Robert Menzies College is delighted to be celebrating 50 years of caring community in 2023.
You're invited to be part of our special celebrations on the weekend of 14-15 October 2023. Register so you don't miss an invitation.
We want to hear your RMC stories! Tell us your memories of College life and share your photos.
Walking distance to Macquarie Uni, the Metro Station and a large shopping centre.Read More
Free counselling and academic support available for students living at RMC.Read More
Alcohol and smoking free environment with 24-hour secure access.Read More
Generous Macquarie Uni scholarship available.Read More
Macquarie University, located in Sydney, Australia, stands as a beacon of academic excellence and innovative research. One of the distinctive features that enhances the student experience is the availability of on-campus residential colleges, such as Robert Menzies College (RMC).
Opting to stay at RMC provides students with numerous benefits.
Its proximity to the main university campus - just a 5 minute walk away - ensures that students have quick and easy access to all university facilities, including libraries, labs, and lecture halls.
Beyond the logistical advantages, staying at RMC fosters a strong sense of community and camaraderie among the students.
RMC offers an integrated living and learning environment, where students can engage in meaningful discussions, partake in unique college traditions, and make use of the support systems and facilities designed for academic success and overall well-being.
Each resident has their own bedroom, with a bed, cupboards, desk, chair, lamp, heater, fan, notice board, book shelves, telephone, and a large window. Residents can then choose from shared bathrooms or privates en-suites, shared kitchens or private kitchens. To read more, click here.
The RMC Student Association holds fun activities for residents almost every week of the academic calendar. These include a harbour cruise, College parties, a formal ball, day trips and more! Inter-college sporting events throughout the year include soccer, rugby, touch football, netball, basketball, and volleyball.
Yes. Each resident is provided with free, unlimited internet from a high-speed broadband internet connection in their room (subject to reasonable use). There are wi-fi &ldquohot spots&rdquo throughout the College. Each room also has a landline phone with free local calls.
Robert Menzies College strives to ensure that all members and guests are safe and secure during their stay. Residents have 24 hour secure access to the College. All gates and doors leading into the college and blocks are secured with key card access locks, as well as security cameras in all major areas and an after hours Duty Officer on-call.
University Security is also available to any member, for late night escorts around campus and emergency situations.
RMC provides for the diverse range of tastes amongst College members. There is always a vegetarian option, and we do our best to cater for any other dietary requirements, such as gluten allergies and lactose intolerance. The menus change from season to season and RMC&rsquos self-catered options also include 1 evening meal a week in the Dining Room.
Robert Menzies College is situated on the Macquarie University campus with most classes only a 5-minute walk away. The Macquarie Shopping Centre is also a 5 min walk from the College. There are plenty of buses at the Shopping Centre, and the underground train station is just across the road.
Packed lunches and late dinners are available if you can't make meal times.
RMC provides Academic Tutors (senior students) from a range of different subjects including Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, French, Human Resource Management, Law, Linguistics, Modern History, Politics, Psychology, Spanish, and a wide range of EFS subjects such as Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Commerce, Economics and Finance. Academic Tutoring also includes two Academic English tutors, MUIC tutors, IELTS exam preparation tutorials and a seminar in Semesters 1 and 2 entitled Into the Workforce, to prepare RMC members for the challenge of transitioning into the workforce.
Visit the Catering section for more.
Check out the Rates here. The College offers fully catered accommodation (21 meals per week), semi-catered (5 meals per week) and self-catered (1 meal per week) options, with a choice between rooms with en-suite bathrooms or shared bathrooms. All members are provided with free local landline calls, free internet and weekly vacuuming and linen services. We also offer a range of scholarships.
If you have your own car, you can apply for a parking permit and park at our on-site student parking free of charge. However, we have a very limited number of parking spaces. Alternatively, residents can apply for a Macquarie University parking permit and RMC will reimburse the annual parking permit cost.
Yes. Robert Menzies College has four rooms designed with disabled access features. There are also a number of self-catered and fully catered rooms which are designed for those with a hearing impairment &ndash these rooms have flashing lights in case of evacuations. For any enquiries, please contact us.
Our College is a smoke-free and alcohol-free environment which means no smoking and drinking on our premises. This includes the Common Areas, Bedrooms, Kitchens, Study Rooms, TV Rooms, Music Room, Courtyard and all College grounds.
Yes. Visit the Conference Centres section, to find all the information you need.
I have made so many friends both locally and across the globe, and made memories that will last a lifetime.Amy Tanswell (Parkes NSW) 2018-Current| Bachelor of Archeology with majors in Human Biology and Palaeobiology
The college culture and the great network of support available to all students have truly made my first year of university one to remember.Kai Lavers (Wildes Meadow NSW) 2020-Current| Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences and Actuarial Studies
I am a Christian and it was important to both my parents and me that I was living somewhere that fostered Christian teaching in a safe and caring environment.Annaliese Collins (Tamworth NSW) 2019- Current| Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Criminology
The best thing here is that there are always a lot of activities for us to participate in, to grow, and to learn, making college life so vibrant and interesting.Mindy Tan (Malaysia) 2020- Current| Bachelor of Actuarial Studies
I have enjoyed the freedom college allows me to have, coupled with the caring team of staff that are always looking out for us.Ben Parsons (Bathurst NSW) 2020-Current| Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting
The culture is spectacular, it makes me want to become a better person.Henry Ting (Malaysia) 2017-Current
I have always felt that RMC is my second home far away from home. Everyone here is so friendly, helpful, and caring. Being around people who actually care about you is amazing.Long Nguyen (Vietnam) 2016-2019 | Bachelor of Applied Finance
I didn't know how little I truly knew about my future until I was bombarded with all the opportunities that RMC had to offer. The events and people you'll meet, they'll shape your life.Jake Beattie (AUS) 2016-2019| Bachelor of Commerce
As a country kid, living at RMC was a great way to experience Sydney. All of us had come from different places, across NSW, Australia and the world. We all wanted to get the most out of our university experience and living in college enabled us to do that. I made lifelong friends while living at RMC. I will always treasure the memories of my three and a half years in college.Katrina Roe (AUS) 1993-1996 | Children's Author and Radio Broadcaster