Students supporting students: RUSU Compass drop-in centre

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Compass is a RUSU initiative led by students who are studying psychology, social work or youth work, and supervised by a qualified senior social worker. Compass provides an important touch-point for students experiencing challenges and hardships in their personal life, studies or any other areas where they feel affected. Compass operates a service at City, Bundoora and Brunswick. Students can drop-in when they need help, with no appointment needed.

The Compass service also operates a food bank, the Compass Cupboard, giving free access to non-perishable food and toiletries for students in need. When students visit the food bank, they are encouraged to speak to our service, who can inform them about other services available to them – both at RMIT and in the wider community and provide referrals as necessary. The Compass Cupboard is available at all campuses.

RUSU’s Compass team often work in tandem with RMIT Student Services, providing a much-needed additional resource that is peer-led. We are pleased to enjoy an excellent collaborative relationship with RMIT Wellbeing and Student Services, that has led to some popular joint initiatives such as the Exam Calm Zone, which includes de-stress massages for students and therapy dogs.



RMIT Building 12, Level 4 
Monday to Thursday, 10:00am – 4:00pm


RMIT Building 514, Level 1, Room 7
Monday & Tuesday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Bundoora West

RUSU Front Counter, RMIT Building 202, Level 2
Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

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