Common Purpose
City Challenge

This programme is open to students studying at RMIT University. 

Your city needs you to tackle one of its most pressing challenges.

Upcoming dates:


Join the Melbourne City Challenge

The Challenge: TBC


Over two days, with 500 of your peers, tackle a major challenge set by the senior leaders of your city. At the same time, develop your ability to thrive in complex situations and lead diverse groups to innovative solutions. This is your chance to make an impact and leave your mark on your city. 

Who you could meet

You will visit organizations on the frontline and hear from experts as you get to grips with the challenge. Working in diverse groups of peers, you will devise innovative solutions and present your idea to experts and senior city leaders, who could make it a reality. 

Laura Hallahan, Student, RMIT

"I think the program was a great opportunity to work with diverse teams and push yourself to learn outside of your comfort zone. The program really provides that safe space where learning with great change can occur."

Why take part?

By taking part in the City Challenge you will be better able to:

  • Work in diverse multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
  • Thrive in complex situations and systems
  • Create the conditions required for innovation to occur.

How to apply

When and where?

14–15 April 2020, Melbourne.

Each day will run from approximately 8:45 am to 5:30 pm. Participants are expected to attend all sessions over the two days.

How much? FREE. 

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Application deadline:

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