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RMIT Vietnam Hanoi facilities boosted in revamp

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 13:58
Hanoi refurbishment Project Manager Jacques Schellekens tours the campus with DesignInc Director Christon Batey-Smith and Hanoi campus Facilities Manager Nguyen Hong Hai.
Head of RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Mr Phillip Dowler awarded student Truong Thanh Duc with the best photo prize at a recent information day on the refurbishment.

A major refurbishment project will transform facilities for students at RMIT Vietnam Hanoi.

Mr Phillip Dowler, who heads up the site in the country’s capital, said the investment reinforces RMIT Vietnam’s commitment to quality in its facilities and learning spaces.

“We’ll be refreshing our student areas with new furniture and fittings, modifying and upgrading our teaching and learning spaces, improving acoustics in our library and circulation spaces,” Mr Dowler said.

In addition, Mr Dowler said, the works will also provide a complete upgrade of branding and identity from the point of arrival in the building, with way-finding signage in the lifts, lobbies and throughout the nine floors of the Hanoi campus.

He said, “It has been four years since the last upgrade of our facilities and we recognise the need to exceed industry standards and offer an active and engaging learning environment.”

In the lead-up to the revamp’s unveiling in April 2015, details are being shared with the RMIT Vietnam community as part of a student communications campaign through the University’s Bachelor of Communication program.

Named Big Idea, the 10-week-long communication project is through the Interdisciplinary Communication Project course, run by Professional Communication Lecturer Linda Nguyen.

What’s most important, according to student and campaign leader Vo Ngoc Quynh Anh, is the campaign had helped to clarify information on the revamp as well as raise awareness with around 1,000 students.

The campaign featured a photo competition for Hanoi students to share their unique moments on campus, a full-day game themed on the Amazing Race, an information day and exhibition for students and staff.

It has attracted thousands of reaches and likes on RMIT Vietnam’s official Facebook fan page as well as hundreds of participants at both the photo competition and exhibition.

The refurbishment of RMIT Vietnam Hanoi is being managed by architects from Melbourne’s Design Inc.