23 July 2013

RMIT student wins Member for Melbourne Youth Volunteer Award

RMIT student Lauren Ritchie, was recently awarded the Member for Melbourne Youth Volunteer Award at a presentation at the Commonwealth Government Office at Treasury Place in Melbourne.

Ritchie was awarded the Youth Volunteer Award in recognition to her contribution to the RMIT Music Collective.

The award was presented by the Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt, who recognised Lauren’s role this year as President of the student run arts collective. Ritchie’s efforts were recognised due to her leadership of the committee and its impact on the cultural landscape of the Melbourne community.

Currently completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Fashion Technology) at RMIT, Ritchie became president of the RMIT Music Collective in 2013.

Some of the initiatives that Ritchie implemented include ongoing communication with secondary schools and future students to promote the RMIT Music Collective, music collective shirts and music stand banners, expanded community performances at collective camps and spearheading the implementation of a new university booking system.

Lauren said she was very surprised by the award and thanked her committee for nominating her.

"There are so many young members of our community who are contributing a vast variety to talents and time to their areas of passion.

“It is an honour to be recognised for my contributions to the collective by my fellow committee members who nominated me and the wider community"

Operating under RMIT Link Arts & Culture, The RMIT Music Collective has seven ensembles and is open to all members of the community.

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RMIT Student Lauren Ritchie with Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt.

Lauren receives her award for her work with the RMIT Music Collective.

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