A day at Marvel Stadium for RMIT graduation day

We lift the curtain on RMIT graduation day. Take a look at what students who studied through Open Universities Australia with RMIT experienced on at their big finale. 

In terms of celebrating on a grand scale, RMIT sure knows how to make their graduates feel a sense of pride and excitement in completing their degrees.

Graduates who’ve studied with RMIT through Open Universities Australia (OUA) are invited to join the celebrations in Melbourne – a vibrant affair unlike any other. 

Each year, it begins with a parade of around 4,000 students down one of the city’s most iconic roads, and ends with a presentation at the famous Marvel Stadium. It's a big day, to say the least. 

We got in on the action late last year, attending the ceremony in close to 40-degree heat to applaud hundreds of students who chose to complete their studies with RMIT through OUA. 

Here’s what they had to say: 

“It’s the end of a long journey. One that’s very fulfilling and very rewarding,” says Mark, who completed his Executive MBA. 

For many, the day signifies more than a piece of paper. It’s years of hard work – juggling career commitments and family life to get to where they want to go. 

“When you have kids, everything is 10 times more difficult,” jokes Shanthini who completed her Juris Doctor. 

Since finishing her degree, she has already landed a job in the field of her dreams. 

“I just got a job a few weeks ago... I’m a junior lawyer!” 

As these proud graduates found, the beauty of study through OUA is the ability to start, or return to study, at any stage and any age.  

“At 52, I didn’t think that I would get the chance to graduate,” says Shingai, who completed his Bachelor of Business. 

“Open Universities (Australia) gave me the chance to do what I thought I wouldn’t do in my life.” he says. 

These students are just a handful of the 400,000+ people who’ve reached their goals with study through OUA. We’re proud of each and every one of them.  

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