showcased engineering, from chemical and civil to electrical and communication.
The College of Business was located in the newly renovated Emily McPherson building and also had a large marquee in Alumni Courtyard.
A diverse range of programs were showcased at Bundoora with everything from Education and Engineering, through to Nursing and Chinese medicine.
This was reflected in the visitor numbers to Bundoora, with 3,205 people visiting Bundoora West and 250 visitors at Bundoora East.
Photo credits: Margund Sallowsky and Narelle Browne.